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  • Broker teams up with CMHC to offer marketing seminars

    A leading broker has teamed up with CMHC to offer marketing lessons – and it’s word of mouth that he believes should be every industry player’s primary focus.

  • Brokers react to National Bank compensation changes

    National Bank announced changes to the compensation structure of its broker services this week and broker opinions diverge among those who say they won’t be affected and those who feel it will impact their decision to use the bank’s services.

  • Government shutdown may have negative effect on brokers

    MortgageBrokerNews.ca’s sister site in the United States is tracking the effects of the shutdown on your counterparts south of the border. Is this another reason to be happy to do business in Canada?

  • A business card that saves your client money?

    In a marketing initiative likely to garner the interest of cost-conscious clients, Mortgage Alliance has now partnered with Petro Canada for the launch of its Mortgage Alliance Fuel Savings business card this week.

  • Banks not affected by rate hikes... yet

    Fitch Ratings released a report Monday stating that the Canadian banks have yet to experience a significant decrease in their mortgage sales, despite the increase in interest rates that many thought would price consumers out of the market; though the agency does believe there is a possibility that the effects will be felt in the months to come.

  • Equity Financial announces leadership change

    Burgeoning alternative lender, Equity Financial Trust, announced Thursday that CEO Nick Kypriano has been replaced by Michael Jones, who will assume the role of president of Equity Financial Trust, effective October 7.

  • National Bank announces changes to broker services

    National Bank is effectively overhauling its status and compensation programs for brokers in an effort to better promote efficiency but also as a way of to ensure continued strategically controlled growth through the broker channel.

  • DLC addition hopes branding will help brokers compete with banks

    The move by a 20-year industry veteran to join a network in expansion mode may further bolster its membership.

  • Insurer teams up with Habitat for Humanity

    It’s a match made in housing heaven, as a leading mortgage insurer and Habitat for Humanity team up to raise money for communities across Canada.

  • Buying in America: Still some opportunities

    There are still opportunities for brokers to help clients land lucrative real estate deals south of the border, according to one leading broker, despite the American economy recovering from the recession and the housing industry slowly normalizing.