• Has Canada won its first broker-owned bank? by Justin da Rosa | 13 Aug 2013

    With several brokers holding shares in the new parent company of MonCana, many are calling it Canada’s first broker-owned bank – something exciting brokers from one end of the country to the next. read more

  • What if anything could you do? by Justin da Rosa | 12 Aug 2013

    The developer behind the Trump tower in Toronto has yet to close on 201 hotel-suites bought by investors who are unable to secure mortgages. The dilemma begs this question: What could you do for such a client? read more

  • Should brokers thank CMHC? by Justin da Rosa | 12 Aug 2013

    Thanks, CMHC! The latest move by the Crown corporation has pushed a wave of fence-sitters into making purchases today fearing increased rates tomorrow, say brokers. read more

  • Brokers: New MonCana will better the banks by Justin da Rosa | 11 Aug 2013

    Brokers are weighing in on the acquisition of MonCana by Canadian First Financial and while opinions diverge many laud the deal as a way to better compete with the banks. read more

  • You know about rates sites. What about rate apps? by Justin da Rosa | 09 Aug 2013

    Rate shopping made even easier? Comparison site is now offering a mobile app billed as “the answer to your mortgage mobile prayers” and focused on comparing up-to-the-minute bank, broker and credit unions rates. read more

  • A reason for broker optimism by Vernon Clement Jones | 09 Aug 2013

    There's yet more indication demand for homes isn't about to hit the skids, with housing starts trending at 187,416 units in July -- down only a hair from June. read more

  • Canadian First Financial buys MonCana by Justin da Rosa | 08 Aug 2013

    In a statement released today, Canadian First Financial and MonCana Capital Corporation announced the acquisition of Moncana Capital by Canadian First Financial. read more

  • Brokers sweeten their benefits packages by Justin da Rosa | 08 Aug 2013

    In the hopes of holding onto their best employees, brokers are embracing more creative benefits packages. Those strategies are so creative, in some cases, they may just prompt an influx of job applications. read more

  • Which broker lender will feel the CMHC pinch? by Justin da Rosa,MBN | 08 Aug 2013

    Brokers are already positing their own theories on which lenders will be hardest hit by CMHC’s move to cap access to government guarantees for securitized mortgages. read more

  • Stronger lender for A deals emerges by Vernon Clement Jones | 07 Aug 2013

    Move over A lenders: Home Trust is poised to expand its presence in that sphere after winning the green light for a new -- OSFI-approved -- securitization model. read more