How do you nab a flighty rate shopper?
Rate shoppers continue to frustrate brokers, but at the same time are forcing those professionals to find new and old ways to block 11th hour defections.
Gord Dahlen takes on a new challenge
Industry leader Gord Dahlen has moved from his executive position at Dominion Lending Centres, with another channel player now welcoming him into its expanding fold.
Broker wins channel national media attention
Brokers: You may want to thank one of your own for giving your industry a significant plug in Canada’s largest newspaper.
The new $100K ceiling...
It’s now the unspoken rule of A lenders, charge brokers: BFS clients declaring income north of $100K are quite simply persona non-grata.
Will brokers and Realtors ever agree?
Brokers and Realtors are divided once again, this time over what if any impact a new plan to reduce Toronto’s land transfer tax will have on a slow real estate market.
Time to fight back on penalties, says broker
One broker has decided that enough is enough, and that it is time for brokers to fight back.
Bored with retirement, broker becomes a Top 75
At age 44, Ken Lankin took a golden handshake from Beneficial Finance after 25 years of service and moved to Florida to retire. That didn’t last long.
Broker wants answers from TD on deal reversal
A Waterloo-based broker has one question: What changed to make the same bank approve a deal that had been repeatedly rejected when he presented it?
Another high-level CMHC staffer gone
Marc McInnis, the VP of insurance underwriting, servicing and policy for CMHC has stepped down, with no reason given.
CMHC declines raise underwriting questions
CMHC’s balance sheet is now revealing the full impact of Jim Flaherty’s tinkering, although brokers want to know if the scale of that decline also reflects more rigid underwriting.