Interest Rate Lowered to 1.50%

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Original content by Gina Burgio

The Bank of Canada on Tuesday cut its key lending rate by 75 basis points to 1.50%, more than many economists had expected.  This is the lowest since 1958.

Lower interest rates, if passed on by the commercial banks, encourage businesses and households to borrow and spend for expansion and consumer goods, thereby stimulating economic activity.

The interest rate cut today by the Bank of Canada was this biggest cut since October 2001.

The record low for Canada's key rate was 1.12 percent in 1958, a time when it was based on treasury yields rather than actions by policy makers.

The bank's next scheduled date for setting interest rates is Jan. 20.



Gina Burgio

Gina Burgio, Mortgage Agent
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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