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.
Murphy: Ontario could lose 1,830 brokers at re-licensing
Forget eight per cent.
CAAMP President Jim Murphy is suggesting Ontario could lose as much as 15 per cent of its brokers and agents with new re-licensing requirements, effectively erasing gains made since the last major cull.
Brokers lose 'easy money' with TD commission change
It may be the end of a very lucrative era for brokers using TD. But for one high-volume broker, in particular, it’s the loss of a $400,000 shot in the arm, with the bank finally moving to bring its generous mortgage replacement policy in line with other lenders.
Rate hikes spur rate holds
Brokers are starting to see an uptick in the number of clients looking for rate holds after several lenders pushed select VRMs further into plus-prime territory, a broker channel player among them.
Brokers worry about lost year
Brokers worried about the challenging environment and double-digit revenue slips, you’re not alone. A leading industry trainer is identifying a very real and growing anxiety among mortgage professionals from one end of the country to the next – afraid the economy will further compromise their bottom lines.
And the survey says...
Rising home prices in the third quarter likely disguised a slowing market for real estate agents and mortgage brokers, alike, suggests a new survey from Royal LePage.