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  • Equity Financial announces leadership change

    Burgeoning alternative lender, Equity Financial Trust, announced Thursday that CEO Nick Kypriano has been replaced by Michael Jones, who will assume the role of president of Equity Financial Trust, effective October 7.

  • National Bank announces changes to broker services

    National Bank is effectively overhauling its status and compensation programs for brokers in an effort to better promote efficiency but also as a way of to ensure continued strategically controlled growth through the broker channel.

  • DLC addition hopes branding will help brokers compete with banks

    The move by a 20-year industry veteran to join a network in expansion mode may further bolster its membership.

  • Insurer teams up with Habitat for Humanity

    It’s a match made in housing heaven, as a leading mortgage insurer and Habitat for Humanity team up to raise money for communities across Canada.

  • Buying in America: Still some opportunities

    There are still opportunities for brokers to help clients land lucrative real estate deals south of the border, according to one leading broker, despite the American economy recovering from the recession and the housing industry slowly normalizing.

  • Broker takes to the streets to market firm

    Industry players are turning high-tech – from blogging to Tweeting – to drum up leads, but one shrewd broker is now turning to the oldest of old-school approaches to drum up that business.

  • Canada’s Top 100 investor neighbourhoods revealed

    For brokers looking to encourage their property investor clients into the marketplace, this may be the tool you need.

  • Mortgage fraud: Beyond broker control

    A disbarred Alberta lawyer has earned a two year prison sentence for committing mortgage fraud, among other felonious activities – and what, if anything could a broker have done to stop her?

  • CMA awards: Get your ballots in

    The Canadian Mortgage Awards are back with a focus on charity and ready to honour this year’s leading industry players. We’re also tipping our hats to the hundreds of others who have claimed trophies over the last eight years, with a retrospective on their continuing contributions to the broker channel.

  • Lender moves to attract brokers

    British Columbia-based financial services company will shed both its name -- North Shore -- and its “credit union” moniker in a rebranding effort; which may make it easier for brokers to sell clients on its offerings.