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Mr Kramer said that new mortgage book selling was up C$2 billion ($1.5 billion) on the prior sequential period but was still lower than a year earlier. CIBC CFO Kevin Glass said in an interviewee that new mortgage book revenues in the third quarter were down more than 40 per cent from a year earlier. At the beginning of the year, Canada adopted new regulations requiring borrower to be screened for their capacity to repay credit at an interest level 200 bps above the real interest level on their mortgage.
The CIBC has seen the greatest effect of change on all of Canada's banks and is most vulnerable to the mortgage markets, with private mortgage loans accounting for a larger portion of its loan portfolio than their competitors. Before withdrawing last year, the firm had increased its aggressive slice of the pie.
Mr Kramer said that the rate of CIBC's turnover increase slowed in line with past forecasts. The CIBC has sought to alleviate its dependence on its home markets by expansion in the US, where it took over Chicago-based PrivateBancorp for $5 billion in June last year. Advantages of this approach were already evident in the last three months with a 295 per cent increase in US results.
As a result, the net profit without one-off effects increased by 20 per cent to C$ 1.4 billion. The CIBC share rose 0.8 per cent at 10:40 ET (1440 GMT) from a 1.1 per cent gain to C$123.26, its highest since January.