A financial institution number is a unique 3 digit number assigned to each specific bank or financial institution. This number is used during interbank transactions and can help identify the institution, branch location, and customer account. The TD financial institution number is 004.
When it comes to market capitalization, TD Canada Trust is Canada’s second largest bank. It is one of Canada’s largest mortgage providers and is a participant in the broker channel with 10% market share among broker lenders. They sell their mortgages mainly through its bank branches and mortgage specialists.
Here are several different mortgage products from TD you can choose from:
The TD fixed rate mortgage gives you security knowing that your interest rate won’t increase over your chosen term. You also have the option to prepay up to 15% of the original principal amount on your mortgage once a year without incurring penalty fees. You can choose a term length of 6 month, 1 to 7 years or 10 years.
This is a short term mortgage that is designed to give you maximum flexibility if you are not ready to commit. You have the option to convert to a longer term closed mortgage or continue to keep a 6 month term until you are ready.
The TD 1 year open mortgage gives you the flexibility to make full or partial prepayments on any date without charge or convert to a closed mortgage with a lower interest rate at any time without charge.
With the TD variable 5 year closed mortgage, you get a low variable rate that changes with the TD mortgage prime rate, but the amount of your principal and interest payments will stay the same. With a closed mortgage you cannot prepay, renegotiate or refinance before maturity with exception of its terms. You have the ability to lock in your interest rate by converting to a fixed rate mortgage at any time. The term that you select must be at a minimum the lesser of three years or the remaining period of the original term.
With the TD Variable 5 Year open Mortgage, you’ll get set payments but will have the freedom to increase your payments by any amount at any time, which can save you money on interest. With the variable rate, your interest rate will fluctuate when the TD mortgage prime rate changes. You can also lock In your interest rate by converting to a fixed rate mortgage at any time and your regular payments will stay the same.
The TD Home Equity FlexLine allows you to combine a revolving line of credit with the stability of a Term Portion. The term portion will lock all or a portion of your balance with a fixed closed term of 1 to 5 years or a 1 year fixed open term so you can get regular fixed payments. The revolving portion of this will give you competitive rates based on the TD Prime Rate.
TD mortgage rates are competitive when compared to other banks, but not necessarily other lenders. Rates tend to vary depending on a multitude of factors such as down payment and Loan to Value, term length, and intention for the property, rather than bank to bank. It’s important to shop around and compare mortgage rates from multiple lenders so you can find the best mortgage rate for you.
A change in the prime rate will only affect your mortgage if you have a variable rate, which is quoted to you as prime +/- a percentage. With a TD variable rate mortgage, when the prime rate falls, more of your mortgage payment goes to the principal. If they rise, then more of the payment goes to the interest. The payment remains the same.
The payment remains the same until it hits the trigger rate, which typically would be by the time there are several increases. In this instance, a letter would be sent to you stating that you will need to increase your payment, as the bank foresees the amortization exceeding the original limit. This can be prolonged if you have made lump sum pre-payments and there is some wiggle room available.
A mortgage rate hold is when your lender locks in your quoted rate for a specific length of time. It’s similar to a ‘guarantee’ of that rate if you qualify for it. TD has a rate hold of 120 days.
You can view TD mortgage rates through our rates comparison tool which will always provide you with the most up to date published TD rates.
When it’s time to renew your mortgage, you can start the renewal process up to 120 days before the end of your TD mortgage term. With TD you are also able to renew your mortgage through their EasyWeb Online Banking or their app. It’s advised that you start looking at your renewal options six months before the end of your term, that way you can determine whether you will need to make any changes, such as your term length, payment frequency or rate options. Don’t be afraid to look at other options if your mortgage isn’t working for you anymore. You might be able to negotiate for a lower rate, however you will need to be well qualified and have a solid credit history. It’s best to speak with your mortgage advisor and get their opinion on which mortgage renewal option is best for you.
You can get a mortgage from TD Bank by contacting the bank directly or by speaking to a TD Bank mortgage advisor.
A mortgage broker is a licensed professional who helps you connect with lenders and find the best mortgage offer based on your financial situation and goals. They’ll help you compare mortgage rates and products between different lenders, and also give you the opportunity to speak with an independent mortgage expert. Some lenders might not work with brokers but it might be beneficial for you to speak with one to see what else is available in the market.
You can review the details of your mortgage, along with your bank loans and credit lines from within the TD app. When you log in, choose “My accounts” and then select your mortgage account to view your statements.
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