The penalty can range from three months’ interest with a variable mortgage to a more significant interest rate differential penalty with a fixed mortgage. It allows you to access up to 80% of your home’s value, minus whatever outstanding mortgage balance you may currently have.All HELOCs are variable mortgage rates and come with a slightly higher interest rate than a traditional 5-year variable mortgage rate.
” If you’re in this situation, a debt consolidation loan may be the answer.
With a consolidation loan, you can consolidate and pay off debt, and get out of debt faster.
With this option, you only make one reduced payment per month.
By lowering your monthly payment and consolidating multiple payments into one, you are more likely to make every payment on time and in full.
Refinancing requires you to break your mortgage term early and consolidate your mortgage and other debts into one loan of up to 80% of your home’s value (otherwise known as the LTV, Loan-to-Value ratio).
Since you are breaking a contract, you will incur a penalty.
Consolidation loans in Canada are available at banks, credit unions and finance companies.
You can apply for an unsecured or secured consolidation loan (for example obtain a second mortgage to pay off credit card debt).
You can then apply the extra money you’ve made available toward your debt freedom and retirement saving.
1 The above monthly payment does not include taxes and insurance.
This will improve your credit score, giving you greater options with lenders in the future.