CMA awards: Get your ballots in
The Canadian Mortgage Awards are back with a focus on charity and ready to honour this year’s leading industry players. We’re also tipping our hats to the hundreds of others who have claimed trophies over the last eight years, with a retrospective on their continuing contributions to the broker channel.
Brokers call for stricter education requirements
Brokers, who have dealt with the fallout created by inexperienced peers, are calling for stricter education requirements for incoming mortgage professionals, even as Ontario reviews its regulations.
Brokers blame busy August for slow September
September is traditionally a busy month for brokers, but summer’s end has been slow for some following a busy August that saw rate-holders flood the market.
Mortgage Architects find a way to make conferences fun
Company conferences can be long and drab, but when done right – as was the case at this summer’s Mortgage Architects national conference – they can provide a fun and engaging platform for employees to mingle and learn.
Brokers can brag no longer
Gone are the days when brokers could truthfully brag about having access to 40 or more lenders, argue some industry vets, suggesting lender losses have whittled down that number considerably – along with the diversity of the product, itself.
Has Canada won its first broker-owned bank?
With several brokers holding shares in the new parent company of MonCana, many are calling it Canada’s first broker-owned bank – something exciting brokers from one end of the country to the next.
Bigger broker networks can compete with the big banks
One broker is hoping that the larger networks forming in the channel will speak loudly and carry a bigger stick – especially to level the playing field against the five big banks.
Mortgage pie keeps getting smaller: brokers
The announcement Mortgage Architects has now acquired Argentum is strong indication the mortgage pie is getting smaller, and more mergers and acquisitions are on the horizon, say brokers.
Size matters in brokering - Swift
Stay tuned, brokers, says Pacific Mortgage Group CEO Ron Swift on the heels of the Argentum acquisition, network consolidation will undoubtedly continue as companies struggle to achieve scale.
BREAKING NEWS: Mortgage Architects acquires Argentum
MortgageBrokerNews.ca has just learned that Mortgage Architects has acquired Argentum Mortgage and Finance.