Rating agency vs. the people of the United States
If the U.S. government gets its way a number of big fat chickens will soon come home to roost at S&P’s credit rating agency -- now facing civil action for its allegedly “fraudulent” role in the 2008 financial crisis.
First Nat. returns to 80 bps finder’s fee
First National’s 2013 compensation program finally spells out its decision to permanently reverse that 5-basis-point chop to finder’s fees introduced last year and alienating some brokers.
Brokerage adopts new underwriting model
A large Toronto brokerage may be leading the way with the launch a flat-fee-per-transaction model for its new centralized underwriting service.
DLC Super-sizes its advertising
Brokers and marketing experts, alike, are now trying to gauge the impact of Dominion Lending Centre’s Super Bowl ads.
New partnerships ramps up TMG arsenal
A new partnership with a respected leasing company is set to better position TMG The Mortgage Group in an increasingly competitive market for national players.
Demise of the buyers’ bonus a boon to brokers
B.C.'s new home credit for first-time buyers expires on March 31 – and that's great news for brokers tired of seeing many clients lured to a developer's lender.
CAAMP comments on proposed spam regs
CAAMP is now responding to new regulations introduced by the government for its anti-spam legislation, calling for tweaks that would better protect the "simple referrals" brokers depend on.
MonCana moves to cover switching costs
There's more than one way to skin a cat and more than one way for lenders to up their appeal for brokers in an increasingly competitive market.
CMP has an app for that, too
CMP magazine is only a download away, and now available on iPad.
Credit union facing renewal fee concerns
A credit union in B.C. is now fielding broker concerns about the “full-commission” renewals of a discontinued program – an offer that was nonetheless in play at the time of funding.