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Best Mortgages Saskatchewan (Online) 2020

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Compare the best lenders in this region

Provider Loan Amount Rate Term (Months) Rating
FlexiLoans
$200 - $1,200 25% - 32%  -
$200 - $1,200
PayBright
- 0+ 2 - 60
-
Score-Up
$49.99 - $99.99 0% 12
$49.99 - $99.99
LendCare
- - Up to 60
-
ECN Capital
- - -
-
SimplyBorrowed
$500 - $5,000 - 12 - 24
$500 - $5,000
Pebble Cash
$350 - $1,000 - 2 - 12 weeks
$350 - $1,000
Refresh Financial
$1,600 - $25,000 9.47% - 20.07% APR 36 - 60
$1,600 - $25,000
GoPeer
$1,000 - $25,000 7.5% - 31.5% APR 36 - 60
$1,000 - $25,000
North’n Loans
$100 - $1,500 - -
$100 - $1,500
MDG
Up to $3,200 - -
Up to $3,200
Loan or Credit
$100 - $25,000 +4.9% -
$100 - $25,000
Instant Payday Canada
- 15% - 19% -
-
Flexiti Financial
- Up to 35% -
-
FinanceIT
$500 - $100,000  6.99% - 14.99% 12 - 240
$500 - $100,000
Diamond Financial Services
- - -
-
Climb
1800- 2900  15.99% 23 - 36
1800- 2900
Fresh Start Finance
Up to $15,000 29.99% - 46.96% 9 - 60
Up to $15,000
Marble
Up to $20,000 19.44% and 31.90% 36 - 84
Up to $20,000
Money Mart
$1,000 - $15,000 19.90% - 46.90% 12 - 60 
$1,000 - $15,000
Private Loan Shop
$500 - $50,000 15 - 30% -
$500 - $50,000
Progressa
$1,000 - $15,000 19% - 46.95% 6 - 60 
$1,000 - $15,000
Money Provider
$500 - $1,000 28% - 32% -
$500 - $1,000
Loan Express
- - 14 days
-
Lendful
$5,000 - $35,000 9.9%+ APR 36 - 60
$5,000 - $35,000
LendDirect
Up to $15,000 19.99% APR Open-end
Up to $15,000
Health Smart Financial Services
$300 - $25,000 7.95%+ 36 - 60
$300 - $25,000
GoDay
$100 - $1,500 - 14 days
$100 - $1,500
iCash
Up to $1,500 15% - 23% -
Up to $1,500
Focus Financial Inc.
Up to $1,500 Up to 59% APR 14 days
Up to $1,500
DMO Credit
$300 - $1,000 38% APR 3 - 4
$300 - $1,000
Capital Cash
$100 - $1,000 546% APR 14 days
$100 - $1,000
Credit 700
$500 - $1,000 28% - 32%  4 - 5
$500 - $1,000
Credit2Go
$250 - $1,000 29% APR 3 - 4
$250 - $1,000
Ledn
$500 - $1,000,000 12% 12
$500 - $1,000,000
Affirm Financial
$300 - $7,500 29.9% - 39.9% 6 - 60
$300 - $7,500
310 Loan
$50 - $1,500 - 14 days
$50 - $1,500
Newstart Canada
Up to $20,000 19% - 49% 36 - 48
Up to $20,000
SkyCap Financial
$500 - $10,000 12.99% – 39.99% 9 – 36
$500 - $10,000
Fast Access Financial
$500 – $10,000 Starting at 9.90% 12 - 36
$500 – $10,000
Fairstone
Up to $35,000 26.99% – 39.99% 6 - 60
Up to $35,000
Lamina
Up to $1000 30% 3 - 5
Up to $1000
Loans SOS
Up to $5,000 60% 6 - 60
Up to $5,000
Cashco Financial
Up to $7,000 - 6 – 60
Up to $7,000
UrLoan
$500 - $2,500 29% - 46.95% 6 - 36
$500 - $2,500
Loan Me Now
$500-$1000 28%-32% 3
$500-$1000
Captain Cash
$500 – $750 28% – 34.4% 3
$500 – $750
Urgent Loans
$300 - $1500 27% - 35% 3 - 4
$300 - $1500
easyfinancial
$500 - $35,000 29.99% – 46.96% 9 - 60
$500 - $35,000
Cash Money
$50 – $10,000 - Up to 62 days
$50 – $10,000
Speedy Cash
Up to $1,500 15% - 23% 14 days
Up to $1,500
Provider Loan Amount Rate Term (Months) Rating
BarterPay
- 0.9% - 12% 6 months - 5 years
-
Clearbanc
$10,000 - $10,000,000 6% - 12.5% -
$10,000 - $10,000,000
GE Capital
- - -
-
We Can Financial
- - -
-
Wajax Equipment
