Ottawa tightens mortgage rules
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced a second tightening of mortgage rules in the past 12 months as Canadian household debt became a growing concern at the end of 2010 and historically low interest rates continued to persist.
Brokers react to latest mortgage industry research
The latest research on the broker industry from Maritz Canada for CAAMP, revealed some interesting facts about brokers and their relationships with consumers and lenders.
Simon Sinek to be keynote presenter at DLC conference
Motivational speaker Simon Sinek, author of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, was announced as the keynote presenter for Dominion Lending Centres’ 2011 National Sales Conference in Las Vegas.
View DLC's new Don Cherry ad
Dominion Lending Centres began airing its $2-million Don Cherry TV commercials on Saturday October 30 during NHL hockey games in six Canadian markets.
The Real Deal: Gary Mauris
The president of Dominion Lending Centres Inc. has a limitless energy that he injects into every part of his life. Heather Li explores what fuels Gary Mauris’s drive
Superbrokers: Growing through Technology
CMP recently polled national broker networks across Canada to uncover what they offer their brokers – everything from compensation to training to ancillary services. Here are the results
Brokering in the east has its unique challenges
A look at the mortgage market in Atlantic Canada and what the differences may be compared to other parts of the nation, by Heather Li
Relationship Makers: A review of the industry's CRMs
All brokers need to organize their client contacts to keep in touch. And every brokerage tries to provide its agents with the best. Heather Li explores the industry’s CRM programs
Facebook: Your New Calling Card
Online social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, have exploded over the past year. Heather Li shows how brokers use these tools to market to a bigger, broader audience
A Brave New World: How technology is changing the industry
While many have begun to move with technology as it drives businesses forward with new innovations and devices, others have dug in their heels, holding on to a nostalgic idea of an industry that once was. Increasingly, the days of paper applications and fax machines are nearing extinction, and for those who aren’t using today’s technology, they may be too. In this article, Shane Buckingham takes a look at how using the latest tools and technology has changed the industry as a whole and how it has helped those who’ve been able to capitalize on it