Psst. Here's the ugly truth
Going forward, it may be hard to ignore the ugly truth staring your BFS clients in the fact: Is it time to declare your full income?
Brokers channel pumps $1.2 million into charity
Growing originations wasn't the only focus of brokers this year, with their collective efforts for charity surpassing last year's grit, determination and, indeed, generosity.
The Big Story: Broker welcomes O'Leary
Brokers have registered a number of concerns about Kevin O`Leary`s business model. Still, some think he may help brokers, reports Jemima Codrington, from Toronto.
Gooo, brokers! A pep talk for 2013
Here’s a pep talk for 2013 guaranteed to banish any broker’s self-doubts and market fears
The Big Story: Brokers endorse Emili
Brokers say consumers and lenders benefit from Emili despite criticisms that CMHC`s automated system routinely overvalues properties.
The Big Story: Brokers offering unsecured credit
Brokers may have qualms about unsecured credit and the banks that provide it, but how do they feel about offering those credit cards themselves?
Part-timer defends the controversial practice
A seasoned broker – now a part-timer – is defending that choice, challenging mortgage professionals who argue the industry has no place for him and a growing number of others.
Brokers wary of TD consolidation
TD has moved to consolidate BDM services for its prime and alternative lending divisions – something brokers are worried could cost them future business.
Who gets the bill for broker ad campaign?
Merix head Boris Bozic has joined the growing number of mortgage professionals endorsing the idea of a national advertising campaign, specifically focused on hawking broker wares to the largely uninformed consumer. That’s even as others look to mono-lines themselves to foot the bill.
Fraud prevention back on broker agenda
A fraud-prevention expert – also a mortgage agent – is asking his peers to double check their file protection measures against a list of six essentials. It’s a way of guarding themselves, their clients and their industry against the kind of recent broker lapse grabbing headlines in Alberta.