CMA Standouts: Anthony Contento
Contento spent 25 years in the banking channel before making the move to the mortgage industry, but his brokerage is anything like a big bank; instead, he prefers to run a small and intimate office.
Canada's top 75 Brokers : Christine Xu
Making her debut in the Top Five is mortgage broker Christine Xu of Mortgage Architects in Markham, Ont. Xu funded $120,034,969 in 2013 largely on the strength of residential deals.
Banks have A-business cornered?
Another big bank has joined the ranks of lenders offering a sub-three per cent five-year fixed rate; signalling the growing importance of alternative lending to the mortgage broker industry, according to one player.
Repeat performances mark Canadian Mortgage Awards
The success of the annual CMP Canadian Mortgage Awards roared across Toronto’s Liberty Grand Friday with over 600 attendees recognizing the industry’s top players – among them an unprecedented number of repeat winners.
Relicensing cull: Network heads Part II
Brace yourselves: Our panel of broker network heads is anticipating a "whack of agents" will leave the business this year. That may not be a bad thing.
Bank bars broker from attaining financing for client
One broker is frustrated by a major bank’s refusal to allow him to work with any client who had previously inquired about a mortgage at the branch level.
B2B Bank joins the alternative lending space
B2B Bank announced Thursday it has expanded its product offering to include two new alternative lending programs designed for clients who do not fit into traditional income profiles.
CMP announces finalists for brokerage of the year, network of the year
The superbrokers are well represented in the mortgage brokerage of the year categories but which will emerge as the victor and be crowned the National Broker Network of the Year?
Mortgage Brokerage of the Year finalists announced
This may be the one most brokers have been waiting for: CMP releases its finalists for the broker of the year awards.
Newcomers to be honoured at CMAs
The mortgage broker industry has its fair share of regular faces; the old guard who have been leaders for years. Each year, however, a new crop of up-and-coming, ambitious professionals emerge and some of them will take home Canadian Mortgage Awards for their efforts. These are our finalists in a number of “newcomer” categories.