The real threat to market recovery
Recent real estate numbers show a stabilizing market in Toronto and Vancouver, but one broker wonders if this recovery can sustain itself in the face of rising rates, and, more especially, OSFI’s tighter guidelines.
Revised CMHC numbers reveal stronger May, June
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp have revised their June and May housing start figures, revealing a stronger market than expected – and evidence of a rebound from last year’s market slowdown brought on by tighter mortgage regulations.
West coast ready to represent best commercial brokers
The West Coast is ready to represent itself again in CMP’s Top 10 commercial brokers list.
One year later: Marking Flaherty’s mortgage rule changes
Happy anniversary? It’s been a year since the mortgage rule changes took effect, and brokers have felt the impact not only on their business, but especially their clients.
Broker would welcome application software choice
There's one application platform that dominates the industry, but some brokers are asking lenders to do what they can to ensure more choice, starting with MorWEB.
IC Funding hopes to reassert itself among Commercial Top 10
CMP magazine is once again looking for the Top 10 commercial brokers in the country, and one brokerage is aiming to make a statement as a force to be reckoned with in the channel.
Penalty protection paying dividends for brokerage
One successful brokerage has found a way to attract new clients without cutting into commissions, but by help clients eliminate risk.
Who will be the next broker bank?
The move by channel lenders to take on “Schedule 1 Bank” status may continue to build, with the head of one trust company sharing his own perceptions with MortgageBrokerNews.ca.
Canadian First Financial gains bank status
First Financial's announcement of bank status lays the groundwork for the introduction of another broker lender.
Alberta mortgage regulations may include banking community
Alberta is ready to examine proposed changes to its broker regulations, and one proposal that is expected to meet resistance from the banking community is the question: What constitutes an individual broker?