Self-Employed but Need a Loan? 7 Things You Need to Know + MORE Aug 25th

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CMHC says annual pace of housing starts slowed in September Oct 10th

The annual pace of Canadian housing starts fell to their lowest level in nearly two years in September. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the seasonally adjusted annual rate came in at 188,683 units last month, down from 198,843 in August..... More »

The Latest in Mortgage News: Time to Rethink the Stress Test Apr 21st

The stress test is back in the crosshairs of industry analysts. Earlier this week, CIBC World Markets Deputy Economist Benjamin Tal released a report that attributed an 8% drop in mortgage originations from 2017 to 2018 directly to the federal government’s stress test rules (B-20), which took .... More »
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Bank of Canada Raises Overnight Rate to 1.75%; Cites New Trade Policy and Growing Economy Oct 25th

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz at a press conference following an interest rate announcement in April.  After months of speculation, indeed, the Bank of Canada decided to raise its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points this morning. This quarter-point hike brings the target for the ov.... More »

Canadian home sales will fall to 9-year low next year, CREA forecasts Dec 18th

National home sales are projected to fall to a near decade low in 2019, as rising interest rates and strict mortgage stress-test rules continue to put a damper on homebuyer sentiment, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association..... More »

Lender Insights from the 2018 National Mortgage Conference Nov 3rd

Mortgage professionals from across Canada descended on Montreal last weekend for the annual National Mortgage Conference. Hosted by Mortgage Professionals Canada, the annual gathering was once again well attended, with about 1,200 participants and 60+ exhibitors at the Exhibitor Expo. The two-day ev.... More »
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Self-Employed but Need a Loan? 7 Things You Need to Know
Being self-employed has its pros and cons: you may have a more flexible schedule, but you also have a lot more responsibility, especially when it comes to managing your own finances.
According to Statistics Canada, 2.8 million people were self-employed in 2017. And with the swelling ranks of the self-employed, you’ll likely find many lenders are weary of handing out money to those who don’t fit their idea of the “perfect borrower” with a steady, predictable income. Banks and lenders are not always too fond of risk, so as a self-employed borrower, you’re going to have to convince them that lending to you isn’t as risky as it seems, and that you can pay your debts on time.
Maybe you’re looking to refinance credit card debt with a personal loan or trying to get a mortgage – here are some things you should know about qualifying for a loan when you’re self-employed.
1. Apply before you quit your day job
First and foremost, if you still have a 9-to-5 job, you may want to apply for refinancing or that personal loan or that auto loan or that mortgage before leaving your current position…

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