Promotional Fixed-Rate GICs

Evoluterm GIC
Non-redeemable Escalarater GIC
Redeemable Escalarater GIC
Non-redeemable irregular term GIC
GIC redeemable without penalty
Monthly cash management GIC
Flexiterm GIC

Evoluterm GIC


With this investment solution, the principal is divided into three or five equal portions, each with a different maturity date (either one, two and three-year terms or one, two, three, four and five-year terms), which can be automatically re-invested for a three or five-year term.

This type of GIC offers a great deal of flexibility by providing access to part of your capital each year.

This GIC is also ideal if you’re looking for a simple, hassle-free way to stagger your investment maturities. Because different parts are renewed at different times, you can take advantage of potential interest rate increases when market rates fluctuate.

Investment horizon

3 years

5 years

Type

Guaranteed-capital

Guaranteed-capital

Risk level

Minimum investment

$1,500 ($500 per portion)

$2,500 ($500 per portion)

Interest payment options
  • Monthly, calculated and payable on the deposit date ($25,000 minimum investment)
  • Semi-annually, calculated and payable on the deposit date ($25,000 minimum investment)
  • Annually, calculated and payable on the anniversary date, or compounded annually on the anniversary date and payable at maturity
N.B.: Only the annual interest payment option is available when an investment is made online.
Transferability Cannot be transferred to a RRIF
Registered plan eligibility RRSP
Access to funds
  • Not redeemable during the period of the term for each respective portion.
  • Each certificate matures on a different date and that portion of your capital can be used as you wish at that time.
  • If you don't need to access your funds, that portion of your capital is automatically reinvested for a three or five-year term.
Return (%)

Term

Rate

Term

Rate

1 year

%

2 years

%

3 years

%

1 year

%

2 years

%

3 years

%

4 years

%

5 years

%

Simple

Compounded

or contribute to an RRSP

Simple

Compounded

or contribute to an RRSP

N.B: The interest rates posted are the interest calculated annually. For monthly interest, the rate is reduced by 0,125%. For semi-annual interest, the rate is reduced by 0,05%.

  • Authorization to renew at maturity: At maturity, unless otherwise notified by the depositor, the GICs and any renewals thereof will be renewed for the same amount (including accrued and unpaid interest) and for a term of 3 or 5 years, depending on the original term selected, at the interest rate in effect at that time. The depositor has 10 business days following the date of issuance of the renewed deposit type instrument to cancel it.
  • National Bank is a member of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC).
  • To be able to contribute, you need a National Bank account. To open an account, please visit one of our branches.

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Non-Redeemable Escalarater GIC


The Escalarater GIC is an excellent investment solution if you want a competitive rate with a guaranteed annual increase. Your interest rate increases every year on the anniversary of the issue date of your GIC.

Investment horizon

3 years

5 years

Type

Guaranteed-capital

Guaranteed-capital

Risk level

Minimum investment

$500

$500

Interest payment options

Interest is calculated on each investment anniversary date using the average rate and compounded annually. Interest is payable at maturity.

Transferability Cannot be transferred to a RRIF
Registered plan eligibility RRSP, TFSA
Access to funds

Not redeemable before maturity

Average rate1

%

%

Return (%)

Term

Rate

Term

Rate

1st year

%

2nd year

%

3rd year

%

1st year

%

2nd year

%

3rd year

%

4th year

%

5th year

%


or contribute to an RRSP


or contribute to an RRSP

N.B. The interest rates posted are paid at maturity.

  • The interest rate increases each year.
  • Stable, predictable income.
  • Authorization to renew at maturity: At maturity, unless otherwise notified by the depositor, the GIC will be invested for a term of one year, not redeemable before maturity, at the interest rate in effect at that time. The depositor has 10 business days following the date of issuance of the renewed deposit type instrument to cancel it.
  • National Bank is a member of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC).
  • To be able to contribute, you need a National Bank account. To open an account, please visit one of our branches.

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Redeemable Escalarater GIC

Enjoy an annual interest rate that increases each anniversary of the issue date of your GIC. Furthermore, on each anniversary date before the maturity date, you can redeem your investment in totality if you need cash or if interest rates climb higher than the rates in effect.

Investment horizon

3 years

5 years

Type

Guaranteed-capital

Guaranteed-capital

Risk level

Minimum investment

$500

$500

Interest payment options

Interest is calculated on each investment anniversary date using the average rate and compounded annually. Interest is payable at maturity.

Transferability Cannot be transferred to a RRIF
Registered plan eligibility RRSP
Access to funds
  • Redeemable in full on the anniversary of the issue date (i.e. once a year):
    • 3 year-term: Redeemable starting on the first anniversary date
    • 5 year-term: Redeemable starting on the second anniversary date only
  • Upon redemption, interest is calculated based on the average rate for the years elapsed and it is payable on the redemption date.
Average rate

%

%

Return (%)

Term

Rate

Term

Rate

1st year

%

2nd year

%

3rd year

%

1st year

%

2nd year

%

3rd year

%

4th year

%

5th year

%


or contribute to an RRSP


or contribute to an RRSP

N.B. The interest rates posted are paid at maturity.

  • The interest rate increases each year.
  • Stable, predictable income.
  • Authorization to renew at maturity: At maturity, unless otherwise notified by the depositor, the GIC will be invested for a term of one year, not redeemable before maturity, at the interest rate in effect at that time. The depositor has 10 business days following the date of issuance of the renewed deposit type instrument to cancel it.
  • National Bank is a member of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC).
  • To be able to contribute, you need a National Bank account. To open an account, please visit one of our branches.

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Non-redeemable irregular term GIC

These GICs have some of the most attractive promotional rates. Choose from a selection of set investment terms.

