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A zero-down mortgage by any other name?

Globe and Mail Update

As the financial industry sits down with Ottawa this week to assess tighter mortgage rules, another lending product could find its way into the spotlight – cash-back mortgages.

Keen to avoid a U.S.-style housing bubble, the federal government recently cracked down on lenders and insurers through a series of reforms. Major changes already announced include a planned withdrawal of government guarantees for mortgage loans where the down payment is less than 5 per cent of the home’s value, and for those with amortizations of more than 35 years.

Yet while lenders are phasing out so-called zero-down mortgages, many are still offering buyers a similar option through the use of cash-back incentives in lieu of a down payment. This practice will be up for discussion this week, said

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Sub-prime lender Wells Fargo beats expectations!


NEW YORK — — Wells Fargo & Co. [WFC-N], the fifth-largest U.S. bank, reported better-than-expected quarterly results on Wednesday and raised its dividend despite a 23 per cent decline in profit caused by deteriorating credit.

You may be wondering why is this important? Well let me tell you. Wells Fargo is largely an Alt-A or Sub prime lender here in Canada. We need options and Wells Fargo provides that. I have been a broker for over 5 years and many sub prime and Alt-A lenders have come and gone. Wells Fargo has stayed the course. “A” lenders are a dime a dozen, and many offer similar products. 

Let me give you some examples, say you have less than perfect credit, we can most likely find something for you at Wells Fargo,

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