Big lenders will follow BMO bandwagon
BMO’s posted 5-year-fixed rate of 2.99 is nothing new, says True North’s CEO Dan Eisner; still other major lenders will be quick to follow suit despite warnings from federal finance minister Jim Flaherty of a potential rate war.
ING departure teaches hard lesson, say brokers
Now that ING has officially left the channel, brokers remember a company that was great to work with – but also one that has taught them a valuable lesson.
Brokerage expands footprint as market slows
All brokerages should have this problem, with True North Mortgage pointing to business growth as the reason for opening its third location in Calgary, and, indeed, its ninth nationwide.
Luxton: We're 'commited' to help workers transition
ING Direct – and, indeed, Scotia -- is actively working to find placements within the two organizations for workers affected by the coming exit, says an exec now deluged with broker well-wishes.
Eisner applauds Mauris might & O'Leary exit
He may be one of the industry’s most ardent supporters of the free market system -- and a former contestant on Dragons’ Den -- but a leading Calgary broker is thanking Gary Mauris for confronting Kevin O’Leary’s “supreme case of bad etiquette.”
ING's broker days numbered, says vet
Brokers clinging to the notion that it will be business as usual with a Scotia-owned ING are facing certain disappointment because the popular discount banking brand is bound to disappear in Canada after 18 month, according to a seasoned mortgage professional.
Brokers: Scotia’s ING purchase benefits channel
One of ING’s biggest broker partners is arguing against fears Scotia will compromise the smaller player’s independence.
A controversial No. 1
Yes, he’s this year’s CMP top broker, and Dan Eisner is going to tell you why he alone deserves the title
The Big Story: Upping your entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship for brokers: Brokers are schooled the ins and outs of putting together an application, but buildiing a business that separates them from the competition is often a self-taught lesson. Here's what they need to know.
True North answers critics
True North’s 2.99 per cent offer was in no way a “loss leader,” says the company’s owner, suggesting it’s leading sales in markets where offered.