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  • Broker lands TV reality show

    A leading B.C. broker has landed himself – and by extension, the industry he represents – a leading role in an upcoming TV reality show focused on personal finances.

  • Broker: We've earned renewal fees from Scotia, TD

    It may be the broker equivalent of, “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” But an industry veteran studying the channel’s growing use of the big banks says brokers have now earned renewal fees from those lenders.

  • Broker: Resist. Resist. Resist

    It’s entirely understandable urge. But brokers should resist slashing marketing budgets in this slower market, cautions the head of a brokerage on track to realize a total funded volume of just under a billion dollars this year – in large part because of its own consistent advertising.

  • REMIC, IMBA take the re-licensing plunge

    Industry trainer REMIC becomes the second provider to announce FSCO approval for its Ontario mandatory re-licensing course – following IMBA’s announcement and likely just ahead of two others.

  • Broker proposes overhaul of AMP marketing

    A seasoned mortgage broker may have hit upon a better way for CAAMP to market the AMP to Canadians, asking the association to transfer responsibility for promoting the designation to AMPs themselves and, more importantly, to pay them.

  • 'Escalating lender incentives' for Realtors troubling, say brokers

    The apparent escalation of lender incentives for Realtors is raising broker concerns around disclosure and the potential dangers for clients.

  • Haditaghi explains CEO search

    Company founder Alex Haditaghi personally identified Ron Swift as the man to lead Pacific Mortgage Group to the “next level” as far back as eight months ago, he told MortgageBrokerNews.ca, with his decision to step down from the CEO post, in fact, ending a year-long search.

  • Swift takes over from Haditaghi

    Ron Swift is moving into the captain’s chair of Pacific Mortgage Group, leaving lender MCAP.

  • Sale-leaseback: Here, I come to save the deal!

    It’s a solution many A clients struggling to come up with a down payment may have overlooked. It’s also one with the potential to expand broker revenue streams, said a DLC leasing specialist, pointing to the sale-leaseback transaction.

  • Broker: Industry set to double number of CFP/mortgage brokers

    A CFP/broker is predicting the mortgage industry will more than double its number of dually-certified professionals in the next five years as brokers look to differentiate themselves from the madding crowd and broaden their usefulness to clients.