RMG Mortgage Rates & Reviews

This Page's Interest Rates Were Last Updated: January 09, 2023
This Page's Content Was Last Updated: January 09, 2023
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RMG Mortgages

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Residential Mortgage Group at MCAP offers RMG Mortgages through independent mortgage brokers across the country. This means that RMG has outsourced its mortgage sale process to independent mortgage brokers similar to other mortgage lenders like RFA mortgage or Lendwise mortgage.

As a division of the monoline lender MCAP Financial, RMG offers five main products: residential mortgages, cash-back mortgages, bridge financing, mortgage protection insurance, and a special MCAP Safeguard Mortgage unique to RMG.

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RMG’s Residential Mortgages

RMG mortgages come in terms of 1 year up to 5 years. Because the further in the future, the more uncertain the future becomes, commonly, any increase to your mortgage term would result in an increased mortgage rate. In late 2022 and early 2023, we are in a financial situation known as a yield curve inversion. So at this uncommon time, you can find lower rates for longer terms.

You can choose between a fixed or variable mortgage rate, and payment frequencies include the following options to choose from:

  • Weekly
  • Bi-Weekly
  • Semi-Monthly
  • Monthly

Each year, you can prepay up to 20% of your RMG mortgage's original principal without mortgage penalties. RMG mortgages can also be insured by CMHC insurance or private insurers Canada Guaranty or Sagen Canada.

RMG Variable vs. Fixed Mortgage

Like most other Canadian mortgage lenders, RMG offers both fixed-rate mortgages and variable-rate mortgages. It is common for variable-rate mortgages in Canada to have fixed installments. For such mortgages, any increase in the prime rate would result in a smaller part of each installment going toward principal payments. In contrast, any decrease in the prime rate would result in a larger portion of your payment going toward principal repayment.

But RMG variable rate mortgages differ in this regard. Each time the prime rate changes, your installment payment will change for the second payment after the change in the prime rates. Such a mortgage is referred to as an adjustable-rate mortgage by many in the mortgage industry.

Another feature of RMG variable mortgages is that they are convertible mortgages. At any time during your mortgage term, you can convert your RMG variable rate mortgage to an RMG fixed rate mortgage. You can avoid paying any prepayment penalty if your new mortgage has a term equal to or greater than five years.

RMG mortgage rates

Neither RMG nor MCAP advertise their rates on their website. To know their rate, one has to talk to a mortgage broker offering RMG mortgages. To find a mortgage broker who is offering an RMG mortgage you can check the find a mortgage broker page on their website.

Prepayment Penalties

When a mortgage is initiated, RMG incurs some costs, including payment to the mortgage broker and administration costs. RMG, like other lenders, would incur such costs because of the interest it is expected to earn over the mortgage term. If, after closing, the borrower turns around and repays the mortgage, the lender would be losing money.

Thus RMG would limit the prepayment privilege that it offers its mortgage borrowers to 20% of their principal over the course of each year. If you decide to prepay your mortgage beyond this prepayment privilege, you will face prepayment penalties.

RMG Mortgage Break Penalty for closed mortgages
Variable rate mortgageFixed rate
Three months of interestGreater of the three months of interest and interest rate differential

This table does not apply to RMG’s Low Rate Basic Mortgage. This is a variable rate mortgage which has an exceptionally high prepayment penalty equal to 3% of the remaining balance of the mortgage. In exchange RMG’s Low Rate Basic Mortgage offers an attractive rate.

As a result, if you decide to pay back your mortgage, for fixed mortgages, often you have to pay three months of interest if the current rate is higher than or close to your mortgage rates. But suppose current rates are considerably lower than your interest rate, and you want to repay your mortgage. In that case, you have to pay the interest rate differential (IRD), which can become prohibitively expensive.

In short, IRD is the amount of money the lender would lose by getting back the principal you owe and lending it at current mortgage rates for the remainder of your term.

RMG Mortgage Prepayment Calculator

Are you looking to pay off your mortgage early? Or refinance the terms of your mortgage at a lower interest rate? Maybe you sold your home and purchasing a new home, in which a mortgage transfer will apply. Whatever the case, you most likely will have to pay a mortgage break penalty set by your lender. Whatever the situation, our calculator will help you determine the cost to break your mortgage so you can be confident about your mortgage decisions.

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What is the remaining balance on your mortgage?

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What is the term-length and type of your current mortgage?

What is your current mortgage interest rate?

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If applicable, what was the rate discount you received when you signed your current mortgage agreement?

