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Bank of Canada raises its Key Rate by 0.75% today

Today the Bank of Canada has increased its key overnight lending rate to 3.25%, a 0.75% increase.  Overall, this year the BoC has raised its key rate by 3.0% since March, rivaling the mid-1990s in rate increases.  Per the BoC: “The Governing Council remains resolute in its commitment to price stability and will continue to …

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Unscheduled Bank of Canada Rate Cut – Response to Covid-19 Pandemic, March 13, 2020

The Bank of Canada (BoC) just announced an unscheduled Key Rate cut of 0.5% (one half of one percent) in response to the anticipated drag on the economy that will be caused by the Corona Virus (Covid-19). This should immediately affect major FI’s (financial institutions’) Prime rate(s) of interest offered for lending purposes. The new …

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April 18, 2018 – Bank of Canada Announces No Change To Bank Rate

Today the Bank of Canada (BoC) announced that it will be leaving its key rate unchanged at 1.25%. Canadian financial institutions are expected to follow suit and leave their Prime rate of lending at 3.45% Contrary to previous thinking; BoC is not raising rates at the pace they were expecting to. Hesitation has been caused …

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