Yesterday at 11am Atlantic Standard Time, the Bank of Canada increased it’s overnight interest rate from .25bps to .50bp. Thus all the banks followed by increasing their prime rate from 2.45% to 2.70%. Except for one key lender who was at 2.60% and has now increased to 2.85%.
As a quick comparison for those who are on variable rates and are thinking of switching to a fixed, the 5 year fixed rate is now between 3.04 -3.24 depending the lender. However remember that your discount to the prime rate will not change over the length of your term. So the people who took a variable at Prime -1% are still sitting quite pretty. Make sure that you do the math before you make any harsh decisions.
I look forward to hearing from you in regard to your mortgage needs.
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