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

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Mortgage Growth Slows, Alt-Lender Share Grows: CMHC Jul 17th

Canada’s mortgage market grew by its slowest pace in more than 25 years in 2018, according to new data released by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. At the same time, the share of the market controlled by alternative lenders—which typically lend to riskier clients and charge higher in.... More »
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Looser Mortgage Standards Hit the UK! Is Canada Next?! Aug 28th

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 »
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What’s the TRUE Impact of Policy Changes on the Canadian Mortgage Market? Dec 15th

It’s certainly not what the Bank of Canada (BoC) is claiming! The BoC recently released a document detailing what it believes to be a positive report on the Canadian Mortgage Market, but this article clearly shows how out of touch our government is. The BoC is applauding their statistics̷.... More »
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Let's Throw a Patent-Burning Party Oct 1st

When a drug goes generic, it’s as if society has paid off a mortgage..... More »

Benefits of Homeownership Reaffirmed in New Study Sep 18th

Despite deteriorating housing affordability across the country, buying a home is still the more affordable option when compared to renting. A new report from Mortgage Professionals Canada has determined that, despite the rapid rise in home price, those who are able to invest in a home would end up .... 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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