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2021 Mortgage Stress Test - Latest Updates

2021 Mortgage Stress Test - Latest Updates

April 21, 2021 | Posted by: Jack Russell

On April 8th, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) announced that it is relaunching its consultation on the minimum qualifying interest rate for uninsured mortgages. Usual ...

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April 21-2021 - Bank of Canada will hold current level of policy rate until inflation objective is sustainably achieved, adjusts quantitative easing program

April 21-2021 - Bank of Canada will hold current level of policy rate until inflation objective is sustainably achieved, adjusts quantitative easing program

April 21, 2021 | Posted by: Jack Russell

Available as: PDF The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent, with the Bank Rate at ½ percent and the deposit rate at ¼ percent. The ...

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April 2021-Bank of Canada Releases Results from Consultations on Inflation and Monetary Policy

April 2021-Bank of Canada Releases Results from Consultations on Inflation and Monetary Policy

April 12, 2021 | Posted by: Jack Russell

The below details are what has been reported by the Bank of Canada Website Over the past two years, we spoke with thousands of Canadians about their views on the economy, inflation and what the Bank ...

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Bank of Canada will hold current level of policy rate until inflation objective is sustainably achieved, continues quantitative easing

Bank of Canada will hold current level of policy rate until inflation objective is sustainably achieved, continues quantitative easing

March 10, 2021 | Posted by: Roar Solutions

The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent, with the Bank Rate at ½ percent and the deposit rate at ¼ percent. The B ...

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How Good vs Bad Debt Impacts Your Household in Waterloo, Ontario

How Good vs Bad Debt Impacts Your Household in Waterloo, Ontario

January 20, 2021 | Posted by: Jack Russell

In order to understand the difference between good and bad debt, it's important to track your income and expenses and established saving goals for your family. Financial stability allows you to mee ...

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Bank of Canada will hold current level of policy rate until inflation objective is achieved, continues quantitative easing

Bank of Canada will hold current level of policy rate until inflation objective is achieved, continues quantitative easing

January 20, 2021 | Posted by: Roar Solutions

The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent, with the Bank Rate at ½ percent and the deposit rate at ¼ percent. The B ...

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Dec 9-2020 Bank of Canada will maintain current level of policy rate until inflation objective is achieved, continues its quantitative easing program

Dec 9-2020 Bank of Canada will maintain current level of policy rate until inflation objective is achieved, continues its quantitative easing program

December 9, 2020 | Posted by: Roar Solutions

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent, with the Bank Rate at ½ percent and the deposit rate at ¼ percent. ...

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3 Tips on How to Better Your Credit Score in Waterloo, Ontario

3 Tips on How to Better Your Credit Score in Waterloo, Ontario

December 2, 2020 | Posted by: Jack Russell

Having a good credit score is of paramount essence as it affects your ability to access loans and borrow money. Your credit score rating influences the amount of mortgage you qualify for. You may ...

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Bank of Canada maintains commitment to current level of policy rate, continues program of quantitative easing

Bank of Canada maintains commitment to current level of policy rate, continues program of quantitative easing

September 9, 2020 | Posted by: Roar Solutions

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly ½ percent and the deposit rate is &frac1 ...

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July 15 - 2020 Bank of Canada will maintain current level of policy rate until inflation objective is achieved, continues program of quantitative easing

July 15 - 2020 Bank of Canada will maintain current level of policy rate until inflation objective is achieved, continues program of quantitative easing

July 15, 2020 | Posted by: Roar Solutions

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly ½ percent and the deposit rate is &frac1 ...

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Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target and unveils new market operations

Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target and unveils new market operations

April 15, 2020 | Posted by: Roar Solutions

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at ¼ percent, which the Bank considers its effective lower bound. The Bank Rate is correspondingly ½ percent and the ...

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Real Estate: How to Boost Your Credit Score Before Buying Applying for a Mortgage in Waterloo, ON

Real Estate: How to Boost Your Credit Score Before Buying Applying for a Mortgage in Waterloo, ON

September 4, 2019 | Posted by: Jack Russell

For the vast majority of home buyers, obtaining a mortgage will be a vital part of the purchasing process. Of course, in order to be approved for that mortgage, you will need to ensure that your cre ...

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How Much House Can You Afford in Waterloo, ON? Ask Yourself These Critical Questions to Find Out

How Much House Can You Afford in Waterloo, ON? Ask Yourself These Critical Questions to Find Out

July 17, 2019 | Posted by: Jack Russell

It is the perennial question for every first-time homeowner. How much house can I afford? As with so many life-changing decisions, there is no one right answer to this common query, and the size of th ...

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3 Simple Ways to Repair Your Credit in Waterloo, ON

3 Simple Ways to Repair Your Credit in Waterloo, ON

July 3, 2019 | Posted by: Jack Russell

For many Canadians looking to purchase a home, bad credit scores stand in the way of getting a mortgage. Most lenders prefer your score to be 650 or higher. If they do allow for lower credit scores, i ...

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3 Smart Ways to Use a Home Equity Line of Credit in Waterloo, Ontario

3 Smart Ways to Use a Home Equity Line of Credit in Waterloo, Ontario

March 6, 2019 | Posted by: Jack Russell

For homeowners across the globe, home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) have become a handy way of tapping into the value of their homes. However, when borrowing money against your home, it is always ...

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Strategies to Dig Yourself Out of the Debt Hole

Strategies to Dig Yourself Out of the Debt Hole

December 27, 2017 | Posted by:

Debt. It's something almost everyone will have at some point in their life. But what happens when your debt begins to get the better of you? What options are available? Some simple strategies can he ...

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Why You Need an Emergency Fund And How to Get One

Why You Need an Emergency Fund And How to Get One

December 20, 2017 | Posted by:

Building an emergency fund is something most people know they should do but few actually get around to doing. A recent study found that nearly two-thirds of Americans did not have an emergency fund, a ...

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