Canadian regulators are asking banks to set aside a little extra cash for a rainy day. Okay, a lot more cash for a downpour. Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) completed their bi-annual domestic stability buffer review. The regulator sees systemic risks, those that can cause instability to the financial system, remain elevated. […]
Canadian Boomers are back to tapping their home equity to make ends meet. Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) filings show reverse mortgage debt hit a new record high in March. The record balance is still slowing in growth, but made a monthly increase larger than last year. That’s impressive, considering how fast […]
Canadians are back to using their homes as ATMs. Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) filings show the balance of loans secured by homes reached a new record high in February. Preliminary numbers show most of the growth is still from personal loans, such as HELOCs. Canadians Used Over $298 Billion In Home […]
Canadian seniors short on cash, but rich in property are drawing on home equity at an alarming rate. Bank filings with the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) show September saw mid-double digit growth in reverse mortgage debt. The type of debt, which services seniors, is set to see continued growth well into […]
Time for your weekly cheat sheet on the most important stories this week. Canadian Real Estate Gasp! Canadians Might Have To Actually Make Enough Money To Buy Real Estate Soon Canada’s banking regulator wants to put an end borrowers depending on equity to get a mortgage. Equity lending, the process of depending on “earned” equity […]
After years of doing mostly nothing, Canadian regulators are springing into action. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), after successfully rolling out B-20 Guidelines, are turning their focus to equity lending. Mortgages issued this way allow lenders to gloss over income, and rely mostly on equity in the home. 1 in 5 […]
Canadian real estate used to borrow more debt reached a new record higher. Office of the Superintendent Financial of Institutions (OSFI) filings show the balance of loans secured by homes reached a new high in July 2018. The vast majority of the balance is due to personal loans like HELOCs, which are actually seeing growth […]
Stress testing Canadian real estate buyers is preventing highly indebted borrowers from getting in over their heads. That’s a good thing.
Canadian real estate sales are down across the country, especially in the Greater Toronto and Greater Vancouver area. That’s bad news for the Canadian economy.
Canadians are using their real estate to secure more debt at a new record pace, according to filings made with Canadian banking regulators.