Former bank employees find new home in broker industry
Former bank employees continue to flock to the mortgage broker industry, with the latest defectors finding a new home with Canada’s largest broker network after gaining experience with a rival network for a year.
Have your say: Do you do commercial business?
In an increasingly competitive segment we want to know what percentage of our readers currently fund commercial deals.
Guest column: To be, or not to be? Incorporated, that is
Leading mortgage broker Dustan Woodhouse puts forth his argument for incorporating your business.
Broker Kit Bag pt. 1
You spoke and we listened. CMP Magazine assembled a list of tools that no mortgage broker should be without.
Brokers react to RateHub announcement
RateHub.ca will join forces with an influential channel player to launch a new brokerage, with several brokers arguing the move is a betrayal.
Lender wait times: Banks vs. monolines
When it comes to wait times are the monolines truly better than the banks?
What's an investor client to do?
Mortgages for investment properties are increasingly difficult to find, according to one industry player, who says his clients are forced to face a new reality.
CMA Standouts: Tracy Valko
Tracy Valko may have started on the “other side” in 1999 when she joined MCAP in the mortgage retention department and underwriting for ING Direct, but in 2003 she joined the brokerage side to become an independent broker in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.
Beating the banks is worth the fight: Brokers
Tightened lending regulations have made it tougher to fund deals but brokers are best served to put their noses to grindstone and work harder to find the right mortgage for their clients, according to two players.
Banks have A-business cornered?
Another big bank has joined the ranks of lenders offering a sub-three per cent five-year fixed rate; signalling the growing importance of alternative lending to the mortgage broker industry, according to one player.