'Gritty & gregarious, the fighter': Flaherty remembered
Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's unpopular mortgage rule changes have been forgotten -- for now -- as brokers join the chorus of Canadians sharing their condolences following his death Thursday.
Underwriting leaving divorced buyers behind
“The world is changing and underwriting isn’t,” according to one broker; especially when it comes to how lenders treat clients who are in the midst of a divorce.
Updated: Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty passes away
Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty passed away Thursday. He died of a heart attack.
O'Leary Mortgages surrenders FSCO license
Less than a year since its official launch, O’Leary Mortgages has surrendered its FSCO license effective March 31.
Opinion divided following one client's mortgage denial
Opinion seems divided between incredulity and understanding among MortgageBrokerNews.ca readers after one broker’s deal was denied by a lender after disclosing his client’s pregnancy.
Customized session for online lead chasing
Brokers are increasingly looking online for leads and this year’s keynote address at The Mortgage Summit will focus on how they can better use the digital sphere to get in front of potential clients.
Insurer signs long-term deal with Teranet
One of Canada’s providers of mortgage default insurance announced Thursday it has signed a long-term agreement that will integrate Teranet’s national Automated Valuation Model data into its underwriting process.
Commercial experts give advice
REMIC is offering a course on commercial mortgage brokering and MortgageBrokerNews.ca spoke with two of this year’s top-ten commercial brokers to get their advice for brokers interested in adding this increasingly lucrative business to their practice.
Canadians get serious about home ownership
Buyers are working harder for longer when saving for a down payment and home ownership is still considered financially beneficial, according to a Canada-wide survey commissioned by Genworth Canada.
Your body language may be killing your deal
You’ve got a great product and a convincing argument – so why is the client tuning out and saying no? It could be your body language, says an expert and bestselling author on the subject.