What lenders are looking for
Erin Letson talks to CMA-nominated lender BDMs and underwriters to find out what brokers can do to improve their applications and develop better relationships for the future
2010 CMP Award Winners
The 4th Annual CMP Awards gala was a huge success, attracting approximately 500 guests - the largest attendance so far. Here is the complete list of winners for 2010
CMAs 2010: Nominees for Best Customer Service, Employer of Choice
With our popular vote awards categories announced last week, we're moving on to tell you about the nominees in the remaining 12 awards slots. Below, check out the nominees for the Merix Financial award for Best Customer Service (individual office) and the Employer of Choice award.
CMAs 2010: Nominees for Lender Underwriter categories
The 2010 CMP Canadian Mortgage Awards are less than two months away -- here are the nominees for the CMHC award for Best Lender Underwriter and the award for Best Newcomer - Lender Underwriter.
CMAs 2010: Nominees for Lender BDM categories
We'd like to introduce our popular vote campaign, where our readers will get to help choose the winners in eight categories through an online voting system. We're asking you to pick who you think deserves to win and the results will be given to the judges to help them make the final decision.
Will the Insured Mortgage Purchase Program continue?
With reports the federal government will cut a number of its initiatives aimed to help banks through the financial crisis in next week's budget, there is talk about whether the $125-billion Insured Mortgage Purchase Program will continue.
Money now or later? The trailer fee debate
There are still only two Canadian lenders offering the trailer fee option, but that doesn't mean it's not being talked about. CMP checks in with brokers to see what they like and dislike about this form of payment
Lender panel plays it safe at CAAMP
A panel of lenders at CAAMP's annual conference said they believe mortgage brokers' share of the market will continue to grow, but also emphasized the need for greater efficiency and speculated that volume bonuses could be scaled back over time.
Flaherty extends $125-billion program: A broker and a lender weigh in
At the end of September, the government announced it would extend its $125-billion mortgage fund program to buy mortgages from lenders. Melissa Kim finds out what this means for the industry
Combination mortgages on the rise
At a time when the rate debate is as heated as ever, combination (or "hybrid") mortgages - which allow borrowers to divide their mortgage loan into fixed and variable rates - are becoming a more common product choice.