Jim Flaherty news

  • Street Capital takes bank charter route

    Mortgage brokers can still count on the Street Capital products that they have been using for years even if the the mono-line`s application for a Schedule 1 bank gets approved, according to the lender.

  • Keep calm and broker on

    Here, according to leading broker network execs, is what the new mortgage rules mean for mortgage professionals

  • Brokers embrace an old friend

    Hello, old friend? That new LTV cap on refis will inevitably increase the number of A clients seeking private second mortgages, says one broker specialist. It will also increase the need for broker vigilance.

  • Flaherty: No more rule changes ...

    Phew? Brokers heard it just before Jim Flaherty moved to change the mortgage rules, but the finance head is once again suggesting no more tinkering is on the agenda.

  • Slowdown raises questions about mortgage rules

    There's real fear among economists that new mortgage rules may add insult to injury, with numbers pointing to a price and sales decline for the Canadian market in June.

  • Credit unions hounded for HELOCs

    Brokers are on the hunt and credit unions are already welcoming a wave interest as new federal guidelines limit HELOCs at the banks and make their own higher LTVs more enticing.

  • The Big Seven? Eight? Nine?

    Major Canadian credit unions are putting their weight behind proposed federal legislation that would turn them into federal players and ultimately more important broker partners.

  • BMO poll: New rules scare off 14% prospective buyers

    Nearly 15 per cent of prospective homebuyers say the latest changes make it less likely they will buy a new home in the next five years, according to a new Bank of Montreal poll.

  • Realtors: Condo market 'self-corrected' in June

    First-time buyers in Canada’s largest market had already begun to cool their jets before the government announced mortgage rule changes specifically meant to accomplish the same, according to new stats.

  • Broker: Don't rule out more mortgage rule changes

    A leading B.C. broker is suggesting it would fall to the government to again tighten mortgage rules in order to limit the number of at-risk Canadians taking on new housing debt, arguing the Central Bank’s hands are effectively tied.