Gina Burgio, Mortgage Agent


TD Bank 1st to Move to Adjust Rates

Three times this month Toronto-Dominion Bank, Canada's second-largest bank, has been first to lower its prime rate following decisions by the Bank of Canada (the central bank) to lower its overnight rate. Toronto-Dominion's biggest rivals followed suit the same day.

For example, on Oct.8, TD Bank was the first to announce a cut that day with a statement at 1 p.m., followed by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) 43 minutes later. Royal Bank of Canada, the country's largest bank, was next at 2:32 p.m., followed by Bank of Nova Scotia and Bank of Montreal.

Two days later, the banks reduced their rates again following the federal government agreement to buy as much as C$25 billion of bank mortgages. TD was first, announcing a 15 basis-point cut at 12:31 p.m., followed by Scotiabank at 1:23 p.m.

The Canadian Banks broke with tradition on Oct. 8, lowering their prime rate by 0.25%, short of the Bank of Canada's 0.50% cut.

TD Bank led again on Oct. 21. following a 9 a.m. Bank of Canada announcement of a 25 basis-point cut. TD cut its prime rate 35 basis points at 4:15 p.m. Canada's five other largest banks followed over the next 48 minutes.

What does all this mean for the consumer? At the end of the day, none of these banks gain much advantage by cutting first because new rates don't go into effect until the next day.

Canada's six largest banks are now offering the same prime rate of 4 percent.

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Each VERICO Broker is an independent owner operator.

Comment balloon 2 commentsGina Burgio • October 30 2008 05:59AM



Att: RBC Bank President Gordon Nixon - Salary - 11.73 Million!!


I'm a commercial fisherman fighting the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC Bank) over a $100,000 loan mistake. I lost my home, fishing vessel and equipment. Help me fight this corporate bully by closing your RBC account.


There is no monthly interest payment date on the contract.
Date of first installment payment (Principal + interest) is approximately 1 year from the signing of my contract.
Demand loan contracts signed by other fishermen around the same time showed a monthly interest payment date on their contract,(agreement).
The lending policy did change at RBC from one payment (principal + interest) per year for fishing loans to principal paid yearly with interest paid monthly. This lending practice was in place when I approached RBC.
Only problem is the loans officer was a replacement who wasn't familiar with these type of loans. She never informed me verbally or in writing about this new criteria.


Phone or e-mail

RBC President, Gordon Nixon, Toronto (416)974-6415
RBC Vice President, Sales, Anne Lockie, Toronto (416)974-6821
RBC President, Atlantic Provinces, Greg Grice (902)421-8112
RBC Manager, Cape Breton/Eastern Nova Scotia, Jerry Rankin (902)567-8600
RBC Vice President, Atlantic Provinces, Brian Conway (902)491-4302
RBC Vice President, Halifax Region, Tammy Holland (902)421-8112
RBC Senior Manager, Media & Public Relations, Beja Rodeck (416)974-5506
RBC Ombudsman, Wendy Knight, Toronto, Ontario 1-800-769-2542
Ombudsman for Banking Services & Investments, JoAnne Olafson, Toronto, 1-888-451-4519

"Fighting the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC Bank) one customer at a time"

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