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[Meridian Credit Union] Meridian 1.98% Mortgage Rate - 2 Year Fixed [ONTARIO]

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scottmg wrote:
Mar 14th, 2019 2:14 pm
Should probably ask that question to a financial advisor.
yep, I'll do just that for sure, before signing anything.

but I'm just wondering.. and we do have a few financial advisor on these boards. :)
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Stress test applies to any new homebuyers looking to get a new mortgage regardless if it's a bank or credit union or through another institution.
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def47 wrote:
Mar 14th, 2019 2:21 pm
yep, I'll do just that for sure, before signing anything.

but I'm just wondering.. and we do have a few financial advisor on these boards. :)
Please post your results! I am in the same boat.
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bahlsonal wrote:
Mar 14th, 2019 2:36 pm
Stress test applies to any new homebuyers looking to get a new mortgage regardless if it's a bank or credit union or through another institution.
You know that for a fact?
Or you are just saying?
Because I read they were trying to force it in credit union too, but they were just talking about it.
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bahlsonal wrote:
Mar 14th, 2019 2:36 pm
Stress test applies to any new homebuyers looking to get a new mortgage regardless if it's a bank or credit union or through another institution.
As of today, credit unions are still exempt as they're not federally regulated though they are still allowed to apply their own stress tests.

https://www.bankofcanada.ca/2018/11/sta ... e-2018-35/
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bahlsonal wrote:
Mar 14th, 2019 2:36 pm
Stress test applies to any new homebuyers looking to get a new mortgage regardless if it's a bank or credit union or through another institution.
Wrong.

Credit Unions are exempt.
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I have 1.5 years left until my mortgage renewal with Desjardins. Does anyone know if Meridian pays the early termination fee? I know that I sometimes see promos from other banks that offer to pay the early termination fee up to a few thousand dollars.
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scottmg wrote:
Mar 14th, 2019 2:14 pm
Should probably ask that question to a financial advisor.
Better to ask an adviser, not advisor.
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hightech wrote:
Mar 14th, 2019 3:33 pm
You might still need insurance if your credit is poor. There are situations where lenders ask for this.
With CMHC?
probably with the bank.
I don't see anywhere in the site where it states you need to take an insurance with CMHC
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husamus156 wrote:
Mar 14th, 2019 3:44 pm
With CMHC?
probably with the bank.
I don't see anywhere in the site where it states you need to take an insurance with CMHC
This is what my Meridian Agent said in regards to this 1.98% promo and putting 10% down on a condo:
"As you are looking to put 10% down, this is considered a high ratio deal, nothing changes in terms of your rate, you would have a premium that is added to your mortgage balance as the home has to be registered through the high ratio program."
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Please let me know if anyone finds out regarding if they will pay for termination fee.
I have 1 year 5 months left on my mortgage.
Thanks.
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Turbinator_007 wrote:
Mar 14th, 2019 3:56 pm
This is what my Meridian Agent said in regards to this 1.98% promo and putting 10% down on a condo:
"As you are looking to put 10% down, this is considered a high ratio deal, nothing changes in terms of your rate, you would have a premium that is added to your mortgage balance as the home has to be registered through the high ratio program."
They would go to either CMHC, Canada Guaranty or Genworth for insurance. They will offer this rate as a high ratio as you mentioned. If your credit is poor, you may not qualify for the low late and need insurance at the BOC rate.

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