• Network helps keep brokers top-of-mind by Vernon Clement Jones | 21 Dec 2011

    Centum is helping push the industry toward a more holistic customer service approach, with program focused on helping brokers grow their value proposition. read more

  • What was the top story of 2011? by | 21 Dec 2011

    As 2011 comes toa close, MortgageBrokerNews is taking a look back at some of our top stories from the past year and we want to know which story you think was most important to the mortgage industry. read more

  • U.S. bank warning of 5% -10% correction by CMP,Vernon Clement Jones | 20 Dec 2011

    Brokers have benefited from a surprisingly strong real estate market this year, but 2012 is threatening to present them with a much different reality, according to a new report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. read more

  • Brokers primed to grow market share, says poll by Vernon Clement Jones | 19 Dec 2011

    A slowing and more competitive market aside, brokers believe they can and will grow market share by as much as 10 percentage points in five years, suggests the latest Maritz industry poll. read more

  • Broker: Road reps adding to street cred by Vernon Clement Jones | 19 Dec 2011

    Brokers worried about an increasing number of mobile mortgage specialists take cheer. That growth may be a good thing for mortgage professionals trying to establish their value proposition, says one industry exec. read more

  • Toronto plans to ditch land transfer tax by Vernon Clement Jones | 19 Dec 2011

    The squeaky Toronto homebuyer may just have received some much requested oil, with the city’s mayor confirming he will indeed move on plans to first lower and then abolish the land transfer tax. read more

  • IMBA: Ontario brokers re-licensing sooner than later by Vernon Clement Jones | 16 Dec 2011

    One of four course providers for Ontario re-licensing is reporting very “brisk” registration – suggesting brokers are moving sooner rather than later to meet that mandatory requirement. That's even as FSCO points to 10 per cent to 15 per cent of licensed agents as no longer authorized to sell. read more

  • Edmonton broker saves Xmas charity with Facebook by Vernon Clement Jones | 16 Dec 2011

    It may be a testament to the networking power of mortgage brokers, or, more specifically, their relationships with clients and community. read more

  • GTA resale market continues to grow by | 16 Dec 2011

    As 2011 winds up, the latest numbers show that Toronto’s resale housing market is on the upswing. read more

  • E&O broker endorses 'collateral charges waiver' by Vernon Clement Jones | 15 Dec 2011

    The growing use of collateral charge mortgages means brokers should consider asking clients to sign waivers acknowledging they were appraised of the up and, indeed, the downs attached to those controversial loans, a leading E&O insurance provider told read more