To qualify for a mortgage loan at a bank, you will need to pass a “stress test”. You will need to prove you can afford payments at a qualifying interest rate which is typically higher than the actual rate in your mortgage contract.
You need to pass this stress test even if you don’t need mortgage loan insurance.
Credit unions and other lenders that are not federally regulated do not need to use this mortgage stress test.
If you already have a mortgage, you’ll need to pass this stress test if you:
- refinance your home
- switch to a new lender, or
- take out a home equity line of credit
Prime Rate 6.70%
Qualifying Rate Contract Rate +2%
Next rate set by Bank of Canada is on 8 March, 2023
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