Latest news

  • Brokers frustrated by big bank rates

    Frustrations mount that the banks aren’t passing the entire savings onto their clients in the wake of another axed benchmark rate.

  • Lenders want the full picture on bruised credit

    No one likes to talk about how they wound up with a poor credit rating, but brokers need to break through the silence and get the full story, so that lenders aren’t left in the dark.

  • Monolines to cash in?

    Stingy – that’s how brokers may characterize the 10 bps drop by banks yesterday, and leaving the door open to monolines.

  • What to expect from banks when rates rise

    It may be the in the future, but brokers are looking at the inevitable rate hike and anticipating what the banks will do with their own rates at that time.

  • Are you helping or hurting your client?

    Mortgage loans for clients with bruised credit happen every day – but the industry as a whole needs to ensure those loans are improving fiscal responsibility, and not sinking the client deeper in debt, says one alt lender.

  • Blending brokerages

    It could make a mess, but merging two small brokerages may also make the most of a mediocre market.

  • Home sales set new record

    The latest figures from CREA show that the rise in home sales depends on the local market.

  • BoC rate decision comes in

    The Bank of Canada has lowered its overnight rate to 1/2 per cent.

  • Suggestions for CAAMP 2.0

    With CAAMP set to re-evaluate its future – and the role the next leader will take – industry players believe there are certain things the association should focus on, including providing more support specifically to brokers.

  • Association warns BoC prior to today’s announcement

    Economists are almost split down the middle as to whether the Bank of Canada will cut its rate later today, and one industry association is warning against it.