9/18/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Marti Philp
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A "vast majority" of borrowers who took on payment deferrals will be able to fulfill their balances before year-end. ... More

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  9/15/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Marti Philp
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Experts are warning that the biggest risk for a spike in defaults may not come from mortgages, but from a smaller number of loans made to vulnerable businesses. ... More

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  4/30/2020 | Posted in Canadian HELOC by Marti Philp
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Canadian banks may clamp down on HELOCs to reduce the risk of spikes in sour loans, which the banks are already bracing for ... More

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  4/17/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Marti Philp
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Canadian banks processed more than 670,000 mortgage deferrals or skipped payments in the month since announcing a measure to help consumers weather the economic hit from the ... More

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  3/17/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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The Big Six banks are slashing their prime lending rates 50 basis points to 2.95 per cent from 3.45 per cent in response to the plunge in the benchmark Bank of Canada interest ... More

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  2/27/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Marti Philp
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The proposed change to the federal mortgage guidelines that would reduce the stress test requirement for borrowers could adversely affect the credit risk of Canada’s big ... More

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  1/8/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Marti Philp
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Royal Bank of Canada chief executive Dave McKay told a banking conference on Tuesday that the mortgage stress test has “generally been good ... More

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  6/6/2019 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Marti Philp
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Canada’s banks will have to set aside a larger share of their capital to protect against downturns in lending and other potential financial risks. ... More

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  4/29/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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Canadians now owe an average of $1.79 for every dollar of disposable income. ... More

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  3/12/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Marti Philp
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Here are four record-breaking phenomena that suggest we have reached a real turning point in Canadian real estate. ... More

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  2/5/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Marti Philp
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Residential mortgage growth rose 3.1 per cent to $1.55 trillion in December from a year earlier, the slowest pace since May 2001, and half the growth rate from two years ago, ... More

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  12/14/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Marti Philp
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New B-20 rules have created an uneven playing field because stress tests don't apply to people renewing mortgages with their current lender ... More

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  9/6/2018 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Marti Philp
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Moody's revises its outlook for the Canadian banking system to stable from negative, as the ratings company now sees the Canadian government less likely to ... More

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  3/12/2018 | Posted in Financial Health by Marti Philp
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Canadians' collective household debt has climbed to $1.8 trillion as Bank of International Settlements sounds an early warning that the country's banking system is at risk ... More

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  2/28/2018 | Posted in Financial Health by Marti Philp
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Evidence of mortgage fraud amid surging home prices and household debt has prompted S&P Global Ratings to lower a key risk metric for Canadian banks. ... More

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