CMP Talk

CMP Talk

Ever wondered what’s on the mind of leading mortgage professionals in Canada? CMP Talk gives them a voice - spotlighting the biggest issues in the sector & delving into the careers of some of the industry’s biggest names. Presented by Canadian Mortgage Professional, it’s essential listening for anyone in the Canadian mortgage sphere.

Episodes

January 22, 2024 12 mins
The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) has flagged mortgage suitability as a key concern in 2024. We caught up with head of financial institutions and mortgage broker conduct, Antoinette Leung, to hear what that means in the year ahead.
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The commercial mortgage market has seen a bumpy ride in recent times - but how is it faring in 2023 amid higher interest rates and an uncertain economic outlook? CMP spoke with Michel Durand and Alexander Durand of MCommercial on recent trends on the commercial front, and what brokers and lenders are keeping top of mind in the current climate.
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CMP speaks with Dartmouth-based mortgage broker John Vo, of Spicer Vo Mortgage, on how the Nova Scotia mortgage market has shaped up in recent times including an insight into prospects for first-time buyers in the province, affordability concerns, and whether the surge of out-of-province buyers has continued since the height of the pandemic.
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Amidst a housing market slowdown in other parts of the country, Newfoundland and Labrador is one of only four provinces that’s still seeing homebuying activity above pre-pandemic levels, according to RBC. How has the region fared during the pandemic market boom – and how are buyers approaching one of Canada’s most affordable regions for housing? CMP spoke with Newfoundland-based mortgage broker Rob Jennings for an inside look at th...
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It’s been a dramatic year in Canada’s mortgage market with rate hikes, lower purchase demand and the fixed-vs-variable debate all playing a central role. CMP spoke with Ottawa-based broker Chris Allard, a member of this year’s Top 75 Brokers list, on what he’s keeping top of mind in the current market and what could be in store for the future.
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Amid a constantly evolving mortgage landscape, what should Ontario agents and brokers be focusing on from a regulatory standpoint? Canadian Mortgage Professional sat down with Antoinette Leung, head of financial institutions and mortgage brokerage conduct at the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) to discuss where the regulator is currently placing its attention.
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#CMPTalk chats with Community Trust on the future of mortgage technology and introduces their recently launched broker portal Café. Learn how Community Trust uses feedback from broker communities on developing its digital tools and finds solutions on how to seamlessly adapt technology to existing processes.
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The mortgage market is volatile, ambiguous, and full of uncertainty. With such challenging conditions in the market, the need for leaders who are knowledgeable, reliable, and dedicated to the success of brokers and clients is crucial. This podcast outlines the many roles, opportunities and challenges facing BDMs and how their contributions to the industry affect clients and brokers alike. In partnership with MCAN Mortgage, we del...
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Tune into the latest episode of CMP Talk, as Eric Larocque, chief mortgage operations officer at Community Trust, takes a deep dive into the challenges and noteworthy achievements of the past year’s mortgage market. Looking ahead to 2023, Larocque shares how he sees the market playing out, including trends to look out for. Don’t miss out on expert advice for brokers and the mortgage community.
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After a dramatic year for the mortgage market in 2022, mortgage professionals are gearing up for what’s sure to be another eventful 12 months ahead. CMP spoke with Christelle Mwamba of Mortgage Scout to hear some of the main trends she’s keeping an eye on as the year gets underway.
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CMP’s Brokers on Lenders awards saw members of Canada’s mortgage broker community give their verdict on the leading lenders across the country in a range of different categories. One of the top winners was Community Trust, which came away with bronze medals for its turnaround time, interest rates, and transparency of commission structure. In the latest CMP Talk podcast, Community Trust’s Grant Armstrong, director, national sales, ...
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In the latest episode of CMP Talk, Community Trust’s Grant Armstrong, director of national sales, shares recent conversations he has had with brokers and what brokers need to be keeping top of mind in today’s evolving lending climate. Find out how the company achieves quick turnaround times, provides outstanding broker support, and how technology is facilitating leading lenders in their interactions with brokers – making a real dif...
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In the latest episode of CMP Talk, Lisa Abbatangelo, vice president of mortgage operations at Community Trust, talks about the main considerations for brokers and their clients, and the most significant transformations she’s witnessed throughout her career in the mortgage space. Lisa also addresses the question - is alternative lending poised for growth in the coming years with tightening lending guidelines across Canada?
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The pandemic has been a game changer for mortgage technology. In this episode, CMP Talk chats with Joe Fakhri, president and CEO, and Andrew Schultz, business development manager of Axiom Innovations, on how technology is enabling the mortgage industry, and how the right set of tools and automation can shift the focus to your business. Find out how automation ensures consistency throughout the mortgage customer journey, allowing ea...
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Mortgage professionals are well used to dealing with lawyers in the closing stages of a deal – but what are some of the things lawyers want brokers and agents to keep top of mind about their role? Jonathan Hacohen of Kormans LLP joined CMP to discuss recent trends in the space and how brokers and agents can ensure as fast a closing process as possible.
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Clients now need more than just the lowest rate. Mortgage firms are being called to lead with experience, empathy, and insight. The new mortgage movement is all about offering a complete experience for client and partner brokers that is people-first. In this episode, award-winning experts Leanne Conroy and Gita Cartwright discuss how MCAN is redefining broker-lender partnerships that put client and community first – and why that ma...
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After two years of record-low interest rates fuelled an unprecedented mortgage and housing market surge, the Bank of Canada and major lenders appear to be tapping the brakes with new rate hikes. What does that mean for the mortgage industry? CMP sat down with Sadiq Boodoo, principal broker at Approved Financial Services, to discuss those issues and many more.
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May 31, 2023 28 mins
In this episode, we chat with Alta West on their ambitious restructuring in 2021, the evolution of their company culture, and the recent advancements within the firm. Discover the main challenges faced by mortgage lenders today, trends in the alternative lending space during the pandemic, and what trends are expected to develop throughout the rest of this year.
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In this episode, CMP chats with Community Trust on its performance during the first quarter of 2022 and what the massive upsurge in market activity and deals being funded means for the industry.
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May 31, 2023 29 mins
We caught up with Veronica Love, senior vice president of TMG The Mortgage Group, for a chat about some of the major issues impacting mortgage brokers and agents in 2022 – and the latest updates from Mortgage Professionals Canada (MPC) following the announcement of its newly-elected board of directors.
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