Lowest mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers

Monday Aug 3rd, 2020

Share

Lowest mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers   The interest rate on Canada’s most popular mortgage, the five-year fixed rate, has fallen to its lowest level in history. In early June, HSBC made headlines when it began offering Canadians a five-year fixed-rate mortgage below 2%. Multiple brokers followed suit, and some are now advertising even lower rates.1 And while many Canadians have rushed to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity,... [read more]

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent

Wednesday Sep 9th, 2020

Share
Bank of Canada

  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 ¼ percent. The Bank is also continuing its quantitative easing (QE) program, with large-scale asset purchases of at least $5 billion per week of Government of Canada bonds. Both the global and Canadian economies are evolving broadly in line with the scenario in... [read more]

READ MORE