MAC Rally of Hope completes 7,500km ride
The MAC Rally of Hope pulled into St. John’s, Friday – some 12 day after setting off from Port Moody, B.C., in its annual motorcycle ride to raise funds and hope for cancer causes.
Time to lower minimun volume requirements?
Stricter mortgage rules threatening to cool down the housing market are fueling broker hopes lenders will soon lower their minimum volume requirements to compensate for a drop-off in business.
A-lenders playing BFS by the letter
A-lenders are already observing the strictest letter of the law on BFS applications, argue brokers largely dependent on those deals and now forced to shift as much as half of them to alternative lenders.
Reaching new heights
It’s a message that reverberated from one end of The Mortgage Summit to the other, with speaker after speaker calling on brokers to choose sides – are you focused on service or rates?
CAAMP director answers criticism of board makeup
One of only a handful of active brokers on CAAMP’s board of directors is chalking up the limited representation to name recognition challenges and brokers themselves – often reluctance to take time away from their businesses.
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.
Ad increase bolsters network's book
A national broker network is crediting a 20 per cent jump in its advertising budget for a double-digit spike in business – even as new home sales slip.
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
'Escalating lender incentives' for Realtors troubling, say brokers
The apparent escalation of lender incentives for Realtors is raising broker concerns around disclosure and the potential dangers for clients.
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.