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Gord Pipkey: a profile in success by John Tenpenny | 2011-07-22 7:11:10 AM

Most people would expect that a broker who does more than $260 million in volume in one year wouldn’t have much of a social life and perhaps would be in danger of burning out, but that’s surprisingly not the case for Gord Pipkey, this year’s No. 1 on the Top 50 Broker list.read more

Coast Capital answers broker concerns about access by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-07-21 6:37:21 AM

A lender increasingly considered Vancouver’s rate leader is addressing broker concerns around access – in a number of cases only being won through co-brokering.read more

Williamson: Brokers beware of disintermediation by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-07-21 4:35:47 AM

Macquarie and Concentra may only have been the first, with broker trainer Greg Williamson identifying “disintermediation” as a growing industry trend. In common parlance that means lenders are looking for ways to cut out the middleman and beat a direct path to the customer.read more

myNext moves to fill Macquarie/Concentra funding gap by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-07-20 5:34:48 AM

Lender myNext Mortgage Company is now extending its reach outside Mortgage Architects and MortgageBrokers.com to the rest of the broker channel, its CEO suggesting the move will help fill the funding gap left by two recent lender defections.read more

Brokers blessed with growth in 'church' deals by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-07-20 2:46:46 AM

The increased willingness of private lenders to fund church construction is taking commercial brokers to a whole new plane, as deals traditionally conceived and executed outside the broker channel come into the fold.read more

Broker: Channel needs more one-year rate holds by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-07-14 8:37:17 AM

A boom in construction permits for Ontario and Quebec is highlighting the need for greater access to one-year rate holds, says the head of a leading Montreal brokerage, arguing mortgage professionals are hamstrung in their efforts to capture a bigger share of condo sales during construction.read more