News

  • Budget 2014: Win for monolines by Mark David | 12 Feb 2014

    The broker channel can chalk up a win for monolines following Tuesday’s budget meeting, with Finance Minister Jim Flaherty taking steps to arm “smaller banks” with the tools to better compete with the big banks. read more

  • Last chance to vote for CMAs by | 12 Feb 2014

    Now is your last chance to cast your vote for the Canadian Mortgage Awards (CMAs) as polling will close this Friday. read more

  • Toronto to cause correction? by MBN | 12 Feb 2014

    Canada’s largest housing market may be cause for an eventual correction, with a new outlook from BMO Capital Markets pointing to an unsustainable mix of accelerating Toronto home prices and eventual rate hikes. read more

  • Industry player on how to handle press, good or bad by Justin da Rosa | 11 Feb 2014

    One industry player suggests all press about brokers is an opportunity to engage clients; his opinion coming on the heels of what many consider a negative story. read more

  • Broker network exec questions value of AMP by Jamie Henry | 11 Feb 2014

    One executive at a broker network is sharing his thoughts on CAAMP’s move to overhaul the AMP designation and his suggested priority list for the association. read more

  • Broker Lifestyle prize winner revealed by MBN | 10 Feb 2014

    CMP received an overwhelming response for its first-ever Broker Lifestyle issue and one lucky contributor will be receiving a Samsung Galaxy Tab in the mail this week. read more

  • Fixed rates to remain low until 2015 spike by MBN | 10 Feb 2014

    The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation is forecasting fixed-interest rates increases in 2014, though brokers can breathe a sigh of relief as rates are still expected to remain historically low. read more

  • The 'Gordon Gekko' of the mortgage industry? by MBN | 10 Feb 2014

    When your own attorney compares you to Gordon Gekko in court filings, it’s probably not a good sign. read more

  • Are 3D printed homes the future? by MBN | 10 Feb 2014

    Don’t worry: We’re not talking about homes made of Playdo or, even, plaster of Paris. Rather brokers may soon be arranging mortgages for cement houses made entirely by 3D printing. read more

  • Broker calls for insurers to provide flagged properties list by Justin da Rosa | 10 Feb 2014

    One industry player is calling on the mortgage insurers to make a list of red-flagged properties available to mortgage brokers and Realtors, after a deal fell through in the 11th hour. read more