- - -
-
Key Equipment Financing
- - -
-
Corl
$10,000 - $1,000,000 - -
$10,000 - $1,000,000
Yellowhead Equipment Finance Ltd
- - -
-
Specialty Truck Financing
- - -
-
Travelers Financial
- - -
-
Peel Financial
- - -
-
Pioneer Financial Services
$5,000 - $1,000,000 - -
$5,000 - $1,000,000
Polaris Leasing
- - -
-
Patron West
- - -
-
Payability
up to $250,000 - -
up to $250,000
Planet Financial
- - -
-
Rise
Up to $10,000 - -
Up to $10,000
Merchant Growth
$5,000 - $500,000 - 6 - 18 months
$5,000 - $500,000
Onesta
- - -
-
Lionhart Capital
$10,000- $30,000,000 Min 4.95% -
$10,000- $30,000,000
Lift Capital
- - 12 - 120
-
Leaseline
- - 24 to 60
-
Lease Direct
- - -
-
John Deere
- - -
-
Hitachi Capital Canada
- - -
-
Export Development Canada
- - -
-
Essex Lease Financial Corporation
- - -
-
Equilease
- - -
-
Alliance Financing Group LTD
$5,000 - $150,000 15% + 6 - 24
$5,000 - $150,000
CanaCap
Up to $250,000 - -
Up to $250,000
CLE Capital
- - -
-
Canada Equipment Loan
- - -
-
SharpShooter Funding
$5,000 - $150,000 5.49% - 22.79% 12 - 60
$5,000 - $150,000
Meridian Credit Union
Up to $35,000 - -
Up to $35,000
Laurentian Bank of Canada
Up to $250,000 - Up to 10 years
Up to $250,000
HSBC Bank Canada
- - -
-
National Bank
Up to $1,000,000 - -
Up to $1,000,000
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
$10,000+ - Up to 15 years
$10,000+
Scotiabank
Up to $1,000,000 -   Up to 15 years
Up to $1,000,000
Bank of Montreal (BMO)
Up to $500,000 - Up to 10 years
Up to $500,000
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
$5,000 - $10,000 - Up to 7 years
$5,000 - $10,000
CWB National Leasing
$3,500+ - -
$3,500+
Money in Motion
$10,000 - $1,000,000 4% - 14% 12 - 84
$10,000 - $1,000,000
Lease Link
Up to $75,000 - Up to 18
Up to $75,000
FundThrough
$500-$50,000 0.5% weekly 12 week cycles
$500-$50,000
Econolease Financial Services Inc.
$1,000 - $1,000,000 6% - 20% -
$1,000 - $1,000,000
Easylease Corp
Up to $5,000,000 4.5% 24 - 72
Up to $5,000,000
Dynamic Capital
- - -
-
Capify
$5,000 - $200,000 - -
$5,000 - $200,000
Canadian Equipment Finance
$50,000 - $12,000,000 - 24 - 96
$50,000 - $12,000,000
Capital Key
$5,000 - $1,000,000+ - 1 - 60
$5,000 - $1,000,000+
Cashbloom
$5,000 - $1,000,000 - 3 - 24
$5,000 - $1,000,000
BFS Captial
$5,000 - $5,000,000 - 4 - 18
$5,000 - $5,000,000
BDC
Up to $100,000 6.05% + 60
Up to $100,000
Baron Finance
$10,000+ 18% - 22% -
$10,000+
B2B Bank
$10,000 - $300,000 4.70% - 5.45% -
$10,000 - $300,000
iCapital
$5,000 - $250,000 - 3-18
$5,000 - $250,000
Lendified
$5,000 - $150,000 - 3 - 24
$5,000 - $150,000
IOU Financial
$5,000 – $100,000 15% + 12 – 18
$5,000 – $100,000
Company Capital
$5,000 – $100,000 Starting at 6.87% 3 – 18
$5,000 – $100,000
OnDeck
$5,000-$250,000 8% - 29% APR 6 - 18
$5,000-$250,000
Lending Loop
$5,000 – $500,000 Starting at 5.9% 3 – 60
$5,000 – $500,000
SkyCap Financial
$500 - $10,000 12.99% – 39.99% 9 – 36
$500 - $10,000
Thinking Capital
Up to $300,000 - -
Up to $300,000
Provider Loan Amount Rate Term (Months) Rating
Alphera Financial Services
- - -
-
Eden Park
- - -
-
WeFinanceCars
- + 4.9% -
-
Walker Financial Services
- - -
-
Rifco
- - -
-
