In today’s interest rate announcement the Bank of Canada (BoC) raised it’s key benchmark rate by 0.75%, which will cause all the consumer lenders to raise their prime rates by the same amount. With most lenders, that means their prime rate will increase from 4.7% to 5.45%. The prime rate increase will directly affect all borrowers with variable or adjustable… Read More »

The next BOC meeting is next Wednesday, Sept 7th, 2022.  We anticipate that they will increase the Prime lending rate by something between 0.50% to 1.00%.  In terms of mortgages, this increase only impacts variable/adjustable-rate mortgage holders since the banks and mortgage lenders typically increase their consumer Prime rates in step with the central bank’s Prime rate. If you have a… Read More »