Agent: Re-licensing could cull broker numbers by 10%
Re-licensing requirements for Ontario could instantly decrease the number of mortgage professionals by as much as 10 per cent said a new agent, although the loss of young entrants discouraged by the slow economy and tight market may be a good thing.
CAAMP: online re-licensing course 'free' for members
CAAMP will offer the online version of Ontario’s mandatory re-licensing course free to its members – an effort, said its CEO, to “promote member value.”
REMIC, IMBA take the re-licensing plunge
Industry trainer REMIC becomes the second provider to announce FSCO approval for its Ontario mandatory re-licensing course – following IMBA’s announcement and likely just ahead of two others.
Broker proposes overhaul of AMP marketing
A seasoned mortgage broker may have hit upon a better way for CAAMP to market the AMP to Canadians, asking the association to transfer responsibility for promoting the designation to AMPs themselves and, more importantly, to pay them.
Paying for errors & omissions
With a spate of E&O claims pinned to private lending deals, brokerages are increasingly straying from their association-endorsed insurers and, as Vernon Clement Jones finds out, shopping around for the best rates, wherever that search takes them
Broker: Industry set to double number of CFP/mortgage brokers
A CFP/broker is predicting the mortgage industry will more than double its number of dually-certified professionals in the next five years as brokers look to differentiate themselves from the madding crowd and broaden their usefulness to clients.
CAAMP chair answers AMP critics
CAAMP’s chair is acknowledging, and even welcoming criticism of the AMP designation, and its qualifying standards, at the same time pointing to real progress – past and present – in strengthening it.
Mortgage Revolution takes on AMP designation
The head of a national broker network – and the “Mortgage Revolution” – is ramping up lobby efforts to increase qualifying standards for the AMP designation, arguing the barrier to entry is simply too low to promote industry professionalism.
Competition grows for association-annointed E&O insurers
E & O insurance providers endorsed by CAAMP and other professional associations are facing a run for their money as competing insurers win over brokerages fleeing premium hikes.
Brokers re-thinking Internet lead-generation strategy
Brokers looking to generate leads from the Internet may ultimately find it easier and, indeed, cheaper to hand the job to one of a growing number of online referral agents, suggest brokers now winning as much as a 50-percent conversion rate. Still, even then, success largely depends on one thing: rate.