MortgageBrokers.com CEO acquires Mortgage Architects
Pacific NA, a financial services company founded and run by MortgageBrokers.com CEO Alex Haditaghi, has acquired Mortgage Architects and its lending arm, myNext Mortgage Company.
Banks start interest rate shake-up
Four banks have increased their posted rates on fixed mortgages, signaling the start of an upward move on record-low interest rates.
CMAs 2010: The nominees for Mortgage Brokerage of the Year (both over and under 25 employees)
There are just two categories left to be announced for the 2010 CMP Canadian Mortgage Awards - the ING Direct awards for Mortgage Brokerage of the Year (more than 25 employees) and Mortgage Brokerage of the Year (less than 25 employees).
CMAs 2010: Nominees for Best Individual Newcomer
With our popular vote awards categories announced, we want to tell you about the finalists in the remaining awards slots. Below, check out the nominees for the Genworth Financial Canada award for Best Individual Newcomer.
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.
UPDATED: CMAs 2010: Best Community Service Effort nominees
The 2010 CMP Canadian Mortgage Awards are a week away -- here is the updated finalist list for the Home Loans Canada award for Best Community Service Effort
CMAs 2010: Nominees for Best Internet Presence
The 2010 CMP Canadian Mortgage Awards are less than two months away and we've just finished finalizing all the nominees. Each category will be posted online throughout the month of March (the full list will be published in the next issue of CMP), so be sure to check back often for the most up-to-date awards information.
From the Press: What people are saying about the new mortgage rules
A day after Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced three changes to mortgage rules in Canada, it appears the overall response from the financial community has been favourable; however, questions still remain, including whether clients must qualify at five-year posted rates or five-year discounted rates. Here's a roundup of what's being said in the press:
Bubble. What Bubble?
An industry report questioned whether or not Canada was in the midst of a real estate bubble. Melissa Kim asked some of last year's CMP Top 50 brokers to weigh in on the possibility.
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