Are mortgage brokers approachable?
Mortgage brokers are increasingly keen to hang onto their reputation as the “friendliest” financial services experts around, with community involvement still the preferred way to meet that objective.
What if anything could you do?
The developer behind the Trump tower in Toronto has yet to close on 201 hotel-suites bought by investors who are unable to secure mortgages. The dilemma begs this question: What could you do for such a client?
Brokers: New MonCana will better the banks
Brokers are weighing in on the acquisition of MonCana by Canadian First Financial and while opinions diverge many laud the deal as a way to better compete with the banks.
Which broker lender will feel the CMHC pinch?
Brokers are already positing their own theories on which lenders will be hardest hit by CMHC’s move to cap access to government guarantees for securitized mortgages.
Brokers applaud ATB rate move
Alberta lender ATB Financial has ended its practice of discounting posted rates – welcomed news for brokers who view artificially high rates as confusing for clients.
Victoria market recovering after a brutal 2012
Vancouver Island brokers vividly remember the wasteland that was the mortgage landscape in Victoria, following the tightening of the amortization rules in July of 2012 – the summer of damage control.
Mortgage pie keeps getting smaller: brokers
The announcement Mortgage Architects has now acquired Argentum is strong indication the mortgage pie is getting smaller, and more mergers and acquisitions are on the horizon, say brokers.
Real estate regulations a model for mortgage sector, says broker
Ontario’s mortgage broker act could take a clue from the real estate sector, suggest brokers, who feel beefing up licensing requirements and improving enforcement can only benefit them.
PropertyGuys.com mixing realty and mortgages
A leading for-sale-by-owner realty has announced new franchises in the Vancouver Delta specifically focused on leveraging the power of existing mortgage businesses.
Loyalty agreements 'embarrassing' for brokers
There is more talk of loyalty and exclusivity agreements in the channel – but most mortgage brokers refuse to handcuff clients with a piece of legal paper, and doubt it will become common practice.