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Broker: ‘Habitual refinancers’ facing forced listings by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-07-03 8:14:12 AM

There's strong indication new mortgage rules have begun to cull the number of “habitual refinancers” said one 20-year veteran of the broker industry, suggesting a spike in the number of forced listings should soon follow.read more

Cameron takes 'Mortgage Revolution' to Calgary by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-06-30 8:11:29 PM

The Mortgage Revolution continues, with the CEO of Axiom Mortgage Solutions preparing to take his candid and often critical conversation on ethics, integrity and – in a troubling number of cases – the lack thereof to Calgary next month.read more

TransUnion set to challenge Equifax on D+H Expert by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-06-30 8:01:35 PM

TransUnion has finally made its push onto the D+H Expert platform and alongside rival Equifax, although brokers won’t be able to shoot off its credit reports to lenders until early next month.read more

New AMBA prez focuses on growing broker market share by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-06-30 4:31:18 AM

AMBA’s new president is pledging to grow consumer awareness of broker services at the same time strengthen the organization’s ties to industry associations outside Alberta – both ways of overcoming stagnant broker market share.read more

Broker: Don't rule out more mortgage rule changes by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-06-28 3:46:33 AM

A leading B.C. broker is suggesting it would fall to the government to again tighten mortgage rules in order to limit the number of at-risk Canadians taking on new housing debt, arguing the Central Bank’s hands are effectively tied.read more

A 1,000-broker pep talk? by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-06-24 12:57:15 PM

One webinar, 1,000 brokers, and likely 10,000 opinions. Accomplishing the first of those feats is relatively easy, said industry trainer Greg Williamson, preparing to use an online discussion in early July to offer fellow brokers a strategy for “winning the rate war.”read more