Brokers feeling first effects of B-21
Brokers are reporting slower deal conversions on the B-side as lenders are requiring more documentation in the wake of new regulations.
Rights offering signals move for future growth
A move by one company to raise capital through a rights offering is a signal that further growth is expected.
Time management: are you a time saver or a time spender
Your personal time management beliefs may well be contributing to your productivity downfall, but a change in mindset can do wonders for business as well as your stress levels, says Nikki Heald.
Brokers gaining traction, but banks catching up
Say it ain’t so – a new CAAMP report suggests bank reps are just as good at converting first time homebuyers into clients.
Failed condos frustrate industry pros
An aborted condo development for Eastern Canada is highlighting the growing challenge for agents working the lower end of the market.
AIC partners to deliver French AIC program
The AIC and a Quebec university are partnering to deliver a program to help those working towards their AACI and CRA designations.
Client communication: digital vs analogue
As blogs, newsletters and videos become normal modes of client communication, financial services professionals are heading into a brave new world of digitization. But while new online communication channels can’t be ignored, old school communications are key to connecting with your customers’ enduringly analogue, emotional hearts.
Brokers call for more oversight
Brokers have been frustrated by too much government oversight in certain areas, but when it comes to this one issue, many believe the government should step in.
Housing start data revealed
Multi-unit starts in three regions paved the way for an increase in overall Canadian housing starts in May, but a slight moderation is also in the offing.
MIC consolidation the answer to increased regulations?
One industry player expects Mortgage Investment Corporations to go the consolidation route in the face of increased regulatory oversight.