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July 7, 2020
Prospective home buyers feel the heat over new mortgage rules, but all hope is not lost, industry leaders say
Niagara This Week, My Kawartha, Our Windsor, Inside Ottawa Valley, Muskoka Region, Northumberland News, Toronto.com, Waterloo Chronicle, Hamilton News, Guelph Mercury Tribune, TheIFP.ca, Sachem.ca, New Hamburg Independent, Caledon Enterprise, Cambridge Times, Mississauga.com, Perrysound.com, Northbaynipissing.com, Brampton Guardian, Yorkregion.com, Flamborough Review, Simcoe.com, Inside Halton, The Record, Orangeville.com, Durhamregion.com, The Peterborough Examiner, Toronto Star


June 23, 2020
Fewer Canadians will commute to work after COVID-19 lockdown: survey
Exchange Magazine, Canadian Manufacturing, Sing Tao, Insurance Business Canada, MSN Canada, Global News, Newstalk 1010, Global Radio 770


June 8, 2020
Mixed signals? A bank offers a record breaking low fixed mortgage rate just as CMHC tightens lending rules

The Globe and Mail


June 2, 2020
Today’s Show: For-profit nursing homes, property taxes, mortgage penalties, George Floyd, and Green Line LRT project

Danielle Smith Show


June 1, 2020
TD Bank charges $30,000 mortgage penalty to woman forced to sell home due to pandemic

CBC, Wealth Professional


May 21, 2020
If you don’t have rock-solid finances, now is not the time to buy a home

The Globe and Mail


May 1, 2020
Defer your mortgage only if absolutely necessary

Toronto Sun, National Post, Financial Post, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, London Free Press, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, Regina Leader Post, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Sun, Edmonton Sun, Ottawa Sun, The Province, Winnipeg Sun, Canada.com, Windsor Star, Airdrie Echo, Brantford Expositor, Chatham This Week, Chatham Daily News, Clinton News Record, Cochrane Times, Cochrane Times Post, Cold Lake Sun, Community Press, County Market, County Weekly News, Daily Herald Tribune, Delhi News-Record, Devon Dispatch, Drayton Valley Western Review, Edmonton Examiner, Elliot Lake Standard, Fairview Post, Fort McMurray Today, Fort Saskatchewan Record, Gananoque Reporter, Goderich Signal Star, Hanna Herald, High River Times, The Intelligencer, The Interlake Spectator, Kenora Miner & News, The Kincardine News, Kingston This Week, Exeter Lakshore Times-Advance, Leduc Rep, Lucknow Sentinel, The Mayerthorpe Freelancer, Mid-North Monitor, Morden Times, Nanton News, Nipawin Journal, Northern News, North Bay Nugget, Owen Sound Sun Times, The Paris Star, The Peace Country Sun, Pembroke Observer, The Pincher Creek Echo, Record Gazette, The Recorder & Times, The Red River Valley Echo, The Sault Star, Seaforth Huron Expositor, Selkirk Journal, Sherwood Park News, Shoreline Beacon, Simcoe Reformer, Grove Examiner, Standard-Freeholder, Stonewall Argus & Teulon Times, Stratford Beacon Herald, Strathroy Age Dispatch, St. Thomas Times Journal, Beaumont News, The Crag and Canyon, The Graphic Leader, The Londoner, The Observer, The Post, Kingston Whig Standard, The Sudbury Star, Tillsonburg News, Timmins Daily Press, Timmins Times, Todays Farmer, The Trentonian, Vermillion Standard, The Vulcan Advocate, Wallaceburg Courier Press, The Wetaskiwin Times, The Whitecourt Star, The Winkler Times, The Wiarton Echo, Woodstock Sentinel-Review, Cape Breton Post, The Guardian, Journal Pioneer, Saltwire.com, The Chronicle Herald, The Telegram, Edmonton Journal


April 22, 2020
Refinancing your mortgage during the coronavirus pandemic

Yahoo Finance, Yahoo News, Yahoo Movies, Yahoo Style


April 21, 2020
COVID-19 fallout makes a hasty mortgage refinancing tempting — but it could cost you

