• ING moves against pooling abuses by Nestor Arellano | 30 Oct 2012

    ING Direct's move Tuesday to introduce a pooling cap meant to increase efficiency is already drawing positive reviews from brokers favouring those restrictions to commission cuts. read more

  • CAAMP course fees ignite broker reaction by Nestor Arellano | 29 Oct 2012

    CAAMP will reveal exact fees for its upcoming Ontario mortgage broker course next month, but some members outside the country’s largest market are calling on the association to equally subsidize all province-specific courses. read more

  • Flaherty: Don`t blame the rule changes by Nestor Arellano | 29 Oct 2012

    Many brokers will respectfully disagree, but Finance Minister Jim Flahery and his deputy say it’s too early to judge the impact of the government's mortgage rule changes, even despite the accelerated slowdown sincer their introduction. read more

  • Is nixing anonymous comments? by Nestor Arellano | 29 Oct 2012

    If you’re one of our many readers riled by anonymous comments on, take cheer: a Conservative MP wants to outlaw the practice. read more

  • CAAMP to provide broker ed program by Nestor Arellano | 29 Oct 2012

    The Financial Services Commission of Ontario has named CAAMP as the sole provider of the mortgage broker education program in the province for the next four years, even as some brokers express the desire for multiple course providers. read more

  • Call centre competing with brokers? by Nestor Arellano | 26 Oct 2012

    One network’s plans to use a rate site to drive business to its call centres – with an eye to passing it along to its members – may be short-sighted, said one leading mortgage professional. read more

  • Brokers give banks more bang for their buck by Nestor Arellano | 26 Oct 2012

    Two brokers are articulating a very dollars-and-cents argument for why mortgage professionals continue to represent real cost savings for big banks – that despite Scotia’s take-it-leave-it approach to commission cuts. read more

  • Invis/MI partners with rate comparison site by Nestor Arellano | 25 Oct 2012

    Invis/MI has partnered with Kanetix Ltd., one of Canada’s top insurance and mortgage rate sites, in a bid to grow warm Internet leads for its brokers. read more

  • Broker network video goes viral by Nestor Arellano | 25 Oct 2012

    Mortgage Alliance’s marketing team may have a lot of reason to dance these days. A promotional video featuring exuberant borrowers busting a move in celebration of their mortgages has gone viral. read more

  • Manulife and mortgage brokers become partners by Nestor Arellano | 24 Oct 2012

    Brokers will effectively move closer to one of the country’s largest insurance companies, with its purchase of the industry' s largest creditor insurance player. read more