Bob Ord: A trail of innovation
Bob Ord doesn’t mince words and he doesn’t often give interviews. Here’s an exception to the second and, thankfully, not the first.
Posted rates set to maximize IRD
There’s a very good reason why some banks continue to advertise unusually high posted rates, argue some brokers, even as other lenders move to slash theirs to the point of precipitating a rate war.
Gold boom dulls market for brokers
Northern Ontario’s booming mining industry is in many cases hampering business for mortgage brokers, forced to focus on refis as a scarcity of houses and startling price gains reduce the number of new purchases.
BMO offers brokers some good news ... sort of
BMO Economics have predicted the central bank will hold interest rates until July 2013, which may be good news for brokers.
Brokers anticipate Flaherty’s next move
What will the government’s next move be if the new mortgage rules don’t result in a market slowdown? Brokers are taking some well-educated guesses.
Attracting new brokers is what will strengthen the industry going forward. CMP spoke to the six finalists for the Canadian Mortgage Award for Best Newcomer to get a sense of what motivates them and why they enjoy being a mortgage broker
Canada's best mortgage professionals honoured
Westerners challenged Ontario dominance at the 2012 Canadian Mortgage Awards Friday, the industry celebrating that excellence in Roarin’ 20s style at Toronto’s historic Carlu.
Bob Ord takes the helm at Invis–Mortgage Intelligence
Invis-Mortgage Intelligence announced today that industry veteran Bob Ord has been appointed CEO for the company.
Mono-lines play David to banks' Goliath
It may be another case of David kicking Goliath’s butt, with mono-lines now taking back some of the business brokers were prepared to send to the banks, according to the latest quarterly report from D+H.
Top 5 mono-line challenges
CMP canvassed brokers from across the country on what exactly mono-lines need to do to keep more of the broker business now going to the banks. Here’s the Top Five ways brokers are challenged by mono-lines