Toronto Star, BramptonGuardian.com, CaledonEnterprise.com, CambridgeTimes.ca, DurhamRegion.com, FlamboroughReview.com, GuelphMercury.com, HamiltonNews.com, InsideHalton.com, InsideOttawaValley.com, Mississauga.com, MuskokaRegion.com, MyKawartha.com, NewHamburgIndependent.ca, NiagaraThisWeek.com, NorthBayNipissing.com, NorthumberlandNews.com, Orangeville.com, OurWindsor.ca, ParrySound.com, Sachem.ca, Simcoe.com, TheIFP.ca, TheRecord.com, Toronto.com, WaterlooChronicle.ca, YorkRegion.com, WellandTribune.ca, ThePeterboroughExaminer.com, StCatherinesStandard.ca


April 18, 2020
Refinance your mortgage as a cushion against the unknown

Toronto Sun, National Post, Financial Post, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, London Free Press, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, Regina Leader Post, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Sun, Edmonton Sun, Ottawa Sun, The Province, Winnipeg Sun, Canada.com, Windsor Star, Airdrie Echo, Brantford Expositor, Chatham This Week, Chatham Daily News, Clinton News Record, Cochrane Times, Cochrane Times Post, Cold Lake Sun, Community Press, County Market, County Weekly News, Daily Herald Tribune, Delhi News-Record, Devon Dispatch, Drayton Valley Western Review, Edmonton Examiner, Elliot Lake Standard, Fairview Post, Fort McMurray Today, Fort Saskatchewan Record, Gananoque Reporter, Goderich Signal Star, Hanna Herald, High River Times, The Intelligencer, The Interlake Spectator, Kenora Miner & News, The Kincardine News, Kingston This Week, Exeter Lakshore Times-Advance, Leduc Rep, Lucknow Sentinel, The Mayerthorpe Freelancer, Mid-North Monitor, Morden Times, Nanton News, Nipawin Journal, Northern News, North Bay Nugget, Owen Sound Sun Times, The Paris Star, The Peace Country Sun, Pembroke Observer, The Pincher Creek Echo, Record Gazette, The Recorder & Times, The Red River Valley Echo, The Sault Star, Seaforth Huron Expositor, Selkirk Journal, Sherwood Park News, Shoreline Beacon, Simcoe Reformer, Grove Examiner, Standard-Freeholder, Stonewall Argus & Teulon Times, Stratford Beacon Herald, Strathroy Age Dispatch, St. Thomas Times Journal, Beaumont News, The Crag and Canyon, The Graphic Leader, The Londoner, The Observer, The Post, Kingston Whig Standard, The Sudbury Star, Tillsonburg News, Timmins Daily Press, Timmins Times, Todays Farmer, The Trentonian, Vermillion Standard, The Vulcan Advocate, Wallaceburg Courier Press, The Wetaskiwin Times, The Whitecourt Star, The Winkler Times, The Wiarton Echo, Woodstock Sentinel-Review, Cape Breton Post, The Guardian, Journal Pioneer


April 7, 2020
Mortgage experts weigh in on options when refinancing during COVID-19

620 CKRM, Newstalk 610, Newstalk 1010, Global Radio AM 980


March 18, 2020
Canadians seek insurance clarity amid continuing uncertainty

Life and Health Professional


March 9, 2020
COVID-19: What you need to know before cancelling your March Break trip

Huffington Post, Yahoo News, Yahoo Movies, Yahoo Style


March 6, 2020
Some Canadian insurance companies stop coverage for coronavirus-related trip cancellations

Global News, Ottawa Matters, Canadian Underwriter


March 5, 2020
COVID-19 jitters have nervous March Break travellers asking: 'Am I insured?'

Toronto Sun, National Post, Financial Post, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, London Free Press, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, Regina Leader Post, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Sun, Edmonton Sun, Ottawa Sun, The Province, Winnipeg Sun, Canada.com, Windsor Star, Airdrie Echo, Brantford Expositor, Chatham This Week, Chatham Daily News, Clinton News Record, Cochrane Times, Cochrane Times Post, Cold Lake Sun, Community Press, County Market, County Weekly News, Daily Herald Tribune, Delhi News-Record, Devon Dispatch, Drayton Valley Western Review, Edmonton Examiner, Elliot Lake Standard, Fairview Post, Fort McMurray Today, Fort Saskatchewan Record, Gananoque Reporter, Goderich Signal Star, Hanna Herald, High River Times, The Intelligencer, The Interlake Spectator, Kenora Miner & News, The Kincardine News, Kingston This Week, Exeter Lakshore Times-Advance, Leduc Rep, Lucknow Sentinel, The Mayerthorpe Freelancer, Mid-North Monitor, Morden Times, Nanton News, Nipawin Journal, Northern News, North Bay Nugget, Owen Sound Sun Times, The Paris Star, The Peace Country Sun, Pembroke Observer, The Pincher Creek Echo, Record Gazette, The Recorder & Times, The Red River Valley Echo, The Sault Star, Seaforth Huron Expositor, Selkirk Journal, Sherwood Park News, Shoreline Beacon, Simcoe Reformer, Grove Examiner, Standard-Freeholder, Stonewall Argus & Teulon Times, Stratford Beacon Herald, Strathroy Age Dispatch, St. Thomas Times Journal, Beaumont News, The Crag and Canyon, The Graphic Leader, The Londoner, The Observer, The Post, Kingston Whig Standard, The Sudbury Star, Tillsonburg News, Timmins Daily Press, Timmins Times, Todays Farmer, The Trentonian, Vermillion Standard, The Vulcan Advocate, Wallaceburg Courier Press, The Wetaskiwin Times, The Whitecourt Star, The Winkler Times, The Wiarton Echo, Woodstock Sentinel-Review, Global Radio 640


