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Deposit and Investment Insurance

Government-guaranteed peace of mind

Your deposits and investments at FirstOntario are automatically insured by the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario (DICO) up to $250,000 (more than the banks!) if they are held outside a registered plan and coverage is unlimited if the investment is registered (RRSP, RRIF, RESP or TFSA). 

DICO is an agency of the Government of Ontario which provides deposit insurance protection for the members of all Ontario credit unions and caisses populaires.

What is covered

  • Savings and chequing accounts
  • GICs, index-linked and other term deposits
  • Money orders; travelers cheques and drafts, as long as the funds are in Canadian dollars

There’s also coverage for deposits made toward realty taxes on mortgaged property money held in trust accounts. If your deposits and investments are held in a single name, you’re protected by the government guarantee up to a combined $250,000 per person.  But joint accounts are eligible for another $250,000 of protection on deposits per set of joint depositors, separate from the money you hold in your own name.

Investments such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds and credit union investment shares are not covered.

Unlimited Protection Plan for Registered Deposits and Investments

There’s no limit to the insurance coverage for deposits and investments in registered plans at FirstOntario Credit Union. DICO guarantees every dollar invested in an RRSP, RRIF, RESP or TFSA.

Having all of your registered deposits with FirstOntario means you can potentially earn more, save time and feel secure. Here’s why.

  • You don’t need to track investments in multiple locations
  • You can minimize service fees that can deplete your savings
  • You can get the advice you need on your full portfolio