The Bank of Canada raised its key interest rate by a quarter point today,
and most lending institutions are expected to respond by increasing their
prime lending rates by a quarter point. This marks the first rate increase
by the Bank since 2007.
In its statement the Bank noted that “the economy grew by a robust 6.1 per
cent in the first quarter, led by housing and consumer spending. Employment
growth has resumed. Going forward, household spending is expected to
decelerate to a pace more consistent with income growth. The anticipated
pickup in business investment will be important for a more balanced
Today’s announcement means an increase in the rate for a variable-rate
mortgage. However, lenders do vary in when exactly they adjust their rates
for variable-rate mortgages. Call Romana Bozic a mortgage broker
professional for more information on how a particular lender may implement a
rate increase.
Fixed-rate mortgages are not affected directly by today’s announcement as
their rates are influenced more by movements in the bond market.


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