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Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) now offered by National Bank Direct Brokerage

Montreal, 22 April 2015 -

National Bank Direct Brokerage (NBDB) now offers clients the possibility of contributing to a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). This plan helps people with severe and prolonged disabilities achieve greater financial security over the long term.

Anyone who qualifies for the disability tax credit (DTC) is eligible for an RDSP. The overall lifetime contribution limit is $200,000 per beneficiary and contributions can be made until the end of the year in which the beneficiary turns 59. RDSPs offer peace of mind to parents and other contributors who want to open an account in the name of a beneficiary with a disability.

In addition to providing tax-deferred growth until payments are made from the plan, an RDSP also gives eligible individuals access to the Canada Disability Savings Grant and Canada Disability Savings Bond.

Investors can choose from a wide range of investment products offered by NBDB for registered accounts. Contributors will not be charged additional costs for RDSPs and the plans will be subject to the NBDB's preferential annual administration fees which are calculated based on all the accounts held by the client [1].

To open an RDSP, please contact us:
-       Toll-free at 1-800-363-3511
-       Online at www.nbdb.ca
-       By email at directbrokerage@nbc.ca

[1] The accounts must have the same root, i.e., the first six digits of the account number must be identical.

National Bank Direct Brokerage Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Bank of Canada. National Bank Direct Brokerage offers no advice and gives no investment recommendations. The client alone is responsible for the financial and tax consequences of his or her investment decisions. National Bank Direct Brokerage is a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

About National Bank of Canada
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Information: (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.) 

Jean-François Cadieux
Manager – Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-6500