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Bank of Canada raises alarm on condo overbuilding by Nestor Arellano | 2012-12-11 5:08:27 AM

Those constantly multiplying construction cranes marring the downtown Toronto office window view could be harbingers of “severe economic shocks” for Canadians, according to the latest report from the Bank of Canada which raised warnings of overbuilding in the condo sector.read more

Do you want a credit card with that? by CMP | 2012-12-09 6:03:06 AM

A credit card branded with a broker network’s name? Bad idea, say some brokers, but not John Dearin, he and thousands of others welcomes this latest development.read more

Paradigm Quest president in Canada’s top 100 most powerful women list by Nestor Arellano | 2012-12-08 9:55:03 AM

Kathy Gregory, founding president and CEO of mortgage services firm Paradigm Quest, was named by the Women Executive Network (WXN) as one of the country’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women for 2012.read more

CIBC report confirms FirstLine revenue slide by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-12-08 6:23:31 AM

CIBC’s annual report is now pegging a dollar figure to the closure of FirstLine, the move appearing to cost the bank $20 million in revenue for fiscal 2012.read more

Mortgage industry headed for national licensing: broker by Nestor Arellano | 2012-12-07 6:24:27 AM

A seasoned broker foresees and, indeed, welcomes the mortgage industry’s move towards a national licensing regime, pointing to the development of a regulatory council.read more

Flaherty 'happy' about slowing market by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-12-07 12:57:14 AM

Jim Flaherty’s reaction to a cooling real estate market may be the polar opposite of most brokers, with the finance head suggesting he’s “happy” about the slowdown.read more

Web, social media help power Centum’s growth by Nestor Arellano | 2012-12-04 6:33:42 AM

An aggressive online and social media strategy has helped Centum post a volume growth of 13.3 per cent in 2012 despite a challenging economic and lending environment.read more