interest rates

Vancouver condo market still going strong, despite slump forecast

Is Vancouver immune to the real estate slump predicted by some of Canada's top bankers?

Cheap money's here to stay

Interest rates to stay low through 2013.

Seniors household debt quickly outpacing all Canadians

A TD Bank Economics report released today confirms that seniors are piling on debt at a quick rate, faster than younger Canadians. Lured in by low interest rates and hopeful reliance on real estate...

Canada an economic oasis in a desert of bad financial news

With the problems in the US and Europe and the resulting economic turmoil, it is hard not to think of how these factors influence our housing market. And while it's true that consumer...

Bank says it will raise rates if economy continues to expand as expected

OTTAWA -- The Bank of Canada has signalled that interest rates will likely rise later this year, as long as the still-fragile economic recovery continues to build. For the sixth straight announcement...

Economist's inadvertent email reveals a more pessimistic view from Mark Carney

OTTAWA - Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney may be more pessimistic about the prospects for recovery in the U.S. and Europe than he lets on in public. A glimpse of the central banker's gloomier view...

Will your student loans be affected by increased interest rates?

Yesterday, I asked how the Bank of Canada's decision to raise interest rates would affect student loans. Terry Wong, Vice President, Treasury and FX, at Vancity Group was able to provide ...

Interest rates go up. Will it affect students?

The Bank of Canada increased its interest rate by one-quarter of a percentage point to 1 per cent today, but indicated that the rate would not be raised again without clear signs of  economic...