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Tuesday, February 13, 2024   /   by Evelyn Lopes

How the Overnight Lending Rate Influences Your Financial World

How the Overnight Lending Rate Influences Your Financial World
Ever stopped to think about how a decision made in a high-level banking meeting can affect your mortgage, your savings, and even your entire financial roadmap? It's pretty mind-boggling when you put it into perspective.

Today, we're going to peel back the curtain on one of the banking world's most influential figures – The Bank of Canada's  Overnight Lending Rate, also known as the Key Interest Rate. Understanding this rate is key to grasping the bigger financial picture.
What is the Overnight Lending Rate?
Simply put, the Overnight Lending Rate is the interest rate at which banks lend money to each other. Think of it as the drumbeat to which the entire banking sector marches. It's not just any number; it's the pulse of the banking system, dictating the tempo of their day-to-day lending.
Recently, on January 24, the Bank of Canada made headlines by keeping this rate steady at 5%. This decision is more signc ...

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