Banks Lose Trust As Service Charges Rise

Banks Lose Trust As Service Charges RiseCanada’s banks are solid, but their service seems to be slipping. After keeping fees stable for awhile, banks are raising charges on a variety of services. Interest rates on lines of credit are being adjusted. At the same time, banks are reporting record profits and senior executives are earning compensation packages that put them ahead of other sectors.  Read More…

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Why are Mortgage Rates Hitting Record Lows?

Why are Mortgage Rates Hitting Record Lows?All across the country, mortgage specialists and brokers are busy fielding calls from people who’ve just heard about this week’s record low mortgage rates. Bank of Montreal made the biggest splash by announcing a five-year fixed-rate mortgage of 2.99 per cent – the lowest advertised rate for such a popular mortgage term by any major Canadian bank, ever. Yes, there are more restrictions than usual attached to this mortgage and…

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