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Accessing home equity is a popular debt consolidation method, but new Canadian mortgage regulations are making that more difficult to do. Under Canada’s new mortgage rules, homeowners who want to undertake mortgage refinancing must qualify according to higher stress-test rates, rather than the existing contractual mortgage rate. For example, say you bought a $400,000 home

On July 11, 2018, the predicted Bank of Canada interest rate increase came true. The Bank of Canada (BOC) announced that interest rates are going up to 1.5%. This is the fourth time interest rates have risen in a year. They first rose from 0.5% to 0.75% in July of 2017, then to 1% in

The start of 2018 isn’t only bringing in a new year — for Canadians, it’s also bringing in new mortgage rules. In October of 2017, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) put new mortgage rules in place. The big one is a new mortgage stress test for uninsured mortgages. Those with a