National Powersports Financing
- - -
-
LMG Finance
- - -
-
Loans2Go
- - -
-
iA Auto Finance
- +8.99% -
-
Gamache Group
- - -
-
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
$5,000 - $10,000 - up to 84
$5,000 - $10,000
Laurentian Bank of Canada
Up to $250,000 - 12 - 60
Up to $250,000
National Bank
Up to $1,000,000 - up to 96
Up to $1,000,000
Desjardins
Up to $100,000 - 6 - 96
Up to $100,000
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
$10,000+ - 12 - 96
$10,000+
Scotiabank
Up to $1,000,000 - up to 96
Up to $1,000,000
Daimler Truck Financial
- - up to 72
-
DealerPlan Financial
- - -
-
Coast Capital
- - -
-
Canada Auto Finance
$5000 - $45,000 4.90 % - 29.95% APR 36 - 72 
$5000 - $45,000
Credit River Capital Inc
- - -
-
Capital Trust Financial
- - -
-
Canadian Truck Loan
- - -
-
Canada Car Loans
- - -
-
Car Loans Canada
$7500 - $59,995 3.95% + 12 - 96
$7500 - $59,995
Car Creditex
- Up to 49.9% -
-
Auto Capital Canada
- - -
-
Carfinco
- - Up to 84
-
Canada Drives
$500 - $35,000 $29.99% – 46.96% 9 - 60
$500 - $35,000
Prefera Finance
Up to $30,000 - -
Up to $30,000
Approve Canada
- - -
-
2nd Chance Automotive
- 4.2%+ -
-
Newstart Canada
Up to $20,000 19% - 49% 36 - 48
Up to $20,000
SkyCap Financial
$500 - $10,000 12.99% – 39.99% 9 – 36
$500 - $10,000
Splash Auto Finance by Rifco
Up to $50,000 - -
Up to $50,000
Carloans411
$5,000 – $40,000 - 12 – 72
$5,000 – $40,000
AutoArriba
- - Maximum 84
-
Provider Loan Amount Rate Term (Months) Rating
Instant Loans Canada
$1,000 - $35,000 - 24 - 60
$1,000 - $35,000
Newstart Canada
Up to $20,000 19% - 49% 36 - 48
Up to $20,000
Fast Access Financial
$500 – $10,000 Starting at 9.90% 12 - 36
$500 – $10,000
BHM Financial
Up to $25,000 - 12 - 60
Up to $25,000
Provider Loan Amount Rate Term (Months) Rating
Mortgage Alliance
- 2.74% - 6.30% 12 - 120
-
Paradigm
- - -
-
Verico
- - -
-
True North Mortgage
- 2.64% - 4.45% 12 - 120
-
Tangerine
$50,000+ 2.74% - 3.49% 12- 120
$50,000+
Think Financial
- - 36 - 60
-
Turnedaway
- - -
-
REICO
- - -
-
Motusbank
- 2.79% - 6.00%  6 - 60 
-
Mortgage Architects
- 2.74% - 3.70% 6 - 120
-
IntelliMortgage
- - -
-
Invis
- 2.69% - 3.95% 6 - 120 
-
Dominion Lending Center
- - -
-
First National
- 2.84% - 7.30% -
-
CMLS Financials
$100,000 - $750,000 - 12 - 120
$100,000 - $750,000
CHIP Reverse Mortgage
min 25,000 4.99% - 5.59% 6 - 60
min 25,000
CanWise
- 2.23% - 4.45% -
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Centum
- 2.89% - 3.79% -
-
Broker Financial Group Inc.
- 2.41% - 3.84% -
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Bridgewater Bank
- - -
-
Provider Services Rating
BDO
Credit Counselling, Bankruptcy, Consumer Proposal
Credit Counselling, Bankruptcy, Consumer...
MNP
Personal Bankruptcy, Consumer Proposal
Personal Bankruptcy, Consumer Proposal...
Full Circle Debt Solutions Inc
Credit Counselling, Debt Management Program
Credit Counselling, Debt Management Prog...
Consolidated Credit
Credit Counselling, Debt Management Program
Credit Counselling, Debt Management Prog...
4Pillars
Debt Restructuring, After Care - Credit Rebuilding Program, Corporate Debt Restructuring
Debt Restructuring, After Care - Credit ...

