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Report: Tighter mortgage rules threaten key industry by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-02-18 8:12:36 AM

A broker channel report is now documenting what could well be at stake with further tightening of the country’s mortgage rules -- detailing the economic impact of the housing and mortgage industry.read more

Canadians losing confidence in economy: RBC by | 2012-02-16 6:15:50 AM

Canadians have lost confidence that the national economy or their personal financial situation will improve any time soon, according to the RBC Canadian Consumer Outlook Index. read more

Housing market to remain steady until 2014: CMHC by | 2012-02-15 2:53:47 AM

While many in financial circles continue to call for a correction to Canada’s housing market, the crown corporation which insures mortgages is predicting two more years of calm.read more

'Key Messages' offer blueprint for government lobbying by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-02-11 7:01:58 AM

Oops. CAAMP may just have eliminated any excuse for not fighting the introduction of tighter mortgage rules, offering all brokers and agents a list of speaking points to present to their MPs, but also the media.read more

Team triumph by | 2012-02-09 10:43:06 PM

Mortgage Brokers Ottawa claims the highest number of mortgage professionals on this year’s Top 50 list. Vernon Clement Jones delves into the reason for that and discovers that there are severalread more

Brokers: CIBC isn't playing fair by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-02-09 8:23:45 AM

CIBC’s move to continue offering stated-income programs through its branches and road reps -- at the same time it kills them at FirstLine -- has added insult to injury, charge brokers, concerned about a loss of competitiveness. read more