• Brokers referrals boost reverse mortgage growth by Nestor Arellano | 12 Nov 2012

    Increasing broker channel referrals are an important driver of reverse mortgage growth, according to HomeEquity Bank, now announcing an 18 per cent increase in originations for the third quarter. read more

  • Signing service cuts turnaround times by half by Nestor Arellano | 11 Nov 2012

    Mortgage Alliance and law firm Anderson Sinclair recently rolled out a real estate closing package which they hope will cut by nearly 50 per cent the amount of time it takes to transact a mortgage application. read more

  • Association grows its reach by Nestor Arellano | 11 Nov 2012

    Atlantic Canada is edging closer to real regulation, with the Nova Scotia government now eyeing the region’s fledgling association as a provider of basic broker education even as another province appears to drag its heels. read more

  • Credit unions identify new B20 perils by Nestor Arellano | 09 Nov 2012

    The national trade association of credit unions is offering fresh criticism of OSFI lending guidelines, suggesting the rules unfairly limit mortgage access for immigrants, low-income, rural and Aboriginal Canadians. read more

  • Fed approve Birch Hill's purchase of HOMEQ by Nestor Arellano | 09 Nov 2012

    Brokers are hoping news the $138 million purchase of the country’s largest reverse mortgage provider will lead to new product develop aimed at the mortgage broker channel. read more

  • B.C. brokers challenged by bankruptcy growth by Vernon Clement Jones | 09 Nov 2012

    West Coast brokers may see it as a future opportunity, but for now it’s nothing but a challenge as a growing number of B.C. residents go into bankruptcy, sidelining home-buying dreams in the process. read more

  • Private lenders could jack E&O rates for brokers by Nestor Arellano | 08 Nov 2012

    He’s not discouraging them, but an E&O insurance broker is warning mortgage professionals about the costs associated with their expansion into private lending – a move that could raise their insurance premiums by as much as 90 per cent. read more

  • Don't 'bin' unproductive referral partners, say brokers by Nestor Arellano | 08 Nov 2012

    Brokers tempted to ditch referral partners slow to provide leads in a slowing market should re-think that, caution several industry professionals. read more

  • Readers shaping CMP, by | 08 Nov 2012

    CMP and are taking aim and need your help to do it. read more

  • Dragon Kevin O`Leary is hot for mortgage biz by Nestor Arellano | 07 Nov 2012 has more questions than answers at this point, but many brokers are both intrigued and nervous about reports the fiercest Dragon in the Den is entering the mortgage industry. read more