• Home ownership more affordable but channel sees little action by Nestor Arellano | 26 Nov 2012

    Despite improving home ownership affordability nationwide, the new lending realities have put less Canadians families under a new roof, according to brokers. read more

  • BOC chief moves to Bank of England by Nestor Arellano | 26 Nov 2012

    Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney, credited for steering the country’s monetary policy through the recession, is leaving his post to head the Bank of England. read more

  • Teranet, NAS tools to boost B 20 compliance by Nestor Arellano | 26 Nov 2012

    Brokers can look forward to faster risk assessment and valuation of loan applications they submit to lenders with the upcoming release of enhanced underwriting tools from online property search firm Teranet and appraisal management company National Appraisal Services that support OSFI’s new B20 guidelines. read more

  • O'Leary exec on angry brokers: 'I love it' by Vernon Clement Jones | 23 Nov 2012

    Gary Mauris and others characterizing Kevin O’Leary as a direct challenge to the channel may have it right after all, with the president of O’Leary Ventures rejoicing in the “ruffled” feathers of “competitors” – i.e., brokers. read more

  • Brokers call for "collective" monoline ad campaign by Nestor Arellano | 23 Nov 2012

    MonCana’s campaign to promote brokers has renewed calls for other mono-lines – as a group, this time -- to mount a nationwide blitz geared toward promoting the channel. read more

  • Mortgage broker complaints rise at biggest BBB by Nestor Arellano | 22 Nov 2012

    Despite a slowing market, complaints against mortgage brokers, filed with the country’s largest Better Business Bureau region crept up this year. read more

  • Centum reaches out to O'Leary by | 22 Nov 2012

    At least one broker network has extended an olive branch to Kevin O’Leary, suggesting the Dragon's team has now accepted that overture of goodwill. read more

  • Upgrades buff up Paradigm’s RUBI by Nestor Arellano | 22 Nov 2012

    The latest upgrade to Paradigm Quest’s underwriting and servicing system, RUBI appears to mirror the diversification trend taking hold from one end of the industry to the next. read more

  • Lender steps up to promote brokers by Nestor Arellano | 21 Nov 2012

    A mono-line lender is taking it upon itself to raise the public profile of mortgage professionals with a country-wide advertising campaign touting the benefits of independent broker advice over those of bank reps. read more

  • Eisner applauds Mauris might & O'Leary exit by Vernon Clement Jones | 21 Nov 2012

    He may be one of the industry’s most ardent supporters of the free market system -- and a former contestant on Dragons’ Den -- but a leading Calgary broker is thanking Gary Mauris for confronting Kevin O’Leary’s “supreme case of bad etiquette.” read more