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  • Brokers call for region-specific lending rules

    The general consensus among brokers is that government tinkering with lending rules is an unwanted annoyance; but do brokers in smaller markets have it worse than others?

  • ING announces new name

    The bank who left the broker channel following the buyout by ScotiaBank has recently announced a forthcoming name change.

  • Gift letters blowing the bubble?

    Parents in Toronto are funding their millennial kids’ first real estate purchases in record numbers, helping first-time buyers get a leg-up in an increasingly unaffordable market; and one well-respected industry voice believes the trend is contributing to the GTA’s oft-refuted housing bubble.

  • CMHC forecast: Atlantic Canada

    The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released its fourth quarter housing outlook last week and in part four of our four-part series we take a look at what the organization foresees for Atlantic Canada.

  • RBC's newest renewal ploy

    No, brokers, it isn’t all in your head: The banks are becoming more aggressive when it comes to chasing renewal business and all-new RBC’s Mortgage Renewal Information Centre is the best example of this strategy.

  • An opportunity to swoop in on banks' business?

    The banks are increasingly hot for renewal business, but one broker is pointing out a curious exception to that rule – one ripe with opportunity for brokers.

  • Invis-MI adds to salesforce

    Invis-Mortgage Intelligence has added two experienced mortgage professionals to its sales team, the company recently announced.

  • CMHC forecast: Ontario & Quebec

    The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released its fourth quarter housing outlook last week and in part three of our four-part series we take a look at what the organization foresees for Ontario and Quebec.

  • Clients less willing to renew early... for now

    Following historically low lending rates, clients are less likely to opt to renew early, leaving few opportunities for independent brokers to try to entice clients to switch lenders… for now, at least.

  • CMA preview: A roundup of categories

    Nominations for the Canadian Mortgage Awards (CMA) are now open and here is a quick glimpse at some of the awards you can now vote on.