News

  • Who will be Broker of the Year? by MBN | 04 Apr 2013

    MortgageBrokerNews is kicking off a series of features on the finalists for Broker of the Year in both categories -- the under 25 employees and the 25 and over. This year’s group is the most diverse, spanning the country. Winners in both categories will be named at the upcoming Canadian Mortgage Awards on May 10 at the Liberty Grand in Toronto. read more

  • Refocusing on Realtor relationships post-refi boom by Donald Horne | 04 Apr 2013

    Following the dramatic reshaping of the U.S. housing market, Wells Fargo is refocusing on building relationships with Realtors and moving away from refinancing – a move that brokers this side of the border have already found to be successful. read more

  • Radius launches broker loyalty program by Donald Horne | 03 Apr 2013

    A rising lender in the channel has launched a loyalty program for brokers, tying new minimum volume requirements to a slew of value-adds for its best partners. read more

  • Realtors hit harder by T.O. slowdown than brokers by Vernon Clement Jones | 03 Apr 2013

    March home sales fell across the GTA from that boom time a year ago, encouraging brokers to get more creative in sussing out new business. read more

  • Brokers to benefit from Street announcement, says Grewal by Donald Horne | 03 Apr 2013

    The decision by Street Capital’s parent company to dispose of its non-core business to concentrate on the mortgage lender is good news for brokers, Paul Grewal. read more

  • Time to transform Mortgage Brokers Act, say B.C. brokers by Donald Horne | 03 Apr 2013

    While CAAMP is effectively asking the B.C. government to tinker with the province’s Mortgage Brokers Act, some brokers are calling for a complete overhaul, one that clearly places brokers at the reins. read more

  • CMP announces iPad winner by Donald Horne | 02 Apr 2013

    And the winner of a new iPad from CMP’s annual Broker Sentiment Poll contest is…. read more

  • B20 to promote ‘uninsured’ securities market, says broker by Donald Horne | 02 Apr 2013

    One broker believes the new B20 guidelines should allow lenders to create a residential mortgage-backed security market entirely focused on uninsured loans. read more

  • Battle back against rate sites, analyst urges by Donald Horne | 02 Apr 2013

    Don’t obsess over the disruptive nature of rate comparison sites, says one industry analyst and speaker for the upcoming Mortgage Summit – instead create your own disruption and make your own waves in the channel. read more

  • Sale of Xceed ‘positive for brokers,’ says CEO by Donald Horne | 01 Apr 2013

    Concerns among brokers that Xceed will go the way of ING and FirstLine following MCAN’s announced takeover can be put to rest, says CEO Michael Jones. read more