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New stats threaten to scuttle mortgage rule changes by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-03-20 5:04:36 AM

Better-paid consumers may have taken the wind out of the government’s sails as it considers embarking on another round of mortgage rule changes.read more

BMO paying brokers a compliment? by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-03-17 10:54:33 AM

There's always another way to look at something, says one agent, and BMO’s 2.99 may actually be a compliment to brokers – the originators it left behind in 2007 and is now desperately struggling to catch up to.read more

RBC to the rescue ... of brokers? by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-03-15 9:26:08 AM

Brokers may ultimately have to thank RBC for shooting holes in BMO’s 2.99 per cent offer, the biggest of Canada’s big banks running ads critical of the no-frills mortgage.read more

Rate-site brokers draw the line by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-03-15 7:11:59 AM

Any controversy aside, brokers on the growing number of rate sites are standing firm with their peers this time, refusing to match BMO’s 2.99 per cent – a rate that would see them “working for nothing.”read more

New technolgy added to FNF broker portal by | 2012-03-15 6:12:37 AM

FNF Canada has added new technology to its file management tool for brokers accessing its appraisal and mortgage closing services.read more

Brokers need to know their clients, says insurer by Caitlin Nobes | 2012-03-15 2:53:56 AM

Mortgage brokers can help fight fraud by checking their client’s backgrounds, says a title insurance provider, which investigates $120,000 of suspected mortgage and title fraud every day.read more

Brokerage benefits from RBC? by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-03-13 2:54:17 PM

Try not to snicker, but one brokerage has found a way to piggyback off of RBC’s success, relocating to a storefront the bank only recently vacated after 30 years.read more