CMHC declines raise underwriting questions
CMHC’s balance sheet is now revealing the full impact of Jim Flaherty’s tinkering, although brokers want to know if the scale of that decline also reflects more rigid underwriting.
Canada Guaranty to offer energy-efficient rebate
Canada Guaranty may just have removed another reason for lenders and brokers to send deals to its competitors, with the introduction of a rebate for energy-efficient homes.
CMHC report shows loss of bulk insurance business
CMHC’s bulk insurance fund stood at a virtual standstill last year as the government clawed back on lender access to that portfolio insurance, making it harder for brokers to secure financing for clients.
Credit Suisse scandal reinforces lending reticence
A guilty plea entered by a former Credit Suisse Group AG trader relating to the alleged inflation of U.S. subprime mortgage bond prices only reinforces reluctance among Canadian lenders, and that is unwarranted, says one broker.
Internet use building monoline support, say brokers
Client trust in the Internet has grown, a phenomenon making it increasingly easy for brokers to sell monolines and not just their branch-heavy brethren.
B20 to promote ‘uninsured’ securities market, says broker
One broker believes the new B20 guidelines should allow lenders to create a residential mortgage-backed security market entirely focused on uninsured loans.
Brokers disagree with experts on CMHC privatization
As Jim Flaherty continues to make waves in the broker channel, limiting the use of portfolio insurance by mortgage lenders in the 2013 budget, the question of privatizing the CMHC has once again been raised as a means of levelling the lending playing field for mortgage insurance.
CMP releases complete list of nominees
CMP magazine is sharing all of candidates for the upcoming Canadian Mortgage Awards, the most exhaustive and representative list in the awards’ celebrated history.
Who will be Employer of Choice for 2013?
CMP magazine is revealing another list of finalists for the upcoming Canadian Mortgage Awards, featuring names as popular as they are professional.
Genworth 'bulks up' in Q4
Fourth quarter earnings show Genworth is bullish on bulk insurance – and that’s great news for brokers trying to satisfy self-employed clients.