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Please share your Unsecured Line of Credit interest rates and lenders

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Nov 24, 2015
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mkl38s wrote:
Nov 30th, 2018 11:34 pm
is there any harm to your credit having several LOCs & HELOC? I still haven't accepted Tangerine's offer
Having multiple LOCs isn't much different than having multiple credit cards, unless you are planning to apply for a mortgage in the near future. As some lenders consider full credit limit in your liabilities even if you don't have any balance on the LOC.
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Also got the Tangerine LOC offer - 25K @ prime +1.

Bit on it as well - as my RBC LOC is a professional student one that they will eventually shut down. Nothing wrong with an extra line just in case.
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Dec 10, 2018
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Hey, mine are as follows!

CIBC unsecured line of credit, $30,000 at prime (3.95% at time of writing) plus 3% $30,000 at 6.95%
SIMPLII unsecured line of credit, $35,000 at prime (3.95% at time of writing) plus 4.85% $35,000 at 8.80%
TD unsecured line of credit, $30,000 at prime (3.95% at time of writing) plus 4.00% $35,000 at 7.95%
SCOTIA unsecured line of credit, $41,400 at prime (3.95% at time of writing) plus 2.75% $41,400 at 6.70%
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Nov 24, 2017
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Received the following pre-approvals by email this week

BMO, $15k, prime + 4.53 = 8.48%
RBC, $25k, prime + 4.49 = 8.44%
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Just bit on TD for $45,000 at prime plus 2% unsecured (pre-authorized, no credit check). CIBC, who I've done business with for over 30 years, has my existing LOC at prime plus 3.75 and refused to tell me what they could offer or even consider lowering their rates without a credit application and check........... Bye bye CIBC.
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financedude wrote:
Dec 11th, 2018 10:21 pm
Hey, mine are as follows!

CIBC unsecured line of credit, $30,000 at prime (3.95% at time of writing) plus 3% $30,000 at 6.95%
SIMPLII unsecured line of credit, $35,000 at prime (3.95% at time of writing) plus 4.85% $35,000 at 8.80%
TD unsecured line of credit, $30,000 at prime (3.95% at time of writing) plus 4.00% $35,000 at 7.95%
SCOTIA unsecured line of credit, $41,400 at prime (3.95% at time of writing) plus 2.75% $41,400 at 6.70%
You have all that at once? Thats a lot of LOC’s
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UrbanPoet wrote:
Dec 28th, 2018 9:52 pm
You have all that at once? Thats a lot of LOC’s
Yep,

My Scotia LOC I just got it increased to $57,900. Scotiabank has a neat tactic. You can apply for as many VISA products that they have and get them merged into your line of credit.

I originally got approved for $34,400 with Scotia ULOC. After that I got $16,500 approval in a Scotia Momentum Visa and a $7,000 approval in a Scotia Value Visa.

I merged the limits to a total of $57,900 on my ULOC at the total rate of 6.7% and closed off the other 2 Visa cards.



As per my other lines, ALL are unsecured. I do have excellent credit with an income of $125,000 and a total of $212,000 in trade lines with a total balance of $14,000 owing- effectively making my utilization ratio 6%.
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Feb 23, 2014
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CIBC pre approved me for $20k @ 14.5%.

Judging by the last few posts, that isn't good. Should I take it and not use it just to improve my credit utilization % and credit variety? (I've never had a student or car loan or any other type of loan than my credit card before)

Should I shop around? I bank at Tangerine but haven't received any fancy offers like the last few posters mentioned.

Thanks!
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Dec 4, 2007
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Interest Rate
8.70%
TD Prime Rate+4.75%
As of Dec 29, 2018

This is for my non secured loc of 20k limit approved 2 weeks ago, i have no idea my credit limit, no debt, annual revenu of 19k before income taxe.
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paul29m wrote:
Dec 29th, 2018 5:52 am
CIBC pre approved me for $20k @ 14.5%.

Judging by the last few posts, that isn't good. Should I take it and not use it just to improve my credit utilization % and credit variety? (I've never had a student or car loan or any other type of loan than my credit card before)

Should I shop around? I bank at Tangerine but haven't received any fancy offers like the last few posters mentioned.

Thanks!
Counter back at them saying the rate is too high and see if they'll willing to lower it. I wouldn't take it and just wait for a better offer. Sadly better offers come when credit score is better. If you want to improve credit utilization, ask for a credit limit increase.
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financedude wrote:
Dec 28th, 2018 10:58 pm
Yep,

My Scotia LOC I just got it increased to $57,900. Scotiabank has a neat tactic. You can apply for as many VISA products that they have and get them merged into your line of credit.

I originally got approved for $34,400 with Scotia ULOC. After that I got $16,500 approval in a Scotia Momentum Visa and a $7,000 approval in a Scotia Value Visa.

I merged the limits to a total of $57,900 on my ULOC at the total rate of 6.7% and closed off the other 2 Visa cards.



As per my other lines, ALL are unsecured. I do have excellent credit with an income of $125,000 and a total of $212,000 in trade lines with a total balance of $14,000 owing- effectively making my utilization ratio 6%.
Haha true. Just looks bigger in scale.
My available unsecured credit is about 100% of my income. But i don’t keep building on it. I have all i need.
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I had a $50k BMO LOC for about 10 yrs. Bank Prime + ~2.75% if I remember correctly. Inactive for about 2-2.5 yrs and BMO closed it without checking with me first about 6 months ago.
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Jul 25, 2015
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I have had a ULOC at vancity for 7 years now. 25k for prime plus 3%. Never used it. Still there.
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Professional students get $300k unsecured at prime -0.25% lol... Go to the bank, smack down the admission letter, and no questions asked. They might also do a soft check at some point since you sign a paper authorizing that.

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