Scott Dawson news

  • Fraudsters getting smarter, better organized

    An industry expert is cautioning brokers on smarter, better-organized mortgage fraudsters, more professional than the familiar mom-and-pop operations that once challenged the industry.

  • How low can you go – 2.84

    Jim Flaherty needs to “stay out” of the affairs of banking, say mortgage brokers, as one channel lender throws down the gauntlet with the introduction of a 2.84 per cent rate.

  • Demise of the buyers’ bonus a boon to brokers

    B.C.'s new home credit for first-time buyers expires on March 31 – and that's great news for brokers tired of seeing many clients lured to a developer's lender.

  • And the survey says...

    Rising home prices in the third quarter likely disguised a slowing market for real estate agents and mortgage brokers, alike, suggests a new survey from Royal LePage.

  • Vancouver brokers eyeing Alberta opportunites

    It may be a case of thinking the grass is greener on the other side, but a growing number of B.C. brokers are moving to get licensed across the border in Alberta, as originations in their own large markets slow.