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Bank of Canada Interest Rate Staying at 1.75% for May 2019

Bank of Canada Interest Rate Staying at 1.75% for May 2019

Bank of Canada Interest Rate Staying at 1.75% for May 2019 The Bank of Canada interest rate is staying the same for another month. On May 29, 2019, the Bank of Canada (BOC) announced that it is keeping the Canadian interest rate at 1.75% — the same…

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Bank of Canada Slowing Down Interest Rate Increases: What This Means for You

Bank of Canada Slowing Down Interest Rate Increases: What This Means for You

The Bank of Canada (BOC) announced on April 24, 2019 that they would not be increasing the interest rate this month. And further to that, they may not be increasing the interest rate again for the remainder of 2019. The last time the interest rate increased was…

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Still Time to Deal with High-Interest Debt: Bank of Canada Maintains Interest Rate for March 2019

Still Time to Deal with High-Interest Debt: Bank of Canada Maintains Interest Rate for March 2019

The Bank of Canada is keeping interest rates the same for another month. On March 6, 2019, the Bank of Canada (BOC) announced it would be maintaining the current 1.75% interest rate. This rate has been in place since October of 2018. Part of the BOC’s reasoning…

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Good News for Holiday Shoppers: Canadian Interest Rates Staying Steady for December 2018

Good News for Holiday Shoppers: Canadian Interest Rates Staying Steady for December 2018

If you’ve been putting holiday purchases on your credit card, the latest Bank of Canada announcement will come as a relief – Canadian interest rates are staying at 1.75% for the rest of 2018. On December 5, 2018, the Bank of Canada (BOC) announced that it would…

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Financial Spotlight: Homeowners Currently in a 5-Year Fixed Mortgage and Preparing for a Higher-Rate Renewal

Financial Spotlight: Homeowners Currently in a 5-Year Fixed Mortgage and Preparing for a Higher-Rate Renewal

If you are in a 5-year fixed mortgage, it’s possible that you are up for renewal this year or in the very near future. Nearly 50% of Canadian homeowners will be renewing their mortgage between 2018 and 2020. If you are in this boat, there are several…

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Struggling with Interest Rate Debt? How to Cope with Latest Increase to 1.75%

Struggling with Interest Rate Debt? How to Cope with Latest Increase to 1.75%

The Bank of Canada (BOC) has increased interest rates again — this time to 1.75%, as of October 24, 2018. If you’re struggling with debt, this increase could have a big impact. The last interest rate increase was in July of 2018, when rates went up to…

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Canadian Consumer Debt Gets a Break: Bank of Canada Interest Rate Holding at 1.5% for September 2018

Canadian Consumer Debt Gets a Break: Bank of Canada Interest Rate Holding at 1.5% for September 2018

Good news for Canadian consumer debt — the Bank of Canada interest rate isn’t going up this month. On September 5, 2018, the Bank of Canada (BOC) announced interest rates will stay at 1.5% for the time being. The rate had increased from 1.25% to 1.5% in…

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The Canadian Interest Rate is Up to 1.5% After July 2018 Announcement

The Canadian Interest Rate is Up to 1.5% After July 2018 Announcement

The Canadian interest rate has risen again, going up to 1.5% as of July 11, 2018. The Bank of Canada (BOC) chose to raise rates for the fourth time in a year. The Canadian interest rate was 0.5% before July of 2017, but since then it has…

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The Bank of Canada Interest Rates Stayed the Same for May 2018, But You Still Need to Be Prepared for a Hike

The Bank of Canada Interest Rates Stayed the Same for May 2018, But You Still Need to Be Prepared for a Hike

The Bank of Canada interest rates remained at 1.25% following a scheduled announcement on May 30, 2018. The Bank of Canada (BOC) kept interest rates the same but warned that higher rates will be needed over time. Economists are predicting that higher rates could be coming into…

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Increasing Canadian Interest Rates – How to Avoid Rising Payments

Increasing Canadian Interest Rates – How to Avoid Rising Payments

There’s no doubt about it — Canadian interest rates are increasing. Since July of 2017, Canadian interest rates have increased three times, going from 0.5% to 1.25% — the highest they’ve been in nine years. And if trends continue as expected, this is just the start. Officials…

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