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Buzz Grant

June 1 2022 – Bank of Canada Raises Key Rate – How To Survive and Thrive Post Recession.

June 1 2022, the Bank of Canada raises Key Rate. Today the Bank of Canada (BoC) decided to raise its key rate by 0.50% to 1.50%, which will cause the Prime Rate at major Financial Institutions (FI’s) to increase the same to 3.70%.  Economists are now mentioning the word “stagflation” which we have not heard …

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OSFI Tightens Supervisory Expectations for Mortgage Underwriting

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) issued a letter this morning to all federally regulated financial institutions (FRFI). The letter expresses concern about the rising levels of household debt in Canada and serves to remind FRFIs of their obligations under Guidelines B-20 and B-21 to assess and underwrite mortgage loans and mortgage …

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Boring Bank of Canada Announcement Foretells Wild New Things In World Economy

by Buzz Grant   The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) issued a letter this morning to all federally regulated financial institutions (FRFI). The letter expresses concern about the rising levels of household debt in Canada and serves to remind FRFIs of their obligations under Guidelines B-20 and B-21 to assess and underwrite …

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Mortgage Logic Rate Watch – Bank of Canada leaves Key Rate untouched

Today the Bank of Canada (BofC) announced (its fourth of 8 scheduled announcements for the year) that it will not be changing its benchmark key lending rate which directly affects the Prime rate of lending for major FI’s (financial institutions). BofC’s benchmark rate will stay at 0.75% and the Prime rate will likely remain at …

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Major Canadian FI’s Give In and Lower their Prime Lending Rates

Alas, today the big Canadian banks are finally seeing fit to lowering their prime lending rates by 0.15% to 2.85% from 3%. This move made after initially indicating, last week, that they would not change their Prime rates when the Bank of Canada (BoC) lowered it’s Key rate by 0.25% on January 21st. The last …

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