Controversial document infuriates brokers
Them’s fighting words: A document from an RBC employee outlining the differences between mortgage brokers and specialists is drawing the ire of brokers – charging it mischaracterizes their work, their qualifications and their motives.
MCAP going after the Big Five
Mortgage lender MCAP is taking direct aim at the big banks, with bonuses for brokers bringing in clients who would otherwise renew or refinance with the Big Five.
Security Breach: What brokers are doing to guard their clients' privacy
In the wake of client privacy breaches of mortgage brokers a few years ago, the industry has improved security measures. John Tenpenny found out what some brokerages and brokers are doing to ensure the personal information of mortgage broker clients isn’t compromised
The rise and fall of mortgage rates
Research released by the Bank of Canada Thursday, not surprisingly suggests that Canada’s largest banks are slow to pass on cuts in the Bank of Canada’s policy interest rate.
2011: The Road Ahead
Consumer awareness and confidence in brokers, broker-lender relationships and the threat from government of more mortgage rules are some of the issues John Tenpenny heard about when talking with prominent industry members
CAAMP says mortgage fears are exaggerated
A new study released by CAAMP concludes that very few Canadians face unaffordable increases in mortgage costs and Canadian lending criteria are already tight.
Brokers react to latest mortgage industry research
The latest research on the broker industry from Maritz Canada for CAAMP, revealed some interesting facts about brokers and their relationships with consumers and lenders.
Conference hears from international panel of mortgage industry associations
At the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP) in Montreal, Quebec, 1,500 delegates heard from the CEO’s of the leading mortgage industry associations in Australia, Canada and the U.S discuss the current global predicament faced by the mortgage industry following the recent financial crisis.
Canadian homeowners comfortable with mortgage debt: CAAMP
Most Canadian homeowners are comfortable with their mortgage debt, according to the sixth annual State of the Residential Mortgage Market report from the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP).
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?