Household debt worries exaggerated?
It’s an opinion brokers may not necessarily agree with, but one influential public policy think-tank believes concerns about household debt are overblown.
Realtor referrals challenge consumer protection
When it comes to one bank’s Realtor referral program, brokers are focusing on the wrong issue, according to one broker.
Expert tips: New-to-Canada
Canada is expected to draw 260,000-285,000 immigrants this year – a huge potential market for brokers to fund alternative deals; four experts in that space share their tips on better penetrating this market.
CMA finalists announced
The annual Canadian Mortgage Awards are set for May 22 at the Liberty Grand in Toronto and we’ve got your first set of finalists.
Former big network broker has license suspended
The Real Estate Council of Alberta has announced an Alberta-based mortgage broker has had his license suspended for refusing to cooperate with an investigation.
Brokers question foreign investment
Brokers are questioning how much foreign investment is expected to flood the Canadian housing market, despite one prediction from a major economist.
Missed opportunity for brokers?
The big banks operating in the broker channel aren’t doing themselves any favours by refusing to drop their prime rates, despite some of their competitors already doing so.
Broker network acquisition announced
A private group led by one of Quebec’s most successful bankers has purchased a controlling stake of a major broker network with two of its chief executives staying on as managing partners.
Region-specific regulations debated
It’s a tale of two Canadas that brokers are all too familiar with and, following the Bank of Canada’s housing forecast, brokers are reiterating calls for regional regulations.
Former bank employees find new home in broker industry
Former bank employees continue to flock to the mortgage broker industry, with the latest defectors finding a new home with Canada’s largest broker network after gaining experience with a rival network for a year.