News

  • A slight correction may be imminent, but is there cause for concern? by Justin da Rosa | 21 Jul 2015

    The most recent Bank of Canada rate cut highlights the current risks to the Canadian economy, according to one organization, arguing the housing market is 20 per cent overvalued. read more

  • Have a client struggling to save for a down payment? by Donald Horne | 21 Jul 2015

    Brokers can offer solutions now to clients who want to buy but don’t have enough for a down payment – taking a proactive approach to growing that book of business. read more

  • Mortgage for the teacher by MBN | 21 Jul 2015

    Teach to take: It’s a mantra for high-flying brokers, writes Doren Aldana, offering a lesson in education-based marketing. read more

  • Brokers call for standardized penalties by Justin da Rosa | 20 Jul 2015

    Renewed frustration around lender penalties have forced one broker to make a FSCO complaint, but is it really time for Canada-wide regulation? read more

  • Lender: Brokers, be prepared by Justin da Rosa | 20 Jul 2015

    The head of one leading lender believes brokers should prepare for even tighter lending guidelines. read more

  • Brokerage reflects on 25 years by Donald Horne | 20 Jul 2015

    One mortgage company celebrated a quarter century in the industry at a recent gala event. From humble beginnings in the early 1990s, the company has not only grown, but thrived in a competitive market. read more

  • Broker sends warning to Ottawa by Justin da Rosa | 17 Jul 2015

    The Canadian government is reportedly considering tougher mortgage rules, but brokers warn that they would negatively impact the industry’s most crucial client type. read more

  • Brokers frustrated by big bank rates by Justin da Rosa | 17 Jul 2015

    Frustrations mount that the banks aren’t passing the entire savings onto their clients in the wake of another axed benchmark rate. read more

  • Lenders want the full picture on bruised credit by Donald Horne | 17 Jul 2015

    No one likes to talk about how they wound up with a poor credit rating, but brokers need to break through the silence and get the full story, so that lenders aren’t left in the dark. read more

  • Monolines to cash in? by Justin da Rosa | 16 Jul 2015

    Stingy – that’s how brokers may characterize the 10 bps drop by banks yesterday, and leaving the door open to monolines. read more