Brokers should seize teaching opportunities on credit: Xu
When was the last time you popped in to your local real estate office and explained the niceties of prepping potential homebuyers for alternative lending? For one broker, it is a chat that can not only build relationships, but a book of clients.
Decision to join brokerage comes down to reputation and integrity
For many mortgage brokers looking to find greener pastures, or simply looking to try a new challenge in life, it isn’t always about money – as was the case for one broker.
Mortgage brokers honoured on the red carpet
It’s not just sports milestones measured in three – with one broker clinching the industry’s triple crown at this year’s Canadian Mortgage Awards.
Meridian benefits in surprising way from promotion
Meridian Credit Union’s record-low mortgage promotion drew a lot of interest from potential clients, according to the company’s president, and not just for that specific product.
Are brokers educated enough on Alt-A lending?
With more and more brokers reporting a growing portfolio of alternative deals, is it time the industry got serious about education?
High funding team defects to new network
Competition is fierce among broker networks as evidenced by the recent move one group made within the broker channel.
Are brokers equal to financial advisors?
If the answer is “yes,” shouldn’t their compensation model be the same. A number of industry players think so.
Call to put brokers on a fee-only model
With increased competition among banks and credit unions, one professional believes the move to a fee-only model could be the key to keeping brokers on top.
Brokers identify key drawback to 1.49% rate
Some brokers are pointing to real concerns for those borrowers opting for Meridian’s 1.49 per cent offer – their objections having little to do with personal concerns about the lender’s sales strategy.
Final CMA finalists announced
The largest awards ceremony in the industry is quickly approaching, and we’ve got your final list of nominees, including brokerage, broker, and network of the year.