• Prime Rate Decreases

    February 3, 2015
  • All major banks have now lowered their prime rate from 3.0% to 2.85%. We were expecting them to cut their rate by .25% to follow the Bank of Canada but they have decided to take a more “balanced” approach. How does this affect you?

    Variable Rate Mortgages and Lines of Credit:

    Variable mortgage holders and clients with lines of credit will see their rate drop by .15%. Mortgage holders will normally receive confirmation of the rate drop in the mail within a month. Along with the rate drop, your payment will drop slightly but I suggest you keep the payment as is. The extra money will go directly towards the principal of the mortgage and payoff your mortgage faster.

    Fixed Rate Mortgages:

    This move does not impact clients with fixed rate mortgages. Your rate is locked in for the term. For clients looking to make a change to their mortgage in the near future, we are starting to see fixed rates trickle down a little bit, but nothing too significant yet.

    Here is a link to an article with more info:
    Major Banks Cut Prime Lending Rate

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    Great post Mitch!