Argentum news

  • CMP releases complete list of nominees

    CMP magazine is sharing all of candidates for the upcoming Canadian Mortgage Awards, the most exhaustive and representative list in the awards’ celebrated history.

  • Keep calm and broker on

    Here, according to leading broker network execs, is what the new mortgage rules mean for mortgage professionals

  • Fence-sitters in no rush to buy

    Brokers are facing a growing number of pre-approvals as clients wait on a price correction, which, according to CMHC’s latest report, is unlikely to materialize.

  • Going exclusive

    Mortgage professionals say they’ve had enough of clients going to the bank, with broker commitment letters in hand. As Vernon Clement Jones finds out, a growing number are thinking exclusivity agreements will stop them in their tracks

  • Bozic weighs in on exclusivity agreements

    A broker channel lender is endorsing the idea of client exclusivity agreements, arguing the time has come for an industry-wide discussion on those controversial but, perhaps, increasingly necessary contracts.

  • Broker frustration sparks debate on client exclusivity agreements

    Exclusivity agreements: It’s a controversial idea, but one whose time may have come, with IMBA President Albert Collu kicking off an industry dialogue on contracts that would penalize clients for using brokers to get better rates at the banks.

  • Centum: Broker workshop to focus on consumer debt

    Runaway consumer debt: It’s not just the federal government’s concern, but also the focus of a mortgage workshop for brokers – set for Vancouver this fall and focused on ensuring brokers extend their utility beyond the transaction, say sponsors.

  • Brokers overlooking small private lending deals, says industry veteran

    They’re the kind of subprime deals many Ontario brokers have overlooked, said a 35-year veteran of the industry, but brokers willing to connect individual borrowers with individual private investors are positioning themselves for long-term revenue growth.

  • Collu: Volume minimums ‘taking brokering out of brokering’

    Continued use of volume requirements may undercut efforts to grow efficiency ratios while threatening broker independence, said IMBA’s new president.

  • Brokers learn about fast-growing Alt-A market at CMP Mortgage Workshop

    Brokers prepared to let Alt-A and non-prime clients pass them by may miss out on the market's fastest growing segment, those attending the recently held CMP Mortgage Workshop were told.