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Friday, March 10th, 2017

U.S. and Canada are altering the way housing finance works so taxpayers aren’t stuck bearing the brunt of risks

Canada and the United States are both contemplating changes to the way we finance housing Last Wednesday Scotiabank sold the first Canadian bonds backed by consumer lines of credit in 12 years. The highly rated issue sold at market, according to a Bloomberg report, at an impressive 78 basis points over similar-term Canadian government bonds. […]

10 Quick Quotes from CAAMP’s Econ Panel

10 Quick Quotes from CAAMP’s Econ Panel This year’s CAAMP economic roundtable in Vancouver included chief economists from Scotiabank (Warren Jestin), National Bank (Stephane Marion) and Laurentian Bank (Carlos Leitao). Most of their discussion revolved around risk in some way or another. Here’s a quick rundown of 10 comments they made that stuck out: “The biggest risk […]


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