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  • Two-time CMA winner on how the awards helped her career

    The Canadian Mortgage Awards (CMA) rewards excellence and recognizing those who excel in various facets of the industry; but what tangible affect can one have on a career? One two-time winner believes the recognition played a role in her upward trajectory.

  • Ex-banker tells all

    An ex-banker turned fee-only financial advisor dishes on what it was like to hock mortgages to clients and the pressures to cross-sell.

  • Brokers praise BrokerBase

    VERICO has recently launched BrokerBase, a business platform that is meant to make generating, capturing and converting leads, referrals and renewals easier than ever before; and early indication is that brokers are sold.

  • Charm school for the office clown

    After serving aristocrats for years, one organization is helping Gen Y sharpen their office etiquette. Know someone who could do with a class?

  • Player proposes broker-run organization

    One leading player is not satisfied with existing mortgage professional associations and proposes one run by brokers for brokers.

  • Top-75 broker independent no longer

    The highest producing Mortgage Broker, according to CMP’s top-75 list is independent no longer, with Jim Tourloukis heading back to his former network.

  • Brokerage snags three former mobile specialists

    Three major bank employees make the shift to the broker channel on the heels of what one believes is a pendulum shift that will see more clients considering mortgage professionals the go-to experts; not the bankers.

  • Bank of Canada releases latest overnight rate

    Surprise, surprise, the overnight rate will remain unchanged for another month but the reasons behind it may slow broker business.

  • Millenials driving condo market in GTA

    Despite fears that the condo market is oversaturated and prices are bound to fizzle, homebuyers flocked the market in droves, pushing the number of sales in the GTA to eclipse the prior year’s.

  • More speculation about the overnight rate is weighing in on the divisive overnight rate debate, expecting it to hold at one per cent until well into 2014.