WEB EXCLUSIVE: Is the Canadian consumer overextended with debt?
I grow weary of reading reports and surveys suggesting that consumer debt in Canada is a problem. Is it a problem or not? How do telephone surveys, which seem to occur daily, add to a situation that should be looked at from a numbers perspective?
Brokering in the east has its unique challenges
A look at the mortgage market in Atlantic Canada and what the differences may be compared to other parts of the nation, by Heather Li
2009/2010 CAAMP financials
The 2009/2010 financials for the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP) has been examined more closely by canadianmortgagetrends.com.
Mortgage broker headcount at peak?
There are approximately 18,000 to 20,000 people who hold a mortgage agent and/or broker licenses in Canada, according to the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals.
It's Time to Lock In
With people banking on the main interest rate going up in June, it seems like a good time to for homeowners to lock in their fixed-rate mortgages.
Mortgage brokers appear safe from GST
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said Monday that there will be no additional GST on financial services following heated discussion about a new proposed tax policy that appeared in the federal budget earlier this month.
Flaherty has no plans to tighten mortgage rules: Globe and Mail
Following a report in Saturday''s Globe and Mail that banking officials have called for tighter mortgage rules to stave off a housing collapse, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty told reporters he does not see signs of a housing bubble in Canada.
Keys to growing your business
Finding a niche and becoming an expert could be one of the most effective ways to grow your business, industry experts said at the annual CAAMP expo in Toronto
Was the crisis a good thing?
If there is anything good to come out of the credit crisis, it's the opportunity to improve broker/lender relations, industry members heard at the annual CAAMP expo in Toronto
Lender panel plays it safe at CAAMP
A panel of lenders at CAAMP's annual conference said they believe mortgage brokers' share of the market will continue to grow, but also emphasized the need for greater efficiency and speculated that volume bonuses could be scaled back over time.