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Beating the banks by | 2012-03-08 5:49:54 PM

As part of its annual year-end survey, Dominion Lending Centres polled its network in December to find out what brokers from across the country feel are their greatest challenges for 2012. Find out what they plan to do to overcome these challenges and turn them into opportunitiesread more

Home ownership affordability improves by Donald Horne | 2012-03-08 10:52:40 AM

Home ownership costs – driven up by dramatic price increases in Vancouver early last year – continued to drop as 2011 came to a close, according to more

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