Finalists for Canadian Mortgage Awards broker/brokerage categories announced
As the 2012 Canadian Mortgage Awards wind down on June 1, there may be some familiar names headed to the podium to accept the Broker, Brokerage and National Broker Network of the year awards.
Broker finalists named for Canadian Mortgage Awards
Ask any mortgage broker and they’ll say that they are proud to help people navigate the biggest purchase of their lives. They don’t do for the accolades, but sometimes it’s nice to be recognized for doing a good job.
Even more reason to thank BMO
Brokers may have even more to thank BMO for this time around, with its second “irrational” rate offer encouraging even more fence sitters into the market, say agents.
Brokers flock to old-school lead generator
Open houses are no longer just for rookies, with a growing number of seasoned brokers reincorporating them as a way of grabbing some of the highest conversion rates in the business.
Canadian Mortgage Awards names first group of finalists
It’s that time of year again – time for the finalists for the Canadian Mortgage Awards to be announced.
The Big Story: Prepayment clarity
New code of conduct rules for lenders mean they must clarify prepayment and penalty terms for borrowers. While brokers welcome these changes, they feel they don't go far enough. This week we spoke to Nick Kyprianou, CEO, Equity Trust Financial and Deepak Bansal,Ron Alltree, Kunaal Bhalla, Sarah Makhomet and Jonathan Tillger, of Dominion Lending Centres Mortgage Village. Find out on today’s The Big Story, on MortgageBrokerNews.ca TV, your home for industry news, opinion and analysis.
Part-timer defends the controversial practice
A seasoned broker – now a part-timer – is defending that choice, challenging mortgage professionals who argue the industry has no place for him and a growing number of others.
Brokers wary of TD consolidation
TD has moved to consolidate BDM services for its prime and alternative lending divisions – something brokers are worried could cost them future business.
Who gets the bill for broker ad campaign?
Merix head Boris Bozic has joined the growing number of mortgage professionals endorsing the idea of a national advertising campaign, specifically focused on hawking broker wares to the largely uninformed consumer. That’s even as others look to mono-lines themselves to foot the bill.
Fraud prevention back on broker agenda
A fraud-prevention expert – also a mortgage agent – is asking his peers to double check their file protection measures against a list of six essentials. It’s a way of guarding themselves, their clients and their industry against the kind of recent broker lapse grabbing headlines in Alberta.