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  • Variable rates still a dice roll, despite rate hold? by Justin da Rosa | 05 Sep 2013

    Some brokers still aren’t completely sold on the idea of variable rates; despite the rising in fixed and the Bank of Canada announcement Wednesday suggesting ARMs may remain at historic lows until 2015. read more

  • OSFI to consult public before making changes by Justin da Rosa | 05 Sep 2013

    OSFI has held off on further tweaks to underwriting rules, but amid speculation that it may soon spring into action, one representative has assured MortgageBrokerNews.ca the public – including brokers – will be allowed their say. read more

  • Overnight rate remains unchanged by Justin da Rosa | 05 Sep 2013

    In a statement issued Wednesday, the Bank of Canada announced it will keep the overnight interest rate at one per cent -- extending the three year trend of low prime interest rates -- and expect it to remain steady until 2015. read more

  • Female brokers build homes for needy by Justin da Rosa | 04 Sep 2013

    Habitat for Humanity’s “Women build” takes place over 11 days as 1,000 women -- including several from Verico Premier Mortgage Centre – do their part to build homes for the less fortunate. read more

  • Regina's most engaging tweeter shares his tips by Justin da Rosa | 04 Sep 2013

    The man who got his start as a broker’s consigliere (minus the Mafioso connotation), has now been voted the most engaging person on Twitter in his province – and what he attributes his success to may surprise you and help you pick business. read more

  • CMP Brokers on Lenders teaser by Justin da Rosa | 04 Sep 2013

    Early results from CMP’s Brokers on Lenders survey prove that with the ever-tightening underwriting, brokers are having to rely more and more on Alt-A and B deals as fewer clients now qualify for prime. read more

  • Brokers buried by paperwork by Justin da Rosa | 03 Sep 2013

    Mortgage professionals are increasingly having to spend more time with a file before submission in order to clear the rising hurdle of due diligence and avoid the kind of back-and-forth with a lender that frustrates borrowers. read more

  • Broker wins channel national media attention by Justin da Rosa | 03 Sep 2013

    Brokers: You may want to thank one of your own for giving your industry a significant plug in Canada’s largest newspaper. read more

  • Brokers can brag no longer by Justin da Rosa | 03 Sep 2013

    Gone are the days when brokers could truthfully brag about having access to 40 or more lenders, argue some industry vets, suggesting lender losses have whittled down that number considerably – along with the diversity of the product, itself. read more

  • Lender mergers: Good or bad? by Justin da Rosa | 30 Aug 2013

    Brokers are feeling uneasy with the number of mergers taking place in the industry recently, voicing concerns that a shrinking pool of lenders may nullify their competitive advantage. read more