interest: Lethbridge Mortgage Blog -- Consumers Beware - Your Line of Credit may be Rising
- 02/27/09 02:58 PM
If you happen to hold an unsecure line of credit with a Canadian financial institution, you may be receiving some troublesome news - payments and interest could be on the rise. This increase is not due to the Bank of Canada raising the Prime rate however. Several of the major financial institutions in Canada are concerned that their earnings may be affected by the historically low interest rates that exist in the marketplace at present and are taking it upon themselves to change things, by increasing their own rates. TD Canada Trust sent out a wave of letters to customers that (4 comments)
interest: Interest Rates Dropping again
- 01/19/09 08:54 AM
According to globeandmail.com, Bank of Canada is preparing to decrease its key interest rate this week in order to provide stimulus to the economy. With unemployment on the rise and inflation quickly diminishing, economists widely expect the Bank of Canada to cut its key rate by half a percentage point tomorrow. Market analysts will then pore over the central bank's new economic outlook, to be released Thursday, for clues about whether the B of C will take rates even lower, perhaps even to zero. Note: An adjustment to the Bank of Canada key interest rate will affect variable /adjustable rate mortgage products (0 comments)
interest: Equity & Vision mortgage programs suspended by another Lender.
- 12/24/08 01:23 PM
Equity (low documentation) and vision (damaged credit) mortgages became more difficult to obtain in Canada this week as Concentra financial announced that it was "temporarily" suspending these programs in response to the current conditions of the economy and credit conditions in Canada. These types of programs are very important to customers who don't fit the traditional "A" lending requirements of most banks and institutions. Equity programs allow for reduced amount of required documentation in underwriting a mortgage. Over the past few years, lenders have been willing to allow for less documentation in situations where there is sizable amount of equity (security) in a property. (0 comments)
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