Morneau not considering extending mortgage stress test to cover more lenders + MORE Jan 29th

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Parent of U.S. Mega-Lender Buys Control of Mortgage Fintech, Lendesk Apr 27th

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Construction Mortgages: What They Are and How to Get One + MORE Apr 24th

Needless to say, building your dream home involves a lot more work as opposed to buying a ready-build – it’s more than just drawing floor plans and picking out counter finishes. Buying a piece of land and constructing your own home from scratch also requires you to get a different type of mortg.... More »
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National Housing Update: How the Real Estate Industry is Faring One Month into 2019 + MORE Feb 16th

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Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau says he is not considering imposing stress tests on private mortgage lenders.

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Morneau: No Stress Test for Private Lenders

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau denied reports that his government is planning new regulations aimed at private mortgage lending. “I’m not currently considering any stress tests on private mortgage lenders,” he told reporters on Monday. “We’re always looking at the entire mortgage space to make sure we have a system that is providing the adequate protections […]

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Canada’s biggest bank says it regrets an error that caused it to mischaracterize some of its mortgages as being on an accelerated payment plan even though they were not.

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