Psst. Here's the ugly truth
Going forward, it may be hard to ignore the ugly truth staring your BFS clients in the fact: Is it time to declare your full income?
Gooo, brokers! A pep talk for 2013
Here’s a pep talk for 2013 guaranteed to banish any broker’s self-doubts and market fears
Borrowers not interested in bumping up line of credit
Initial interest on credit unions offering HELOCs with a higher LTV than what OSFI mandates appear to have died down as some brokers report that borrowers appear satisfied with current mortgage rates offered by banks and other lenders.
Brokers give banks more bang for their buck
Two brokers are articulating a very dollars-and-cents argument for why mortgage professionals continue to represent real cost savings for big banks – that despite Scotia’s take-it-leave-it approach to commission cuts.
Broker uses no-cost insurance plan to connect with clients
Outshining a mortgage specialist can be as simple as offering a creative, ‘no-cost insurance plan,’ writes CMP Top 75 broker Dustan Woodhouse. Here’s one of his
Who gets the bill for broker ad campaign?
Merix head Boris Bozic has joined the growing number of mortgage professionals endorsing the idea of a national advertising campaign, specifically focused on hawking broker wares to the largely uninformed consumer. That’s even as others look to mono-lines themselves to foot the bill.
Fraud prevention back on broker agenda
A fraud-prevention expert – also a mortgage agent – is asking his peers to double check their file protection measures against a list of six essentials. It’s a way of guarding themselves, their clients and their industry against the kind of recent broker lapse grabbing headlines in Alberta.
Brokers: Time for Mono-line consumer advertising
Mono-lines are facing renewed calls to increase consumer advertising, a way of helping mortgage brokers sell to often skeptical clients – inclined to dismiss all non-banks as B lenders.
HST repeal offers 'short-term' pain, long-term gain
The people of B.C. have spoken, and their plans to axe the HST are poised to grow originations for brokers when homebuyers snatch up new high-end condos now idling on the market. But there may be some “short-term pain” to get through before that payday.
Eroded housing affordability tests Vancouver broker
Housing affordability concerns in the second quarter are helping explain a slower summer for brokers across much of the country, with an increasingly expensive Vancouver now at risk of a downturn, according to a new report.