• Ready, set, go, would-be brokers! by Vernon Clement Jones | 18 Jan 2013

    CAAMP will bring revamped broker education to Ontario by the end of February, announcing it has opened registration for the course it now takes over from a competing provider. read more

  • Luxton: We're 'commited' to help workers transition by Vernon Clement Jones | 17 Jan 2013

    ING Direct – and, indeed, Scotia -- is actively working to find placements within the two organizations for workers affected by the coming exit, says an exec now deluged with broker well-wishes. read more

  • Brokers: ING spoils up for grabs by Vernon Clement Jones | 17 Jan 2013

    It’s no dead certainty brokers will divert ING deals to Scotia, in fact, argue some, the spoils could go to monolines able to duplicate the lender’s star offerings. read more

  • ING Direct moving to cease broker originations by Vernon Clement Jones | 16 Jan 2013

    For some brokers, it reads like a "Dear John" letter, but on Wednesday, ING Direct announced it will cease accepting new applications from brokers on Feb. 16, at the same time recommending its new parent company Scotia to mortgage professionals. read more

  • Value declines jeopardize subprime market by Vernon Clement Jones | 16 Jan 2013

    While brokers have their eye on a falling number of sales, in Vancouver they’re now ogling falling prices and the threat they could pose subprime deals. read more

  • 'Pleased' Flaherty meet displeased brokers by Vernon Clement Jones | 16 Jan 2013

    Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says he’s happy increases in home prices have started to slow, but is relatively mute on a much bigger concern for brokers – the falling number of sales. read more

  • Brokers interest grows in CIBC class action by Vernon Clement Jones | 15 Jan 2013

    Brokers may be no less interested than their clients in a class action filing against CIBC given a growing number of inquiries ahead of the bank's deadline to respond. read more

  • Market slumps in December by Vernon Clement Jones | 15 Jan 2013

    There’s yet more indication brokers will see a quiet winter, with national home sales slipping 17 per cent in December from a very active year ago. read more

  • Brokers meet your new clients by Vernon Clement Jones | 14 Jan 2013

    Brokers may want to follow the lead of this Alberta veteran. He’s increasingly working for Realtors to create the kind of vendor-finance deals that win buyers time to quality for traditional mortgages, while helping sellers with tougher-to-sell properties. read more

  • Broker network and rate site expand online client base by Vernon Clement Jones | 14 Jan 2013

    That partnership with Invis/MI and rate site Kanetix is now being expanded to Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, after a fall launch in Ontario that captured broker attention both in and outside the organization. read more