REMIC re-licensing course ups the ante
Ontario’s re-licensing race just got more interesting, with industry trainer REMIC introducing a course loaded with extras and for as little as $30 – an offer designed to challenge CAAMP’s own free online invitation to members.
Kelly Neuber joins Invis/MI
Invis and Mortgage Intelligence announced that Kelly Neuber will be joining their senior management team as vice-president of marketing.
Lender questions the value of REDX
A lender is joining brokers in questioning the industry’s use of REDX, arguing the system, meant to flag fraud, is too often misused by underwriters and other subscribers.
Specialist removes 'mortgage broker' from web name
“TDmortgagebroker.com” – The website of a TD mortgage specialist – has now been removed after MortgageBrokerNews.ca queried the unlicensed use of that name.
Murphy: Ontario could lose 1,830 brokers at re-licensing
Forget eight per cent.
CAAMP President Jim Murphy is suggesting Ontario could lose as much as 15 per cent of its brokers and agents with new re-licensing requirements, effectively erasing gains made since the last major cull.
Who gets the bill for broker ad campaign?
Merix head Boris Bozic has joined the growing number of mortgage professionals endorsing the idea of a national advertising campaign, specifically focused on hawking broker wares to the largely uninformed consumer. That’s even as others look to mono-lines themselves to foot the bill.
Brokers lose 'easy money' with TD commission change
It may be the end of a very lucrative era for brokers using TD. But for one high-volume broker, in particular, it’s the loss of a $400,000 shot in the arm, with the bank finally moving to bring its generous mortgage replacement policy in line with other lenders.
Rate hikes spur rate holds
Brokers are starting to see an uptick in the number of clients looking for rate holds after several lenders pushed select VRMs further into plus-prime territory, a broker channel player among them.
Ad increase bolsters network's book
A national broker network is crediting a 20 per cent jump in its advertising budget for a double-digit spike in business – even as new home sales slip.
REDX sparks broker concerns
A system to flag “fraud and misrepresentation” has been misused by lenders, quick to pin incident reports to brokers, who have little way of getting those records removed, charges a seasoned mortgage professional – preparing to lodge his own complaint.