Gold-buying broker raises concerns
Some brokers fear it may tarnish the industry’s reputation. But a business advertising broker services – at the same it hawks “cash for gold” – is focused on customer service, said the jeweler/mortgage professionals behind it.
Centum enhances professional training for agents
Centum Financial becomes the latest broker network to up its professional development game, choosing industry trainer REMIC to help its agents expand their knowledge base as the market makes it tougher to nail down originations.
CAAMP President Makes Bold Statement in Australia
CAAMP President Jim Murphy made a bold statement a...
Toronto brokers defy CMHC projections
Toronto home sales – and, indeed, its brokers – are bucking CMHC projections for a “slower spring,” pointing to year-over-year growth more than doubt those conservative estimates.
HomEquity responds to broker compensation concerns
A move by HomEquity Bank to lower the eligibility age for its reverse mortgages to 55 is set to increase broker originations by as much as 10 per cent, company president Steven Ranson told MortgageBrokerNews.ca, at the same time expressing confidence in the company’s current compensation structure for brokers.
Ord's contributions to MA 'recognized'
The president of Pacific Mortgage Group is publicly acknowledging the contributions of Mortgage Architects founder Bob Ord, at the same time expressing confidence in the team and corporate “culture” he left behind.
Pacific Mortgage Group riding high on Profit
One of the broker channel’s biggest players – Pacific Mortgage Group – is now looming large on the national scene, with PROFIT magazine naming it the second most rapidly expanding company in Canada.
Broker: ‘Habitual refinancers’ facing forced listings
There's strong indication new mortgage rules have begun to cull the number of “habitual refinancers” said one 20-year veteran of the broker industry, suggesting a spike in the number of forced listings should soon follow.
Reverse mortgage lender looking to grow broker referrals
The corporate parent of HomeEquity Bank – Canada’s main underwriter of reverse mortgages revealed first quarter results marked by double-digit portfolio growth and a more-modest boost in originations.
Prince George brokers defy CMHC projections
Brokers in sleepy little Prince George say they’re poised to significantly better originations this year even as their big-city counterparts in Vancouver enter a slowdown and the CMHC forecasts an 8 per cent sales slide for the northern hub.