An “Ultra Violent Cult” Is Stealing Cars & Using Canadian Real Estate To Launder: FINTRAC

Canadian real estate, an “ultra violent cult,” money laundering, and Toronto’s stolen cars. Sounds like a spy thriller, but that’s reality in Canada, according to FINTRAC. In 2017, the financial intelligence agency assessed the money laundering threat of an organized crime group called Black Axe. The group infiltrated the government, conducts mass fraud, and runs […]

Canadian Consumer Insolvencies Jump Over 22% Higher, Still Below 2019-Levels

Canadian households are facing a trifecta of problems—rising rates, soaring inflation, and lots of debt. Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada (OSB) data predictably shows rising insolvencies for September. However, even with a sharp climb, insolvency filings have yet to reach 2019 levels. Households are increasingly feeling the pressure of debt, but we’re still […]

This Week’s Top Stories: Canadian Real Estate Buyers Weren’t Stress Tested For This & Toronto Sales Dry Up

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s top stories. Canadian Real Estate Canada’s Recent Real Estate Buyers Weren’t Stress Tested For Mortgages Rates This High Canada’s real estate industry complained about mortgage stress testing being too burdensome. However, the current data shows it may have been insufficient. BMO Capital Markets warns a significant share […]