Broker Network at the Super Bowl?
If you watched the Superbowl you probably noticed DLC’s ads -- certainly consumers did, according to the broker network.
Provincial broker orgs work together
A more cohesive broker voice may soon be realized, with The Alberta Mortgage Broker Association (AMBA) announcing Tuesday it is working closely with other provincial bodies and regulators to ensure better coordination among the various organizations.
CMHC cutbacks announced
The budget announcement quietly slipped in changes to government-backed mortgage insurance, including reductions to the amount of new guarantees CMHC will provide.
Groundwork set for small banks to enter market
The federal government’s vow to encourage greater competition in financial services will pave the way for a greater number of small companies to win banking licenses, according to one leading broker who believes that benefits both the industry and the consumer.
Budget 2014: Win for monolines
The broker channel can chalk up a win for monolines following Tuesday’s budget meeting, with Finance Minister Jim Flaherty taking steps to arm “smaller banks” with the tools to better compete with the big banks.
Last chance to vote for CMAs
Now is your last chance to cast your vote for the Canadian Mortgage Awards (CMAs) as polling will close this Friday.
Toronto to cause correction?
Canada’s largest housing market may be cause for an eventual correction, with a new outlook from BMO Capital Markets pointing to an unsustainable mix of accelerating Toronto home prices and eventual rate hikes.
Industry player on how to handle press, good or bad
One industry player suggests all press about brokers is an opportunity to engage clients; his opinion coming on the heels of what many consider a negative story.
Broker network exec questions value of AMP
One executive at a broker network is sharing his thoughts on CAAMP’s move to overhaul the AMP designation and his suggested priority list for the association.
Broker Lifestyle prize winner revealed
CMP received an overwhelming response for its first-ever Broker Lifestyle issue and one lucky contributor will be receiving a Samsung Galaxy Tab in the mail this week.