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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

Brokers welcome freeze on mortgage rule changes by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-06-22 9:25:10 AM

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is offering brokers a respite from any new mortgage rule changes like those introduced in March, suggesting he’s happy with slowing demand stemming from those spring amendments.read more

Social media drives originations by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-06-22 2:45:54 AM

Even as originations through Realtors and clients slow across much of the industry, brokers are actively developing leads and closing deals originating on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms.read more

Baby boomers offering boon for brokers by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-06-21 3:05:48 AM

A veteran Vancouver broker has tapped into the growing number of baby boomers willing to sell their houses and take out high-ratio mortgages on retirement homes in order to limit exposure to the volatile property market.read more

Vancouver broker weighs in on Chinese buyers by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-06-21 2:48:31 AM

A broker more than doubling his Chinese foreign clients in the last year is challenging the belief that language is an insurmountable barrier to accessing those buyers, now reshaping the West Vancouver and Richmond markets. Still, some, he concedes, prefer to deal with brokers of the same background.read more