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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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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 […]

VPI Canadian Equity Pool Newsletter

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VPI Canadian Equity Pool Newsletter – May 2017

What You Own – Canadian Utilities – The longest track record of annual dividend increases of any Canadian publicly traded company.  With $5 billion in expected future investment from 2017 to 2019 in natural gas and electricity distribution and transmission, we expect that track record to […]

What is an interest-saving mortgage?

Newsletter provided by Hein Moes, Mortgage Consultant,  Invis                                                                                                   Reprinted with permission

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RRSP: A Smart Choice for Business Owners

If you’re a business owner who operates through a corporation, you have two main options for deferring taxes when investing your business profits.  You can leave excess funds in your corporation for investing or you can withdraw funds and invest in an Registered Retirement Plan (RRSP).

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2017 Federal Budget

The March 22, 2017 federal budget (the “Budget”) included a number of tax measures that will impact Canadian taxpayers.  Rather than summarize every tax measure included in the Budget document, this report, which was prepared from within the Budget lock-up today in Ottawa, will focus on some of the tax measures that are of most interest to individuals and small […]

This is why mortgage rates are suddenly way more complicated

Newsletter provided by Hein Moes, Mortgage Consultant,  Invis                                                                                                   Reprinted with permission

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VPI Canadian Equity Pool Newsletter

Canadian Equity Pool Newsletter

What You Own – Novo Nordisk – A leader in the rapidly growing diabetes care market

What You Don’t Own – Goldcorp – People purchase gold companies. Investors do not.

A Durable Business – Union Pacific – When the operating environment changes, a durable business can focus on the most profitable opportunities

Absolute Performance – Our investment approach is a repeatable process […]