Latest in Mortgage News: Newton to Provide Free TransUnion Access to its 6,000+ Velocity Users + MORE Jun 28th

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Navigate through these uncharted waters in 2020 Jul 4th

In 2009 and 2010, for the first time ever we saw mortgage rates under 2.00%.  That’s right, if you were in a variable rate mortgage, you had a rate under 2.00%. We were coming off the catastrophic US sub-prime mortgage crisis. The financial US scam that cost the world trillions of dollar.... More »

9 Ways to Keep Your Credit Score as High as Possible (Part II) Jul 10th

In our previous post, we spoke about the fact that there are so many credit score providers out there, all providing different results, and chances are none of those results are the credit score lenders see when you apply for a loan product such as a mortgage, credit card or car loan. How are you su.... More »

Mortgage Rates Keep Setting New Record Lows Jul 1st

While mortgage rates have been tumbling steadily over the last couple of months, many are now in record-setting territory, with certain 1- to 5-year fixed rates now available for under 2.00% from discount brokers. Concerns over a second wave of COVID-19 have caused Canada’s 5-year bond yield t.... More »
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Prospective home buyers feel the heat over new mortgage rules, but all hope is not lost, industry leaders say Jul 7th

Mortgage default insurance is mandatory on down payments between five and 19.99 per cent, and as of July 1 it will be even harder to qualify through the national housing agency. But don’t panic just yet..... More »
Starting today, the more than 6,000 mortgage brokers who use the Velocity mortgage operating system will gain free access to TransUnion credit reports for the remainder of the year. The offer is part of a campaign by Newton Connectivity Systems, which operates Velocity, to encourage greater diversification in the use of credit bureaus. With Equifax as the dominant player in the broker space, and undergoing a number of its own changes related to report layout, pricing and lender credentialling, Newton […]

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