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How Does a Home Improvement Mortgage Work?

For most people, purchasing a home will be the biggest single investment that they ever make. But what if the homes that you are considering are in need of some renovation? If you have to pay out of pocket for renovations right after you buy the home, it can leave you cash strapped. Fortunately, there […]

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 Do You Need Good Credit to Get a Reverse Mortgage?

If you are a Canadian aged 55 or older and own your own home, then one of the ways that you can access equity from your home is through a reverse mortgage. A reverse mortgage is when you borrow against the equity in your home and receive cash either in monthly payments (like an extra […]

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Matrix Mortgage Global Hosts Toronto Mayor John Tory

Shawn Allen, Founder of Matrix Mortgage Global, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Scarborough Business Association. The SBA is a not-for-profit community based organization focused on driving prosperity in the Toronto Business Community. Matrix Mortgage Global, Ranked as the #1 Brokerage on the Growth 500 List (Canadian Business), and nominated 2019 […]

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What Happens if a Consumer Proposal is Rejected?

A consumer proposal is just what it sounds like. It is a proposal that you send to your creditors with the help of a trustee. You propose to pay off a portion of your unsecured debt within a certain timeframe (the maximum being five years) and in return your creditors agree to forgive the balance […]

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Can I Still Buy a House with Bad Credit?

Many Canadian dream of one day owning a home to raise their families in. But for those with low credit scores, this dream can seem out of reach. The good news is that even if your credit isn’t great, it is still possible to buy a house. Bad credit mortgages (also known as high risk […]

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Shawn Allen: A sign of things to come

The broker who smashed the $380m mark by turning massive change into a wealth of opportunities SHAWN ALLEN is not your average broker. He opened the doors of his company, Matrix Mortgage Global, during the GFC; grew his business to specialise in alternative financing; and now spends about $1m a year on marketing and advertising. In […]

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Can You Be Denied a Mortgage Renewal?

Most people don’t think much about their mortgage renewal until they get a reminder in the mail from their financial institution that their renewal is coming up. But the truth is that mortgage renewal should be something that is always in the back of your mind because while most renewals get approved without too much […]

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 Renewing Your Mortgage When You are Unemployed

There is never a good or convenient time to lose your job. But becoming unemployed shortly before your mortgage renewal time can be particularly stressful. You may wonder whether you lender will even be willing to renew your mortgage. So what are your options? First of all, don’t panic. Losing your job doesn’t automatically disqualify […]

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Global insight heads to MPA’s Broker Business Exchange

It is now only a few months away until our next Broker Business Exchange event, featuring speakers from across the globe to provide advice, insight and helpful discussion. The event on 5 June will not only provide networking opportunities for brokers, but it will aim to help you build your business and explore new opportunities […]

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Recent Changes Making it Easier to Get a Mortgage When Self-Employed

You’ve spent a lot of time building your business, and making a living doing something you absolutely love, but it can be frustrating when it comes to financing and credit when you’re self-employed. Working for yourself means sometimes there’s a large variance in income, and that can make creditors a little hesitant to give you […]

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