Optimum Mortgage news

  • CMA finalists announced

    The annual Canadian Mortgage Awards are set for May 22 at the Liberty Grand in Toronto and we’ve got your first set of finalists.

  • Lender expands to Eastern Canada

    Brokers in Atlantic Canada may feel like they often get the short end of the stick but one mortgage company is banking on the area's mortgage business to help grow its own assets.

  • Newcomers to be honoured at CMAs

    The mortgage broker industry has its fair share of regular faces; the old guard who have been leaders for years. Each year, however, a new crop of up-and-coming, ambitious professionals emerge and some of them will take home Canadian Mortgage Awards for their efforts. These are our finalists in a number of “newcomer” categories.

  • The upside to B20

    Since the introduction of the new B20 regulations, a lot has changed for … the better, says Lester Shore, vice-president of Optimum Mortgage.

  • CMP releases complete list of nominees

    CMP magazine is sharing all of candidates for the upcoming Canadian Mortgage Awards, the most exhaustive and representative list in the awards’ celebrated history.

  • Alt lender to ‘newbie’ broker: Don’t gum up the works!

    When it rains, it pours. Alternative lenders are reporting a record number of originations largely due to a tide of borrowers shut out by the big banks. But will a stream of ill-prepared apps clog the pipe?

  • A B20 breakdown

    B20 – it’s not that bad, writes Optimum's Lestor Shore, but brokers have to know what the new expectations are for bankers, borrowers and themselves