Features

  • The Pros and Cons of Broker Hubs by | 08 Jul 2010

    As lenders increase their minimum volume requirements and efficiency ratios, mortgage brokers are pooling their office deals to take advantage of favourable fees and to continue their relationship with preferred lenders. Gina Monaco takes a look at the pros and cons of this growing trend. read more

  • Simply the Best by | 08 Jul 2010

    The fourth annual CMP Canadian Mortgage Awards could almost be named the Oscars for the mortgage industry, where the best of the best came out to celebrate and share their success among their esteemed colleagues; and focus on a bigger and brighter future read more

  • What lenders are looking for by | 04 May 2010

    Erin Letson talks to CMA-nominated lender BDMs and underwriters to find out what brokers can do to improve their applications and develop better relationships for the future read more

  • Tapping into credit unions by | 22 Mar 2010

    Credit unions haven't always been seen as broker-friendly, but many are now looking to build business through this channel. CMP gets the lowdown on accessing a flow of funds from this lender category read more

  • Why Canada's housing market didn't burst by | 16 Feb 2010

    The countries may share a border, but the financial crises in the U.S. and Canada are hardly similar. As an associate professor at the University of Western Ontario and a research associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland explains, a comparison of the two markets suggests Canada may have just "got things right" read more

  • Money now or later? The trailer fee debate by Donald Horne | 01 Dec 2009

    There are still only two Canadian lenders offering the trailer fee option, but that doesn't mean it's not being talked about. CMP checks in with brokers to see what they like and dislike about this form of payment read more

  • Superbrokers 2009 by | 18 Nov 2009

    CMP recently polled 14 national brokerages across Canada to uncover what they offer their brokers - everything from compensation to training to ancillary services. Here are the results. read more

  • Lender status cards - do you have yours? by | 22 Sep 2009

    Broker status and incentive programs are becoming increasingly common among mortgage lenders - but what does it mean for brokers? Erin Letson explores what lenders are trying to achieve, why efficiency matters and how to become a status broker read more

  • Saskatchewan: more than just wheat by | 08 Sep 2009

    What's it like to be a mortgage broker in Saskatchewan? Erin Letson checks out the post-boom housing market, upcoming regulations and the overall state of the industry in this oft-overlooked prairie province read more

  • Talking back: The top 10 broker-friendly lenders by MBN | 25 Aug 2009

    For the broker and lender relationship to truly work there needs to be an open line of communication. For that reason CMP, which gave brokers their say in our last issue, now hands it over to the lenders read more