The Near Prime mortgage from Peoples Bank is a good choice for those who miss the mark for a regular bank mortgage but don’t have major credit problems or need to use their income in a very flexible way. Peoples Bank offers competitive interest rates and a standard 1% setup fee. They stand out because they don’t hike rates for minor issues—if you qualify, you’re likely to get the low rate they advertise. They also have a 30-year payment plan to keep monthly costs down. To qualify, you need fairly good credit, ideally over 650. For more details on the policy or questions, feel free to get in touch.

Note: As of December 2023 Peoples Bank temporarily suspended their alternative mortgages during a system upgrade.

Key details

Max Loan to ValueMax Loan to Value (LTV) is the largest loan you can get based on your home's value. For a $500k house, 80% LTV means you can borrow $400k or pay $100k down. 80% of Home Value
Credit ScoreThe minimum credit score required to qualify. If you don't know your score, reach out and we can help. 600 minimum
Max Amortization 30 years
Mortgage Amount $ 200K - $ 1.25M

Rates and fees

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Disclaimer: This rate table represents the best rates available from this lender. Rates and fees may depend on several factors, such as your Loan to Value, credit history, income, property use, property location, etc. For a precise quote, fill out the form at the bottom of the page for a no-obligation call.

More information

Purchase Refinance Equity Takeout Debt Consolidation Home Renovation Loan
Property Types
Detached Semi-detached Townhouse Condo Duplex Triplex Fourplex Manufactured Home Acreage
Prior Bankruptcy Prior Consumer Proposal Foreign Down Payment Gifted Down Payment Holding Company Self Employed < 2 Years

This section lists what the lender either does accept or they may consider on a case-by-case basis depending on the rest of the application. If it’s case-by-case, we try and include a note in the policy details to help give more specific information. But keep in mind alternative (private and ‘b’) mortgages are situation dependent and some of the above items can’t be combined. If you’re unsure or have a question, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page or speak with your mortgage professional.

About the Lender

Also known as Peoples Trust, this bank offers a variety of financial services, including residential and commercial mortgages. Its residential mortgage division includes a robust alternative lending program, serving borrowers who may not qualify for traditional mortgage products, thus expanding the availability of home financing in Canada.

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