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Canada's best variable rate!

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When a Variable Makes Sense

For well-qualified, risk-tolerant borrowers with a financial cushion, an effective variable rate of prime - 0.77% offers tremendous value.

Given lingering employment losses from the current recession, some economists believe the Bank of Canada will keep its overnight rate at the current rock-bottom levels for up to 2-3 years or more. If so, that could potentially help this 1.68% variable rate outperform other terms.

Notes for rate shoppers:  This offer applies to high-ratio (default-insured) mortgages only. The rate shown is an effective rate that incorporates a contract rate of prime - 0.70% plus a cash rebate equivalent to another 0.07% discount. Using the cash rebate as a prepayment saves the borrower even more interest!

Who’s Right For This Deal?

The rate shown is based on a $300,000 mortgage, fully provable income and a closing date within 90 days. Larger mortgages may qualify for lower rates and vice versa.

Consider this mortgage if you have:

  • A need for purchase financing and have less than 20% down payment or want to switch a mortgage that is already default insured
  • At least 3-4 months of living expenses saved up
  • A better-than-average ability to handle higher payments
  • An amortization of 5 to 25 years
  • Good credit and provable income.

Rate Specifics

  • This rate is for default-insured purchases and switches only (i.e. your mortgage must be more than 80% of your home value, or you must have default insurance already)
  • Standard charge switches enjoy free legal/registration fees. If you have a collateral charge, inquire about our new collateral switch program.
  • Flexible 20% annual lump sum prepayment privileges and 20% payment increase
  • Mortgage value must be between $300k and $950k
  • This is a "full-featured" mortgage, albeit refinances must be arranged through the lender until maturity.
  • You can lock in to a 5-year fixed mortgage at any time, at the lender's then-current terms and discounted rates.
  • The standard non-collateral charge makes switching lenders cheaper and easier at renewal
  • Discharging the variable rate early entails a reasonable 3-month interest fee based on prime rate.
  • Full dollar-for-dollar portability is available with a 90-day port gap, subject to re-qualification
  • This offer applies to clients who have not submitted an application in the last 6 months. It is based on approved credit and subject to change without notice.
  • Other conditions may apply. E&OE. O.A.C.

Got a question? Live chat with our friendly mortgage concierges, or call 800-280-2460 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT).

How It Stacks Up

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