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The word is out on a little-known policy used to qualify anyone with a HELOC who is applying for additional financing. Several of the Big Six banks have already adopted the policy, which requires applicants to prove they can afford the theoretical monthly HELOC payment based on the limit of that HEL.... More »
The new school year is in full swing and if you’re a university or college student, then you’ve probably already settled comfortably into your new routine and dorm room. As you buy books, begin assignments and make new friends, the last thing you’re likely thinking about is your credit. But.... More »
There’s nothing surprising about the loosening of mortgage standards to spur growth. In the last real housing bubble of 1990, banks and government brought in stricter lending rules, making it tougher for borrowers to get a mortgage. Fast forward to the present. We’ve yet to see a housin.... More »
The lofty levels of household debt has been a key concern for the Bank of Canada as it gradually raises its trend-setting interest rate, which it has already hiked five times since the summer of 2017..... More »
Did you file your 2017 taxes on time, yet your NOA is MIA? If so, you’re not alone! I’ve had this happen with a few of my clients… as well as with my own tax return! That’s right! My accountant filed my personal tax return in April… and for months, I didn’t receive my NOA. Every tim.... More »
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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…