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  • A business card that saves your client money?

    In a marketing initiative likely to garner the interest of cost-conscious clients, Mortgage Alliance has now partnered with Petro Canada for the launch of its Mortgage Alliance Fuel Savings business card this week.

  • Banks not affected by rate hikes... yet

    Fitch Ratings released a report Monday stating that the Canadian banks have yet to experience a significant decrease in their mortgage sales, despite the increase in interest rates that many thought would price consumers out of the market; though the agency does believe there is a possibility that the effects will be felt in the months to come.

  • Equity Financial announces leadership change

    Burgeoning alternative lender, Equity Financial Trust, announced Thursday that CEO Nick Kypriano has been replaced by Michael Jones, who will assume the role of president of Equity Financial Trust, effective October 7.

  • National Bank announces changes to broker services

    National Bank is effectively overhauling its status and compensation programs for brokers in an effort to better promote efficiency but also as a way of to ensure continued strategically controlled growth through the broker channel.

  • DLC addition hopes branding will help brokers compete with banks

    The move by a 20-year industry veteran to join a network in expansion mode may further bolster its membership.

  • Insurer teams up with Habitat for Humanity

    It’s a match made in housing heaven, as a leading mortgage insurer and Habitat for Humanity team up to raise money for communities across Canada.

  • Buying in America: Still some opportunities

    There are still opportunities for brokers to help clients land lucrative real estate deals south of the border, according to one leading broker, despite the American economy recovering from the recession and the housing industry slowly normalizing.

  • Broker takes to the streets to market firm

    Industry players are turning high-tech – from blogging to Tweeting – to drum up leads, but one shrewd broker is now turning to the oldest of old-school approaches to drum up that business.

  • Canada’s Top 100 investor neighbourhoods revealed

    For brokers looking to encourage their property investor clients into the marketplace, this may be the tool you need.

  • Mortgage fraud: Beyond broker control

    A disbarred Alberta lawyer has earned a two year prison sentence for committing mortgage fraud, among other felonious activities – and what, if anything could a broker have done to stop her?