Optimum Mortgage news

  • 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