• Low-rate competition turns broker heads by Vernon Clement Jones | 14 Aug 2012

    The country’s leading provider of reverse mortgages is blaming low-rate conventional loans for its 18-per-cent slip in originations during Q2. read more

  • CMHC sees moderate slowdown for 2013 by Nestor Arellano | 14 Aug 2012

    On the heels of a bank report predicting a significant slump, the CMHC now foresees only a “moderate slowdown” in the housing market for the rest of this year and next. read more

  • MAC brokers win GIC referrals by Nestor Arellano | 13 Aug 2012

    Mortgage Alliance is now widening the revenue stream of its brokers and agents, winning them GIC referral opportunities with a major lender. read more

  • Mortgage rules roil stock market by Vernon Clement Jones | 13 Aug 2012

    The aftershocks of the country’s new mortgage rules may extend well beyond the housing market and to Bay Street, according to market analysts reviewing the performance of the S&P/TSX. read more

  • Equitable Trust sees originations spike by MBN | 13 Aug 2012

    Equitable Trust experienced an originations rush in the second quarter, with new single-family mortgages up 65 per cent over the same period last year. read more

  • FirstLine BDMs to brokers: Thank you! by Vernon Clement Jones | 13 Aug 2012

    Now-former BDMs for FirstLine are thanking brokers for an overwhelming show of support as they continue with job searches in an increasingly “iffy” market. read more

  • ING success validates broker model by Nestor Arellano | 10 Aug 2012

    Brokers shouldn't despair over the potential loss of ING, but view its success as proof more upstart lenders will enter the channel to replace it, says one leading player. read more

  • All bets are on - Brokers anticipate survey results by Nestor Arellano | 09 Aug 2012

    A dwindling number of lenders and the need for more competitive rates will emerge as the two greatest concerns for brokers, argue mortgage professionals anticipating the results of the industry's most influential survey. read more

  • Posted rates set to maximize IRD by Nestor Arellano | 09 Aug 2012

    There’s a very good reason why some banks continue to advertise unusually high posted rates, argue some brokers, even as other lenders move to slash theirs to the point of precipitating a rate war. read more

  • Housing starts come to a halt by MBN | 09 Aug 2012

    A slowdown in Canada's real estate market may be closer than many brokers think, with housing starts falling more than expected for July and as a result of declining condo construction. read more