Chad Robinson

Will the B-20 changes drive clients to private lenders?

The OSFI's new guidelines will expand stress testing to uninsured buyers. What impact can the market expect?

Brokers react to investigation about mortgage fraud

Mortgage fraud is being overblown, according to industry professionals in reaction to a Globe and Mail investigation into the growing trend of “fraud for shelter” cases

Commercial experts give advice

REMIC is offering a course on commercial mortgage brokering and spoke with two of this year’s top-ten commercial brokers to get their advice for brokers interested in adding this increasingly lucrative business to their practice.

First round of Canadian Mortgage Awards finalists unveiled

Starting today will begin unveiling finalists for the Canadian Mortgage Awards – set to draw hundreds of industry professionals to Toronto's Liberty Grand May 9.

Allow more lenders access to shadow banking, urges broker

Any move to help develop the shadow banking sector by the Bank of Canada would be welcome news for the industry, says one mortgage broker.

Top 75 brokers share their recipe for success

Implementing the best business strategies may seem obvious, but many brokers fail to take advantage of what works while discarding what doesn’t.

Google goes to the Mortgage Summit

A marketing exec from the king of search engines – Google – will deliver the keynote for the upcoming Mortgage Summit, guiding brokers on how to use SEO to tap into a king’s ransom of online borrowers.

ING Direct moving to cease broker originations

For some brokers, it reads like a "Dear John" letter, but on Wednesday, ING Direct announced it will cease accepting new applications from brokers on Feb. 16, at the same time recommending its new parent company Scotia to mortgage professionals.

Brokerage radio ad raises eyebrows in Ottawa

A radio ad for a leading Ottawa brokerage is stirring leads but also controversy with its subtle jab at the competition – other brokerages included.

Brokers react to election call

An “election reprieve” from interest rate hikes may not translate into the busy spring season brokers were hoping for, with industry leaders identifying a possible downside to the federal campaign.