Mortgage Brokerage of the Year finalists announced
This may be the one most brokers have been waiting for: CMP releases its finalists for the broker of the year awards.
The Diversifiers:Gord McCallum
In the last part of our The Diversifiers series, we catchup with Gord McCallum, a member of last year's diversifiers list.
MBN Hot list 2014: Gordon McCallum
Gordon McCallum's profile for Mortgage Broker News Hot list 2014
Speak now or forever hold your peace
Insurance and mortgages are tying the knot at a growing number of brokerages, but don’t expect creditor insurance providers to object to the union. Far from it.
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.
New agent to new agent: It's not all about the money
It’s a trap seasoned brokers are trying to steer young agents away from, and now one of those newcomers is offering the same warning, pointing to the need for training and support and not just high commission splits.
ING success validates broker model
Brokers shouldn't despair over the potential loss of ING, but view its success as proof more upstart lenders will enter the channel to replace it, says one leading player.
Sale-leaseback: Here, I come to save the deal!
It’s a solution many A clients struggling to come up with a down payment may have overlooked. It’s also one with the potential to expand broker revenue streams, said a DLC leasing specialist, pointing to the sale-leaseback transaction.
Alberta broker: demand for cash-backs to grow
Growing optimism and a rebounding housing market are threatening to lift demand for cash-back mortgages in Alberta, cautions a leading Edmonton broker, asking his peers to guide clients to sounder alternatives -- and not only because of lingering economic uncertainty.
Laurentian HELOC expands broker business
Laurentian Bank’s broker arm is reporting a significant uptick in demand for its home equity lines of credit, most likely new business for brokers and not merely the re-routing of clients normally bound for the refi market.