- Report: #556235
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Complaint Review: Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce
Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commercetoronto Sydney, Nova Scotia Canada
Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce CIBC - Canada MORTGAGE RIP-OFF - HOMEOWNERS BEWARE Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
*General Comment: Get used to it
The mortgage broker had informed us that for closing out the mortgage early we would be penalized three months' worth of interest. Why this is permitted I have no idea because it doesn't make much sense to be charged a penalty for paying off a debt. Credit card companies would never get away with this. Nor would any other lending facility. However, the mortgage lenders have been allowed to employ this bizarre practice.
Even more bizarre, however, is the fact some small print on the contract allowed to CIBC to invoke a rather complicated formula that led us to being penalized far mroe than what three months' worth of interest would add up to. Guess how much (hint: better be sitting down when I give you the answer).
Would you believe: $11,000?
This at a time when people are losing their homes through no choice of their own. Imagine the shock when they're hit with such a mortgage "penalty" to boot. But they get away with it because they can.
So homeowners beware of this CIBC rip-off. Write your member of Parliament and complain, otherwise they'll keep on getting away with this because they can.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/18/2010 12:12 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Canadian-Imperial-Bank-Of-Commerce/Sydney-Nova-Scotia-/Canadian-Imperial-Bank-Of-Commerce-CIBC-Canada-MORTGAGE-RIP-OFF-HOMEOWNERS-BEWARE-Sydn-556235. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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