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Market on 'subdued trajectory' by Justin da Rosa | 17/04/2014 10:48:30 AM

ScotiaBank delivered some less-than-optimistic news to mortgage brokers and those who depend on the housing industry for their livelihood.read more

Arrest made in CRA 'Heartbleed' case: Police by MBN | 17/04/2014 10:15:28 AM

A man has been charged in connection with the theft of 900 social insurance numbers from the CRA website, the RCMP reported Wednesday. read more

How to prepare for upcoming anti-spam law by Justin da Rosa | 16/04/2014 4:15:09 PM

A new anti-spam law – that will require express consent of newsletter subscribers – will come into effect July 1, 2014 and brokers who currently disseminate newsletters are scrambling to become compliant. One broker offers his tips.read more

BoC: Residential investment's share of economy to decline by Jamie Henry | 16/04/2014 11:28:22 AM

Real estate investment as a proportion of the overall economy can only go one way, says the Bank of Canada's latest Monetary Policy Report.read more

O'Leary's next reality TV venture? by Jamie Henry | 15/04/2014 3:51:26 PM

Kevin O’Leary left CBC’s Dragon’s Den. But it begs the question: What other reality show would be a good fit for the polarizing Canadian and former industry player?read more

B-21's down payment recommendations by Jamie Henry | 15/04/2014 11:55:30 AM

Brokers are likely breathing a sigh of relief following OSFI’s release of its B-21 guidelines Monday, with one of the only major changes being the office of the superintendent recommending stricter down payment requirements.read more

Mortgage Summit set for May 8 by MBN | 15/04/2014 11:37:03 AM

Mortgage brokers were queuing up for the Mortgage Summit even before organizers were officially ready to launch it; that launch, however, comes today, with the CMP-powered event expected to attract 600 attendees. read more

OSFI releases B-21 draft by Jamie Henry | 14/04/2014 6:55:41 PM

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released its Guideline B-21 Residential Mortgage Insurance Underwriting Practices and Procedures Monday, which include “six fundamental principles for sound mortgage insurance underwriting.”read more