Smaller broker houses appreciate Bridgewater Bank

Bridgewater Bank is a Canadian Schedule I chartered bank that offers your clients the protections of the big banks but with more personalized customer experience. If you’re a broker who understands everyone’s situation is unique (because life happens) and that every client should be treated as an individual, not a number, we think you’d be […]

Protect yourself – Think Business Continuity Planning for your brokerage

If disaster struck tomorrow, would your business survive? How would you contact clients and lenders? Could you continue to generate sales and future business? For many small to medium-sized brokerages, a sudden and unexpected interruption in operations could be harmful. It’s the responsibility of every business to stay ahead of the risks and potential crises. […]

Life happens

Life isn’t predictable – regardless of how much planning we do. Major life events can be stressful; they have a huge impact on our day-to-day lives and the ability to get approved for a mortgage. That’s why getting your client’s story is so important. As a broker you want to paint the full and honest picture […]

Make your deal submission sing using the 5 Cs

Before you submit an alternative deal to your lender, it’s important to dig deep into your client’s story. The more information gathered from your clients, the quicker the process will be. Accelerate your submission and look like a star broker! Lenders analyze deals using the five Cs of credit, so we’ve built some questions to […]

Getting the full story

This rollercoaster we call life certainly has unexpected twists and turns, but do life events impact a bank’s decision to approve a mortgage? Borrowers always have a story. Whether it’s a logical story that shows they hit hard times through no fault of their own or it’s a stretch of frivolous spending, lenders want to […]

Life happens again…

Major life events happen. Besides being stressful, they can hinder our ability to get approved for a mortgage. Underwriters can quickly determine if an event had an impact on a client’s credit, debt or income, but they need the full and honest picture of your client’s circumstances. To help them understand better, as a broker, you can go into detail […]

Behind every deal, there’s a story.

Major life events can mean difficult financial situations. A Gateway Mortgage can help get your clients back on track. Watch our video to learn more about how Bridgewater Bank can help.

When is Refinancing the Right Advice for your Clients? Part Two: Refinancing After the Loss of a Family Member

Experienced mortgage brokers know their job extends beyond transacting mortgage loans. The true value of using a mortgage broker is their vast knowledge of product available, providing their clients with good advice and the right solutions. Keeping in touch with your clients at regular intervals ensures you are ready to offer good advice as their […]

When is Refinancing the Right Advice for your Clients? A Two Part Refinancing Series

Home purchases. Home sales. Check mark. That’s the straightforward business that we all do. Refinancing a property on the other hand can be more complicated. There’s many reasons why your existing or potential clients might need to refinance and they represent opportunities for you to grow your portfolio and strengthen client relationships. Over the next […]