Are our short-term GIC deposits right for you?
Yes, if you:
- Have $25,000 or more to invest
- Want to invest your money in a non-registered account, Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF)
Benefits of short-term GIC deposits
In addition to the standard benefits of our GICs you also:
Our short-term GIC offers a competitive interest rate on all your money
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 redemption fee will also be charged. Refer to the GIC Confirmation for details. 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 withdraw money from a short-term 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.
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If you don’t need to access your money in 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.
Build a secure future with a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP)
Get a tax-deduction for your eligible contribution and enjoy tax-deferred investment growth as long as your money remains inside your RRSP. When you’re ready to retire, you can withdraw your money – taxed at what will likely be a lower rate – to help support your retirement lifestyle.
Finance your retirement lifestyle with a registered retirement income fund (RRIF)
Your money keeps growing tax-deferred as long as it stays within your RRIF. Every year, you must withdraw a minimum, taxable amount, which you can use to help pay living expenses in retirement.