BMO Bank of Montreal Changes Mortgage Rates

BMO Continues to Offer Lowest Five Year Fixed Rate

TORONTO, April 15 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal announced today it is changing its residential mortgage rates, effective April 16, 2010.

"Mortgage rates are rising; however, BMO's very popular 5-year fixed Low Rate mortgage with a maximum 25 year amortization is still the lowest in the market," said Jane Yuen, Senior Manager of Mortgages, Bank of Montreal. "Now is a great opportunity for consumers to come in and get pre-approved and locked in at 4.20%. By getting pre-approved, customers have up to 90 days to search for the home of their dreams and take advantage of a guaranteed low rate."

The new rates are:

    
    Fixed Rates:                       To:              Change:
    6 month fixed convertible         4.90%             +0.25%
    6 month fixed open                6.45%              N/C
    1 year fixed open                 6.45%              N/C
    1 year fixed closed               3.25%             +0.25%
    2 year fixed closed               4.00%             +0.25%
    3 year fixed closed               4.60%             +0.25%
    4 year fixed closed               5.59%             +0.25%
    5 year low rate fixed closed      6.10%             +0.25%
    5 year fixed closed               6.10%             +0.25%
    6 year fixed closed               6.10%             +0.25%
    7 year fixed closed               6.85%             +0.25%
    10 year fixed closed              7.05%             +0.35%
    18 year fixed open                8.95%              N/C

    Special Offers*

                                       To:              Change:
    4 year fixed closed               4.44%             +0.25%
    5 year low rate fixed closed      4.20%             +0.25%
    5 year fixed closed               4.70%             +0.25%
    7 year fixed closed               5.35%             +0.25%
    10 year fixed closed              5.50%             +0.15%
    

The interest rate for a fixed rate mortgage is calculated half-yearly not in advance.

*These special discounted rates are not the posted rates of BMO Bank of Montreal. Rates are subject to change without notice and offers may be withdrawn or extended without notice. Refer to our website for current residential mortgage posted rates. Mortgage funds must be advanced within 90 days of the application

Internet: www.bmo.com

SOURCE BMO Financial Group

For further information: For further information: For news media enquiries, please contact: Martha McInnis, Toronto, (416) 867-3996, martha.mcinnis@bmo.com; Sarah Bensadoun, Montreal, (514) 877-8224, sarah.bensadoun@bmo.com

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