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Thursday, August 18th, 2016

How an obscure budget change could raise mortgage rates- Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

ROBERT MCLISTER – Special to The Globe and Mail The acronym “ABCP” doesn’t come to mind when people go mortgage shopping. But if you get a new mortgage in the next few years, it could very well affect your interest rate. ABCP stands for asset backed commercial paper. It’s used by a handful of non-bank lenders to […]

A Budget Change Which Can Affect Vancouver Home Mortgages

A Budget Change Which Can Affect Vancouver Home Mortgages The Federal government made a subtle change to their budget recently that affects something most people probably haven’t even heard about. It’s called “ABCP” which is an acronym for ‘asset backed commercial paper’, and over the next few years it could impact future Vancouver home mortgages. […]

More on the New Bulk Insurance Restrictions- Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

More on the New Bulk Insurance Restrictions Last week’s federal budget included few mortgage changes. One exception was a new proposal to restrict the use of default insurance on low-ratiomortgages (i.e., those with 20% or more equity). The Department of Finance says it will gradually prohibit lenders from bulk insuring low-ratio mortgages unless those mortgages are part of a CMHC-backedsecuritization program. In addition, the government […]


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