Gary Mauris's profile for Mortgage Broker News Hot list 2014
One local player -- who expects indirect help from the big networks -- is optimistic about the year ahead, despite a forecast that smaller brokerages will struggle in 2014.
Collin Bruce's profile for Mortgage Broker News Hot list 2014
One broker is frustrated by what he perceives to be a double standard when it comes to how brokers are audited compared to their banking counterparts.
Brokers prepared to dismiss B and C lending may be handicapped in 2014, with one major network head suggesting those brokers who embrace alternative lending will find themselves at the head of the pack.
Brokers and Realtors rarely agree but on this they may, with the Association of Saskatchewan Realtors calling for a registry for former drug houses.
Brokers in Alberta may be feeling the pinch, with last summer’s severe floods leaving some lenders apprehensive about lending in certain areas.
If you watched the Superbowl you probably noticed DLC’s ads -- certainly consumers did, according to the broker network.
The push to efficiencies has slowed file processing down, with brokers having to more carefully plan and execute each deal before they even begin the paperwork.
Disaffected brokers are now mulling over a seismic change to the AMP designation, although some doubt the plan is enough to bring them back into the fold – even with the promise of an exclusive certification.