Optimism after months of bleakness in one major market
With oil prices slightly rebounding, can Alberta-based brokers expect business to follow suit?
Wealth advisors becoming brokers?
Brokers, better get scrappy. Regulatory changes in another sector are threatening to draw more players into mortgage brokering despite the soft market.
Are brokers equal to financial advisors?
If the answer is “yes,” shouldn’t their compensation model be the same. A number of industry players think so.
New high-ratio premiums more detrimental than zero-down programs?
One broker believes clients now putting less than 10 per cent down will be more overleveraged than those who purchased with zero down.
Taking the positive from bank news
Many brokers scoff at bank “relationship pricing” but at least one professional believes they are creating a more informed public: Which will benefit the broker channel.
Brokers frustrated by appraisal middlemen
Fewer lenders are allowing brokers to choose their own appraisers, and players are once again airing frustration about the appraisal process; a process one appraiser refers to as “a total racket."
Competing rate site picks up slack after rate removal
A broker may have had his record-low rate snubbed by RateHub, but a competing rate site plans on listing it as long as the product is on offer.
Final CMA finalists announced
The largest awards ceremony in the industry is quickly approaching, and we’ve got your final list of nominees, including brokerage, broker, and network of the year.
RateHub.ca boots broker
The broker who had his rate removed from RateHub.ca alleges he has also been barred from using the site in the future.
Brokers question analyst’s knowledge
Brokers are poking holes in one analyst’s prediction that Canada’s housing market is in dire straits, accusing him of ignorance when it comes to Canada’s oil industry – and the economy’s reliance on it.