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OSFI nixes requalifying guideline by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-06-07 8:37:40 AM

From CAAMP’s lips to OSFI’s ear. The federal regulator issued a letter Wednesday clarifying its position on re-qualifying borrowers at renewal -- effectively maintaining the status quo and confirming CAAMP's more

Broker channel clinches 4 spots on Profit 200 by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-06-06 12:58:09 AM

Broker Channel companies are all over the Profit 200 – with four of the industry’s highfliers winging their way to the top half of the list honouring Canada’s fastest growing more

Report: OSFI has the wrong end of the stick by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-06-01 1:48:31 AM

A new report is backing up broker concerns OSFI is about to fix what ain’t broke – this new research identifying already-reduced amortizations, low arrears and high levels of homeowner more

Home prices continue to rise in most cities by | 2012-05-31 3:55:15 AM

Canadian home prices rose in April from March for the second consecutive month, with prices up in nine of 11 metropolitan markets, led by western centres Edmonton, Calgary and more

Brokers keep ties to FirstLine by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-05-31 12:30:09 AM

Make no mistake, FirstLine has suffered a precipitous drop in broker market share, but it nonetheless remained in the top four lenders by funded volume in the last quarter – that despite news CIBC was preparing to sell and was actively fighting to convert more

Mono-lines play David to banks' Goliath by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-05-30 5:47:32 AM

It may be another case of David kicking Goliath’s butt, with mono-lines now taking back some of the business brokers were prepared to send to the banks, according to the latest quarterly report from more