A stroke of good luck
Happenstance got Mark Kerzner into the mortgage industry, but his love for it has kept him here – and he believes the industry’s best days are yet to come
Network head: No bank vs. broker dynamic
There is fierce competition between brokers and the big banks, but one industry veteran doesn’t view the two as enemies
Second round of CMA nominees announced
The annual Canadian Mortgage Awards brought to you by Manulife Bank are set for May 13 at the Liberty Grand in Toronto and we’ve got your second set of finalists
Fixed-rate demand expected to spike
The difference between the interest on an ARM over a fixed-rate loan has shrunk compared to where it was just a few years ago –tempting even the most risk-tolerant of clients, say brokers
Bank ad: ‘Our mortgage advisors come to you’
It’s a new and largely unprecedented threat to brokers, with one big bank ramping up the promotion of its army of road reps by showcasing what increasingly separates them from competitors
Association lobbies for mortgage rule change
Brokers may have just found their campaign issue, with an industry association calling for something that could bring thousands more buyers into the market
Brokers remain one of the industry’s best kept secrets, unfortunately
Brokers may be scoring hit after hit with clients who are already knocking on their door, but the fact remains that for a large segment of the population – mortgage brokers remain virtually invisible
Brokerage reflects on 25 years
One mortgage company celebrated a quarter century in the industry at a recent gala event. From humble beginnings in the early 1990s, the company has not only grown, but thrived in a competitive market.
Mortgage product a potential pitfall, say brokers
Brokers may be increasingly hungry for business, but not enough to help first-time buyers into a product many blame for the U.S. market collapse.
Broker dishes advice for shoppers
One broker offered his advice for dealing with clients told by the banks to shop for rate, and the approach is nothing but classy.