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A Brave New World: How technology is changing the industry by | 2014-01-27 11:18:56 PM

While many have begun to move with technology as it drives businesses forward with new innovations and devices, others have dug in their heels, holding on to a nostalgic idea of an industry that once was. Increasingly, the days of paper applications and fax machines are nearing extinction, and for those who aren’t using today’s technology, they may be too. In this article, Shane Buckingham takes a look at how using the latest tools and technology has changed the industry as a whole and how it has helped those who’ve been able to capitalize on itread more

Recommendation to allow alternative mortgage course providers by MBN | 2014-01-27 12:41:32 PM

CAAMP has been the sole provider of the accredited mortgage broker course for just under a year, but it may not be for much longer, following recommendations that the government take up concerns over whether one provider is more

MBLAA recommendations focus on higher education standards by Justin da Rosa | 2014-01-27 12:40:12 PM

The man tasked with reviewing the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006 (MBLAA) has presented his recommendations to Ontario’s Minister of Finance; with higher educational standards for agents and brokers among his chief more

Millennials more willing to rent? by MBN | 2014-01-24 2:56:30 PM

Traditional thinking among Canadians is that homeownership is favourable to renting; an attitude that has boded well for mortgage brokers who have a large majority of the population looking for mortgages to tap into. But what if attitudes shift and biases toward renting decrease?read more

Deflationary trends created by idling home sales? by Justin da Rosa | 2014-01-23 11:36:33 AM

Brokers may have been right all along in suggesting the government has simply been too aggressive in its efforts to slow down the real estate market, with growing speculation among economists that the BoC will soon have to fight deflationary trends, in part fueled by idling home more

RBC cuts mortgage rates by Justin da Rosa | 2014-01-23 8:53:00 AM

Fears that RBC’s latest move to whittle down its fixed rates will set off the kind of rate war BMO did in 2012 are largely unfounded, argues one broker, suggesting this latest cut is a “marketing ploy.”read more

Another call for region-specific mortgage regulations by MBN | 2014-01-22 9:35:08 AM

Nicolas Marceau, Parti Quebecois finance minister, is echoing similar sentiments to many mortgage brokers: That the Canadian mortgage regulations should be more

Experts: Rates to rise by MBN | 2014-01-21 10:00:37 PM

Experts agree mortgage rates will rise over the course of the next month, despite RBC cutting its rates by 10 basis points over the more