Longstanding CAAMP VP to step down
Brokers may be wondering if there will be a directional change for the national association, with a longstanding CAAMP Vice President set to step down from his post this summer.
No surprises in CREA's latest numbers
Despite a summer housing market surge, home sale activity slowed in December – sparking a trend back to moderation that is expected to carry into 2014.
Brokers call for tighter bank regulations
One broker believes the banks are intentionally pulling the wool over customers’ eyes and is calling for a specific client signoff on collateral mortgages and not just at the time of signing.
Brokers apprehensive about potential B-21
Brokers may not buy into Realtor optimism, with two industry players taking to MortgageBrokerNews.ca’s comments section to air their fears of the impending B-21 guidelines.
Lender expands to Prairies
One lender is making it easier for brokers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan who have resolved to do more trailer fee-driven deals by expanding into the Prairie Provinces in 2014.
Senator's alleged mortgage fraud offers cautionary note for brokers
Newly released court documents -- alleging a former senator committed mortgage fraud on a home he billed Senate expenses for -- serve as a cautionary tale for brokers.
'Broker-owned bank' rebrands itself
The company that some brokers consider the industry’s first “broker-owned bank” has been given a new identity, marking the next step in establishing its brand in Canada.
A product for contractually employed homebuyers
A lender in the UK has established a mortgage product specifically tailored to contract employees, which has Canadian brokers clamouring for something similar here.
Forecast: no 'aggressive government intervention' this year
It depends how much stock you put in Realtor forecasts, but a new market survey suggests brokers have little to fear from the federal government this year, despite continuing rumour to the contrary.
Lender jumps into Alt-A lending
A key broker lender in the A-space is now saying competition in that realm is part of the reason it has moved to focus on Alt-A lending.