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'Rate-less' website pays off by Nestor Arellano | 2012-11-17 5:08:00 AM

A year after he decided to remove rate charts from his website in favour of “more quality content," a Vancouver broker is billing his increased traffic as proof of a winning more

Debt sidelining homeowner dreams by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-11-15 6:17:40 AM

A new report detailing a rise in unsecured credit is providing fodder for brokers concerned Ottawa has erred in focusing on more

Association membership should have its privileges: broker by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-11-15 5:58:51 AM

It may be the ultimate in big-sky thinking, with one veteran suggesting brokers should ultimately be able to access preferred status with lenders based on their membership in CAAMP or any other industry association – something that could dispense with the need for pooling and, ahem, broker more

Credit unions identify new B20 perils by Nestor Arellano | 2012-11-10 6:43:34 AM

The national trade association of credit unions is offering fresh criticism of OSFI lending guidelines, suggesting the rules unfairly limit mortgage access for immigrants, low-income, rural and Aboriginal more

Private lenders could jack E&O rates for brokers by Nestor Arellano | 2012-11-09 8:41:16 AM

He’s not discouraging them, but an E&O insurance broker is warning mortgage professionals about the costs associated with their expansion into private lending – a move that could raise their insurance premiums by as much as 90 per more

Brokers defends position on representing private lenders by Nestor Arellano | 2012-11-08 9:24:18 AM

It may go against the grain of many brokers, but one seasoned mortgage professional makes it clear to borrowers that he represents the lender in private deals and not, in fact, more