Bank of Canada Maintains Overnight Rate at 1/2 Per Cent

The Bank of Canada today announced that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1/2 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 3/4 per cent and the deposit rate is 1/4 per cent.

Inflation has evolved in line with the outlook in the Bank’s July Monetary Policy Report (MPR). Total CPI inflation remains near the bottom of the target range, reflecting year-over-year price declines for consumer energy products. Core inflation has been close to 2 per cent, with disinflationary pressures from economic slack being offset by transitory effects of the past depreciation of the Canadian dollar and some sector-specific factors. The dynamics of GDP growth in Canada outlined in July’s MPR also remain intact. The stimulative effects of previous monetary policy actions are working their way through the Canadian economy.

Canada’s resource sector continues to adjust to lower prices for oil and other commodities, with some spillover to the rest of the economy. These adjustments are complex and are expected to take considerable time. Economic activity continues to be underpinned by solid household spending and a firm recovery in the United States, with particular strength in the sectors of the U.S. economy that are important for Canadian exports.

Increasing uncertainty about growth prospects for China and other emerging-market economies, in contrast, is raising questions about the pace of the global recovery. This has contributed to heightened financial market volatility and lower commodity prices. Movements in the Canadian dollar are helping to absorb some of the impact of lower commodity prices and are facilitating the adjustments taking place in Canada’s economy. While the overall export picture is still uncertain, the latest data confirm that exchange rate-sensitive exports are regaining momentum.

Meanwhile, risks to financial stability are evolving as expected. Taking all of these developments into consideration, the Bank judges that the risks to the outlook for inflation remain within the zone for which the current stance of monetary policy is appropriate. Therefore, the target for the overnight rate remains at 1/2 per cent. 

The next scheduled date for announcing the overnight rate target is 21 October 2015.  

Source: Bank of Canada

 

Mortgages: Closed, variable to 5 years            
Financial Institution Variable 6 Months 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years 5 Years
ATB Financial 2.45 4 2.94 2.64 2.59 2.69 2.79
Alterna Bank 2.55 4 2.85 2.85 2.59 2.94 2.68
Alterna Savings 2.55 4 2.85 2.85 2.59 2.94 2.68
Bank of Montreal 2.7 4 2.89 2.84 3.39 3.89 4.74
Bank of Nova Scotia 2.7 4.55 3.29 3.09 3.39 3.89 4.49
CIBC Mortgages 2.7 4.45 2.84 2.79 3.4 4.09 4.79
Caisses Desjardins 2.7 4.4 2.89 2.99 3.39 3.89 4.74
Canadian Western Bank 2.9 4 3.14 3.04 3.65 4.2 4.74
Canadian Western Trust 2.9 4 3.14 3.04 3.65 4.2 4.74
Comtech Credit Union - 6.2 2.79 2.89 2.95 2.99 2.69
DUCA Financial Services 2.5 - 3.09 3 2.99 3.09 2.79
Effort Trust - 4.45 3.35 3.5 3.7 4.3 4.35
Equitable Bank - - 3.14 3.04 3.65 4.39 4.64
First Calgary Financial - 4 2.89 2.89 2.49 3.09 2.65
First National Financial 2.05 3.1 2.29 2.19 2.34 2.54 2.69
FirstOntario Credit Un. 2.7 4.24 2.69 2.35 2.39 2.54 2.59
HSBC Bank Canada 2.7 4.45 3.14 3.14 3.54 4.24 4.74
Home Trust Company 2.5 3.95 2.69 2.35 2.39 2.59 2.59
ICICI Bank Canada 3.05 - 3.15 3.65 3.64 3.69 3.69
Investors Group Trust 2.7 4.2 3.14 3.09 3.39 3.89 4.74
Laurentian Bank Canada 2.7 4.4 2.89 2.84 3.39 3.89 4.74
League Svgs & Mortgage - 4 2.99 2.59 2.89 2.99 2.99
Libro Credit Union - 3.75 2.85 2.85 2.89 2.89 2.89
London Life 2.7 4.2 3.14 3.09 3.39 3.89 4.74
Manulife Bank 2.4 4.45 3 2.94 2.84 2.79 2.69
Manulife Trust - 4.45 3 2.94 2.84 2.79 2.69
Meridian Credit Union 2.65 4 3.09 3.09 3.55 2.49 2.67
National Bank 2.7 4.4 2.89 2.84 3.39 3.89 4.74
PACE Savings & Credit Un - 5 2.89 2.85 3.39 3.89 4.64
Parama Credit Union 2.65 - 2.8 2.85 2.95 3.05 3.15
Peace Hills Trust - 4.5 3.15 3.5 3.75 3.85 3.95
President's Choice Fin'l 2.7 6.19 3.14 2.79 3.34 3.99 4.44
Rapport Credit Union 2.85 6 3.09 3.04 3.5 3.04 2.99
Royal Bank of Canada 2.7 3.14 3.14 3.04 3.65 4.39 4.64
Servus Credit Union - 4 2.89 2.84 3.39 3.89 4.64
Steinbach Credit Union - - 2.45 2.55 2.55 2.65 2.65
T-D Mortgage 2.7 3.14 2.89 2.84 3.39 3.89 4.64
Tangerine 2.7 - 3.19 3.24 3.49 3.69 3.79
Windsor Family C.U. - 4.45 3 3 3.05 3.05 3.1
Your Neighbourhood C.U. - - 2.99 3 3.19 3.3 3.09
Prepared by CANNEX on September 11, 2015 at 00:30:26 ET.        
This information is current as of the date and time posted and is subject to change without notice.  
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