COVID-19 UPDATE: To read how VCIB is ready to help organizations that may need our support during these unprecedented times, click here.

VCIB’s Unity GIC:
Now sold out

Thanks to all of our investors for your support

Invest with confidence, build resilience

During these challenging times, VCIB remains committed to helping organizations that are impacted by COVID-19. That’s why we’re responding with the Unity GIC, which offers organizations the ability to earn more through a stable investment vehicle and, in turn, businesses and non-profits in the community get much-needed loans or financial relief to sustain their organizations through these difficult times.

It’s our way of helping our community pull together.

Unity GIC
(Now sold out)

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1-Year Fixed Term GIC

  • Interest paid at maturity
  • Non-redeemable within the 12-month term
  • Minimum of $25,000 per depositor, maximum investment of $250,000
  • Available for organizations only – including businesses and non-profits

1. Rates valid as of and are subject to change without notice. Limited Availability.

Fixed Term
Impact GIC

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1-Year Fixed Term GIC

  • Interest paid at maturity
  • Non-redeemable within the term
  • Minimum of $50,000 per depositor
  • Terms between 30 days and 5 years available. Contact us below for rates
  • Available for organizations only – including businesses and non-profits

1. Rates valid as of and are subject to change without notice.

Thanks to all of our Unity GIC investors for helping to build resilience in communities affected by COVID-19. If you’re still interested in aligning your investments with your values, check out our suite of Impact GICs.

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of investments in VCIB’s Unity GIC contribute to organizations that are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is VCIB offering the Unity GIC?

During these challenging times, VCIB remains committed to helping organizations that are impacted by COVID-19. For a limited time, the VCIB Unity GIC offers organizations the ability to earn more through a stable investment vehicle and, in turn businesses and non-profits in the community get much-needed loans or loan payment relief to sustain their organizations through these difficult times. It’s our way of helping our community pull together.

What are the terms available?

The VCIB Unity GIC is only available in one term length, 12 months, and is non-redeemable within the term.

What’s the minimum investment?

The minimum deposit for a Unity GIC is $25,000, and the maximum deposit is $250,000.

Are my Deposits guaranteed?

VCIB interest rates are guaranteed for the term of the investment.   VCIB Deposits are eligible for deposit insurance by Canada Deposit Insurance Cooperation (CDIC).    https://www.cdic.ca/your-coverage/

Can I invest in VCIB's GICs as an individual?

VCIB’s GIC products are not available to individuals. As a commercial bank, VCIB exclusively serves impact organizations and businesses. For impact investment products accessible to individual investors please visit our subsidiary CoPower.me.

How else is VCIB supporting the community during COVID-19?

We’re proud to be partnering with the Toronto Foundation, the Ottawa Community Foundation, and the Hamilton Community Foundation to provide rapid-response funds aimed at supporting those most affected by COVID-19 and its economic consequences. To read more about how VCIB is ready to help organizations that may need our support during these unprecedented times, click here.

I’m seeking financing for my business, which has been disrupted by COVID-19. How can I benefit from this initiative?

VCIB actively lends to social purpose real estate and clean energy projects, and we will be launching impact business lending in the coming months. We work closely with each potential borrower to understand their unique and specific circumstances and requirements. If you are a mission-driven business with financing needs, please contact our team to see if we can be of support.

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