Call by rivals for CMHC to hike premiums: To what effect?
Globe & Mail sources report that Genworth and Canada Guaranty are encouraging the Canadian government to raise CMHC premiums. What effect will this have on clients and the brokering industry as a whole? Not much, says one player.
Insurer teams up with Habitat for Humanity
It’s a match made in housing heaven, as a leading mortgage insurer and Habitat for Humanity team up to raise money for communities across Canada.
Mortgage Architects find a way to make conferences fun
Company conferences can be long and drab, but when done right – as was the case at this summer’s Mortgage Architects national conference – they can provide a fun and engaging platform for employees to mingle and learn.
Independent lender approved for CMHC mortgages
Another independent lender, CMLS Financial, has been approved to offer residential CMHC-backed mortgages in Canada, according to a press release from the company.
Female broker-only golf tournament sells out
Meadowbrook Golf and country club will play host to the sixth-annual Ontario Women’s Mortgage Industry Golf tournament on September 16 and the event is already sold out.
Breaking barriers between brokers and lenders
Lenders too frequently favour a “black and white” approach to qualifying clients, complain a growing number of frustrated brokers.
Underwriter's background paves the way?
Do you know where your dedicated underwriter comes from?
It could in fact make a difference, argues one broker pointing to the benefits of dealing with former employee of a mortgage insurer.
A different tack for self-employed clients
Brokers continue to vent their frustration over securing mortgages for self-employed clients, but are increasingly directing them to write off less of their income, among other successful strategies.
Will a broker favourite make this year’s lender’s list?
MonCana Bank of Canada has been a broker favourite ever since entering the channel – a popularity that perhaps this year will be reflected in CMP’s Brokers on Lenders survey.
One year later: Marking Flaherty’s mortgage rule changes
Happy anniversary? It’s been a year since the mortgage rule changes took effect, and brokers have felt the impact not only on their business, but especially their clients.