Brokers talk government meetings with MPC head
The recently re-launched Canadian Mortgage Hangout aims to hold the industry accountable, and its latest segment focused on what the industry's largest association is doing to ensure the channel's voice is heard by the government
CAAMP chair: Association taking stock
CAAMP will take the opportunity to re-evaluate its future in the wake of its long-serving president and CEO’s departure.
Consumer web-portal a first for the industry
In what the company is referring to as a “first” for the industry, one mortgage network has launched a consumer-facing web portal.
'The little network that could' shows it can
Little-known network Axiom Mortgage Partners is gaining traction in its drive east, appealing to Ontario brokerages looking for brand independence – Oh, and 100 per cent commissions.
Network head proposes recruitment code of conduct
Some might call it a “poaching proclamation,” but the head of a national broker network is proposing a code of conduct dictating the way brokerages recruit professionals at other firms.
AMP membership jumps
Broker beefs aside, CAAMP realized a whopping 10 per cent jump in AMP memberships during its last fiscal year, according to data released this week.
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.
CAAMP chair answers AMP critics
CAAMP’s chair is acknowledging, and even welcoming criticism of the AMP designation, and its qualifying standards, at the same time pointing to real progress – past and present – in strengthening it.
Mortgage Revolution takes on AMP designation
The head of a national broker network – and the “Mortgage Revolution” – is ramping up lobby efforts to increase qualifying standards for the AMP designation, arguing the barrier to entry is simply too low to promote industry professionalism.
Mortgage Revolution addresses need for bank 'specialist' regulation
The Mortgage Revolution is gaining momentum, with the man behind the grassroots campaign pointing to a Calgary meeting bringing together mortgage professionals and lenders to address industry shortcomings and challenges.