Buying a home is a major expenditure and is likely the biggest investment you’ll ever make. Given the magnitude of such a purchase, the odds of having enough cash to cover the entire price tag are pretty low. The vast majority of homebuyers in Saskatchewan take out mortgages in an effort to finance a home purchase.

For more information about the cost of a mortgage in Saskatchewan, look here.

As helpful as mortgages are, they can be somewhat complex. Here is everything you need to know about mortgages in Saskatchewan.

Mortgage Pre-Approvals

While not mandatory, it’s generally recommended that buyers get pre-approved for a mortgage before starting their search for a new home. A mortgage pre-approval will help get the ball rolling in the mortgage process and can help you determine exactly how much you’ll be able to afford in a home purchase. That way you don’t waste your time looking at homes that are way out of your budget.

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage will also help you gain a competitive edge when you’re looking at homes you’re interested in. Sellers prefer to deal with buyers who are financially qualified to go through with a deal. If a buyer is unable to follow through with mortgage approval, sellers could wind up back at square one looking for a buyer. And if you’re ever in a multiple offer situation, a pre-approval will come in very handy.

Want to know the difference between being pre-approved and being pre-qualified? Find out here.

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage in Saskatchewan can also help move the mortgage process along faster after you put in an offer for a home. Since you’ve already supplied most of the documents needed for the lender to make a decision about approving your mortgage application, the process can be more streamlined once your real estate deal is in escrow.

Types of Mortgages in Saskatchewan

When you apply for a mortgage in Saskatchewan, it’s important to understand what types of mortgage products that are available.

Conventional mortgages – These types of mortgages require a minimum 20% down payment. Any less than this amount would require you to pay mortgage default insurance, or CMHC insurance, to protect the lender. If less than 20% is put down, this would be considered a high-ratio mortgage, which would require a minimum 5% down payment.

Fixed-rate mortgages – This is a popular option for mortgages, especially among first-time buyers and those who like to have steady, predictable mortgage payments every month. With a fixed-rate mortgage, the interest rate remains the same throughout the term of the home loan, which keeps the mortgage payments unchanged every billing period. This is an attractive option when rates are expected to increase in the near future. In this case, it makes sense to lock in at a lower rate before they rise.

For a more detailed explanation of fixed vs. variable rate loans, check this out.

Adjustable-rate mortgages – Unlike fixed-rate mortgages, adjustable-rate mortgages come with a rate that fluctuates and adjusts every so often. Because of this change in interest rate, mortgage payments can change as well. This is an attractive option because the rate is usually lower than that of fixed-rate mortgages.

However, this rate can and does change, in either direction. Buyers who choose this options are usually those who do not plan to stay put in their homes for very long, which means they can take advantage of a lower rate before the initial introductory period expires and the rate adjusts. However, if rates are expected to increase soon, fixed-rate mortgages may be best.

Bridge loans – People who have bad credit and are not able to get approved for a conventional mortgage may turn to bridge loans, which are designed to provide a short-term solution to consumers by using the equity in their homes to give their credit a boost when conventional lenders reject their home loan applications. Bridge loans provide consumers with the opportunity to access lower interest rates on mortgages in the near future.

Need to know more about short term mortgage financing and bridge loans? Take a look at this.   

Home equity line of credit (HELOC) – HELOCs allow borrowers to borrow money against their home and are also known as second mortgages. These loans work by taking out a new loan on a home that is already mortgaged. By borrowing against the equity in a home, borrowers can access money to be used for other purposes.

Having trouble deciding between a HELOC, refinancing, or a second mortgage? Try reading this.  

Mortgage Payments Options

A mortgage is a type of installment loan, which means the full loan amount is repaid in regular installments until the entire amount is paid off in full by the due date. The most common mortgage payment schedule includes monthly payments, but there are other payment schedules available, including the following:

  • Bi-weekly – Rather than making one monthly payment, you would make two payments per month for a total of 26 payments.
  • Accelerate bi-weekly – This schedule helps to pay the mortgage off sooner and involves making one-half of the monthly mortgage payment every two weeks.
  • Weekly – As the name suggests, a weekly schedule means you would making payments once per week.

Cost of Buying a House in CanadaWant to know how much it costs to purchase a house in your city? Check out this infographic

Credit Score Needed to Get Approved For a Mortgage in Saskatchewan

There are specific requirements needed in order to get approved for a mortgage in Saskatchewan and a good credit score is one of them. In Saskatchewan, the minimum credit score needed to secure a mortgage is generally around the 680 mark. Any lower than that can make it very difficult to get approved for a home loan.

This is why all Canadians should be monitoring their credit scores.

Even if you were to get approved, the interest rate you would be offered would likely be much higher compared to that which would be offered to a borrower with a high credit score.

