• S&P puts Genworth under looking glass by Vernon Clement Jones | 06 Jun 2012

    S&P may not be as bullish on the Canadian housing market as brokers, adjusting the rating for Genworth Canada to “stable” from “positive,” citing concerns about consumer debt loads, among others. read more

  • Broker channel consolidation underway by Vernon Clement Jones | 06 Jun 2012

    Broker channel consolidation is again in play, with B2B Trust announcing it has signed an agreement to acquire Verico lending partner AGF Trust for a cash amount equivalent to its $242-million book. read more

  • Nat. Bank aims to grow road rep 'contribution' by Vernon Clement Jones | 05 Jun 2012

    Brokers may represent too much of a good thing for National Bank, its president suggesting the lender will ease up on their use as it focuses on growing originations through, ahem, road reps and branches. read more

  • Brokers: BoC decision may embolden OSFI by Vernon Clement Jones | 05 Jun 2012

    The Bank of Canada left the overnight rate unchanged at 1 per cent Tuesday, in the process suggesting a hike may not come anytime soon – something that could strengthen OSFI’s hand. read more

  • Suburbs drive Toronto housing market growth by | 05 Jun 2012

    Toronto’s housing market continues to surge with sales, listings and prices all above last year’s totals, with a large share of that growth coming from the ‘905’ region, according the city’s real estate association. read more

  • Broker channel clinches 4 spots on Profit 200 by Vernon Clement Jones | 04 Jun 2012

    Broker Channel companies are all over the Profit 200 – with four of the industry’s highfliers winging their way to the top half of the list honouring Canada’s fastest growing companies. read more

  • Rental suites lowering broker preapprovals by Vernon Clement Jones | 04 Jun 2012

    A new report suggesting a quarter of B.C. homeowners rent out a portion of their home is offering a word to the wise for brokers looking to convert preapprovals. read more

  • Canada's best mortgage professionals honoured by Vernon Clement Jones | 02 Jun 2012

    Westerners challenged Ontario dominance at the 2012 Canadian Mortgage Awards Friday, the industry celebrating that excellence in Roarin’ 20s style at Toronto’s historic Carlu. read more

  • Time for brokers to choose: Mortgage Summit panelists by Vernon Clement Jones | 01 Jun 2012

    It’s a message that reverberated from one end of the Mortgage Summit to the next Thursday, with speaker after speaker calling on brokers to choose sides – are you focused on service or rates? read more

  • Bob Ord takes the helm at Invis–Mortgage Intelligence by | 01 Jun 2012

    Invis-Mortgage Intelligence announced today that industry veteran Bob Ord has been appointed CEO for the company. read more