RRSP loan rates are the most inexpensive I have seen in years. Our best rate is 2.75% for a one year loan. Even 3, 5 and 10 years loans are low. Does it make sense to borrow to make an RRSP? Well it depends on your personal circumstances.
Generally speaking if the rate of return exceeds the loan rate it is a good idea. With markets in recovery mode, it could not be a better time to invest also, for the long-term. You also have to consider your cash flow however. Make sure the payments are affordable and that your income is secure.
If you have a debt that you are trying to repay at a higher interest charge, you could use any refund to reduce it or pay it off! You would have effectively used Canada Revenues’ money to reduce your debt!! I like that!!
Otherwise you could use the resulting refund to reduce the RRSP loan or apply it to your mortgage or use it for an extra RRSP counting for next year!
Just contact us to assess your personal situation!