The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1 ¾ per cent

Wednesday Dec 5th, 2018

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The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1 ¾ per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 2 per cent and the deposit rate is 1 ½ per cent. The global economic expansion is moderating largely as expected, but signs are emerging that trade conflicts are weighing more heavily on global demand. Recent encouraging developments at the G20 meetings are a reminder that there are upside as well as downside risks around trade policy. Growth in... [read more]

The Bank of Canada holds its target for the overnight rate at 1 ¾ per cent

Wednesday Jan 9th, 2019

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The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1 ¾ per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 2 per cent and the deposit rate is 1 ½ per cent. The global economic expansion continues to moderate, with growth forecast to slow to 3.4 per cent in 2019 from 3.7 per cent in 2018. In particular, growth in the United States remains solid but is expected to slow to a more sustainable pace through 2019. However, there are increasing signs that the... [read more]

Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target April 15, 2020

Wednesday Apr 15th, 2020

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Bank of Canada Rate Announcement

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 deposit rate is ¼ percent. The Bank also announced new measures to provide additional support to Canada’s financial system. The necessary efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic have caused a sudden and deep contraction in economic activity and employment worldwide. In financial... [read more]

Bank of Canada maintains target for the overnight rate

Wednesday Jun 3rd, 2020

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Bank of Canada Maintains Overnight Rates

Bank of Canada maintains target for the overnight rate 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. Incoming data confirm the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy. This impact appears to have peaked, although uncertainty about how the recovery will unfold remains high. Massive policy responses in... [read more]

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

Monday Aug 3rd, 2020

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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]

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