• Tourloukis: Refi rule strands 'collateral' clients by Vernon Clement Jones | 02 May 2013

    Moving clients with high-ratio collateral mortgages is now virtually impossible given Flaherty’s mortgage rules changes, says one of Canada’s highest volume brokers, pointing to lender interpretation of refinancing limits. read more

  • Poloz to be next BoC governor by Donald Horne | 02 May 2013

    In a somewhat surprising move, Stephen Poloz has been appointed the new governor of the Bank of Canada, replacing Mark Carney on June 1. read more

  • Brokers benefit from the Star treatment by Vernon Clement Jones | 02 May 2013

    The country’s largest newspaper is once again giving brokers the Star treatment – showcasing their bank-defying expertise at winning rates lower than 3 per cent. read more

  • Eisner ready to defend top broker status by Donald Horne | 01 May 2013

    The CMP Top 75 Brokers list is back – will you be on it this year? CMP magazine is now calling for broker submissions for its ranking of Top 75 Brokers by funded volume for 2012. read more

  • ‘Micro branches’ for BMO by Donald Horne | 01 May 2013

    The Bank of Montreal is testing so-called micro branches in high-density urban areas, with a small staff able to provide mortgages among other services -- an old idea that may skirt concerns about the banks. read more

  • Mortgage Chat takes to Twitter Thursday by Donald Horne | 30 Apr 2013

    Invis/MI brokers are deepening the company’s relationship with rate site Kanetix, announcing the launch of a monthly web chat aimed at promoting their value-add to primarily rate-focused shopper. read more

  • Certified in-house training needed, says broker by Donald Horne | 30 Apr 2013

    Brokers know there is a problem with a lack of training among agents, but it is time they took the lead and instituted a universal in-house training program, says one principal broker. read more

  • Non-compete clause opened the door to success by CMP | 30 Apr 2013

    MortgageBrokerNews is continuing its series of features on the finalists for Broker of the Year in both categories -- the under 25 employees and the 25 and over. This year’s group is the most diverse, spanning the country. Winners in both categories will be named at the upcoming Canadian Mortgage Awards on May 10 at the Liberty Grand in Toronto. read more

  • What brokers need to know about 'gift letters' by Donald Horne | 29 Apr 2013

    A new court ruling about gift letters is offering brokers some expert advice they can pass along to clients, although they may want to do so on the QT. read more

  • O’Leary Mortgages open for business by Donald Horne | 29 Apr 2013

    Dragon Kevin O’Leary has now fired up his new brokerage with a soft launch and plans to ramp up during the summer for an official opening in the fall. read more