A common question we get is whether or not KOHO is CDIC insured. We completely understand that you want to make sure your funds are safe with us. KOHO itself is not CDIC insured. In the unlikely event that KOHO fails, your funds will be returned to you by Peoples Trust Company (our partnering bank who holds your funds).
Are Accounts Earning 1.2% Interest CDIC Insured?
Yes! All cash balances from your account(s) earning interest are held in trust at a Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) (https://www.cdic.ca/about-us/) member institution. CDIC is a federal Crown corporation. CDIC is not a bank or a private insurance company. CDIC protects eligible deposits held at CDIC member institutions (List of Members - cdic.ca) in case of a member’s failure. For eligible deposits held in trust at a CDIC member institution, CDIC insures up to $100,000 for each beneficiary named in a trust, provided certain disclosure rules are met. Coverage is free and automatic. For more information on how CDIC trust protection works, click here.
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