• Brokers not alone when it comes to dealing with consumer awareness by | 22 Nov 2011

    In the face of changing consumer expectations, the discussion on standards of practice and regulation extend beyond the mortgage broker industry, according to a panel of financial services leaders speaking at CAAMP’s annual conference. read more

  • AMP boosts mortgage consumer satisfaction by | 22 Nov 2011

    The value of the AMP designation was given a boost by research showing those consumers very satisfied with their mortgage broker are even more satisfied if that broker is an AMP. read more

  • Insurance hikes spell trouble for flippers by Vernon Clement Jones | 22 Nov 2011

    A looming hike in insurance premiums has exposed another chink in the "flipping" strategy of many property investors, say opponents of that popular model. read more

  • The 'Missing-in-action' send regrets by Vernon Clement Jones | 21 Nov 2011

    It’s undoubtedly – undeniably! – the biggest event on Canada’s mortgage calendar, with more than 1,600 industry professionals now gathered in Toronto. Still, some brokers have sent their regrets. Find out why. read more

  • MCAP launches first App by Vernon Clement Jones | 21 Nov 2011

    MCAP is using the CAAMP Mortgage Forum to introduce its first-ever App – specifically designed to assist brokers in determining the viability and pricing of their “alternative” deals. read more

  • Toronto market shows no slowdown: TREB by | 21 Nov 2011

    The latest housing sales stats through the first two weeks of November show there has yet to be any slowdown in Toronto. read more

  • Canadian First Financial doubles partnerships by Vernon Clement Jones | 18 Nov 2011

    Canadian First Financial Centres has now doubled the number of broker-partners for its financial and insurance advisory services, adding 12 retail “Referral Partners” using the on-call model launched this year. read more

  • Broker: Naiveté driving growth in collateral charges by Vernon Clement Jones | 18 Nov 2011

    New numbers suggesting brokers are increasingly comfortable putting clients into collateral charge mortgages speak either to their naiveté or myopia, said a broker with longstanding concerns about that increasingly popular product. read more

  • Mortgage freedom dreams fading fast by | 18 Nov 2011

    Many Canadians will carry mortgage debt into their retirement years, according to Royal Bank’s latest housing survey. read more

  • New broker association hits the launching pad by Vernon Clement Jones | 17 Nov 2011

    Make room, IMBA, AMBA and MBABC: there’s a new provincial mortgage broker association in Canada, and it’s focused on four provinces grappling to promote tighter regulation and facing their own brand of lending challenges. read more