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The day you signed your mortgage, your lender may have provided you with a discount. You may be paying 3.25% but the posted rate on that day was 3.75%, a discount of 0.5%. If you are unaware of any discount, you can skip this step.

When did your current mortgage start?

Who is your current mortgage lender?

What is MCAP's current interest rate for a 3-year fixed rate mortgage?

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We have populated this field for you with our most up to date data. For information on why we need this field see Interest Rate Differential
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Your estimated mortgage break penalty is...
$2,437.502.44k

How is my mortgage penalty calculated?

$300,000
Remaining Mortgage Balance
3.25%
Current Mortgage Interest Rate
3/12
3-Months Interest
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$2,437.5
Total Penalty

RMG’s Bridge Financing

A bridge loan is a type of short-term financing that is typically used to finance the purchase of a new home before the borrower’s current home is sold. Bridge loans are usually repaid within a few months when the borrower’s current home is sold, and the proceeds from the sale are used to pay off the loan.

RMG's bridge financing program allows for a maximum term of 45 days or up to 120 days if you collateralize the bridge loan as a second mortgage. All RMG bridge loans above $150,000 must be collateralized as a second mortgage.

With RMG’s bridge loans, you must borrow at least $5,000, while the maximum that can be borrowed is either the greater of:

  • Purchase price - mortgage amount, or
  • Home sale price - existing mortgage balance - 7% of the home sale price (as closing costs)

For example, if your home’s sale price is $500,000 and you have an existing mortgage of $300,000, then the maximum that you can borrow with an RMG bridge loan is:

$500,000 - $300,000 - (0.07 x $500,000) = $165,000

The maximum amount in this example that can be borrowed is $165,000, which must be a second mortgage. This allows a maximum term of 120 days, after which it must be paid back.

RMG’s Cash Back Mortgage

A cash-back mortgage is a home loan that allows borrowers to receive a lump sum of cash at closing. This cash can be used for any purpose, such as making home improvements, paying off debt, or funding a major purchase.

RMG's cash-back mortgage lets you receive up to 3% of your mortgage amount as cash back. However, you can't use the cash back as your down payment, and only insurer-approved new home purchases can qualify.

For example, if your mortgage is $500,000, then the maximum you can receive with an RMG cash-back mortgage is:

$500,000 x 0.03 = $15,000

You can receive $15,000 in cash that can be used for any purpose besides the down payment on the home.

MCAP Safeguard Mortgage

MCAP's Safeguard Mortgage is only offered to RMG borrowers. It's a second mortgage that can be added to an existing RMG mortgage at any time and lets you access your home equity without penalties that you would get from refinancing your mortgage early.

RMG Secure Start

Many mortgage lenders in Canada offer mortgage life insurance, sometimes called mortgage protection insurance, and RMG also provides it for their mortgages. Called RMG Secure Start, it's underwritten by Sun Life and offers the following coverages:

  • Up to $750,000 for mortgage life insurance
  • Up to $4,000/month for mortgage disability insurance

RMG requires you to work at least 20 hours per week to qualify for their mortgage disability insurance. For their mortgage life insurance, the maximum age is 64 years of age.

RMG Mortgage Life Insurance Premiums

Monthly Premium per $1,000 Coverage

AgeSingle BorrowerJoint Borrower
18 - 30$0.10$0.15
31 - 35$0.14$0.20
36 - 40$0.21$0.32
41 - 45$0.31$0.47
46 - 50$0.43$0.62
51 - 55$0.59$0.85
56 - 60$0.80$1.23
61 - 65$1.13$1.70

RMG Mortgage Disability Insurance Premiums

Monthly Premium per $1,000 Coverage

AgeSingle BorrowerJoint Borrower
18 - 30$1.35$2.59
31 - 35$1.76$3.42
36 - 40$2.17$4.14
41 - 45$2.74$5.33
46 - 50$3.45$6.74
51 - 55$4.35$8.43
56 - 60$5.40$10.53
61 - 65$6.45$12.34
66 - 69$7.50$14.46

Reviews

RMG mortgages office in Vancouver has 87 google reviews in which it has an average score of 2.6 out of 5. Their office in Calgary has no google review. Finally, their Toronto office has received a score of 4 out of 5 from 2 reviews. RMG might have many happy customers, but those customers who have made a review on google do not seem very excited about the service they got.

This calculator is provided for general information purposes only. WOWA does not guarantee the accuracy of the information shown and is not responsible for any consequence that arise from the use of the calculator and its results. Any financing products shown are subject to terms and conditions and may not be available in certain regions.