IMBA news

  • CMHC to brokers: Ontario market ready to grow

    All the hype about Alberta’s real estate market may soon be relegated to the past. A regional economist with CMHC is expressing new optimism that it’s really Canada’s most populous province poised for market growth, after a year of “orderly adjustment.”

  • Lenders using conferences to win face time

    The opportunity to mix and mingle with brokers at industry conferences such as The Mortgage Summit is increasingly important for lenders opting to go it alone without BDMs.

  • Rate Your Realtor flops – how about Rate Your Broker?

    CREA membership recently rejected a Rate Your Realtor proposal – a concept that would be unworkable and unfeasible if applied to the broker channel argue some brokers while others are ready to embrace it.

  • Brokers to Associations: Stop road rep 'broker' use

    Mortgage professionals are putting their associations on notice, insisting they use their clout to stop road reps from calling themselves “brokers.”

  • Mortgage broker course gets low marks

    Mortgage broker education in Ontario has devolved to a series of subjects focused on developing administrative proficiency rather than beefing up brokering skills, according to a mortgage professional and instructor for the provincially mandated course.

  • All about the rate

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  • AMBA & IMBA partnership aims to better market brokers

    AMBA and IMBA have come together in a partnership to strengthen support and educational opportunities for their members – but also with the potential to better market mortgage brokers.

  • Brokers: Lenders, cut us some slack

    A seasoned broker is encouraging channel lenders to relax their minimum volume requirements in the short-term, a way of helping an industry struggling to maintain originations even as the Canadian market cools.

  • REMIC re-licensing course ups the ante

    Ontario’s re-licensing race just got more interesting, with industry trainer REMIC introducing a course loaded with extras and for as little as $30 – an offer designed to challenge CAAMP’s own free online invitation to members.

  • Going exclusive

    Mortgage professionals say they’ve had enough of clients going to the bank, with broker commitment letters in hand. As Vernon Clement Jones finds out, a growing number are thinking exclusivity agreements will stop them in their tracks