While CMHC heralded its third quarter results Friday, it glossed over a whopping 81 per cent drop in refinances, leaving brokers to quantify the impact on their clients and their bottom lines.
A retail banker turned fee-only advisor is now detailing the pressure she faced to cross-sell -- regardless of client needs.
Canada's luck may soon run out -- and it's a sentiment shared by many pundits
Nova Scotia’s real estate market was abuzz with speculation after news of a $25 billion ship building contract was announced in late 2011. Mortgage broker Brad Compton, of Invis, however, suggested that investors still had time to snatch up deals after the initial frenzy died.
Given the risk to an advisor’s book, moving clients from commissions to fees can be a bumpy road. But as Justin da Rosa discovers, fee-only veterans are more than willing to share insights on how to steer clear of danger
Keeping up with the Joneses can be difficult; especially when each and every one of them is your peer. So how do you stack up against the average advisor? Justin da Rosa finds out