March 5, 2020
Only 40% of Canadians purchase travel insurance despite rising global health risks

Insurance Business Canada, Global News Toronto, Global News Regina, Global News Saskatoon, City TV Vancouver, Breakfast Television Kamloops, Breakfast Television St. George, CTV Edmonton, CTV Calgary, CP24


March 5, 2020
What the Bank of Canada rate cut means for mortgages

The Globe and Mail


March 4, 2020
Cellphones not biggest contributing factor in distracted driving accidents: Safety NL instructor

The Telegram, Cape Breton Post, The Journal Pioneer, The Guardian, The Chronicle Herald


February 26, 2020
Distracted driving surpasses impaired driving as biggest threat in car-related deaths

660 CityNews, CityNews 1130, Kitchener Today, Orillia Matters, Sudbury.com, Barrie Today, Bay Today, Bradford Today, Collingwood Today, Elliot Lake Today, Guelph Today, Newmarket Today, Thorold News, Timmins Today, Halifax Today, Kamloops Matters, Ottawa Matters, Prince George Matters, St Albert Today, TB Newswatch, Soo Today, Airdrie Today, Edmonton CityNews, Toronto Sun, National Post, Financial Post, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, London Free Press, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, Regina Leader Post, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Sun, Edmonton Sun, Ottawa Sun, The Province, Winnipeg Sun, Canada.com, Windsor Star, Airdrie Echo, Brantford Expositor, Brockville Recorder, Chatham This Week, Chatham Daily News, Clinton News Record, Cochrane Times, Cold Lake Sun, Community Press, County Market, County Weekly News, Daily Herald Tribune, Delhi News-Record, Devon Dispatch, Edmonton Examiner, Elliot Lake Standard, Fairview Post, Fort McMurray Today, Fort Saskatchewan Record, Gananoque Reporter, Goderich Signal Star, Hanna Herald, High River Times, The Intelligencer, The Interlake Spectator, Kenora Miner & News, The Kincardine News, Kingston This Week, Leduc Rep, Lucknow Sentinel, Mid-North Monitor, Morden Times, Nanton News, Nipawin Journal, North Bay Nugget, Northern News, Owen Sound Sun Times, The Paris Star, The Peace Country Sun, Pembroke Observer, The Pincher, Creek Echo, Record Gazette, The Recorder & Times, The Red River Valley Echo, The Sault Star, Selkirk Journal, Sherwood Park News, Shoreline Beacon, Simcoe Reformer, Grove Examiner, Standard-Freeholder, Stonewall Argus & Teulon Times, Stratford Beacon Herald, Strathroy Age Dispatch, St. Thomas Times Journal, Beaumont News, The Crag and Canyon, The Graphic Leader, The Londoner, The Observer, The Post, Kingston Whig Standard, The Sudbury Star, Tillsonburg News, Timmins Daily Press, Todays Farmer, The Trentonian, Vermillion Standard, The Vulcan Advocate, Wallaceburg Courier Press, The Wetaskiwin Times, The Whitecourt Star, The Winkler Times, The Wiarton Echo, Woodstock Sentinel-Review, CBC Radio Canada, InBrampton.com, InSauga.com, Toronto Sun, Ottawa Sun, Calgary Sun, Insurance Business Canada, Canadian Underwriter, 570 News Kitchener, CTV Vancouver Island, CP24


February 26, 2020
Five-year mortgage rates could fall 10 basis points in two to three weeks

