Outgoing MBABC president Dreyer looks back, looks ahead
When Dreyer took the reins as president of the MBABC back in May of 2012, he told MortgageBrokerNews.ca that “it is imperative that our board work with these regulators and lenders to ensure the proposed policies create a strong economic environment for Canada while continuing to make home ownership accessible to all Canadians.”
Brokers hold breath as monolines follow big banks
As the big banks increase their fixed rates, monolines like MCAP and First National are following suit – eliminating any breathing room for brokers already trimming commissions to accommodate clients.
Kanetix buys RateSupermarket
Brokers may not like it, but this is the reality of the industry today.
Broker channel brokerages, networks and lenders clinch Profit 500 spots
The broker channel roared its way to its best-ever showing on the PROFIT 500 list, with both individual brokerages and networks claiming spots on the ranking of Canada’s fastest-Growing companies.
Another high-level CMHC staffer gone
Marc McInnis, the VP of insurance underwriting, servicing and policy for CMHC has stepped down, with no reason given.
Small-market brokers feel the pinch
Making the big numbers in a small market is never easy – and a difficult 2012 made it all that more difficult for even the best of the best.
The Big Story: The Mortgage Summit 2013
Here's the highlights of the 2nd-annual Mortgage Summit, powered by CMP and bringing together more than 500 industry players for two days of professional development and networking.
Brokers taking on the mantle of money managers
More and more industry professionals are becoming informal investment advisers in addition to brokering, helping clients better balance their lifestyles and finances.
The Big Story: The CMAs take the stage
Toronto was host to the 7th annual CMAs, theatre-styled gala honouring 21 industry players from brokers to underwriters. Take in the sights and sounds of this extravaganza.
Great agents born or made?
The skills for writing a contract are there with new agents, say brokers, but it is the crucial qualities that make a good salesperson which are most lacking.