M3 Mortgage Group acquires VERICO
The channel lender announced its sale to the Montreal-based M3 Mortgage Group Thursday
Profile: Rolling with the punches
A broker for 30 years, Bill Macklem has seen it all – from the housing crash of the 1980s to the economic recession of 2008, and a bevy of mortgage rule changes in between
Mapping the industry’s future
This 30 year veteran had “no clue what a broker was” when he first started, but he’s bullish on its future
Albert Collu joins former rival
The former head of Mortgage Architects has found a new home
Giving brokers a sense of ownership
Steve Rogerson, president of Verico Paragon Mortgage Group, explains how allowing brokers to harness their own creativity can lead to great things
The ultimate remedy for churn?
A respected broker-channel veteran is identifying a possible solution to client churning, although lacklustre interest on the part of brokers throws its effectiveness in doubt
Suggestions for CAAMP 2.0
With CAAMP set to re-evaluate its future – and the role the next leader will take – industry players believe there are certain things the association should focus on, including providing more support specifically to brokers.
Lender invests in broker network
One of Canada’s largest lenders has made an equity investment in one of the industry’s major broker networks which, according to the players involved, is a positive sign for the industry as a whole.
The Big Story: Colin Dreyer on lenders
Colin Dreyer tackles the question of shrinking lender options for brokers. But are the brokers behind that trend?
CMA preview: A roundup of categories
Nominations for the Canadian Mortgage Awards (CMA) are now open and here is a quick glimpse at some of the awards you can now vote on.