Canada’s big six banks will allow mortgage payment deferrals for up to six months as part of extraordinary measures to help customers struggling with the financial impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic. In a tweet on Wednesday morning, Neil Parmenter, president of the Canadian Bankers Association, said the measures are “effective immediately.” RBC, TD, BMO, Scotiabank, CIBC and National Bank will […]
The Bank of Canada will have to slash its key interest rate by another three-quarter of a percentage point in its next rate decision in mid-April, Bank of Montreal says, as plunging oil prices and mounting coronavirus fears prompt economists to rewrite their economic and rate forecasts.
OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada slashed its key interest rate target by half a percentage point, dropping it to 1.25 per cent in what economists saw as a rapid response to the growing economic shock from the novel coronavirus outbreak. The central bank said Wednesday that it cut its target for the overnight rate […]
The Bank of Canada resisted pressure from investors by declining to signal it will soon follow global peers in easing monetary policy. At a decision Wednesday, policy makers left interest rates unchanged for a seventh straight meeting and said stronger than expected growth, as well as inflation on target, means current levels of stimulus are […]
You might want to hang onto that condo after all. Despite years of doom and gloom forecasts about the condo market being ready for a tumble, prices in the Greater Toronto Area have risen more than nine per cent in the last year, according to a new study being released Wednesday. The report found that […]