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Broker: National Bank changes represent necessary paradigm shift by MBN | 2013-10-08 7:38:52 AM

National Bank’s move to efficiency is sending an undeniable message to other brokerages, says one leading broker – one they can’t afford to ignore.read more

Banks not affected by rate hikes... yet by MBN | 2013-10-04 5:34:15 AM

Fitch Ratings released a report Monday stating that the Canadian banks have yet to experience a significant decrease in their mortgage sales, despite the increase in interest rates that many thought would price consumers out of the market; though the agency does believe there is a possibility that the effects will be felt in the months to come.read more

National Bank announces changes to broker services by Justin da Rosa | 2013-10-03 6:41:34 PM

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.read more

Broker takes to the streets to market firm by Justin da Rosa | 2013-10-01 9:29:23 AM

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.read more

Mortgage fraud: Beyond broker control by Justin da Rosa | 2013-09-30 10:08:45 AM

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?read more

CMA awards: Get your ballots in by MBN | 2013-09-29 4:39:22 PM

The Canadian Mortgage Awards are back with a focus on charity and ready to honour this year’s leading industry players. We’re also tipping our hats to the hundreds of others who have claimed trophies over the last eight years, with a retrospective on their continuing contributions to the broker channel.read more

IMBA makes MBLAA recommendations by MBN | 2013-09-27 10:22:37 AM

The Independent Mortgage Brokers Association of Ontario (IMBA) joined the long list of organizations to present its recommendations to those charged with reviewing the Mortgage Brokerages Lenders and Administrators Act of Ontario (MBLAA) – citing a review of education requirements among several other salient issues.read more

Bank of Canada may wait even longer to raise overnight rate by MBN | 2013-09-27 7:41:09 AM

The Bank of Canada may hold off on hiking rates until the U.S. Federal Reserve decides to raise its own, argues Fidelity Investments, giving brokers yet more food for thought on when their market will finally cool down.read more