May 25, 2022
Dwello

Should you pay rent by credit card or BNPL loan?

Talk about a triple whammy. The economy got hit by the Covid-19 related shutdowns. Then in 2022 the war started in Ukraine, having a ripple effect throughout the globe oil prices and grain shortages. The last nail in the figurative coffin seems to be the inflation. Food prices have jumped […]
May 17, 2022
Dwello

Tenancy agreements and related resources from Canadian provinces

Here are some resources for operating a residential rental property in the provinces and territories of Canada. Renting resources in Alberta. Residential tenancy agreement in British Columbia Residential tenancy agreement in Ontario Residential tenancy agreement in Manitoba Resources in Saskatchewan Leases in Quebec Residential tenancy forms in Nova Scotia Residential […]
March 11, 2022
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Dwello in the news: New payment solution helps Canadian renters improve credit score

Toronto, March 11, 2022: Dwello Inc announced today the launch of a new rent payment platform. This is a key stage in realizing Dwello’s mission of helping all Canadians get equitable access to credit. Renters can sign up for free to pay rent through Dwello’s payment platform. Their rent payments […]
August 24, 2021
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Bottom 5 neighborhoods in the GTA, rated on safety risk

Safety is a key consideration for a renter. We looked at the crime data (including serious traffic incidents) across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to score each of the 140 neighborhoods on safety. We looked at data the last five years and rated some factors as more serious than others […]
August 4, 2021
Safe neighborhoods

Top 5 neighborhoods in the GTA rated on safety

Safety is a key consideration for a renter. We looked at the crime data (including serious traffic incidents) across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to score each of the 140 neighborhoods on safety. We looked at data the last five years and rated some factors as more serious than others […]
May 16, 2021
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How do immigrants build a good credit score when they lack credit history in their new country

Moving to a new country is exciting. There are new relationships to build, places to explore, and much to do to establish yourself in a new land. Among all the challenges, there is one which is fundamental to your new life but its ramifications are not obvious. This is your […]
May 11, 2021

Renting with pets: 9 tips to have a stress-free move to your new rental

A pet is family and we need to look out for their needs. Here are some tips to help your pet have a stress-free experience when you rent a new unit. Rent with your pet in mind: The biggest tip is to consider your pet’s needs before you sign the […]
May 11, 2021

Can paying rent on time boost credit scores for tenants?

There are 4.2M rental units in Canada. Half of these are rented by households with annual income under $50K. The average household in this group makes about $35K/year and spends about 34% of the income on rent. For the households in the lowest quartile, the portion of income that goes […]
May 11, 2021

10 questions to ask a prospective landlord before submitting a rental application

It’s a buyer’s market in the pandemic era for those looking for a new home to rent. With landlords eager to bring in tenants, rents have gone down anywhere from 10-25% in some metropolitan areas. Even so tenants need to be careful before signing the lease. One must of course […]
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