Are our short-term GIC deposits right for your business?
Yes, if you:
- Have $25,000 or more to invest
- Want a secure, protected investment
Benefits of a business short-term GIC deposit
In addition to the standard benefits of our GICs you also:
Our short-term business GIC offers a competitive interest rate on all your money
Short-term business GICs
30 - 59 days
60 - 89 days
90 - 179 days
180 - 269 days
270 - 364 days
1 Short-term GICs may be redeemed prior to maturity but interest is forfeited if redeemed within 29 days from issuance. If redeemed on or after 30 days but before maturity, a 1.25% reduction in interest rate will apply. Interest is prorated to the number of days. A $25.00 [early] redemption fee will also be charged. Refer to the GIC Confirmation for details. Interest is calculated daily on the total daily balance and paid monthly. Rates are subject to change without notice.
Manulife Bank is a member of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC), which means your deposits are eligible for CDIC deposit insurance protection. Visit cdic.ca for information on eligible deposits.
We pro-rate the annual interest rate to the number of days of your short-term deposit. For example, if the annual rate is 1%, a 30-day investment would earn 30 / 365 x .01 x 100 = 0.08%. If you invested $100,000, at maturity you would receive your original investment of $100,000 plus $80 in interest.
Yes, the minimum investment is $25,000.
Give us a call. Keep in mind that if you redeem a business short-term GIC deposit before maturity, we charge a $25 early redemption fee and a rate reduction of 1.25%. If you redeem within the first 29 days, you forfeit all interest.
Get higher rates when you invest in a business long-term GIC
If you don’t need to access your excess cash during the near future, consider a long-term GIC. Choose a term between 1 and 5 years, with higher interest rates than you can get with a short-term deposit.
Invest with even more flexibility in a Business Advantage Account
Get a high interest rate and complete flexibility to access your excess cash whenever you want with a Business Advantage Account. Available in Canadian or US dollars, the Business Advantage Account makes it easy to move money into and out of your operating account.