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Six Tips For Financial Fitness This Fall

Six Tips For Financial Fitness This Fall

September 8, 2021 | Posted by: Dawn Stephanishin

It's September and there is some optimism that we may be moving towards the end of life in a global pandemic. The Fall has had always been a great time to go back to school on financial fitness, and ... [read more]

What are credit scores and how are they important?

What are credit scores and how are they important?

September 1, 2021 | Posted by: Dawn Stephanishin

A credit score is a number that shows how likely you are to pay or default on credit. It ranges from 300 to 850; the higher the number, the more creditworthy lenders deem you. Your credit history dete ... [read more]

2021 Mortgage Stress Test - Latest Updates

2021 Mortgage Stress Test - Latest Updates

April 21, 2021 | Posted by: Dawn Stephanishin

On April 8th, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) announced that it is relaunching its consultation on the minimum qualifying interest rate for uninsured mortgages. Usual ... [read more]

April 21-2021 - Bank of Canada will hold current level of policy rate until inflation objective is sustainably achieved, adjusts quantitative easing program

April 21-2021 - Bank of Canada will hold current level of policy rate until inflation objective is sustainably achieved, adjusts quantitative easing program

April 21, 2021 | Posted by: Dawn Stephanishin

Available as: PDF The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent, with the Bank Rate at ½ percent and the deposit rate at ¼ percent. The ... [read more]

April 2021-Bank of Canada Releases Results from Consultations on Inflation and Monetary Policy

April 2021-Bank of Canada Releases Results from Consultations on Inflation and Monetary Policy

April 12, 2021 | Posted by: Dawn Stephanishin

The below details are what has been reported by the Bank of Canada Website Over the past two years, we spoke with thousands of Canadians about their views on the economy, inflation and what the Bank ... [read more]

Bank of Canada will hold current level of policy rate until inflation objective is sustainably achieved, continues quantitative easing

Bank of Canada will hold current level of policy rate until inflation objective is sustainably achieved, continues quantitative easing

March 10, 2021 | Posted by: Dawn Stephanishin

The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent, with the Bank Rate at ½ percent and the deposit rate at ¼ percent. The B ... [read more]

How Good vs Bad Debt Impacts Your Household in Vernon, BC

How Good vs Bad Debt Impacts Your Household in Vernon, BC

January 20, 2021 | Posted by: Dawn Stephanishin

In order to understand the difference between good and bad debt, it's important to track your income and expenses and established saving goals for your family. Financial stability allows you to mee ... [read more]

Bank of Canada will hold current level of policy rate until inflation objective is achieved, continues quantitative easing

Bank of Canada will hold current level of policy rate until inflation objective is achieved, continues quantitative easing

January 20, 2021 | Posted by: Dawn Stephanishin

The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent, with the Bank Rate at ½ percent and the deposit rate at ¼ percent. The B ... [read more]

Dec 9-2020 Bank of Canada will maintain current level of policy rate until inflation objective is achieved, continues its quantitative easing program

Dec 9-2020 Bank of Canada will maintain current level of policy rate until inflation objective is achieved, continues its quantitative easing program

December 9, 2020 | Posted by: Dawn Stephanishin

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent, with the Bank Rate at ½ percent and the deposit rate at ¼ percent. ... [read more]

Top Errors Consumers Make When Applying for a Mortgage in BC

Top Errors Consumers Make When Applying for a Mortgage in BC

October 7, 2020 | Posted by: Dawn Stephanishin

As a Mortgage Broker, what are the top errors you see when consumers are applying for a mortgage?   There are several that come to mind, but here are a few to help others to not make ... [read more]

Bank of Canada maintains commitment to current level of policy rate, continues program of quantitative easing

Bank of Canada maintains commitment to current level of policy rate, continues program of quantitative easing

September 9, 2020 | Posted by: Dawn Stephanishin

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly ½ percent and the deposit rate is &frac1 ... [read more]

July 15 - 2020 Bank of Canada will maintain current level of policy rate until inflation objective is achieved, continues program of quantitative easing

July 15 - 2020 Bank of Canada will maintain current level of policy rate until inflation objective is achieved, continues program of quantitative easing

July 15, 2020 | Posted by: Dawn Stephanishin

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly ½ percent and the deposit rate is &frac1 ... [read more]

Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target and unveils new market operations

Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target and unveils new market operations

April 15, 2020 | Posted by: Dawn Stephanishin

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at ¼ percent, which the Bank considers its effective lower bound. The Bank Rate is correspondingly ½ percent and the ... [read more]

Real Estate: How to Boost Your Credit Score Before Buying Applying for a Mortgage in Vernon, BC

Real Estate: How to Boost Your Credit Score Before Buying Applying for a Mortgage in Vernon, BC

September 4, 2019 | Posted by: Dawn Stephanishin

For the vast majority of home buyers, obtaining a mortgage will be a vital part of the purchasing process. Of course, in order to be approved for that mortgage, you will need to ensure that your cre ... [read more]

How Much House Can You Afford in Vernon, BC? Ask Yourself These Critical Questions to Find Out

How Much House Can You Afford in Vernon, BC? Ask Yourself These Critical Questions to Find Out

July 17, 2019 | Posted by: Dawn Stephanishin

It is the perennial question for every first-time homeowner. How much house can I afford? As with so many life-changing decisions, there is no one right answer to this common query, and the size of th ... [read more]

3 Simple Ways to Repair Your Credit in Vernon, BC

3 Simple Ways to Repair Your Credit in Vernon, BC

July 3, 2019 | Posted by: Dawn Stephanishin

For many Canadians looking to purchase a home, bad credit scores stand in the way of getting a mortgage. Most lenders prefer your score to be 650 or higher. If they do allow for lower credit scores, i ... [read more]

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