Canadians are starting to feel the impact of their debt-driven spending spree. Statistics Canada (StatsCan) numbers show the debt service ratio reached a multi-month high. In Q2 2018, Canadians spent the most servicing debt since 2008. Mortgage debt was the big news though, as households spend the most since 1993 to stay afloat. Debt Service […]
Household debt in Canada continued to see growth slow in June, according to new numbers from the Bank of Canada.
Residential real estate renovations in Canada are being fueled by an extraction of home equity, especially by older Canadians.
Canadian real estate owners made a record gain when prices soared, and they’re in a rush to spend it. Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) filings show the balance of loans secured by residential real estate hit a new high in May. The high was led by a surge in personal loans, such […]
Canadians are holding onto less cash, according to the country’s central bank. Bank of Canada (BoC) numbers show M1+, a measurement of “cash,” is seeing growth plummet. The deceleration of growth is a sign that consumers are spending more to service debt. That’s the good news. The bad news is it’s also a sign of […]
People often boast of the quality lending standards that support Canadian real estate. Every now and then, lawyer and investor Joey Evans reminds us that’s not really the case. He recently posted a great example on his Twitter account, highlighting a Toronto home. The mansion, located in the City of Toronto, had mortgage debt over 3x […]
One of the world’s largest credit agencies is noting credit exhaustion at Canadian households. Equifax is seeing a declining number of Canadians paying off the balance on credit cards. Total nothing burger to most, but it’s actually really interesting to credit nerds. Carrying a balance increases the odds of credit delinquencies later down the road. […]
Less Canadians are putting up their homes for business loans, and more are doing it for personal ones. Filings with The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) show loans secured against residential property showed moderate growth in April. The loans, such as HELOCs, showed growth almost exclusively for personal consumption. Meanwhile, the dollar […]
Record low interest rates? Don’t worry, lenders are making it up in volume. Statistics Canada’s latest release shows interest payments on mortgages in Q1 of 2018 are showing the largest growth since 2008. The multi-quarter record growth has households paying the most they’ve ever paid in interest per quarter, ever. Canadians Paid A Record Amount […]
Canadian real estate prices skipped the Great Recession, but most places weren’t so lucky. Analysts from the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), the central bank for central banks, crunched the numbers for G20 real estate prices. The majority of advanced economies saw home prices rise in 2017. Despite the increase, home prices in half of […]