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Broker to Govt: make an exception by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-03-06 8:14:31 AM

Any plans to lower the amortization cap on insured mortgages should exempt clients looking to maximize cash flow but well able to qualify for 25-year terms, says one broker lobbying for the more

Borrowers win clarified penalty terms by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-03-06 6:18:05 AM

After class-action suits and a lake of client tears, the federal government moved Sunday to force banks to clarify their prepayment and penalty more

Broker registers new collateral charge concern by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-03-05 2:12:49 PM

Putting aside the usual concerns about collateral charges, a leading broker wants lenders to do something about the associated cost of title insurance – some of his clients paying double what they’d otherwise have more

Brokers help tweak ING HELOC by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-03-02 7:57:40 AM

ING has now made its HELOC available to all broker-partners, after what it terms a successful pilot resulting in tweaks to the more

VERICO: Rumours of my death have ... by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-03-01 3:48:28 PM

It's the broker equivalent of turning lemons into lemonade, with VERICO using rumours about its sale to a competing network to bring an expanding membership even more

Canadian consumers: Thank you, Mr. Bernanke by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-02-29 11:14:47 AM

The U.S. decision to hold short-term interest rates near zero through 2014 – 18 months longer than expected – suggests the Bank of Canada now has little choice but to do the same, giving consumers – and brokers – more time to dally in the current low-rate environment, say more