DLC brokers take over New Orleans
Dominion Lending Centres’ annual National Sales Conference in New Orleans had brokers buzzing following a fun-filled three-day event capping off September.
IMBA makes MBLAA recommendations
The Independent Mortgage Brokers Association of Ontario (IMBA) joined the long list of organizations to present its recommendations to those charged with reviewing the Mortgage Brokerages Lenders and Administrators Act of Ontario (MBLAA) – citing a review of education requirements among several other salient issues.
REMIC makes MBLAA recommendations
The Real Estate and Mortgage Institute of Canada (REMIC) has now delivered the recommendations of a 1,000 brokers to the man responsible for leading the review of Ontario’s MBLAA, with concerns about a potential double-standard high on the list.
Broker to meet with MPP to discuss MBLAA
Independent broker, Paolo Di Petta, will be meeting with Steven Del Duca, Liberal MPP of Vaughn and the man appointed to oversee the review of the MBLAA, on Thursday to discuss potential changes to the act – and he wants to collect and present broker feedback after a letter sent by CAAMP to the MPP did not represent brokers’ best interests.
Proceeds from Kinsley tribute going to education
CAAMP’s Karen Kinsley Tribute Dinner will be helping further education this year, with the Foundation announcing it will use net proceeds from the dinner to establish scholarships for the next generation of “real estate finance” professionals.
Reach out before the banks do, urges IMBA president
The numbers don’t lie – banks are aggressively seeking out and capturing clients who are looking to renew their mortgage.
Flaherty shifting his focus to credit card companies?
Mortgage brokers’ prayers may finally have been answered – Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is raising the possibility that he will attack the credit card problem from a regulatory front.
RateHub sees more clients clicking on variable rate options
If brokers want a barometer on what people are looking for in a mortgage, they need only check out the latest tracking numbers from RateHub.ca.
Quebec shakes up mortgage broker channel
Quebec is taking care of some housekeeping in its mortgage broker channel, addressing insurance and education as two key issues
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.