myNext takes on new name
A rose by any other name is just as sweet, but does the same apply to a lender?
Part-timer defends the controversial practice
A seasoned broker – now a part-timer – is defending that choice, challenging mortgage professionals who argue the industry has no place for him and a growing number of others.
AMBA & IMBA partnership aims to better market brokers
AMBA and IMBA have come together in a partnership to strengthen support and educational opportunities for their members – but also with the potential to better market mortgage brokers.
CAAMP director answers criticism of board makeup
One of only a handful of active brokers on CAAMP’s board of directors is chalking up the limited representation to name recognition challenges and brokers themselves – often reluctance to take time away from their businesses.
CAAMP's new Board of Directors announced
CAAMP’s board of directors now includes two more practicing brokers, with the association introducing a total of six new directors at its annual general meeting in Niagara Falls Thursday.
AMP membership jumps
Broker beefs aside, CAAMP realized a whopping 10 per cent jump in AMP memberships during its last fiscal year, according to data released this week.
Brokers: Lenders, cut us some slack
A seasoned broker is encouraging channel lenders to relax their minimum volume requirements in the short-term, a way of helping an industry struggling to maintain originations even as the Canadian market cools.
Brokers: Time for mono-lines to eat refi fees
It’s increasingly apparent all mono-lines will have little choice but to cover legal and appraisal costs for refis, argue leading Toronto agents, billing it as essential to satisfying clients – now inundated with no-fee offers from the banks.
Brokers head into growing market
Brokers looking for a little more elbow room than their slow but competitive markets allow are now setting their sights on the province expected to lead economic growth this year.
Brokers wary of TD consolidation
TD has moved to consolidate BDM services for its prime and alternative lending divisions – something brokers are worried could cost them future business.