Relationship Makers: A review of the industry's CRMs
All brokers need to organize their client contacts to keep in touch. And every brokerage tries to provide its agents with the best. Heather Li explores the industry’s CRM programs
Facebook: Your New Calling Card
Online social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, have exploded over the past year. Heather Li shows how brokers use these tools to market to a bigger, broader audience
A Brave New World: How technology is changing the industry
While many have begun to move with technology as it drives businesses forward with new innovations and devices, others have dug in their heels, holding on to a nostalgic idea of an industry that once was. Increasingly, the days of paper applications and fax machines are nearing extinction, and for those who aren’t using today’s technology, they may be too. In this article, Shane Buckingham takes a look at how using the latest tools and technology has changed the industry as a whole and how it has helped those who’ve been able to capitalize on it
DLC signs Don Cherry for new fall TV ads
Dominion Lending Centres has signed on Canadian hockey commentator Don Cherry for its new TV commercials, launching September 2010.
Women want it all and are getting it
Women have been entering the mortgage industry in increasing numbers and are racking up the sales. CMP examines this growing trend and compares the way women contribute to the success of the industry
The Pros and Cons of Broker Hubs
As lenders increase their minimum volume requirements and efficiency ratios, mortgage brokers are pooling their office deals to take advantage of favourable fees and to continue their relationship with preferred lenders. Gina Monaco takes a look at the pros and cons of this growing trend.
Simply the Best
The fourth annual CMP Canadian Mortgage Awards could almost be named the Oscars for the mortgage industry, where the best of the best came out to celebrate and share their success among their esteemed colleagues; and focus on a bigger and brighter future
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Protecting your clients' information
The federal privacy commissioner’s report on unsecure mortgage broker practices for protecting client information has further exposed the industry to potential fraud crimes. “If I was a professional criminal, a mortgage broker would be my main target,” said Greg Viger, accredited mortgage professional with Dominion Lending Centres Financial Ltd. in Burnaby, B.C.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Reaction to Stoddart's security concerns
River City Financial Services President David Armstrong weighs in on Stoddart's report and talks to us about what the audit did right and what the Privacy Commission can improve.
Stoddart: Mortgage brokers need to improve customer security
Several mortgage brokerages need to better secure their customers' personal information from theft, Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart said yesterday in a report.