• Good news for REITS, bad news for brokers by Nestor Arellano | 06 Sep 2012

    The lower interest-rate environment and economic growth in Western Canada should prop up an increasingly iffy real estate market, but not necessarily for brokers, according to a recent report by credit ratings firm DBRS. read more

  • Broker clarifies Toronto Star comment by Nestor Arellano | 05 Sep 2012

    A mortgage professional advising homebuyers to choose brokers doing 100 or more deals a year is now clarifying that comment published in the country`s largest newspaper. read more

  • BoC hints at rate hike by MBN | 05 Sep 2012

    The Bank of Canada announced Wednesday it will maintain its overnight rate at 1 per cent, also hinting at the future withdrawal of that stimulus. read more

  • Poll: brokers think pooling bad for industry by Nestor Arellano | 05 Sep 2012

    Brokers believe that the practice of volume pooling is bad for the channel, according to a recent online poll run by read more

  • Brokers better BMO's best by Nestor Arellano | 04 Sep 2012

    Nice try, BMO, but no cigar. Brokers say they aren’t the slightest least bit worried about the bank’s new 3.09 per cent five-year fixed because the channel can match and even better that no-frills offer. read more

  • ING's broker days numbered, says vet by Nestor Arellano | 04 Sep 2012

    Brokers clinging to the notion that it will be business as usual with a Scotia-owned ING are facing certain disappointment because the popular discount banking brand is bound to disappear in Canada after 18 month, according to a seasoned mortgage professional. read more

  • Market points to slowing preapproval conversions by MBN | 04 Sep 2012

    Despite a cooling real estate market, the average home price in Canada reached a record high in July -- not exactly good news for brokers itching to convert preapprovals. read more

  • Brokers: Scotia’s ING purchase benefits channel by Nestor Arellano | 31 Aug 2012

    One of ING’s biggest broker partners is arguing against fears Scotia will compromise the smaller player’s independence. read more

  • Rosy condo market forecast for 2013 by Nestor Arellano | 31 Aug 2012

    Never fear, brokers: First-time buyers, retirees and population growth will fuel the condo market in key Canadian markets this year and next, according to Genworth. Although, some more than others. read more

  • Breaking news: Scotiabank to buy ING by Nestor Arellano | 29 Aug 2012

    The gods may be listening to brokers with channel lender Scotia announcing it has reached a definitive agreement to purchase ING Direct Canada. read more