Brokers disagree with experts on CMHC privatization
As Jim Flaherty continues to make waves in the broker channel, limiting the use of portfolio insurance by mortgage lenders in the 2013 budget, the question of privatizing the CMHC has once again been raised as a means of levelling the lending playing field for mortgage insurance.
CMP releases complete list of nominees
CMP magazine is sharing all of candidates for the upcoming Canadian Mortgage Awards, the most exhaustive and representative list in the awards’ celebrated history.
Who will be Employer of Choice for 2013?
CMP magazine is revealing another list of finalists for the upcoming Canadian Mortgage Awards, featuring names as popular as they are professional.
Genworth 'bulks up' in Q4
Fourth quarter earnings show Genworth is bullish on bulk insurance – and that’s great news for brokers trying to satisfy self-employed clients.
MonCana moves to cover switching costs
There's more than one way to skin a cat and more than one way for lenders to up their appeal for brokers in an increasingly competitive market.
Happy New Year, BFS clients
Ottawa's move to increase by $50-billion the amount of residential mortgages it will back through Genworth and Canada Guaranty may ultimately accrue to the benefit of alternative clients, suggest some brokers.
Broker: Time for channel to help subprime orphans
Broker channel associations and lenders must lobby government on behalf of homeowners effectively orphaned by fleeing subprime lenders and blocked from switching to A lenders because of the new refi rules, said a mortgage professional grappling to keep borrowers in their homes.
MAC 'Super App' expands lending options
Mortgage Alliance is making it easier for brokers to access lenders, with the launch of a new “Super App” module for its MortgageBOSS. The one-step program allows brokers to input application details, electronically canvass top broker lenders for “the best fit” and, with the push of a button, send it off to one of those lenders.
Genworth moves down the Street
Street Capital has added Genworth as a default insurer, a move, says the lender, in response to broker requests.
myNext moves to fill Macquarie/Concentra funding gap
Lender myNext Mortgage Company is now extending its reach outside Mortgage Architects and MortgageBrokers.com to the rest of the broker channel, its CEO suggesting the move will help fill the funding gap left by two recent lender defections.