🏠 Canadian Mortgage Risk Snapshot - Q4 '22
Big 5 banks’ Q4 earnings reports are out.
Here is an update of the mortgage book. 👇
It is a very Rough estimate, as each bank reports different metrics.
🟦 Big 5 have $1.3 trillion in Canadian mortgages.
🟦 73%~ are Uninsured: $970~ billion CAD.
🟦 Uninsured has less than 5% with FICO<650.
🟦 Uninsured has less than 1% with a low FICO / high LTV ratio (FICO<650 and LTV>75%).
🟦 1% of the total Uninsured is $10~ billion CAD.
🟦 15%~ of the total mortgage balance is Condo.
🟦 13%~ of the total mortgage balance is Investment.
🟧 Special notes of variable rate mortgages:
📌 Scotia provides variable rates with variable payments.
Its consumers with variable rate/variable payments have 36% more deposits vs. those with fixed rates.
It seems the extra financial cushion gave those consumers the confidence to choose variable rate/variable payment.
📌 For the variable rates with fixed payments,
The payment will reset at renewal or re-underwritten with 25 years of amortization.
Hopefully the additional time would allow consumers who have reached trigger rates to grow their income.
Sources: banks’ earning reports.