Brokers question analyst’s knowledge
Brokers are poking holes in one analyst’s prediction that Canada’s housing market is in dire straits, accusing him of ignorance when it comes to Canada’s oil industry – and the economy’s reliance on it.
Poloz answers critics questioning BoC’s credibility
The Governor of the Bank of Canada Stephen Poloz has gone into damage control mode, defending the bold actions carried out by the BoC in January when it shocked the market with a rate cut.
CMA finalist rollout continues
The annual Canadian Mortgage Awards are set for May 22 at the Liberty Grand in Toronto and we’re continuing our finalist announcements.
CMAs to include new award category
With the CMAs just around the corner, we are continuing to roll out our list of finalists, including those who are up for the brand new “Diversifyer of the year” category.
Brokers applaud peer’s unique business strategy
When it comes to their best rate, big banks can play coy. And one broker has developed a strategy to force banks to reveal their dishonesty to potential clients.
Why not beat the banks at their own game?
It may go against conventional wisdom, but one of the most successful brokers in the industry suggests using the bank’s preapprovals against them by sending your clients there first and then beating them on rate.
Was the rate cut the wrong move?
The move is having a positive impact on broker business, but one analyst believes Stephen Poloz’s decision to cut the overnight rate in late January will negatively affect the economy.
Brokers stop rate shopping in its tracks
It may be a controversial tactic, but one broker has admitted to using it to discourage clients from shopping for rate at the big banks.
Industry reacts to Bank of Canada rate
Following the central bank’s move to maintain its overnight rate, industry professionals across the country are already speculating about the effect the move – or lack thereof – will have on broker business.
Brokers prepare for rate announcement
With another rate announcement around the corner, what are brokers expecting and how are they planning to capitalize on whichever decision the Bank of Canada makes?