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Broker to goverment: Show first; tell later by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-02-01 7:57:08 AM

The government would need to furnish default statistics to justify any move to lower the loan-to-value cap for self-employeds seeking default insurance, said one leading Ontario broker, at the same time media reports suggest the feds are indeed moving in that more

Canada Guaranty poised to grow broker business by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-02-01 6:02:48 AM

Rack another one up for Canada’s “third” default insurer – more specifically another large lender, more

Heaviest borrowers falling deeper in it by CMP | 2012-01-28 5:14:23 AM

Those Canadians who have borrowed the most are falling deeper into the hole, according to new research out this week by CIBC World Markets more

B.C. brokers win Oprah spotlight by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-01-26 6:25:04 AM

A team of Vancouver mortgage brokers is giving the industry a PR boost, at the same time helping a community get its financial act together for a new reality show on Oprah’s OWN more

10-min. max on a lead: top broker by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-01-24 12:00:56 PM

With an increasing number of brokers moving to increase the time they spend with a lead – a way of courting business in a slower sales environment – a high-volume broker is cautioning them to limit that time to no more than 10 minutes, and not the two or three hours even some veterans now allow more

Time to standardize penalty calculations, say brokers by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-01-20 6:47:56 AM

Lenders should be limited to a standardized menu of penalty calculations to avoid the kind of client confusion leading to a class-action suit against CIBC, said one veteran mortgage more

CIBC class action attracts hundreds of inquiries by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-01-19 9:07:26 AM

Lawyers spearheading twin class-action suits against CIBC over “vague prepayment terms” have fielded interest from hundreds of the bank’s mortgage clients -- that as a case management judge in B.C. gets assigned to the legal more

Mortgage brokers rest easy... by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-01-19 8:48:35 AM

Mortgage brokers worried Ottawa is moving to ax the 30-year amortization, rest easy … well, sort more