Peter Kinch news

  • Reaching new heights

    It’s a message that reverberated from one end of The Mortgage Summit to the other, with speaker after speaker calling on brokers to choose sides – are you focused on service or rates?

  • Top originator urges niche brokering, focus on property investors

    With an originations slowdown sending brokers scrambling to diversify their portfolios, a top Ontario player is arguing “niche” brokering may actually be the best way forward.

  • 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.

  • 2011: The Road Ahead

    Consumer awareness and confidence in brokers, broker-lender relationships and the threat from government of more mortgage rules are some of the issues John Tenpenny heard about when talking with prominent industry members

  • Ottawa tightens mortgage rules

    Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced a second tightening of mortgage rules in the past 12 months as Canadian household debt became a growing concern at the end of 2010 and historically low interest rates continued to persist.

  • Bubble. What Bubble?

    An industry report questioned whether or not Canada was in the midst of a real estate bubble. Melissa Kim asked some of last year's CMP Top 50 brokers to weigh in on the possibility.

  • Keys to growing your business

    Finding a niche and becoming an expert could be one of the most effective ways to grow your business, industry experts said at the annual CAAMP expo in Toronto

  • Was the crisis a good thing?

    If there is anything good to come out of the credit crisis, it's the opportunity to improve broker/lender relations, industry members heard at the annual CAAMP expo in Toronto