• Mortgage specialists push into broker channel by Vernon Clement Jones | 11 Feb 2013

    The push to "unionize" mortgage specialists in one of the country’s largest markets is fueling a migration to brokering, according to one industry vet, identifying commission cuts as the driving force behind the defections. read more

  • New lender launches this month by Donald Horne | 08 Feb 2013

    When CMLS launches its single-family residential lending division at the end of the month, it will have what CEO Chris Brossard calls “a national reach from a regional perspective.” read more

  • Job losses threaten spring market by Vernon Clement Jones | 08 Feb 2013

    The nearly 22,000 jobs Canada lost in January have resurrected fears of an economic slowdown large enough to scuttle the all-important spring market. read more

  • Network uses Home Show to build brand, broker awareness by Donald Horne | 08 Feb 2013

    Gary Mauris is billing Dominion Lending Centres’s sponsorship of three of the largest home shows in Canada as a profile boost for all brokers, and not just his members. read more

  • Genworth 'bulks up' in Q4 by Donald Horne | 07 Feb 2013

    Fourth quarter earnings show Genworth is bullish on bulk insurance – and that’s great news for brokers trying to satisfy self-employed clients. read more

  • Time for broker education on non-refi options by Donald Horne | 07 Feb 2013

    Bankruptcy has become an all-too-easy for those unable to refinance, said one mortgage professional, calling on associations to offer a broker course in how to direct clients to other alternatives. read more

  • Broker: Realtors rejecting bank-referral offers by Vernon Clement Jones | 07 Feb 2013

    Here’s good news from a market considered the birthplace of bank-paid referrals for Realtors: Those real estate professionals are starting to turn them down. read more

  • Courts, industry taking a hard line on mortgage fraud by Donald Horne | 06 Feb 2013

    An Alberta man on parole for mortgage fraud is going back to prison – proof of the court’s toughening stance on that kind of crime. read more

  • Google goes to the Mortgage Summit by CMP | 06 Feb 2013

    A marketing exec from the king of search engines – Google – will deliver the keynote for the upcoming Mortgage Summit, guiding brokers on how to use SEO to tap into a king’s ransom of online borrowers. read more

  • DLC broker to other networks : Advertise! by Donald Horne | 06 Feb 2013

    One DLC broker feels everyone in the channel won with those Super Bowl ads and is asking other broker networks to step up with their own consumer-focused advertising meant to lift the profile of mortgage professionals. read more