Rate transcends network lines
An increasing number of brokers seem prepared to cross “network lines” to get to new lenders, with agents outside the Pacific Mortgage Group expressing interest in Radius’s 2.94 per cent offer.
Lenders divvy up FirstLine’s spoils, suggest report
The results are in, and as expected, big lenders, with the conspicuous exception of TD, have successfully divvied up FirstLine’s spoils
ING success validates broker model
Brokers shouldn't despair over the potential loss of ING, but view its success as proof more upstart lenders will enter the channel to replace it, says one leading player.
FirstLine raises First National originations
First National saw originations skyrocket in the second quarter, rising 48 per cent from the year-ago period – something it chalks up to FirstLine`s departure.
Brokers laud MCAP’s hands-off approach to RMG
Brokers are applauding what appears to be MCAP’s decision to put its money where its mouth is – the lender adopting a largely hands-off approach to RMG’s product lineup and features that deviate from its own.
Cashbacks here to stay?
Broker desperately clinging to cashback mortgage may not have to give them up after all with, provincial regulated monolines suggesting they'll continue to offer the product even as OSFI forces the banks it regulates to ditch it.
Lenders to divide up FirstLine spoils, says veteran
Lenders have already begun to court brokers with well-established ties to FirstLine, but it’s unlikely any one of them will win most of that business, says a respected veteran, arguing four big players will initially divide the spoils.
myNext takes on new name
A rose by any other name is just as sweet, but does the same apply to a lender?
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.
Brokers: Time for Mono-line consumer advertising
Mono-lines are facing renewed calls to increase consumer advertising, a way of helping mortgage brokers sell to often skeptical clients – inclined to dismiss all non-banks as B lenders.