Storefront brokerages an expensive lesson
One broker remembers the expensive lesson learned by brokers a few years ago in opening storefront locations in high traffic retail centres, and sees the BMO micro-branch model succeeding if costs can be controlled.
CAAMP pushes Ottawa to leave ABCPs alone
Following the last federal budget, those dealing in Asset Backed Commercial Paper have held their breath over the government’s move to limit housing risk, but CAAMP remains hopeful Ottawa is open to compromise.
REDX addresses AMP questions
The company behind REDX is now answering a question CAAMP has been slow to, asserting the association does not directly file incident reports on brokers who drop the AMP designation.
Brokers erring on the side of caution at tax time
Has Canada Revenue put the fear of God into brokers? Well, at least the fear of an audit, if the latest MortgageBrokerNews poll is any indication.
Lenders should offer LEMs, says broker
The popularity and success of Location Efficient Mortgages in the United States could be applied to major urban centres like Toronto, says one broker, and lenders north of the border could easily include it as one of their mortgage products
Network head raises concerns about REDX, AMP
No one less than a network head is warning mortgage professionals across the country after finding four REDX reports attached to his own name, specifically tied to his AMP designation.
Tourloukis: Refi rule strands 'collateral' clients
Moving clients with high-ratio collateral mortgages is now virtually impossible given Flaherty’s mortgage rules changes, says one of Canada’s highest volume brokers, pointing to lender interpretation of refinancing limits.
Poloz to be next BoC governor
In a somewhat surprising move, Stephen Poloz has been appointed the new governor of the Bank of Canada, replacing Mark Carney on June 1.
Brokers benefit from the Star treatment
The country’s largest newspaper is once again giving brokers the Star treatment – showcasing their bank-defying expertise at winning rates lower than 3 per cent.
Eisner ready to defend top broker status
The CMP Top 75 Brokers list is back – will you be on it this year? CMP magazine is now calling for broker submissions for its ranking of Top 75 Brokers by funded volume for 2012.