Suspended broker maintains innocence
A B.C. agent who had his licence suspended for five years after allegedly forging a letter of employment tells MortgageBrokerNews.ca he is innocent of any wrongdoing, although he has no plans to reapply for brokering privileges.
Brokerage and Realty announce partnership
A Dominion Lending Centres franchise and Right at Home Realty (RAH) announced a partnership last week that will arm RAH’s real estate agents with brokerage services.
Broker and hockey great score for charity
Paul Henderson’s Hockey Marathon of Hope scores a win for families and children in need – and one industry player laced up to play an integral role in shaping the event.
Independent lender approved for CMHC mortgages
Another independent lender, CMLS Financial, has been approved to offer residential CMHC-backed mortgages in Canada, according to a press release from the company.
Flippant brokers mar the industry
Brokers say inexperienced agents – including those who sat dormant until real estate sales picked up this summer -- are flooding the market to make a quick buck.
How do you nab a flighty rate shopper?
Rate shoppers continue to frustrate brokers, but at the same time are forcing those professionals to find new and old ways to block 11th hour defections.
Flaherty backing away
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty appears to be backing away from further interference with the mortgage industry, sharing his satisfaction with the housing market and addressing a call for higher interest rates.
Brokers question the power of perks
Several lenders have established contests and perk programs in an attempt to bump up broker business, but those incentives aren’t working on everyone.
Brokers frustrated by one big bank's recent changes
Mortgage professionals are calling for an independent lender to refocus on the rental property market as frustrations mount following rule changes at several lenders – most recently at a big bank.
Female broker-only golf tournament sells out
Meadowbrook Golf and country club will play host to the sixth-annual Ontario Women’s Mortgage Industry Golf tournament on September 16 and the event is already sold out.