First-timer bonus helps -- not hurts -- some brokers
A government bonus for new homebuyers – tied to new construction purchases – has worried B.C. brokers, but has ultimately proven “harmless,” say some industry players
Don't 'bin' unproductive referral partners, say brokers
Brokers tempted to ditch referral partners slow to provide leads in a slowing market should re-think that, caution several industry professionals.
Brokers defends position on representing private lenders
It may go against the grain of many brokers, but one seasoned mortgage professional makes it clear to borrowers that he represents the lender in private deals and not, in fact, them.
Top 5 tips for turning up leads
With reports from all fronts pointing towards a market slowdown, seasoned brokers are offering newbies some of their tried-and-true strategies for turning up leads during a slump.
B-20 makes brokers ‘sexy’
B-20 formally came into full-effect this week, but some mortgage brokers report they have learned to live with the stricter underwriting guidelines from OSFI months ago and have even put a positive spin on it.
Why lenders are changing the rules
Verico's Colin Dreyer is offering his own analysis on why the lending landscape for brokers is changing and what if anything mortgage professionals have to worry about.
The Big Story: Doable diversification
Diversification may be on the lips of every broker in Canada, but actually accomplishing it takes more than talk, reports Jemima Codrington. It takes action.
BFS deals swamp brokers
The silver lining to tighter mortgage rules appears to be a spike in Alt A and BFS clients rejected by the banks.
Switching FirstLine clients given run-around
Brokers are worried that their FirstLine clients may be getting the run-around when they attempt to switch to any lender other than CIBC.
The Big Story: Who owns the 'Broker' name?
Misappropriation of 'broker' by road reps is raising industry ire and concerns that mortgage specialists are capitalizing on broker reputations.