Albert Collu news

  • Bigger broker networks can compete with the big banks

    One broker is hoping that the larger networks forming in the channel will speak loudly and carry a bigger stick – especially to level the playing field against the five big banks.

  • Size matters in brokering - Swift

    Stay tuned, brokers, says Pacific Mortgage Group CEO Ron Swift on the heels of the Argentum acquisition, network consolidation will undoubtedly continue as companies struggle to achieve scale.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Mortgage Architects acquires Argentum

    MortgageBrokerNews.ca has just learned that Mortgage Architects has acquired Argentum Mortgage and Finance.

  • Broker considers loyalty agreement to stop client hemorrhaging

    One broker tired of doing all the work and watching the client jump ship to a big bank matching rate is reigniting the debate on exclusivity agreements.

  • AMBA & IMBA partnership aims to better market brokers

    AMBA and IMBA have come together in a partnership to strengthen support and educational opportunities for their members – but also with the potential to better market mortgage brokers.

  • Brokers: Lenders, cut us some slack

    A seasoned broker is encouraging channel lenders to relax their minimum volume requirements in the short-term, a way of helping an industry struggling to maintain originations even as the Canadian market cools.

  • Going exclusive

    Mortgage professionals say they’ve had enough of clients going to the bank, with broker commitment letters in hand. As Vernon Clement Jones finds out, a growing number are thinking exclusivity agreements will stop them in their tracks

  • Bozic weighs in on exclusivity agreements

    A broker channel lender is endorsing the idea of client exclusivity agreements, arguing the time has come for an industry-wide discussion on those controversial but, perhaps, increasingly necessary contracts.

  • Broker frustration sparks debate on client exclusivity agreements

    Exclusivity agreements: It’s a controversial idea, but one whose time may have come, with IMBA President Albert Collu kicking off an industry dialogue on contracts that would penalize clients for using brokers to get better rates at the banks.

  • Centum: Broker workshop to focus on consumer debt

    Runaway consumer debt: It’s not just the federal government’s concern, but also the focus of a mortgage workshop for brokers – set for Vancouver this fall and focused on ensuring brokers extend their utility beyond the transaction, say sponsors.