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Why lenders are changing the rules
Verico's Colin Dreyer is offering his own analysis on why the lending landscape for brokers is changing and what if anything mortgage professionals have to worry about.
Video transcript below:
The broker channel in our opinion is just as competitive as it ever was. What has changed is the competitiveness of various lenders that serve the broker channel. Again some lenders found the new market risk, regulation of funding sources a challenge and decided to make business decisions around that. That being said we do believe that this is a shared problem.
The changes [mentioned] by the financial crisis changed the fundamentals for all lenders and consequently these changes were passed down to mortgage brokers and ultimately our consumers in the form of tighter credit and more stringent qualification requirements which we are seeing everyday at the present time. All that being said, consumers always need credit. Lenders are there to lend money.
We all need to attract new consumers and everyone needs to make a profit. So we see that happening, we see that commitment to the industry still there, so we still see very real significant opportunity. The mortgage origination channel continues to mature and it provides the consumers the expertise and choice they need and want to make informed financial decisions, so do we see a bright future? Absolutely.
Kim Luxton: Planning for the future
With slowing business, now is a great opportunity for brokers to focus on the bigger picture, says Kim Luxton, Director, Broker Sales for ING Direct. She says it's time for brokers to focus on client needs, not just today, but for the future and to help them achieve their long-term financial goals, which could result in better residuals and more referrals for the broker.
The Big Story: Why brokers do sell creditor insurance: Part II
On today's Big Story and Part II of our look at creditor insurance, we spoke to Kim Luxton of ING Direct, Ian Tenggardjaja of The Mortgage Centre Mortgage Professionals, Kelly Price,of Mortgage Protection Plan and Mauro Di Cosola of Dominion Lending Centres Mortgage Village.
The Big Story: Creditor insurance - Part I
On the average broker’s to-do list, creditor insurance is usually near the bottom. But as brokers look for ways to boost their bottom line, ancillary products like creditor insurance are starting to look more appealing. Still, it’s often a tough sell and that’s coming from the industry itself. Overcoming these challenges is the first step say some brokers. On today's Big Story and Part I of our look at creditor insurance, we spoke to Kelly Price,of Mortgage Protection Plan, Ray McMillan, of Home Mortgage Consultants and Mauro Di Cosola of Dominion Lending Centres Mortgage Village. Price acknowledges that brokers feel selling creditor insurance is someone else’s job and that rings true for McMillan, who says in fact that “somebody else” is also sending them referrals. While apprehension can be a stumbling block for some brokers, it’s not insurmountable, says Di Cosola. Find out on today’s The Big Story, on MortgageBrokerNews.ca TV, your home for industry news, opinion and analysis and
The Big Story: Online lead generation
On today’s Big Story we spoke to Drew Donaldson, an agent with Verico Safebridge Mortgage Solutions, Nick Kyprianou, CEO of Equity Financial Trust and Brad Compton, an agent with Invis. Some feel however, that experienced brokers who know how deal with rate shoppers and offer them more than just a mortgage, but a financial plan, can use these online leads to their advantage.