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.
Trainer: Industry not doing enough to attract talent
Enrolment numbers for a program focused on training new agents may be a wakeup call for an industry fighting to grow market share, said its developer.
CAAMP chair answers AMP critics
CAAMP’s chair is acknowledging, and even welcoming criticism of the AMP designation, and its qualifying standards, at the same time pointing to real progress – past and present – in strengthening it.