Alberta floods cause lender apprehension
Brokers in Alberta may be feeling the pinch, with last summer’s severe floods leaving some lenders apprehensive about lending in certain areas.
Debt management company stiffs broker
One broker’s negative experience with a debt management company serves as a cautionary tale about the importance of vetting the organizations you do business with.
Slow start to 2014 for industry professionals
As temperatures dropped in January so too did housing sales across the country as Canadians preferred to stay inside the warmth of home than to trudge through the snow to visit open houses.
Broker Sentiment Poll early results
Submissions for CMP’s Broker Sentiment issue have been pouring in, as brokers share their thoughts, feelings and worries for the industry today and in the future; and in a bit of good news for major mortgage brokerages, 46 per cent of independent brokers have expressed their willingness to join a national network in 2014.
Broker calls for level playing field for HELOCs
One broker believes last week’s budget is a step in the right direction, though she hopes the path will lead to once again allowing monolines to provide HELOCs.
Broker network adds to management team
One leading broker network made waves Friday with the announcement of three key additions to its management team.
Home Trust bullish on brokers' future
The CEO of Home Capital Group is forecasting a positive year ahead for both the lender and the broker channel following the release of the company’s fourth quarter results.
Broker Network at the Super Bowl?
If you watched the Superbowl you probably noticed DLC’s ads -- certainly consumers did, according to the broker network.
Provincial broker orgs work together
A more cohesive broker voice may soon be realized, with The Alberta Mortgage Broker Association (AMBA) announcing Tuesday it is working closely with other provincial bodies and regulators to ensure better coordination among the various organizations.
CMHC cutbacks announced
The budget announcement quietly slipped in changes to government-backed mortgage insurance, including reductions to the amount of new guarantees CMHC will provide.