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they out­per­form. Stock­bro­ker ac­counts are also the most tax ef­fi­cient, al­low­ing in­vestors to avoid cap­i­tal gains tax and div­i­dends tax.

Be­cause of the re­stric­tions, most bro­kers of­fer the same range of ETFS. Our as­sess­ment there­fore con­sid­ers price, aware­ness, ease of open­ing an ac­count and client views.

Clients’ as­sess­ments of their bro­ker’s TFSA prod­uct was the main de­ter­mi­nant of the rank­ings. They rated their bro­kers on costs, the range of prod­ucts in which they could in­vest, ease of open­ing an ac­count and over­all qual­ity of the TFSA of­fer­ing.

First place goes to Easyequities, which is strong on costs and re­ceived over­whelm­ingly pos­i­tive rat­ings from clients. Rand Swiss is sec­ond, with Stan­dard Bank Ost/stock­broking third.

Easyequities, Stan­dard Bank Ost/stock­broking and oth­ers have

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