Type Guaranteed-capital
Investment horizon 15 months to 58 months
Risk level
Minimum investment $1,000
Interest payment options
  • Monthly, calculated and payable on the deposit date ($5,000 minimum investment)
  • Semi-annually, calculated and payable on the deposit date ($5,000 minimum investment)
  • Annually, calculated and payable on the anniversary date, or compounded annually on the anniversary date and payable at maturity
N.B.: Only the annual interest payment option is available when an investment is made online.
Transferability Can be transferred from an RRSP to a RRIF
Registered plan eligibility RRSP, RRIF, TFSA
Acces to funds Not redeemable before maturity
Return (%)

Term

Rate

Interest

15 months

%

Simple
Compounded

20 months

%

Simple
Compounded

37 months

%

Simple
Compounded

51 months

%

Simple
Compounded

58 months

%

Simple
Compounded

contribute to an RRSP

N.B: The interest rates posted are the interest calculated annually. For monthly interest, the rate is reduced by 0.125%. For semi-annual interest, the rate is reduced by 0.05%.

  • The interest rate is fixed for the entire term.
  • Authorization to renew at maturity: At maturity, unless otherwise notified by the depositor, the GIC and any renewal thereof will be renewed for the same amount (including accrued and unpaid interest) and for the desired term* at the interest rate in effect at that time. The depositor has 10 business days following the date of issuance of the renewed deposit type instrument to cancel it.
    *Equivalent to the initial to the initial term or any other term available within the product chosen and specified by the depositor.
  • National Bank is a member of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC).
  • To be able to contribute, you need a National Bank account. To open an account, please visit one of our branches.

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GIC redeemable without penalty

With this GIC, you know that your rate is guaranteed for the entire term, but if you need cash during this period, you can redeem your GIC after 30 days (after six months for the two-year term), in whole or in part, without penalty. This is the ideal product if you expect to need cash but don’t know exactly when.

Type Guaranteed-capital
Investment horizon 12, 14 or 24 months
Risk level
Minimum investment $500
Interest payment options

Annually, calculated and payable on the anniversary date, or compounded annually on the anniversary date and payable at maturity

Transferability Cannot be transferred
Registered plan eligibility Not eligible for registred plans
Acces to funds
  • 12 and 14-month terms: Redeemable without penalty after 30 days
  • 24-month term: Redeemable without penalty after 6 months
  • Interest payable will be calculated according to the number of days elapsed between the date of issue and the redemption date of this GIC.
  • Maximum of three redemptions permitted during the term.
  • Minimum partial redemption of $5,000 permitted provided that the remaining principal is equal to or greater than the initial $500 investment.
Return (%) Term Rate

12 months

%

14 months

%

24 months

%

Simple
Compounded
  • Authorization to renew at maturity: At maturity, unless otherwise notified by the depositor, the GIC and any renewal thereof will be renewed for the same amount (including accrued and unpaid interest) and for the desired term offered for the product originally selected at the interest rate in effect at that time. The depositor has 10 business days following the date of issuance of the renewed deposit type instrument to cancel it.
  • National Bank is a member of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC).
  • To be able to contribute, you need a National Bank account. To open an account, please visit one of our branches.

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Monthly cash management GIC

This GIC allows you to redeem your investment in full at the end of each 30-day period. If you do not redeem it after 30 days, the GIC will automatically be renewed at the new rate in effect, allowing you to take advantage of rate increases that may arise during the investment term. This product is perfect for companies or investors that want to earn interest on a temporary cash surplus.

Type Guaranteed-capital
Investment horizon 30 days (automatically renewed)
Risk level
Minimum investment $5,000
Interest payment options

Interest paid at maturity

Transferability Cannot be transferred to a RRIF
Registered plan eligibility RRSP
Acces to funds

Not redeemable before maturity of the 30 days term

Return (%) Amount invested Rate
$5,000 to $99,999

%

$100,000 to $499,999

%

$500,000 to $999,999

%

999,999$ and more

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N.B. The interest rates posted are paid at maturity.

  • Authorization to renew at maturity: At maturity, unless otherwise notified by the depositor, the GIC and any renewal thereof will be renewed for the same amount (including accrued and unpaid interest) and for an equivalent term (30 days), at the interest rate in effect at that time. The depositor has 10 business days following the date of issuance of the renewed deposit type instrument to cancel it.
  • National Bank is a member of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC).
  • To be able to contribute, you need a National Bank account. To open an account, please visit one of our branches.

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Flexiterm GIC

This GIC allows you to transfer your invested capital in full to another National Bank investment vehicle with no penalty within 90 days of purchase. After 90 days, if the initial capital remains invested, the GIC will collect interest for 18 months, providing you with a three-month window to continue seeking attractive investment opportunities while enjoying a much better interest rate than the one offered by short-term investments.

Type Guaranteed-capital
Investment horizon 18 months
Risk level
Minimum investment $500
Interest payment options

Annually, calculated and payable on the anniversary date, or compounded annually on the anniversary date and payable at maturity

Transferability Cannot be transferred to a RRIF
Registered plan eligibility RRSP
Acces to funds Non-redeemable. Transferable before 90 days to a product from National Bank and its subsidiaries with a term equal to or longer than the term remaining.
Return (%)

Rate

Interest

%

Simple
Compounded

  • Authorization to renew at maturity: At maturity, unless otherwise notified by the depositor, the GIC will be renewed for the same amount (including accrued and unpaid interest) and for an equivalent term, at the interest rate in effect at that time. The depositor has 10 business days following the date of issuance of the renewed deposit type instrument to cancel it.
  • National Bank is a member of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC).
  • To be able to contribute, you need a National Bank account. To open an account, please visit one of our branches.

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