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Renters have harder time accumulating wealth than homeowners: RBC economist

3/14/2024 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

Renters face daunting barriers in their attempts to build wealth as they’re forced to devote an increasing share of their income to keeping a roof over their head.

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B.C., Ontario mortgage-holders increasingly missed payments in Q4, Equifax says

3/5/2024 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

Equifax Canada says consumers in Ontario and British Columbia increasingly missed payments on mortgages and credit cards in the fourth quarter of 2023.

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There's a common theme among Canadians overwhelmed by debt

2/6/2024 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

Further analysis of the latest Canadian insolvency stats reveal some revealing elements that typically connect those whose finances have got too much for them.

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Household debt levels set new record high in Q2

9/4/2023 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

Higher living costs are pushing more and more Canadians into debt, according to a new report.

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Businesses' changing credit usage a worrying trend: Equifax

6/20/2023 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

Equifax Canada says new data suggests a significant shift in credit usage among businesses in the first quarter of 2023.

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Canadians' mortgage borrowing hits lowest level since 2003

6/15/2023 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

Canadians' mortgage borrowing has reached its lowest level since 2003, primarily due to the impact of higher interest rates, according to recent data released by Statistics ... More


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Canadian consumer debt hits all-time high, reaching $2.32 trillion in Q1 2023: TransUnion

6/1/2023 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

Amid interest rate hikes and high inflation, more Canadians are turning to credit for relief, with consumer debt hitting a new record in the first quarter of 2023.

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Canada's residential mortgage debt now $2.08trn, says CMHC

5/25/2023 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

The federal housing agency has revealed the latest industry trends

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Millions of Canadians already missing payments due to COVID-19

3/27/2020 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

The coronavirus outbreak is leading to defaults on credit cards, utilities, and telecoms.

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Canadian reverse mortgage debt reaches nearly $4 billion

1/28/2020 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

Despite a decelerating pace of borrowing, Canadian seniors still pushed the nation’s reverse mortgage debt balance towards yet another ... More


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Canadian Household Borrowing Jumps By 31%, StatCan Says

12/16/2019 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

Canadians' borrowing habits are back to where they were before policymakers cooled off the housing market. Lower interest rates are convincing some to borrow more.

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Stats Can releases Q2 household debt data

9/14/2019 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

Household income grew slightly faster than debt in the second quarter as the amount Canadians owe relative to their income edged down for the third quarter in a row.

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Average Canadian household spent more on taxes than living costs in 2018, report finds

8/2/2019 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

The average Canadian household paid nearly $40,000 in taxes last year, more than the combined cost of clothing, food and shelter, according to a new report.

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CRA issues warning about real estate investment schemes

6/11/2019 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

A warning has been issued regarding investment schemes that promise tax write-offs by investing in real estate through limited partnerships.

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Household debt at a record high, senior mortgages increase

5/23/2019 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

Canadian households continued to pile up debt in the fourth quarter of 2018 according to a new report from CMHC.

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Delinquency rates hold steady even as credit market grows

5/23/2019 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

The Canadian credit market has grown but it appears that consumers are generally managing their debt well.

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Canadian Bankruptcies Jump At Fastest Pace Since Financial Crisis

5/14/2019 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

Higher interest rates and a record-large debt burden are taking their toll on Canadians, with the number of households filing for insolvency hitting an eight-year high in the ... More


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48% of Canadians on brink of insolvency: Survey

4/22/2019 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

Sign of deteriorating financial stability for many people in the country.

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More Canadians say they are at risk of insolvency

1/22/2019 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

An increasing number of Canadians say they are concerned about their debts and are edging towards insolvency.

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More people are going broke in Canada as interest rates rise

1/9/2019 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

It's a worrying sign for an economy that has relied so heavily on consumer spending and the housing market to drive growth.

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