BNN Bloomberg


February 5, 2020
Financial Infidelity: 1 in 5 Canadians keep financial secrets from their partner

Real Estate Professional, Canadian Real Estate Magazine, Mortgage Broker News, Wealth Professional, CTV News, CTV News Toronto, Newstalk 1010, 24 News, The Loop, BNN Bloomberg, Global Radio 770, CP24, CTV Morning Live, CFAX Live, CTV News Toronto


January 29, 2020
Coronavirus fears help push down mortgage rates

Yahoo Finance, Yahoo News, Yahoo Style, Yahoo Movies, Huffington Post, BNN Bloomberg


January 25, 2020
Target lowest borrowing costs when aiming at a mortgage

Calgary Sun, National Post, Financial Post, Edmonton Journal, London Free Press, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, Regina Leader Post, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Sun, Ottawa Sun, The Province, Toronto Sun, Winnipeg Sun, Canada.com, Windsor Star, Airdrie Echo, Brantford Expositor, Chatham This Week, Clinton News Record, Cochrane Times, Cochrane Times Post, Community Press, County Market, County Weekly News, Daily Herald Tribune, Delhi News-Record, Devon Dispatch, Drayton Valley Western Review, Edmonton Examiner, Edson Leader, Elliot Lake Standard, Fairview Post, Fort McMurray Today, Fort Saskatchewan Record, Gananoque Reporter, Goderich Signal Star, Hanna Herald, High River Times, Hinton Parklander, The Intelligencer, The Interlake Spectator, Kenora Miner & News, The Kincardine News, Kingston This Week, The Lacombe Globe, Exeter Lakshore Times-Advance, Leduc Rep, The Mayerthorpe Freelancer, Mid-North Monitor, Morden Times, Nanton News, Nipawin Journal, North Bay Nugget, Owen Sound Sun Times, The Paris Star, The Peace Country Sun, Pembroke Observer, The Pincher Creek Echo, Record Gazette, The Recorder & Times, The Red River Valley Echo, The Sault Star, Selkirk Journal, Sherwood Park News, Shoreline Beacon, Simcoe Reformer, Grove Examiner, Standard-Freeholder, Stonewall Argus & Teulon Times, Stratford Beacon Herald, Strathroy Age Dispatch, St. Thomas Times Journal, Beaumont News, The Crag and Canyon, The Graphic Leader, The Londoner, The Observer, The Post, Kingston Whig Standard, The Sudbury Star, Tillsonburg News, Timmins Daily Press, Todays Farmer, The Trentonian, Vermillion Standard, The Vulcan Advocate, Wallaceburg Courier Press, The Wetaskiwin Times, The Whitecourt Star, The WInkler Times, Woodstock Sentinel-Review, 680 News, 660 News, 570 News


January 20, 2020
Many Canadians would trade mortgage advice for cheaper rates

BNN Bloomberg, Mortgage Broker News, Rep Magazine, InBrampton.com, InSauga.com, InHalton.com, InTheHammer.com, Digital Journal


December 14, 2019
Christmas Budgeting Tips from Credit Counselling Service

Soo Today


November 28, 2019
Holiday Spending - Black Friday

Sirius XM - Canada Now, AM 980 London


November 7, 2019
Christmas Spending Could Drop This Year As Canadians Grapple With Debt

Huffington Post


November 6, 2019
Canadians will spend over the holidays without plans to repay debt

Wealth Professional, Newstalk 770, 630 CHED, 680 News


November 5, 2019
Impulse shopping could land Canadians with "holiday hangover"

Yahoo Movies, Yahoo Finance, CTV News, Global Calgary, CTV Toronto, CTV Winnipeg, CTV Montreal

RATESDOTCA press releases

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June 23, 2020
A Quarter Fewer Canadians Will Commute to Work After the COVID-19 Lockdown Lifts: New Survey
Link to press release


March 4, 2020
Only 40% of Canadians Buy Travel Insurance Even as Threats to Health Continue to Emerge Around the Globe, New Rates.ca Report
Link to press release


February 26, 2020
Forty per cent of Canadians believe distracted driving is the number one cause of car-related deaths, national survey reveals
Link to press release


February 5, 2020
Cost of Love in Canada 2020: Nearly One in Five Canadians Admit to Financial Infidelity, National Survey
Link to press release


January 20, 2020
Two Out of Three Mortgage Shoppers Would Sacrifice Traditional Mortgage Advice for a Lower Rate, New Survey
Link to press release

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