• Brokers applauding Marketplace investigation by MBN | 29 Jan 2013

    Brokers are applauding CBC’s Marketplace for its investigation of collateral charges at a major Canadian bank. read more

  • Lender maximum buydowns under the microscope by Vernon Clement Jones | 29 Jan 2013

    There’s growing debate among some brokers as to whether lenders should remove maximum buy-down restrictions and allow them -- and only them -- to decide just how low to go to retain a client. read more

  • Broker Sentiment Poll identifies crossroads by MBN | 29 Jan 2013

    Brokers are increasingly diversifying their product offerings to accommodate a slow market, with today’s launch of the CMP Broker Sentiment Poll set to quantify just how far down that road they’ve travelled. read more

  • Brokers, prepare to eat your words? by Vernon Clement Jones | 28 Jan 2013

    Doubting Thomases may well have to eat their words, with a number of Invis/Mortgage Intelligence brokers having already won deals through the company's new relationship with a rate site. read more

  • 'ING brokers,' you have company by Vernon Clement Jones | 25 Jan 2013

    ING brokers in Canada meet ING brokers in the UK, now feeling your pain as they learn of their own departing lender. read more

  • Street sweetens the compensation pot by Vernon Clement Jones | 25 Jan 2013

    Street Capital is among those offering brokers an additional 10 basis points on some fixed mortgages, the move helping build an increasingly competitive and lucrative market. read more

  • Mazel tov, Saskatchewan brokers! by Vernon Clement Jones | 25 Jan 2013

    It’s much warmer than cold comfort, say Saskatchewan brokers, grappling with a slowing market but finally seeing home prices grow closer to the national average -- along with their commission cheques. read more

  • Refi changes come home to roost by Vernon Clement Jones | 24 Jan 2013

    A new report identifying a spike in consumer loans may be the strongest indication refinance rules are forcing Canadians into higher-interest borrowing. read more

  • Brokerage expands footprint as market slows by Vernon Clement Jones | 24 Jan 2013

    All brokerages should have this problem, with True North Mortgage pointing to business growth as the reason for opening its third location in Calgary, and, indeed, its ninth nationwide. read more

  • BoC Hints at Longer Wait for Rate Hike by | 23 Jan 2013

    In a move anticipated by most analysts, The Bank of Canada announced today that the overnight rate will remain at 1 per cent, suggesting it – along with variable rates -- won’t rise anytime soon. read more