Increase your client base by doing one thing

There is a tried and true method to increasing your client base and it’s pretty simple. Ask for referrals! Check out this article on how and when to ask for referrals, step out of your comfort zone and give it a try. It’s a small effort for a great reward.

Income documentation

Proving your client’s income can be tricky. We’re here to help you figure it out. Watch our video to learn what kind of documentation your client might need to get their deal done. Then click here for even more helpful information.  

Successful shoestring-budget marketing

If you want your business to grow (we know, who doesn’t?!), take a look at the very doable, powerful, yet low-cost marketing options in this article. Before you start putting these to use, don’t forget the pesky old truth that fortune favours the prepared — take the time to write a marketing plan. A marketing plan is a tool that forces you to consider […]

Infographic: Improve your odds of success in alternative lending

We want to help you succeed in alternative lending, so we’ve put together five important steps in a handy-dandy infographic called ‘improving your odds of success’. The complete five-step infographic can be found full size here! See below for additional notes on each step. Step 1: Some examples of questions to ask your clients: Does […]

Jason Provencher featured in MPC Mortgage Journal Article

Our very own Jason Provencher was featured in this recent Mortgage Journal article discussing recent regulatory changes in the mortgage market.    

What was your first mortgage?

As mortgage rates potentially reach their floor, Bridgewater Bank employees remember their first mortgages from rates as high as 9.75 in 1976 to rates as low as 3.25 in 2010. Mortgage rates have been steadily declining to historical lows since 2008 and it goes without saying, we’ve all benefited from paying interest with pocket change. […]

Are you getting the most out of your tradeshow dollars?

Are you seeing a return on your investment when you exhibit at industry tradeshows? Tradeshows can offer a valuable opportunity to market your business and gain sales leads, but just setting up a booth and waiting (and hoping) for people to stop by is not an effective strategy. We exhibit at quite a few tradeshows […]

Get to know this year’s CMA lender underwriter of the year, Ida Guilbault

Congratulations is in order! One of Bridgewater Bank’s very own, Ida Guilbault won the award for Best Lender Underwriter of the Year at the Canadian Mortgage Awards. The awards took place on May 12 at the Liberty Grand in Toronto, where hundreds of mortgage industry professionals were invited to celebrate the achievements of industry leaders […]

Meet Yvonne Futter – Bridgewater Bank’s New BC Business Development Manager

Yvonne Futter is no stranger to the mortgage broker industry. You may have seen her at events, worked with her on a file or even know her personally. We are excited to have Yvonne joining the Bridgewater Bank team as the new British Columbia Business Development Manager (BDM). Yvonne comes with a ton of experience […]