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Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs)

Available in Canadian and U.S. dollars, GICs are secure investments that protect your principal while offering attractive interest rates that are guaranteed for your chosen term.

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Guaranteed investment certificates

GICs are secure investments with a guaranteed return and terms ranging from one month to five years. National Bank of Canada is a member of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation.1

The advantages of a GIC

  • Principal is fully protected
  • Fixed interest rate for the entire term (you know the final return in advance)


Choose a GIC

Non-redeemable GICs

Special promotional rates on these GICs  make them a very attractive investment. You can choose from several set investment terms.

What we offer

  • Terms ranging from 30 days to 5 years
  • Higher interest rates than for our redeemable GICs with the same term
  • Principal 100% protected up to $100,000 whose maturity does not exceed 5 years
  • No redemptions allowed before maturity
  • Available only to our business clients2
  • The funds invested in a GIC cannot originate from a Business Investment Account

Term of less than 1 year

Minimum investment: $5,000

Interest: Payable at maturity

Term of 1 to 5 years

Minimum investment: $1,000

Simple interest: Choice of monthly, semi-annual or annual payments

Redeemable GICs

This is the ideal product if you expect to need cash but don't know exactly when.

What we offer3

  • Funds can be accessed any time in case of unforeseen events, subject to a penalty based on the term elapsed
  • Partial redemption allowed
  • Principal 100% protected up to $100,000 whose maturity does not exceed 5 years


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Legal Notes

1 Subject to CDIC maximum coverage limitations.

2 Clients in the education, health and municipal sectors and public or Crown corporations should contact their Account Manager for more information concerning these investments.

3 The redemption conditions are as follows:

- Redemption allowed subject to a penalty based on the redemption table on the rates bulletin (F.12074)

- Redeemable before maturity at a reduced interest rate

- No interest if cashed within 30 days of the issue date Non-registered

- Partial redemption allowed before maturity by portions of:

    $1,000, subject to a minimum balance of $1,000 being maintained for GICs held for a year or more; or

    $5,000, for GICs held for less than a year.