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Mortgage Rates to Increase, as Bond Dealers Predict 0.25% Hike in Overnight Rate

In a recent poll by Reuters, 11 of the 12 primary Canadian bond dealers predict a 0.25% increase in the Bank of Canada’s key interest rate. The prediction pertains to the Bank of Canada’s meeting on September 8, 2010 to decide the overnight rate (the current overnight rate is 0.75%).

The Bank of Canada interest rate predictions for the next three central bank meetings are as follows:

While the Bank of Canada interest rate hike is merely a prediction, consumers should brace themselves for increases in mortgage rates.

To view the most accurate and up-to-date Canadian mortgage rates, visit’s Best Mortgage Rates page. Use our mortgage calculator to view the effects of the recent interest rate cuts on your mortgage payments.

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