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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

Brokers give gov't failing grade on mortgage policies: Poll by | 2012-05-29 2:27:27 AM

Despite the fact that the recent federal budget left mortgage regulations untouched, are brokers satisfied with how the government has handled the mortgage market? read more

RBC and brokers in the same boat? by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-05-26 3:15:05 PM

Rising revenue, but dwindling profits. It’s the primary challenge facing Canadian mortgage lenders and brokers, and now new results suggest RBC is no more