• Bank economists on 2014 by | 20 Dec 2013

    Bank economists are offering new forecasts for 2014 that may force brokers to check their optimism at the door – before entering the new year. read more

  • Syndicated mortgages gaining popularity by MBN | 19 Dec 2013

    FDS Broker Services announced Thursday that it recently reached the milestone of funding $100 million in Fortress Real Capital syndicated mortgages. read more

  • Canada's mortgage book improving by MBN | 19 Dec 2013

    New CMHC data revealing the improved quality of Canada’s mortgage book may encourage brokers to tell both Jim Flaherty and Julie Dickson “I told you so” for even suggesting further tightening. read more

  • Client Christmas cards – how to get it right by MBN | 18 Dec 2013

    Sending a Christmas greeting to your clients can be the finishing touch to a successful year’s relationship building, but get it wrong and you could undo all that hard work. Here are some top Yuletide tips read more

  • Tip for holiday client credit protection by MBN | 17 Dec 2013

    You may want to cast yourself in the role of the Grinch this holiday season, with a leading broker identifying one credit-protecting rule to share with clients who’ll thank you later but probably not today. read more

  • Major brokerage gets Canadians out of the cold by MBN | 17 Dec 2013

    One major brokerage is increasingly in the business of providing not only mortgages for clients but food and shelter for people utterly unprepared to use their services. read more

  • Advice for advising first-time buyers and ... parents by MBN | 16 Dec 2013

    A lawyer and respected real estate veteran is offering a fresh warning for those enlisting the help of family members for a down payment – a word of caution brokers should share with all first-time buyers and, indeed, their parents. read more

  • Home sales spike downplayed by CREA by MBN | 16 Dec 2013

    Brokers hoping November’s impressive 5.9 per cent rise in home sales bodes well for the coming winter season may be disappointed, with some suggesting the spike may point to just the opposite. read more

  • Plan is set to have Equity Financial's CEO reinstated by Justin da Rosa | 13 Dec 2013

    Smoothwater Capital will participate in a special shareholders meeting for Equity Financial Trust in March with the intention of removing seven of its nine directors and appointing three new ones – including recently ousted Nick Kyprianou. read more

  • CMA's customer service award sponsor speaks out by CMP | 13 Dec 2013

    Customer service is a crucial aspect of mortgage brokering and the upcoming Canadian Mortgage Awards will reward the individual office who best exemplifies outstanding customer service. read more