The Big Story: At The Mortgage Summit
More than 500 of the industry's best attended the two-day Mortgage Summit in Toronto, which was focused on giving brokers the tools, the insights and the knowledge they need in this dynamic market. That was the collective message of more than 40 speakers on two stages. Find out on today’s The Big Story, on MortgageBrokerNews.ca TV, your home for industry news, opinion and analysis.
Canada's best mortgage professionals honoured
Westerners challenged Ontario dominance at the 2012 Canadian Mortgage Awards Friday, the industry celebrating that excellence in Roarin’ 20s style at Toronto’s historic Carlu.
Time for brokers to choose: Mortgage Summit panelists
It’s a message that reverberated from one end of the Mortgage Summit to the next Thursday, with speaker after speaker calling on brokers to choose sides – are you focused on service or rates?
Will OSFI changes go too far?
Many in the mortgage industry, both brokers and lenders, are now awaiting to hear if OSFI will implement some or all of the B-20 guidelines announced earlier this year and whether there will be any changes to these rules that could have a major impact on the lending landscape. Pacific Mortgage CEO and Mortgage Summit panelist Ron Swift says many of the proposals go too far and may do more harm than good to the market.
myNext takes on new name
A rose by any other name is just as sweet, but does the same apply to a lender?
Haditaghi explains CEO search
Company founder Alex Haditaghi personally identified Ron Swift as the man to lead Pacific Mortgage Group to the “next level” as far back as eight months ago, he told MortgageBrokerNews.ca, with his decision to step down from the CEO post, in fact, ending a year-long search.
Swift takes over from Haditaghi
Ron Swift is moving into the captain’s chair of Pacific Mortgage Group, leaving lender MCAP.
Broker: Non-banks should jump on the mobile-home wagon
Mono-line and other non-bank lenders refusing to write mortgages on mobile homes are handing the growing niche market to the big banks, but also limiting market share for brokers, said one Halifax professional.
Brokers: TD rate hike signals industry shift
The move by TD Bank, RBC and CIBC to raise rates on fixed mortgages because of rising bond yields may result in a temporary boon for lenders able to resist following suit in the next 24 to 48 hours, said industry professionals reacting to Monday’s move.
MCAP going after the Big Five
Mortgage lender MCAP is taking direct aim at the big banks, with bonuses for brokers bringing in clients who would otherwise renew or refinance with the Big Five.