Bank Of Canada Raises Interest Rate to 0.5% At June 2010 Meeting

This morning at its June 1, 2010 meeting, the Bank of Canada raised its key overnight lending rate (the rate at which it lends funds to chartered banks) one-quarter per cent (25 basis points) to 0.5%, its first rate hike in almost three years. What can we expect? Banks will be increasing their prime lendingContinue reading “Bank Of Canada Raises Interest Rate to 0.5% At June 2010 Meeting”

Bank Of Canada Cuts Interest Rate to 0.25% At April 2009 Meeting

To the surprise of many analysts, this morning at its April 21, 2009 meeting, the Bank of Canada cut its key overnight lending rate (the rate at which it lends funds to chartered banks) another half-percent to 0.25%, continuing the trend of historic low rates in an effort to stimulate the economy. Since December 2007,Continue reading “Bank Of Canada Cuts Interest Rate to 0.25% At April 2009 Meeting”

Bank Of Canada Cuts Interest Rate to 0.5% At March 2009 Meeting

UPDATE: CLICK FOR THE APRIL 21st, 2009 INTEREST RATE ANNOUNCEMENT This morning at its March 3, 2009 meeting, the Bank of Canada cut its key overnight lending rate (the rate at which it lends funds to chartered banks) another half-percent to 0.5%, continuing the trend of historic low rates in an effort to stimulate theContinue reading “Bank Of Canada Cuts Interest Rate to 0.5% At March 2009 Meeting”

Bank of Canada Cuts Interest Rate To Lowest Rate In History At January Meeting

Hello Google Searchers! A post about the March 3, 2009 announcement can be found here! This morning, the Bank of Canada lowered its key overnight lending rate (the rate at which it lends funds to Canada’s commercial banks) to 1%, slashing it a further 0.5% and taking to 3.5% the total amount shaved off theContinue reading “Bank of Canada Cuts Interest Rate To Lowest Rate In History At January Meeting”

Bank of Canada Slashes Interest Rates In December 2008 Meeting

UPDATE JAN 20, 2009: Click Here In an effort to provide economic stimulus, the Bank of Canada has lowered its key overnight interest rate by 3/4 of a percent to 1.5% in its meeting today. Since the Canadian economy has been effectively hung out to dry by the political three-ring circus in Ottawa, I’m notContinue reading “Bank of Canada Slashes Interest Rates In December 2008 Meeting”

Bank Of Canada Holds Fast on Interest Rate – June 10th, 2008

Update: December 9th, 2008 Rate Announcement The Bank of Canada surprised most economists in this country by this morning declaring that they would not change the key overnight rate from its current 3%. This is the rate that is used to lend funds to financial institutions across the nation, who in turn lend funds toContinue reading “Bank Of Canada Holds Fast on Interest Rate – June 10th, 2008”

Bank Of Canada Slashes Key Interest Rate by 0.5%

UPDATE: JUNE 10 INTEREST RATE ANNOUNCEMENT POSTED HERE April 22nd, 2008 In keeping with its mandate to keep inflation in Canada at the 2% target, the Bank of Canada today announced that it was lowering its overnight lending rate by 50 basis points (one-half per cent) to 3%. Citing deepening economic woes in the U.S.,Continue reading “Bank Of Canada Slashes Key Interest Rate by 0.5%”

Bank Of Canada Expected To Cut Interest Rates

UPDATE: APR 22, 2008 RATE ANNOUNCEMENT Don’t forget, the Bankof Canada meets tomorrow, April 22nd, 2008. The Bank is expected to cut interest rates by another 50 basis points (0.5%) to generate some stimulus in the weakening economy. This is of course great news for anyone on floating rate mortgages and buyers of real estate.Continue reading “Bank Of Canada Expected To Cut Interest Rates”