Another housing promise emerges from campaign trail
Liberals have vowed to better capture foreign ownership data by reversing a Conservative decision to get rid of the long-form census
Economist calls for full Census
The next Canadian Census is scheduled for next year, and one leading economist is arguing a full census will better help brokers understand the market and target potential clients
Fraud committee a template for working together
You need four people to make a deal work – but getting them to work together is the challenge, says one association leader
Player calls for CAAMP’s funding breakdown
One broker is calling for more transparency from the industry’s national association around its funding sources
Brokers remain one of the industry’s best kept secrets, unfortunately
Brokers may be scoring hit after hit with clients who are already knocking on their door, but the fact remains that for a large segment of the population – mortgage brokers remain virtually invisible
Economist sends warning to Ottawa
One leading economist is warning that any more mortgage rule tightening would negatively impact the entire economy, following speculation that the Canadian government is considering more rule changes meant to cool the housing market.
Brokers call CAAMP up to bat
Industry players are calling for CAAMP to demand a retraction from CBC, following a segment that painted brokers and monolines with the same brush as high interest “shadow” lenders.
New CAAMP ads focus on not just AMP-designated brokers
CAAMP has been criticized by broker members for years for publishing ads commending the skills of AMP brokers specifically, and a new national campaign expands that message; but that doesn’t mean it’s done with its AMP-focused campaigns.
Brokers call for more communication from certain lenders
They make great referral partners; still, brokers feel this one type of lender is shutting them out of the origination process.
Brokerage reflects on 25 years
One mortgage company celebrated a quarter century in the industry at a recent gala event. From humble beginnings in the early 1990s, the company has not only grown, but thrived in a competitive market.