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.
Brokerages extend their reach beyond mortgages
It's the ultimate in proactive thinking, with some mortgage brokers moving to diversify their product offerings outside of mortgages and ahead of a market slowdown.
Cashbacks here to stay?
Broker desperately clinging to cashback mortgage may not have to give them up after all with, provincial regulated monolines suggesting they'll continue to offer the product even as OSFI forces the banks it regulates to ditch it.
The Big Story: Collateral charges
Collateral charges: They're not going away, and brokers will have to adapt, say industry professionals, but are the banks going to make it easier to deal with those onerous mortgages?