A lawyer in one of Canada’s busiest housing markets is confirming a trend that costs some monoline clients more in legal fees, and he argues it’s up to his industry to change that
Canada’s biggest bank has released its forecast for home sales in 2015 – what can brokers expect for the rest of the year?
TV commercials and bus stop bench signs haven’t gone the way of the dinosaur, but social media is proving to be a much richer vein to mine for brokers and lenders looking to promote the business
A recent lender acquisition has renewed concerns that more amalgamation could be in store, and brokers fear it could be a big bank doing the buying
One broker is calling for more transparency from the industry’s national association around its funding sources
Despite general optimism about a recent acquisition, some brokers are lamenting the sell-off of a broker-owned bank
Home Trust’s acquisition of a Schedule I bank may signal the return of the old glory days for brokers who yearn for more-competitive rates
Big banks continue to undercut their own broker partners by offering proprietary mortgage products exclusively in-house
Online rate sites have called the death knell for the broker channel – but brokers are turning the tables and using the Internet to their own advantage
Brokers have long argued the barrier to entry for the industry is too low, and the Home Trust suspension of 45 brokers is further proof that a more stringent licensing process is required.