Find out what makes our BDM Laura smile

Laura – and her radiant smile – joined the Bridgewater Bank family earlier this year. She’s taken the reins as BDM for Saskatchewan, Edmonton, and central and northern Alberta. If you haven’t met her yet, we recommend giving her a shout! Like we quickly did, you’ll discover she works hard, she’s goal driven and does […]

What do your clients know about co-signing for a mortgage?

Do you receive questions from clients about co-signing? Do you recommend it to your clients who are struggling to gain an approval? With tighter mortgage qualification rules and high priced real estate in many Canadian cities, the subject may becoming more popular. Check out this article on the benefits and risks of co-signing for a […]

Get to know Shannon outside of the office

Shannon joined our Bridgewater Bank family earlier this year. We think you might want to get to know her a bit better… especially if you’re a broker in her territory of Ontario – East. We asked Shannon a few candid questions (interview style) about her work life, memories and recommendations – some great learnings to […]

A broker’s guide to understanding income verification documents

As a mortgage broker, you need to be able to accurately interpret the information you read in company financials and income verification documents. Your client’s income is key in determining how much credit lenders might extend to them. But not all clients will have an employer letter and pay stub ready to hand over. For […]

Get reacquainted with John Oliverio

Our BDMs are scattered across the country and they’re busy with your deals; we were lucky enough to snag a few minutes to interview one of our Ontario BDMs! In the interview, we learned more about his home life, hobbies, but mostly how much of an amazing dad he strives to be — and is. […]

Get into the rental market with the Gateway Rental Mortgage™

If you have a client looking for an investment property mortgage, check out Bridgewater Bank’s Gateway Rental Mortgage. It’s an ideal solution for your clients who want to own rental properties but may not qualify for a traditional big-bank mortgage. It also gives you the opportunity to better serve your clients by offering them solutions […]

Getting to know your B.C. BDM

We’re eager to share another great interview – with our B.C. BDM this time! We asked Yvonne some candid questions about life, her career and the future. We thought we knew Yvonne, but we know her so much better now; we hope you will feel the same after the read. Get to know Yvonne – […]

Increase your clients’ income using gross ups and add backs

Gross ups and add backs and adjustable rates… OH MY! There are so many tools available to help get a deal done, it can be hard to keep track. Don’t fret, let us dig into a few you can use to help your clients see an approval. Gross ups and add backs can both be […]

Introducing the missing piece to our pie

We’ve added a new member to our team of superstars… and she’s coming to us with an enthusiastic attitude, solid industry knowledge and the horsepower (experience) to support it. She’s the third musketeer, the female perspective… Introducing your new Ontario BDM, Shannon McCain. From her days as a student working part time at Canada Trust, […]