Entries by Kim

Government of Canada’s consultation on lowering the criminal rate of interest

This past August, the Government of Canada launched its anticipated consultation paper to seek feedback from stakeholders and vulnerable members of the public on the criminal rate of interest and the availability of high-cost installment loans often offered by alternative lenders. While the Government of Canada’s policy goal has not resulted in a new criminal […]

CARR releases anticipated CDOR loan fallback language

On August 3, 2022, the Canadian Alternative Reference Rate working group (CARR) published the highly anticipated recommended fallback language for loan agreements (the Recommended Language) that use the Canadian Dollar Offered Rate (CDOR) as the interest rate benchmark, together with a white paper that provides an overview of the language (the White Paper). The Recommended Language was […]

Margill’s CEO accepts 5-minute video challenge

Margill’s CEO, Marc Gelinas, was recently put to the challenge to make a video to show most of the main features of the Margill Loan Manager software.  Knowing that the software contains  more than 600 000 lines of code, and knowing that nowadays, everything needs to be short and sweet in order to keep the […]

Survol des régimes fédéral et québécois de protection des consommateurs de certains produits et services financiers

Le 30 juin prochain entrera en vigueur le nouveau Cadre de protection des consommateurs de produits et de services financiers et son règlement. Dans ce bulletin, on présente certaines des règles intégrées au Cadre, sous la perspective de règles similaires applicables au Québec en matière de protection des consommateurs de services financiers. Ce bulletin présente également certaines des […]

Happy Holidays!

The entire Margill team wishes you, in spite of the current exceptional situation, a very Happy Holiday Season.  May 2022 be filled with happiness and health!

Webinar – What’s New in Version 5.3

In this webinar, we are looking into what’s new in version 5.3 including increased automation and customization. This is followed by a sneak peek at upcoming version 5.4 (available in November 2021), again with new automation aspects as well and many features you asked for. Finally, we go over some aspects of the software that […]

What’s criminal? Lenders beware – amendments to Criminal Code under Bill C-274

An Act to amend the Criminal Code Bill-C-274 (the Bill) entered first reading in the House of Commons on May 11, 2021. The Bill would amend1 the definitions of “criminal rate” and “interest” in subsection 347(2) of the Criminal Code, while also repealing section 347.1, which had allowed certain exceptions for payday loans. The Bill will be […]