Wait a minute.. Record savings? Yup, that’s right.. Canadians are sitting on more cash than ever before. A record $75billion, according to a study published today by CIBC economists Ben Tal and Royce Mendes. Click here to read more
Yet, earlier this month, we saw a flood of articles warning of ‘Record personal debt levels’. Which strongly implied we were borrowing and spending like fools. So which is it? Record debt or record savings? Continue reading “Record Savings Levels! Canadians? I thought we had Record personal debt?”
FORMER US FED CHAIRMAN CAN’T GET A MORTGAGE.
Anyone remember this guy? Ben Bernanke. He’s just the former Chairman of the US Federal Reserve Bank. He served two terms from 2006 to 2014. Earlier this month, he revealed that he was declined for a mortgage refinance. Now, just to put this in perspective, he used to make a nice 6 figure salary. And today, he is paid an estimated $250,000 per speaking engagement.
How can he not qualify? Clearly, the mortgage rules tightening process has gone waaaaaay overboard. But this isn’t just happening in the US. Canada’s mortgage lending rules have always been tighter than the US. And over the past 6 years, the Canadian govt has brought in numerous changes to tighten the rules even further. (Actually, experts agree that they went way overboard. And we are only now seeing the effects of the rule changes.. Look out. You’re in for a big surprise the next time you need mortgage money).
CANADIAN MORTGAGE RULES ARE EVEN TIGHTER!!
Canada’s Banking industry has been the envy of the world. We came out of the 2008 US sub-prime mortgage crisis with no visible scars. Continue reading “When this guy can’t qualify for a mortgage, you know the mortgage rules are too tight!”