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MI adds Waterloo brokerage to its stable by | 2011-12-08 9:34:12 AM

Mortgage Intelligence has expanded its presence in the Kitchener-Waterloo area with the announcement that Steve Heimbecker and Concierge Mortgage Group has joined the company. read more

MCAP: ResMor mortgage team to stick around by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-12-06 8:19:03 AM

MCAP is planning to hang onto the “vast majority” of ResMor’s residential mortgage team – its VP of communications suggesting that should give the lender an in with brokers loyal to the departing channel more

The Big Story: Is it time for monolines to take their message to consumers? by MBN | 2011-12-06 6:16:29 AM

A broker names a non-bank lender and the client asks “what if they go out of business?” While brokers say a direct appeal by mono-lines to consumers would only strengthen industry credibility and counter negative perceptions about its lenders, the monolines say the idea has merit, but only if everyone in the channel gets on board with the plan. read more

Paying for errors & omissions by | 2011-12-06 4:24:17 AM

With a spate of E&O claims pinned to private lending deals, brokerages are increasingly straying from their association-endorsed insurers and, as Vernon Clement Jones finds out, shopping around for the best rates, wherever that search takes themread more

The Big Story: Is graduated licensing the answer? by MBN | 2011-12-03 10:29:24 AM

Is there such a thing as too much education? When it comes to the training of new agents and brokers some think that the 2 year apprenticeship before being licensed effectively raise the bar on qualifying standards. Not everyone is in agreement though. Isn’t the system in place good enough? Why are brokers asking for this change and isn’t there already accountability?read more

New courses offer brokers home knowledge by | 2011-12-03 6:05:42 AM

For brokers wanting to learn a little more about the homes they help get mortgages for, a new education series is being offered through CAAMP by a leading home inspection consulting firm. read more