A credit score is a reflection of a borrower’s financial past. Low scores are usually indicative of a history of missing debt payments, which is exactly what lenders don’t want. In the eyes of a lender, the higher the credit score, the better.

Bad Credit Mortgage Alternatives

Bad credit can get in the way of mortgage approval in Saskatchewan. But luckily, there are alternatives that bad credit borrowers can look into in order to make their dreams of homeownership a reality. Here are some options that may be available to you:

Co-signers – If you are not able to get approved for a mortgage because of your bad credit, getting a co-signer with good credit to sign the home loan documents along with you may be just enough for the lender to approve your application. Co-signers essentially back up the loan in case you ever default on your mortgage payments at some point.

You can also try applying for a guarantor loan.

Bad credit lenders – While conventional lenders require borrowers to have a good credit score, there are lenders out there who specialize in lending money to borrowers with bad credit. Rather than focusing on a person’s credit score, lenders place more weight on other factors, including income and down payment amount.

Improving your credit score – If your credit score is lagging, the ideal situation would be to take the time to improve it. After a few months of being diligent with your credit and your finances, you may be in a better position to apply for a mortgage in Saskatchewan and get approved. To improve your credit score, be sure to keep the following in mind:

  • Make all payments on time and in full every billing cycle
  • Don’t apply for many loans at once
  • Don’t close any credit accounts that still have balances on them
  • Keep old credit lines open
  • Keep your credit card expenditures less than 30% of your credit limit

Being responsible with your credit can help you increase your score within a few months, which can help make it easier for you to get approved for a mortgage in Saskatchewan.

Canadian Credit ScoreLearn more about how your credit score is calculated here

Compare Different Mortgages In Saskatchewan

Just like shopping for other items, it pays to compare different mortgage products from different lenders. This will help you find a mortgage that comes with more ideal terms for your situation. When comparing mortgages, pay attention to the following details:

  • Interest rate
  • Fees
  • Term
  • Amortization period
  • Pre-payment options
  • Early repayment penalties
  • Points to pay down to lower the interest rate

Comparing each of these factors between mortgages can help you choose the one that will be most affordable for you.

Here are some other features you’ll want to see in your 2018 mortgage contract.

Mortgage Amortization Period

You will be given a certain amount of time to pay off your mortgage in full. This is known as the amortization period, and it can vary in length from one mortgage to another. That said, the most common length for an amortization period is 25 years.

You can choose to go with shorter or longer amortization periods depending on your needs. There are pros and cons to each choice, so it’s important to understand them before you make your decision.

Click here for an idea of how long you should amortize your own mortgage for.  

Shorter amortization periods are beneficial in that they allow you to pay off your mortgage in a shorter amount of time. They also involve paying less in interest over the life of the loan, which can translate into thousands of dollars saved. However, shorter amortization periods require higher monthly mortgage payments compared to longer amortization periods.

Longer amortization periods are attractive to borrowers because they require lower monthly payment amounts, which can make buying a home more affordable for many buyers. However, they take longer to pay off and are more expensive overall because of all the interest that is paid over the life of the loan.

What’s the difference between a mortgage amortization and mortgage term? Find out here.

Mortgage Insurance Rules in Saskatchewan

In order to borrow a certain amount of money to buy a home, you will need to contribute a lump sum of money up front first, which is known as the down payment. The amount you put down depends on the amount you need to borrow and the type of mortgage that you are applying for.

As mentioned earlier, a conventional loan, with a less than a 20% down payment, requires mortgage default insurance, which is typically rolled into the mortgage payments. This insurance policy is paid by the borrower but covers the lender in the event that you default on your mortgage payments at any point over the life of your home loan.

Read this to gather more information about high-ratio mortgages and mortgage default insurance.

How to Save for a Down Payment

Saving up thousands of dollars for a down payment can be tough, especially when you consider how expensive homes are these days. But there are things you can do to save up for a down payment if you take the time to do so. Here are a few tips to save up for a down payment to get approved for a mortgage in Saskatchewan :

  • Make saving a priority
  • Cut down on your spending
  • Take a percentage of your paycheck to be put toward your down payment
  • Automate your savings
  • Pay down high-interest debt to free up funds to save for a down payment
  • Borrow from your RRSP account
  • Look into First-Time-Homebuyer Programs
  • Borrow from a family member

Need to know how to borrow money for a down payment? Try clicking here.

Getting The Mortgage You Want

Getting approved for a mortgage is a big deal and a huge feat. But with the right product, some due diligence on your part, and help from the experts, there’s no reason why you can’t secure a mortgage in Saskatchewan. Get in touch with Loans Canada today to find the right home loan product for you.

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