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Mortgage Broker News | 05 Jul 2013, 12:00 AM Agree 0
First Financial's announcement of bank status lays the groundwork for the introduction of another broker lender.
  • Don Bayer | 05 Jul 2013, 09:11 AM Agree 0
    Congratulations Karl, I know you have worked very hard at this over the past 5 years and it has paid off.
  • Wane Davis | 05 Jul 2013, 09:19 AM Agree 0
    This was the culmination of YEARS of WORK and PLANNING...no easy feat with only 25 Charter 1 bank licenses being issued in the history of the country! CFFC has also refined the referral process for financial wellness products and insurance. Canadian First is leading a new paradigm in the mortgage channel with refined products like their Creditor Life Plus product from MPP and now the ability to offer true banking products...Not only that but take a look at the team they have assembled with names like Peter Vukanovich, Peter Wallace,Nick Mancini and Peter Majthenyi just to name just a few of the players involved...way to go guys!
  • John Bargis | 05 Jul 2013, 09:27 AM Agree 0
    Yes....Congratulations are indeed in order.....I wish Canadian First the best of luck in this very long road ahead.
  • Joe Czempoyesh | 05 Jul 2013, 09:42 AM Agree 0
    As a proud member of this network, having the ability to service our clients financial needs with a holistic approach to their financial health has been invaluable. Karl, you and your team are just brilliant, and I just can't wait to see the positive and rewarding places you will lead us to. I believe your vision of where we will fit in the financial landscape of the future will allow us to be the go to source for consumers and all their financial needs.
  • Ron Butler | 05 Jul 2013, 09:46 AM Agree 0
    Congratulation to a tremendous group of people with deep roots in the Canadian mortgage business and best of all: not just another monoline.

    As much as the monolines are here for us and thanks to all of them; a new balance sheet lender is very welcome in the broker space.

    The toughest project in business is a start-up, as Paul Grewel says "something from nothing is the hardest thing" and that's what Karl and a top flight group of shareholders have been doing doggedly and I think at great expense these last years.

    Good Luck and grow fast!
  • Brian Matthey | 05 Jul 2013, 12:42 PM Agree 0
    This has been a long journey with a lot of people with a never say die attitude.Add to that the top notch people it has attracted from all aspects of the canadian financial field .With their direction and expertise and with a network of great professional mortgage brokers poised to become their own branch owners, CFFC now has a solid base to grow from and an exciting future.
    I am proud and excited to have been
    part of the start of a new era in mortgage banking in Canada.
  • Peter Johnson | 08 Jul 2013, 06:14 AM Agree 0
    Vision, patience, and perseverance! Three words that sum up this incredible feat. The dogged determination of the leadership team has finally come to fruition and I look forward to our continued involvement with Canada’s newest Bank. Congratulations to all those that embraced the vision!
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