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Canadian mortgage amortization (6 Legacy Votes)

How about adding Canadian mortgage amortization functionality to Quicken for Mac 2018! We had it for Quicken for Mac 2007. Now over 10 years ago! Really?
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  • mshigginsmshiggins SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2018
    Can you explain how a Canadian mortgage differs from a US mortgage?
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  • Unknown Member
    edited April 2018
    Mostly in term of duration I believe. 2, 3, and 5 year terms are common in Canada but payments are amortized over 25 years (mostly, but can be as long as 30 years). The result is the mortgage needs to be refinanced at the end of term at a then prevailing interest rate. Unlike a US mortgage that might match term and amortization proving more certainty of payments and principal balances from time to time.
  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2018
    I believe there is also a difference in the way interest is calculated, e.g. compounded vs not, or periods used for compounding.
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  • Unknown Member
    edited April 2018
    Not certain about in the US but in Canada mortgage interest is calculated semi-annually. So one must calculate an effective rate of interest that matches the payment frequency. This was all done (calculated automatically) in Quicken for Mac 2007. It would be great if this was programmed in to Quicken for Mac 2018. Please!
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  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 15
    This is absolutely needed. Because this is a request for a Canadian specific feature you should not expect a lot of votes to show up BUT this is about accurate calculation. It was available in QM2007 and earlier. It should be re-implemented. We Canadians need accurate mortgage calculations too, regardless of the number of votes. This affects ALL Canadian users that record mortgages in QMac.
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  • TommyFMTommyFM Member
    I can't believe this doesn't exist already. It's basic functionality. If you're going to market a Canadian financial product, it absolutely should reflect Canadian standards. To say that more "votes" are required before core functionality is even considered for introduction into a product is ridiculous.

    This is a significant flaw in the product, not merely a suggestion for potential improvement.
  • UKRUKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'll add my 2cents (US) ...
    I think it would be a helpful addition to our Canadian customers' Quicken versions, both Mac and Windows, if the Loan Wizard would correctly support the specifics of a Canadian mortgage.

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  • Unknown Member
    Quicken is sold in Canada and I would expect that it's Canadian version contains the features matching the Canadian market. Selling the US version just rebranded is wrong. The mortgage issue is just one. To this date Canadian version doesn't support multi currency that is very common for Canadian users. Charging the full value and labeling basic functionalities as the "ideas" for enhancement is wrong.
  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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