Household Debt Canada

Richest Get Way Better Bargains On Housing Than The Rest Of Us

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Business

Canadian Business released its latest ranking of Canada’s wealthiest neighbourhoods this week, complete with average income and average house prices...

Bank Of Canada Hints At Major Change On Interest Rate Policy

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Canada Business

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says low interest rates may become the “new normal” as Canadians have taken on so much debt that any rate sp...

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Majority Of Canada's Mortgage Lenders Worried About A Bubble: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Business

Seven in ten Canadian mortgage lenders are concerned the country’s real estate sector is headed toward an unsustainable bubble that could burst at a...

Huge Portion Of Canadians Say Mortgages Aren't Debt

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Business

Nearly half of Canadians don’t see their mortgage as being debt, according to a survey from Manulife. The survey of more than 2,300 Canadians fou...

Here's What's Keeping The Bank Of Canada Up At Night

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada continues to sound the alarm about the country's housing market, adding the risk of failures in the Chinese financial syst...

Why Those Reports About Canada's Healthy Economy Feel Like BS

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada Business

There is a wide disconnect between the data about Canada’s economic strength and how Canadians actually feel about the economy, says a new consumer ...

'Economically Stressed' Canadians Behind Target's Struggles: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada Business

Canadian consumers appear to be more “financially stressed” than Americans and that may be part of why Target has unexpectedly struggled in its ex...

IMF Warns Canada On Housing, Debt

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The International Monetary Fund has again upgraded its projection for Canada's economy, but the latest outlook from the international financi...

What Housing Bubble?

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Conference Board isn't buying the notion that Canada's housing market will suddenly crumble, saying the most likely outlook is for a mode...

Debt Delaying Canadians' Lives

CBC | Posted 05.11.2014 | Canada Business

Brittany Verge knew she would have to rely on student loans to pay for post-secondary education after high school. But as a teenager, she didn'...

Why Is TD Bank's CEO Raising Alarm About House Prices?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Business

TD Bank CEO Ed Clark has always been more forthcoming with his opinions than some of his colleagues, but his recent comments on Canada’s economy are...

Canadians Are Full On Debt, Thanks

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Canada's biggest banks say consumers are reaching the limit on how much they can afford to borrow, and that's likely to slow loan growth thi...

Canadians' Top Financial Priority..

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Paying down debt remains the top financial priority of Canadians, although a new poll says slightly fewer have made it their top pick compar...

Is Debt the New Addiction?

Tim Paziuk | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Business
Tim Paziuk

Have we become a society addicted to debt? Based on some recent surveys, I would have to conclude that the answer is yes. Debt has become an acceptable fact of life in our society. Can you live without borrowed money? If not, you may be living on borrowed time.

Will Debt-Laden Canadians Pull Back On Borrowing? Um..

CP | Will be writethru. Moves Business and National., The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Credit-monitoring agency TransUnion says the non-mortgage debt of Canadians is likely to set a record next year.In its first such annual for...

Household Debt Hits All-Time High

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Household debt in Canada hit a new all-time high in the just completed third quarter, but the tiny increase from the previous quarter suggest...

More Debt? No Problem

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Canadians are carrying more debt now than a year ago, but it seems like many have a better handle on paying it back, says a newly-released s...

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Bad News And More Bad News About Canadians' Debt

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Business

Canadians’ debt loads have grown 21 per cent in the past year, and more consumers are running into the red, according to Royal Bank’s debt poll. ...

We've Never Owed So Much

CP | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Canadian household debt climbed to a new high in the second quarter, turning around after creeping lower for two quarters, according to Sta...

$27,131 In Debt -- And That's Not Including Mortgages

CP | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The average Canadian had $27,131 of consumer debt in the second quarter, a new study suggests. That's $910 higher compared to the same ...

Canadians' Debt Burden Spikes

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadian households have returned to their free-spending ways and seniors have joined the party lately by borrowing to finance their post-ret...

Big Jump In Number Of Indebted Canadians

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada Business

The number of Canadians carrying debt jumped nine percentage points in the past year, but the size of debt payments has shrunk, says a new survey from...

Stunning Number Of Households Have Ridiculous Debt Levels: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Business

More than one in nine of Canada’s homes are heavily indebted because of the country’s housing boom, Bloomberg reports. Data from polling firm I...

Bank Of Canada's New Governor Is No Mark Carney

Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Business
Daniel Tencer

Canada's new top central banker is no Mark Carney. That became clear on Wednesday, when Stephen Poloz, lauded the Canadian consumer for carrying the country through the global economic crisis of recent years. His comments so far suggest he isn't too worried about Canada's burgeoning consumer debt burden -- and that's a problem.

Debt-Loving Canadians Saved The Economy: Poloz

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Business

BURLINGTON, Ont. - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz says Canadian consumers did their part for the economy by borrowing the country through the w...