Canadians managing mortgages despite soaring household debt load

So, today I want to talk about household debt in Canada-the dynamics that led to its buildup, how big a problem it is for Canadians now, and how we can manage the risks in the years ahead. How did we get here? Two trillion dollars of debt is a big number. Let us try to put some context around it.

OTTAWA – The Bank of Canada is again underscoring its concerns about rising household debt and home prices. And it’s not necessarily mortgage debt the central. that would leave households with a.

little if any gain.3,4,5 At the same time, rising household debt. ratio on mortgages for Canadian households has been very stable – between. increasing trouble managing their debt as interest rates rise.8.. Despite its very low asset levels,

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Canadian households increased their debt load for the third consecutive quarter, keeping the debt-to-income ratio at an all-time high of 165.0 percent, although it rose much less than the previous.

Household Debt and Government Debt in Canada Di Matteo 3 Background-Understanding the Concern about Debt [4] Consumer bankruptcies per 1,000 adults rose from less than 1 per 1,000 in the early 1970s to approxi- mately 5 per 1,000 by 2010 (Magee, 2012: 7).

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have increased much faster than debt. Despite lower interest rates, the rate of growth of debt. A Longer-term Perspective on Canada’s Household Debt by Philip Cross.. how rapidly US households reduced their debt load in response to that country’s housing and banking crisis.

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A Third of Canada's $1.2 Trillion In Mortgage Debt Is In. – Canadian real estate debt has been soaring, but we only had a suspicion of how it was distributed. Lucky for us, we’ve obtained a breakdown of Q4 2017 Equifax data from the good folks at the Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation (CMHC). Over a third of mortgage debt is concentrated in Greater Toronto and Vancouver.

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