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MortgageBrokerNews nominated for COPA award by | 2011-09-30 7:27:28 AM has been named a finalist for the 2011 Canadian Online Publishing Awards, receiving the nod in the Best E-newsletter category for B-to-B magazines. read more

Vancouver brokers eyeing Alberta opportunites by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-09-29 11:52:59 AM

It may be a case of thinking the grass is greener on the other side, but a growing number of B.C. brokers are moving to get licensed across the border in Alberta, as originations in their own large markets more

Top Broker: BDMs must evolve into 'educators' by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-09-29 6:41:46 AM

The head of CMP’s “Mortgage Brokerage of the Year” is urging BDMs to embrace an expanded role as educators, a way of increasing their utility to mortgage professionals, looking to grow their own usefulness to more

Fall forecast for GTA brokers: Sunny by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-09-27 5:14:41 AM

If business for Toronto brokers has been down this fall, it may not be for a lack of opportunity, given a 25 per cent jump in home sales for the first two weeks of September, compared to last more

Regulators crack down on rogue brokers by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-09-27 4:58:33 AM

The industry saw a spate of broker suspensions and cease and desist orders this summer, with regulators showing renewed willingness to enforce both the letter and the spirit of the more

Broker: Resist. Resist. Resist by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-09-26 12:17:36 AM

It’s entirely understandable urge. But brokers should resist slashing marketing budgets in this slower market, cautions the head of a brokerage on track to realize a total funded volume of just under a billion dollars this year – in large part because of its own consistent advertising. read more

REMIC, IMBA take the re-licensing plunge by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-09-24 2:29:49 PM

Industry trainer REMIC becomes the second provider to announce FSCO approval for its Ontario mandatory re-licensing course – following IMBA’s announcement and likely just ahead of two more