Term Deposits

No matter what your investment plan is, Alterna has a term deposit that fits. Come in and talk with us. We’d be delighted to help you determine which products will work best for you.


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18 – 24 Month Term Deposit Expand/Collapse

  • 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 or 24 months terms available 
  • Non-redeemable
  • Minimum deposit $500 ($100 for Student and Youth Start accounts)
  • Non-registered, TFSA, RRSP, or RRIF eligible
Annual compound interest paid annually and at maturity

1 Year Redeemable Term Deposit Expand/Collapse

Keep your money working for you while retaining access to your cash if the need arises.

  • Redeemable with interest after 60 days
  • Minimum deposit $500  ($100 for Student Life and Youth Start accounts)
  • Non-registered, RRSP and RRIF eligible
  • Not redeemable prior to 60 days
Annual compound interest paid at redemption or at maturity

Flexi-Growth Term Deposit Expand/Collapse

Earn an escalating, guaranteed rate of interest over time, with the flexibility of cashing in the investment should you need the funds.

  • 2- or 3-year term lengths available
  • Fully redeemable with interest after 90 days
  • Escalating interest rate over time; the longer the term is held, the more interest will be earned
  • Minimum deposit $500 ($100 for Student and Youth Start accounts)
  • Non-registered, TFSA and RRSP eligible
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Annual compound interest paid annually, at redemption, or at maturity. Interest earned will be paid back into the term deposit. If redeemed any time after 90 days, but prior to the 1 year anniversary, simple interest will be calculated on the principal amount for the number of days in the term and paid at redemption.

Flexi Term Deposit Expand/Collapse

Want the best of both worlds? The Flexi Term Deposit gives you a competitive, guaranteed interest rate, plus you have the option to withdraw a portion of your funds each year, should you want to reinvest or use it for other purposes.

  • 5 year term available with the option to withdraw up to 20% of the initial investment on the anniversary date
  • 3 year term available with the option to withdraw up to 33% of the initial investment on the anniversary date
  • No obligation to reinvest the amount redeemed
  • Minimum deposit $2,500
  • Non-registered, RRSP and RRIF eligible
Annual compound interest paid annually and at maturity

Regular Term Deposit Expand/Collapse

Are you looking for a simple, safe investment? A regular term deposit may be the ticket. It provides a guaranteed return, no risk, and lots of choice.

  • Terms from 30 days to 5 years
  • Cashable upon maturity only
  • Minimum deposit $500 ($100 for Student Life and Youth Start accounts)
  • On terms under 1 year, interest is calculated monthly and paid at maturity
  • Non-registered, RRSP and RRIF eligible
  • 1 to 5 year terms are TFSA eligible
Term Deposits of 364 days or less: Simple interest calculated on the principal amount for the number of days in the term deposit and paid at maturity. (principal x rate x number of days / 365 days)
1 – 5 Year Term Deposits: Annual compound interest paid monthly or annually

Nest Egg Term Deposit Expand/Collapse

It will earn you more interest than a savings account—and it’s easy! Just set up your account to automatically deposit as little as $10 per month.

  • 1, 3 and 5 year terms available
  • Regular monthly deposits required
  • Minimum monthly contribution $10
  • Weekly & biweekly contribution options
  • Cashable upon maturity only
  • Non-registered, TFSA, RRSP eligible (not available with RRIF)
Interest is calculated on the daily closing balance and paid annually and at maturity

RateBuilder Term Deposit Expand/Collapse

Do you want annual rate increases and flexibility? The RateBuilder Term Deposit’s interest rate jumps every year, so your money can really grow. And on each anniversary date you can choose to re-invest in another Alterna term deposit for the remainder of the term or longer if you wish.

  • Minimum deposit $500
  • 3 year term with re-investment options available on the 1st and 2nd anniversary (available on a promotional basis)
  • 5 year term with re-investment options available on the 3rd and 4th anniversary (available on a promotional basis)
  • Non-registered, TFSA, RRSP and RRIF eligible
  • Cashable upon maturity only 
Annual compound interest paid on redemption or at maturity

U.S. Dollar Term Deposit Expand/Collapse

If you want to protect your U.S. dollars from exchange rate fluctuations while earning interest at a guaranteed rate then this is the perfect investment for you. What other benefits can you expect from our U.S. Dollar Term Deposits?

  • Flexible terms available - Terms from 30 days to 5 years
  • Competitive interest rates - guaranteed for the term of your investment
US Dollar Term Deposits of 364 days or less: Interest calculated monthly and paid on maturity. Simple interest calculated on the principal amount for the number of days in the term deposit and paid at maturity. (principal x rate x number of days / 365 days)
US Dollar Term Deposits of 1 to 5 years: Annual compound interest paid monthly or annually

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