Sorry folks, another rant this week, thought I had got it all out of my system with the iPhone rant, but this one just arrived and I feel I must expunge it from my psyche or fear exploding later.
My Profile Hasn’t Changed!
I have run afoul of the TD Mutual Funds automatic transaction checking software (again). I put through another purchase request for my daughter’s RESP and received yet another automatically generated e-mail from my friends at TD/Mutual Funds, warning me that their Investor Profile of me is not
up to date, and that I should call someone to get this updated right away (and this is a direct quote from the e-mail):
“…We value your business and have processed your trade. As a mutual fund dealer, we adhere to ”Know Your Client” (KYC) rules and learn essential facts relative to our client’s personal and financial circumstances to
determine if each order requested is suitable and in keeping with the client’s investment objectives. Please note that the investor profile information we have on record for you is outdated or incomplete and holdings may be out of line with your investment objectives and we ask for your assistance to update our records as soon as possible. We may not be able to process future transactions until your account information is
For those who remember, I already updated a set of Investor Profiles already when I went through the saga of extricating money from my older kids’ RESPs, but this is one of my younger child’s RESPs, and my guess is that none of the Investor Profiles are linked to each other, so now I am in deep peril because this profile is not up to date.
I am astounded by the statement that they may not allow me to Deposit money into a savings vehicle due to it not fitting my investment profile? I am not attempting to buy $100 worth of Cotton Candy or the like (which I hope someone would point out was not a good investment), I am buying one of TD’s Mutual Funds, but evidently it may or may not fit my Investor Profile?
The crux of my frustration is not that TD is attempting to stop me from possibly making a financial mistake, which is noble of them (although I suspect it is mostly from their legal department, to make sure they do not get sued by someone who said, “They didn’t tell me I should buy a Mutual Fund made up of defunct High Tech companies”, but that is my opinion), it is the fact that they might stop me from Depositing money into an account, because a Static Profile of me is not up to date?
All of these profiles are out of date 5 minutes after I walk out of the bank, is my contention. My opinions and ideas are a fluid set of concepts, so stating that their latest snapshot of my Investor Ideals is not up to date is a mistake on their part.
If you re-read the quoted block, you will actually see that the statement is complete gibberish, because it has so many maybes involved it states nothing at all. They may or may not do something, some time if I don’t do something.
I know some folks will comment on this as me being overly snarky, but I do want to know, am I being unreasonable with my assessment of this? I think if they sent me a link to update this instead of having to call someone or worse going into my Local Branch, I think I might be less irate (I realize it is hard to believe).