H&M Financial Blog

Interest rates have finally increased: How that could affect your loans

From mortgages to lines of credit, the rise in the ‘overnight rate’ will hit Canadian consumers.

After seven years of leaving its key interest steady or cutting it to near-historic lows, the Bank of Canada has finally increased its overnight rate by 0.25 percentage points to 0.75 per cent.

The overnight rate determines the rate at which banks lend money to each other […]

Bank of Canada Raises Interest Rates for the first time in seven years

The Bank of Canada’s first interest-rate hike in seven years has set in motion a complex unwinding of a near-decade-long era of easy money.

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Interview with Vito Maida, Portfolio Manager VPI Foreign Equity Pool

Summer 2017 update VPI Foreign Equity Pool

“Falling prices are the friend of long-term investors.  If people don’t feel uncomfortable then I’m probably not doing my job.”

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Is the Bank of Canada finally signalling an interest rate hike?

Stephen Poloz speaks out on interest rate hike

The Canadian dollar extended gains and investors ramped up bets of a rate increase as early as next month after Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz reiterated the central bank may be considering higher interest rates.

The nation’s currency jumped 0.7 percent to C$1.3103 per U.S. dollar at 8:57 a.m. in Toronto. The loonie […]

Canada’s big banks admit they overcharged customers – what went wrong?

RBC latest bank to get slapped with a multi-million dollar penalty for overcharging clients

On Tuesday, Royal Bank was the last of Canada’s five big banks to get slapped with a multi-million dollar penalty for charging customers excess fees for investment products like mutual funds.  In some cases clients were unknowingly overcharged for more than a decade.

The bank will reimburse affected […]