National Bank news

  • Lenders on Brokers 2012

    Last month’s issue saw brokers rank and roust their lenders as part of the sixth CMP Brokers on Lenders survey. This month, lenders review and revel in the results

  • Lenders divvy up FirstLine’s spoils, suggest report

    The results are in, and as expected, big lenders, with the conspicuous exception of TD, have successfully divvied up FirstLine’s spoils

  • Market points to slowing preapproval conversions

    Despite a cooling real estate market, the average home price in Canada reached a record high in July -- not exactly good news for brokers itching to convert preapprovals.

  • TD matches RBC’s five-year fixed

    It’s a rate war in reverse, with TD following RBC’s decision to set a five-year fixed well above the broker’s best.

  • ING’s broker links could hamper sale

    As attractive as ING Direct Canada may be to prospective buyers, its use of brokers will likely deter the biggest of those suitors, according to one analyst.

  • Banks keeps clear of rate wars

    Banks are avoiding what appears to be a looming rate war by sticking to five-year fixed rates at or around 3.09 per cent even as other lenders race toward 2.84 per cent.

  • Realtor-client incentives raise concerns

    Talk about one of the channel’s big banks is raising broker eyebrows in B.C., along with concerns the lender has sweetened its referral offer to Realtors with paid appraisals and legal for clients.

  • Nat. Bank aims to grow road rep 'contribution'

    Brokers may represent too much of a good thing for National Bank, its president suggesting the lender will ease up on their use as it focuses on growing originations through, ahem, road reps and branches.

  • 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.

  • Home prices continue to rise in most cities

    Canadian home prices rose in April from March for the second consecutive month, with prices up in nine of 11 metropolitan markets, led by western centres Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg.