Brokers making up for drop in refi business
Refinances may be down due to tightened lending guidelines, but brokers are turning to an old stand buy that has some worried desperate clients will be taken advantage of.
Broker network launches new consumer site
A major mortgage broker network unveiled its new website, which focuses on consumer education.
Internship program a success for one broker
A year on, one industry player boasts his unique internship program has a success rate that rivals more traditional methods of grooming brokers.
Another brokerage lands former bank bigwig
Mortgage Alliance isn't the only brokerage to land a huge catch from the big bank pond, with another major player now reporting its own coup courtesy of RBC.
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.