Scotia news

  • MP Helena Guergis' mortgage under the microscope

    A weekend report in The Ottawa Citizen prompted questions about whether federal MP and Status of Women Minister Helena Guergis was given special privileges on her mortgage.

  • CMAs 2010: Nominees for Lender Underwriter categories

    The 2010 CMP Canadian Mortgage Awards are less than two months away -- here are the nominees for the CMHC award for Best Lender Underwriter and the award for Best Newcomer - Lender Underwriter.

  • CMAs 2010: Nominees for Lender BDM categories

    We'd like to introduce our popular vote campaign, where our readers will get to help choose the winners in eight categories through an online voting system. We're asking you to pick who you think deserves to win and the results will be given to the judges to help them make the final decision.

  • Bubble. What Bubble?

    An industry report questioned whether or not Canada was in the midst of a real estate bubble. Melissa Kim asked some of last year's CMP Top 50 brokers to weigh in on the possibility.

  • Lender panel plays it safe at CAAMP

    A panel of lenders at CAAMP's annual conference said they believe mortgage brokers' share of the market will continue to grow, but also emphasized the need for greater efficiency and speculated that volume bonuses could be scaled back over time.

  • Low rates should come with warning, experts say

    Cheap mortgages and the explosive resale housing market have been stirring fears of a housing bubble among economists and real estate experts.

  • The hands-on approach

    When Nicole Drummond, an Ottawa broker with the Mortgage Source, MCC, takes on a new client, she takes on everything - literally. CMP catches up with this top-producing broker as she prepares to wind down

  • Goodbye, paper

    The days of printouts and photocopies aren't gone yet, but more businesses are moving toward a paperless office to increase efficiency and cut back waste. Erin Letson shows you how to make the transition

  • Brokers on Lenders 2009

    With talk that the worst economic slowdown is over, it's interesting to point out that this year's CMP Brokers on Lenders survey was conducted just before things really picked up. The results may surprise you

  • Brokers on lenders survey: full results

    Every year CMP conducts a brokers on lenders survey and this year's results appeared in issue 4.7 (July), out this week. But there wasn't room for all of the results for all of the lenders so we were only able to list the top ten for each category. The following is a complete alphabetical list