The new OSFI’s stress test rules will make 20% of the mortgage market not qualify or they will have to reduce their mortgage by 18% to qualify. That is before recent and future mortgage rate increases are factored in.
Roughly 80% of new big bank lending in the richly valued Toronto and Vancouver markets is low-ratio mortgage lending
OSFI’s stress test, as proposed, would slash buying power for prime buyers by roughly 18%
For non-prime borrowers, qualifying rates would immediately rocket into the 6% to 7% range
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