WIMI to honour leading ladies

The popular female-focused industry group is getting together in Jasper to honour some of the industry’s most inspiring women

Can’t we all just get along?

It’s time for the mortgage industry to put aside its differences and find its voice, writes Paul Therien

Provincial mortgage broker associations join forces

Over two years of discussion has resulted in the formation of the Canadian Mortgage Brokers Association – a national group bringing together provincial players.

Provincial broker orgs work together

A more cohesive broker voice may soon be realized, with The Alberta Mortgage Broker Association (AMBA) announcing Tuesday it is working closely with other provincial bodies and regulators to ensure better coordination among the various organizations.

Western brokers to establish education platform

The Alberta and B.C. mortgage brokers associations announced yesterday they are establishing a Western Canadian education platform for members.

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.

Paying for errors & omissions

With a spate of E&O claims pinned to private lending deals, brokerages are increasingly straying from their association-endorsed insurers and, as Vernon Clement Jones finds out, shopping around for the best rates, wherever that search takes them

Mortgage Revolution addresses need for bank 'specialist' regulation

The Mortgage Revolution is gaining momentum, with the man behind the grassroots campaign pointing to a Calgary meeting bringing together mortgage professionals and lenders to address industry shortcomings and challenges.

New AMBA prez focuses on growing broker market share

AMBA’s new president is pledging to grow consumer awareness of broker services at the same time strengthen the organization’s ties to industry associations outside Alberta – both ways of overcoming stagnant broker market share.

Alberta broker raises alarm about conservative appraisals

A seasoned Alberta broker is pointing to increasingly “low valuations” since new mortgage rules were ushered in, concerned appraisers for default insurers have gotten ahead of themselves and any future correction in the housing market.