Compare the best Big 5 Bank mortgage rates
Tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll find the best rates for you in less than 2 minutes.
Big 5 Bank Mortgage Rates
|Provider||5 Year variable||5 Year fixed||3 Year fixed|
Best market rate
How it works
Compare the best rates
Answer a few quick questions and see the lowest rates you can qualify for.
Apply for your mortgage instantly and easily using our secure online application.
Connect with our mortgage advisors
Questions or comments? Book a call and one of our mortgage advisors will walk you through all the details
Not sure where to start? Check out our tools to get started
Big 5 Banks: Frequently asked questions
Why do banks offer different mortgage rates?
Which bank has the lowest mortgage rate?
How do I get a mortgage with one of the big banks?
Can you negotiate a mortgage rate?
Let us help you determine which rate best suits your individual needs by answering a few short questions about your home and financial history.help me find my rate
Want to learn more? Check out our comprehensive education centre
Comparing bank mortgage rates
Jamie David, Sr. Director of Marketing and Mortgages
Getting a mortgage is a major financial commitment and can make big changes to your lifestyle. So, taking the time to choose the right mortgage is really important. For most Canadians, the Big 5 Banks are what they will think of first when they consider taking the mortgage plunge, but the big banks are not your only choice.
Below are some essential details about getting a mortgage from one of the Big 5 Banks, or from any other kind of lender.
Posted rates vs. best rates
When comparing bank mortgage rates, it’s important to know that these rates represent the banks' posted mortgage rates. The posted rate is simply the rate that the bank is advertising in public. However, banks are often able to offer even lower rates in order to secure a borrower's business. You may be able to access these discounted rates through negotiation, or by reaching out to a representative mortgage broker. Some banks offer rates several percentage points below what is posted, so it's worth taking the time to see if you can get a better offer.
Bank rates vs. broker rates
As you may have noticed, bank mortgage rates are almost always higher than those of mortgage brokers. That is because mortgage brokers have access to rates from multiple banks and credit unions, as well as insurance and trust companies. That means they can shop around for you. Brokers also receive bulk discounts from lenders based on the high volume of their business that they can pass along to you.
As a result, it’s unlikely that a bank will post a lower rate than a mortgage broker. However, if you present the lowest market rate to your bank as part of the negotiation process, they may offer to match it. That said, we don’t recommend pitting the banks and brokers against each other to compete for your business. What we do recommend is comparing broker mortgage rates and bank mortgage rates alongside each other, and deciding which offer is best for you.
Comparing mortgage rates with Ratehub.ca
Whether you're considering using a bank or broker, a variable or fixed mortgage rate, or a one to a 10-year term, we can help. Our tools find the best mortgage rates for every category and type of lender, personalized to you. Our goal at Ratehub.ca is to give Canadians the best mortgage experience from online search to close. This means offering Canadians the mortgage tools, information and articles to educate themselves, allowing them to get personalized rate quotes from multiple lenders to compare rates instantly and providing them with the best online application and offline customer service to close their mortgage all in one place.
Jamie David, Director of Marketing and Head of Mortgages
Jamie has 15+ years of business and marketing experience. She contributes her mortgage expertise to The Globe and Mail and authors Ratehub’s mortgage and homebuying guides. read more