Justin da Rosa

Justin Da Rosa is a journalist with Canadian Mortgage Professional.

Contact:
Justin.DaRosa@keymedia.com

  • Laurentian Bank does away with in-house specialists

    With the announcement from Laurentian Bank that they are doing away with their mobile mortgage representatives, brokers in Quebec believe the reduced competition will make it easier to do business with the bank.

  • Broker teams up with CMHC to offer marketing seminars

    A leading broker has teamed up with CMHC to offer marketing lessons – and it’s word of mouth that he believes should be every industry player’s primary focus.

  • Brokers react to National Bank compensation changes

    National Bank announced changes to the compensation structure of its broker services this week and broker opinions diverge among those who say they won’t be affected and those who feel it will impact their decision to use the bank’s services.

  • Equity Financial announces leadership change

    Burgeoning alternative lender, Equity Financial Trust, announced Thursday that CEO Nick Kypriano has been replaced by Michael Jones, who will assume the role of president of Equity Financial Trust, effective October 7.

  • National Bank announces changes to broker services

    National Bank is effectively overhauling its status and compensation programs for brokers in an effort to better promote efficiency but also as a way of to ensure continued strategically controlled growth through the broker channel.

  • Broker takes to the streets to market firm

    Industry players are turning high-tech – from blogging to Tweeting – to drum up leads, but one shrewd broker is now turning to the oldest of old-school approaches to drum up that business.

  • Mortgage fraud: Beyond broker control

    A disbarred Alberta lawyer has earned a two year prison sentence for committing mortgage fraud, among other felonious activities – and what, if anything could a broker have done to stop her?

  • Lender moves to attract brokers

    British Columbia-based financial services company will shed both its name -- North Shore -- and its “credit union” moniker in a rebranding effort; which may make it easier for brokers to sell clients on its offerings.

  • Brokers call for stricter education requirements

    Brokers, who have dealt with the fallout created by inexperienced peers, are calling for stricter education requirements for incoming mortgage professionals, even as Ontario reviews its regulations.

  • Scotiabank: Market to slow in 2014 but are brokers sold?

    Scotiabank has stared into its crystal ball and seen a slow market in 2014 due to interest rate hikes and stunted job growth, though brokers may not be willing to accept the prophecy as gospel.