New Government Regulations Around Mortgage Penalty Disclosures
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New Government Regulations Around Mortgage Penalty Disclosures

Over the weekend the government announced new mortgage regulations that require federal financial institutions to revise the mortgage penalty disclosures they currently provide to consumers. Federally regulated financial institutions have until November 5th, 2012 to comply with these changes and compliance will be closely monitored by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC). Continue reading »

What are the Banks’ Posted Rates for?

What are the Banks’ Posted Rates for?

Only the most naïve customer would pay the “posted” rate for their mortgage. (You didn’t pay the posted rate…did you?!?). Whether you use a third-party mortgage broker, or simply walked into your nearest bank branch and spoke with their mortgage specialist, you almost certainly were offered a discount off the posted rate. So why do financial institutions bother having these rates? Continue reading »