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The Roberts Group joins DLC by WM | 2012-02-03 8:28:34 AM

A pair of mortgage industry veterans have joined Dominion Lending Centres, opening a franchise in the GTA.read more

Mixed reviews for alternative to Realtor referrals by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-02-02 6:26:01 AM

Brokers turning to commission-free realties as a way around the traditional Realtor referral may want to rethink that strategy, said one mortgage professional pointing to his own “mediocre” results.read more

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 direction.read 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, ING.read 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 Inc.read 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 network.read 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 for.read more