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The Bank of Canada Interest Rate is Staying the Same for the Rest of 2019

The Bank of Canada Interest Rate is Staying the Same for the Rest of 2019

Start Your New Year’s Financial Planning Early! The Bank of Canada interest rate is officially staying at 1.75% for the rest of the year. On December 4, 2019, the Bank of Canada (BOC) announced the interest rate would remain the same for another month. This marks no…

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One Year of No Change to Canadian Interest Rate: What It Means for Your Finances

One Year of No Change to Canadian Interest Rate: What It Means for Your Finances

The Canadian interest rate has officially gone one year without any change. On October 30, 2019, the Bank of Canada (BOC) announced the Canadian interest rate will stay at 1.75% for another month. This rate was set on October 24, 2018, marking one year of holds. While…

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Bank of Canada Interest Rate Staying the Same for September 2019: How This Affects Consumer Debt

Bank of Canada Interest Rate Staying the Same for September 2019: How This Affects Consumer Debt

The Bank of Canada (BOC) is maintaining the Canadian interest rate for another month. On September 4, 2019, the BOC announced that they are keeping the overnight interest rate at 1.75% — the same rate it has been since October of 2018. Economic Uncertainty Some factors that…

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Preparing to Refinance/Renew Your Mortgage at a Higher Interest Rate

Preparing to Refinance/Renew Your Mortgage at a Higher Interest Rate

Are you planning to renew your mortgage soon? If so, you could be in for sticker shock. Economists estimate about 24.1% of mortgages will renew in 2020, and 26.8% in 2021. Since 2017, we have seen interest rates rise significantly, going from 0.5% to 1.75%. If you…

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Canadian Interest Rate Staying the Same for the Summer

Canadian Interest Rate Staying the Same for the Summer

Why It’s the Perfect Season for Debt Consolidation The Canadian interest rate isn’t going up this summer. On July 10, 2019, the Bank of Canada (BOC) announced that the Canadian interest rate will remain unchanged this month, staying at 1.75%. As this is the last BOC announcement…

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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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