Ron Butler news

  • Brokers must 'outsmart' banks

    The key is to “outsmart” the big banks, according to one broker, following one institution’s ad campaign plugging its lowest five-year fixed rate in recent memory.

  • Brokers lambast IG offering

    News broke Tuesday that Investors Group had launched an unprecedented mortgage product but brokers have already poked holes in the offering.

  • No such thing as 'employee pricing' mortgages?

    The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) made headlines Tuesday with its “employee pricing" mortgage offering but brokers are far from convinced that such a product exists.

  • Networks to crack down on brokers' side businesses?

    The case of a recently deceased mortgage broker who is accused of committing fraud may trigger a shift among broker networks when it comes to allowing its brokers to operate independent MICs.

  • President of O'Leary Ventures offers explanation

    MortgageBrokerNews.ca spoke with the president of O’Leary Ventures who explained the decision behind shutting the doors on O’Leary Mortgages.

  • Opinion divided following one client's mortgage denial

    Opinion seems divided between incredulity and understanding among MortgageBrokerNews.ca readers after one broker’s deal was denied by a lender after disclosing his client’s pregnancy.

  • 2.99 per cent lender revealed

    The lender providing the latest 2.99 per cent five-year fixed rate has been revealed and the product, no way resembles, BMO’s controversial “no friller” that captured media headlines two years ago.

  • The 2.99 per cent five-year fixed is back

    The rate that attracted Jim Flaherty’s scorn is back, with at least two mortgage brokers offering a 2.99 per cent five-year fixed rate mortgage.

  • Experts: Rates to rise

    Experts agree mortgage rates will rise over the course of the next month, despite RBC cutting its rates by 10 basis points over the weekend.

  • Brokers apprehensive about potential B-21

    Brokers may not buy into Realtor optimism, with two industry players taking to MortgageBrokerNews.ca’s comments section to air their fears of the impending B-21 guidelines.