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Canada Guaranty insurance now available through MCAP by MBN | 2013-11-26 10:19:53 AM

Canada Guaranty announced Monday that its mortgage insurance products will now be available through MCAP; adding another selling point to the independent mortgage company’s repertoire.read more

Usual breakdown missing from CAAMP report by Justin da Rosa | 2013-11-21 8:00:45 AM

CAAMP released its fall report earlier this week indicating that brokers have enjoyed an increased market share compared to their banking counterparts; but missing from this year’s survey is the usual breakdown into new originations and renewals. MortgageBrokerNews.ca asked the economist behind the report to explain.read more

Flaherty stokes fears once again by MBN | 2013-11-19 9:35:10 AM

Once again, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has stoked the industry’s fears by stating that the Canadian government is willing to intervene if the housing market is viewed as a threat to the Canadian economyread more

Association beefs up membership by Vernon Clement Jones | 2013-11-18 11:18:06 AM

The country’s newest mortgage broker association has spent its first few weeks beefing up membership rolls, setting an ambitious target for its fast approaching first quarter.read more

No need to rush home purchases, says brokerage by MBN | 2013-11-13 6:51:33 AM

Canadalend.com has now released its take on the long-term viability of variable rate mortgages, suggesting they represent the safest harbour for first-time homebuyers looking to get into the market.read more

Bank economist offers key forecast by Justin da Rosa | 2013-11-12 11:53:16 AM

One leading economist is offering both good and bad news for brokers concerned about the immediate future of home sales as interest rates tick higher and buyer appetite seems more and more uncertain. read more

Brokers call for region-specific lending rules by Justin da Rosa | 2013-11-11 6:08:20 PM

The general consensus among brokers is that government tinkering with lending rules is an unwanted annoyance; but do brokers in smaller markets have it worse than others?read more