• Brokers: Scotia’s ING purchase benefits channel by Nestor Arellano | 31 Aug 2012

    One of ING’s biggest broker partners is arguing against fears Scotia will compromise the smaller player’s independence. read more

  • Rosy condo market forecast for 2013 by Nestor Arellano | 31 Aug 2012

    Never fear, brokers: First-time buyers, retirees and population growth will fuel the condo market in key Canadian markets this year and next, according to Genworth. Although, some more than others. read more

  • Breaking news: Scotiabank to buy ING by Nestor Arellano | 29 Aug 2012

    The gods may be listening to brokers with channel lender Scotia announcing it has reached a definitive agreement to purchase ING Direct Canada. read more

  • The more the merrier? B.C. adds more brokers by Nestor Arellano,Vernon Clement Jones | 29 Aug 2012

    Far from the expected drop off in agents as the market slows, British Columbia appears to have experienced a marginal growth in the number of mortgage professionals. read more

  • Former prez lands new post by Vernon Clement Jones | 29 Aug 2012

    Dan Putnam -- president of the retired brand – has found a new challenge, heading a startup residential division for one of Canada’s leading commercial players. read more

  • Market distorts broker 'seasons' by Nestor Arellano | 29 Aug 2012

    The current housing market has thrown the longstanding broker calendar out of whack, charge mortgage professionals grappling with the disruption. read more

  • Bad policies grow for CMHC by Vernon Clement Jones | 29 Aug 2012

    CMHC's bottom line is showing the effects of an uncertain economy, with Q2 profit taking a corresponding beating. read more

  • Rock-bottom rates bite into BMO profits by Nestor Arellano | 28 Aug 2012

    BMO road reps may have been too aggressive in bringing in new mortgages during the last quarter, with the bank’s latest financial report pointing to increasingly tight interest margins which squeezed profit. read more

  • Scotiabank financials reveal condo exposure by Nestor Arellano | 28 Aug 2012

    By the end of July, Scotiabank held $14 billion in condominium mortgages – half of that in the market economists most fear will suffer a correction. read more

  • Banks calling truce on rate war, say analysts by Vernon Clement Jones | 27 Aug 2012

    Analysts are suggesting brokers will see little in the way of a rate war for the rest of 2012 as the big banks look to protect interest margins in a slowing market. read more