Donald Horne

Donald Horne

Currently the Associate Editor of Insurance Business Canada, I joined the KMI Media team in January working as a Senior Writer with Mortgage Broker News and Canadian Mortgage Professional magazine.
 
A graduate of the Ryerson journalism program, I have primarily worked in daily newspapers for more than 14 years, as a reporter, copy editor/paginator, and editor in Cobourg, Ont. I moved on to magazines to be editor of Electricity Today, and launched Electrical Source during my seven years with Electricity Forum in Pickering, Ont.
 
Born and raised in a farm in Orillia, Ont. (sorry, no log cabin). Great training for a blossoming journalist, as cleaning up after the farm animals provided a keen insight to what is truth and what… isn’t.
 
The only field of endeavour that I considered aside from journalism was teaching piano – as I came with a year of completing my Royal Conservatory training. It was a choice of entering Ryerson or finishing off my piano. As the dust gathering on my piano at home will attest, I chose wisely.
 
Like all writers, we all have a novel inside us and a story to tell. I finally did back in 2007, publishing a novella.

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Criminal charges tar all brokers with same brush

Every profession has a few bad eggs; unfortunately for brokers, the numerous criminal charges against one Ontario broker has created a media sensation, and potentially engendered public mistrust in the profession

Criminal charges tar all brokers with same brush

Broker upbeat for 2016

They say ‘you can never go home again,’ but one broker/owner has returned to an affiliate after seven years to build the brand across Canada

Broker upbeat for 2016

Growth of the entrepreneur good news for brokers

The alternative lending market keeps growing, and there are a number of factors fuelling this growth, especially the business-for-self client segment

Growth of the entrepreneur good news for brokers

Education key to helping the BFS client

The realities of lending can be difficult for a business-for-self client, which opens the door for mortgage brokers to offer their most valued commodity – advice

Education key to helping the BFS client

New downpayment regs set for next month

As housing market begins to lose steam, industry experts are confident new February federal regulations won’t create problems

New downpayment regs set for next month

Brokerage with online focus tapped as number one

One brokerage that has shed the bricks and mortar approach to its business model has received a tip of the cap from a national newspaper

Brokerage with online focus tapped as number one

Does struggling economy have a silver lining for brokers?

The Canadian economy continues to flounder compared to its U.S. counterpart, raising the question: what does 2016 hold for the mortgage channel?

Does struggling economy have a silver lining for brokers?

Seniors look to their home for financing the future

More and more seniors are using the equity in their homes to maintain their lifestyle – an emerging market that is bringing former clients back to the mortgage broker channel for help

Seniors look to their home for financing the future

Forget Fed hike – oil prices are real concern

It didn’t come as a shock when the Fed increased its key policy rate – but instead of focusing on rate, brokers should be looking at the price of oil, says one economist

Forget Fed hike – oil prices are real concern

Pockets of risk in housing market: report

The C.D. Howe Institute is urging Ottawa to watch “several pockets” of the housing market that are at risk for runaway debt, while brokers make hay while the sun shines

Pockets of risk in housing market: report