Many people when buying a house or getting a mortgage through a major bank branch often get offered a consumer unregistered Line of credit. I am sure you know the lines..
Use this line of credit for a "just in case", perhaps for renovations, purchase a family vehicle, or use these funds to help close a deal with the cost of closing fees.
Regardless what the reasoning, when these credit lines were issued they had rates such as Prime plus .5% or prime plus 1%, with Prime being at 3%... most line of credits were offered at 4.00%
But for no reason at all, our major Canadian banks are notifying us that our credit lines are being increased to 8.75%, or even over 9.00%!
This will impact your month to month cashflow in such a way in regards to your interest payments that us Canadians have to ask the question...
“Should I roll my 9.00% LOC into a 2.99% mortgage?”
If this is a question you are asking feel free to ask one of our Mortgage Teachers today