Bank vet criticizes financial overhaul plan
It’s not just brokers who scoffed at one financial organization’s recommendations for an overhaul to the Canadian financial system, after one former bank executive provided his own criticism.
Unique idea to improve broker education
When it comes to improving the overall professionalism and education of the industry, one broker has suggested adopting an apprenticeship model.
Prioritizing contacts to up referrals
Be most effective by focusing on the more important contacts.
Rental housing makes a comeback
Last year saw a surge in construction of rental units according to real estate brokerage CBRE.
Quebec firm plans next generation of seniors homes
The ageing population is creating new challenges and new opportunities in the housing market.
More US renters plan to buy, housing market confidence increases
The next year is expected to see a surge in renters deciding to buy a home in the US according to the latest Zillow Housing Confidence Index.
RBC chief confident in Canada’s housing market
David McKay, chief executive of the Royal Bank of Canada, believes consumer demand is roughly in line with supply, particularly after housing starts dipped 16 per cent last month.
Was the rate cut the wrong move?
The move is having a positive impact on broker business, but one analyst believes Stephen Poloz’s decision to cut the overnight rate in late January will negatively affect the economy.
Is this lender bonus program taking it too far?
Lenders often offer incentive programs to high-funding brokers – including trips around the world – but is this one example taking it too far?
Canadians hold new record-high debts, Statistics show
Households across Canada have reached record-high debt levels, with credit-market debt including mortgages, consumer credit and non-mortgage loans growing 163.3 per cent.