Profiles

  • Building a better lender by CMP | 07 Mar 2013

    Ask any Roman architect, building a masterpiece takes time, and as Don Horne reports, building a mortgage lender is no different read more

  • Brokers barking up the wrong tree by CMP | 31 Jan 2013

    Are brokers just plain wrong in criticizing the 2012 mortgage rule changes? Agent Paolo Di Petta says they are read more

  • Alt lender to ‘newbie’ broker: Don’t gum up the works! by CMP | 10 Jan 2013

    When it rains, it pours. Alternative lenders are reporting a record number of originations largely due to a tide of borrowers shut out by the big banks. But will a stream of ill-prepared apps clog the pipe? read more

  • A B20 breakdown by CMP | 03 Jan 2013

    B20 – it’s not that bad, writes Optimum's Lestor Shore, but brokers have to know what the new expectations are for bankers, borrowers and themselves read more

  • Cordial competitor: MCC's Cocciollo weighs in by CMP | 17 Dec 2012

    Save the hum-bug! MCC head Eddy Cocciollo is offering conciliatory cheer in this candid Q&A about competitors, consumers and, ahem, CIBC read more

  • Bob Ord: A trail of innovation by Jamie Farshchi | 29 Aug 2012

    Bob Ord doesn’t mince words and he doesn’t often give interviews. Here’s an exception to the second and, thankfully, not the first. read more

  • Brokers fret about possible ING sale by Nestor Arellano | 07 Aug 2012

    Mortgage brokers are worried that one of Canada’s big five banks might snap up ING Direct – its parent company now announcing the review of “strategic options” to sell the broker channel lender. read more

  • Answering the call by | 02 Aug 2012

    In an ever-increasingly complex industry, broker Nera Emmanuel has built her business upon simple things such as returning phone calls and staying in touch with clients read more

  • Money Matters: Helping Canadians understand their finances by CMP | 18 Jul 2012

    Many Canadians have lost the ability to budget and understand their own financial situation, especially with the increasing use of debit and credit cards, says Centum network partner Troy Tisserand. read more

  • The ties that bind by | 06 Jun 2012

    One of the keys to putting together a successful mortgage deal rests with the ability to build strong relationships with lenders. CMP spoke to this year’s group of finalists for the Canadian Mortgage Awards’ Best Lender BDM to gain some insight into this crucial partnership read more