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Bank of Canada's Poloz boosts expectations for hike in first quarter

12/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

The Bank of Canada is increasingly confident the economy will need less stimulus over time, Governor Stephen Poloz said on Thursday in an end-of-year speech that boosted the ... More


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Bank of Canada announces rate

12/6/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

The Bank of Canada stuck with its trend-setting interest rate, but it offered fresh, yet cautious, warnings to Canadians that increases are likely on the way.

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Bank of Canada holds rate, suggests more hikes likely at more cautious pace

10/25/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

The Bank of Canada left its benchmark interest rate unchanged Wednesday following two straight hikes but suggested future increases are still likely, albeit at a more gradual ... More


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Canada indebtedness to limit rate-increase room

9/28/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz could pause monetary tightening this year over concerns about the impact of higher interest rates for consumers holding record debts, ... More


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Banks quickly follow BoC with rate hikes

9/7/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

Canada’s big banks were quick to announce increases to their prime lending rates to 3.2% Wednesday.

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Bank of Canada Raises Benchmark Rate to 1%

9/6/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

The Bank of Canada forged ahead with another interest rate hike in a nod to the country’s surging economy, while signaling its appetite for further tightening may be ... More


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Odds of a rate hike just went up as Canada's growth wows economists

9/1/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

The economy is growing at the fastest pace in 15 years and that has some analysts changing their calls for a Bank of Canada hike from October to next week.

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Mortgage rate outlook

8/20/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

Mortgage rates are going up, according to a panel of experts. ... More


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Interest rates to hit 1.75% by summer 2019

8/16/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

The latest forecast from CIBC Capital Markets is for Canadian interest rates to increase again in December this year.

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Here's why BoC might hold off raising rates despite all signs pointing to another hike

8/9/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

Should Poloz and his policy team sit on their hands for now or entertain at least one more rate increase in the coming months?

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Canada's economy accelerates, rate hike expectations grow

7/28/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

Canada’s economy accelerated far more than expected in May amid growth in the energy and manufacturing sectors, pointing to solid momentum in the second quarter ... More


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Now that the Bank of Canada has scratched the interest rate itch, get ready for more

7/24/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

Many of the world's central bankers, including in Canada, had been stubbornly tied to low-for-longer interest-rate regimes following the recession. That time has ... More


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Three big banks raise prime lending rates following rate hike from Bank of Canada

7/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

Three of Canada's biggest banks are boosting their prime lending rates by 25 basis points, following an interest rate hike from the central bank.

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The Bank of Canada hikes rate for first time in seven years

7/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

The Central Bank raised its new target for the overnight rate to ¾% today, citing a confident financial outlook and above-potential ... More


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GDP Grows a Sixth Month, Adding to Canada Rate-Hike Pressure

6/30/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

Canada’s economy grew for a sixth consecutive month with gains in a majority of industries, underlining the central bank’s view a durable recovery from an oil shock ... More


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Canada July Rate Hike Odds Jump After Poloz Restates Bias

6/28/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

The Canadian dollar rallied to a four-month high and investors ramped up bets for a rate increase as early as next month after Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz reiterated ... More


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U.S. Fed closing the door on low-rate mortgages in Canada

6/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

The U.S. Federal Reserve raised its trend-setting interest rate on Wednesday for the third time in six months to the highest level since the global financial crisis hit in the ... More


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Bank of Canada says next move likely an interest rate hike

6/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

The Bank of Canada offered its strongest signal yet that it’s ready to raise interest rates as the economy gathers steam, in surprise comments that sent the Canadian ... More


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Forecasting the next rate increase

6/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

The latest jobs performance could put pressure on the Bank of Canada to increase interest rates, according to one veteran.

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Mortgage rates ticking higher for subprime borrowers

6/8/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

Rates at alternative lenders have increased by as much as 150 basis points since the start of April

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