Canadians still have access to cheap credit, but it’s disappearing fast. Bank of Canada (BoC) numbers show the cost of borrowing is rapidly increasing as of last week. Over the past two years, a typical household loan has seen servicing costs rise by nearly a third. Effective Borrowing Rates The effective borrowing rate is the […]
Canadian mortgage credit growth is falling, but how bad is it in real terms? People are comparing today’s low growth numbers to the mid-1990s. While there are some parallels, it more accurately resembles the early 1980s. Mortgage credit growth, when adjusted for inflation, is heading towards negative numbers. We haven’t actually experienced negative real growth […]
Try not to pull something laughing. Canadian real estate became slightly more affordable this year. The Bank of Canada (BoC) published their update to the Housing Affordability Index (HAI) for Q2 2018. The update shows the cost of ownership declined slightly from last year. Despite the good news, the cost of ownership is still at […]
Canada is being confronted with higher interest rates, and it’s really turning into a drag on growth. Bank of Canada (BoC) numbers show the M1+, a broad measure of money, is seeing significantly lower growth this year. The slowing growth is a sign of economic slowdown, often resulting in slowing sales of assets that require […]
Canadians are facing the most expensive credit in almost a decade. Bank of Canada (BoC) numbers show households are seeing the effective borrowing rate creep higher. The rate, which impacts how much consumers can borrow, is now at the highest levels since the Great Recession. Effective Borrowing Rate The effective borrowing rate is one way […]
Canadian households still pushed the debt levels higher, but are slowing down. Bank of Canada (BoC) numbers show household credit reached a new all-time in September. Despite the high, credit growth is falling to lows not seen in over 35 years. Canadian Households Hold Over $2.15 Trillion In Debt Canadian households racked up an all-time […]
Don’t tell your friends, but the bottom of the Canadian real estate market is disappearing – fast. Bank of Canada (BoC) numbers show the balance of insured mortgage debt is down in Q2 2018. The decline of insured debt isn’t just negative either. The drop in the balance of insured mortgage credit is the largest […]
Canadians held onto more cash, but a credit slowdown is still brewing. Bank of Canada (BoC) numbers show the M1+ saw mild acceleration in August. Don’t let the mild acceleration of broad money growth fool you, it’s actually still pretty bad. The pace of growth is almost half of where it was last year, and is […]
Canadians are facing the fastest hike to borrowing costs since before the Great Recession, and it’s going to hurt real estate sales.
The Bank of Canada’s M1+ is seeing growth plummet, as households and businesses adjust to the central bank’s interest rate hikes.