Government of Ontario: Financial Services Commission of Ontario

Brokerage Annual Information Return for 2018

Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006

This is a SAMPLE form

General information

Legal Name of Brokerage:
Licence number:
Other authorized name:
Business type:
Principal broker:
Licence #:

Principal place of business address
Street address:
Apt./Unit:
City:
Province:
Postal code:

Mailing address (check if same as Principal business address)
Street address:
Apt./Unit:
City:
Province:
Postal code:

Phone number:
Ext.:
Fax:
Principal broker email:

Note: If any of the General information has changed, notify the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) by email at contactcentre@fsco.gov.on.ca

Welcome to the 2018 Annual Information Return (AIR). The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) uses the information you provide in the AIR to help identify, assess and monitor risk in the mortgage brokering sector. The deadline to file the AIR is by March 31, 2019. The reporting period is January 1 to December 31, 2018; you must file even if you did not conduct any business during the reporting period.

Before You Proceed

Only the Principal Broker of the licensed mortgage brokerage can complete and submit the AIR. If you fail to file the AIR on time, FSCO may take steps to suspend or revoke your mortgage brokerage licence. You may also be subject to an administrative monetary penalty. Any missed deadline will be noted on your file, which may increase the level of future enforcement action taken by FSCO.

Please note that any inquiries made to FSCO regarding the AIR must be made directly by the Principal Broker. If you are a franchisor, do not report for your franchisees.

What You Need To Complete the AIR

Note: Consistent with FSCO’s role in protecting the public interest pursuant to s.3 (a) of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario Act, 1997, FSCO collaborates with other organizations, including fraud prevention organizations and law enforcement agencies, to help combat unlawful activity. Be advised that the information you provide in the AIR may be shared with such organizations.

On average, entering information for the AIR online will require approximately 60 minutes to several hours to complete. Should you require additional time, you may return at a later time and date to complete the AIR. It is recommended that you complete each page to ensure your data is saved properly.

If you have finished reading and understand the instructions, please proceed to the next page to begin.



Brokerage Information

a. E&O Insurance provider:
AIG Insurance Company of Canada
Chubb Insurance Company of Canada
CUMIS General Insurance Company
Encon Group Inc.
Intact Insurance Company (Western Division)
International Insurance Company of Hannover Ltd. (A.M. Fredericks Underwriting Management Ltd.)
Liberty International Underwriters, (Liberty Mutual Insurance Company)
Lloyd’s Underwriters though RDA Inc.
Lloyd’s Underwriters through Holman Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Lloyd’s Underwriters through Special Risk Insurance Managers Ltd.
Lloyd’s Underwriters through Groupassur Inc.
Lloyd’s Underwriters through Catlin Canada
Lloyd’s Underwriters through Evolution Insurance Inc.
Lloyd’s Underwriters (Canadian Mortgage Brokers Association Sponsored Program)
Lloyd’s Underwriters as arranged by Trinity Underwriting Managers
Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada
Sovereign General Insurance Company
Sovereign General Insurance through Premier Canada Assurance Managers Ltd.
Zurich Insurance Company Limited
Other

a.(i) Was your E&O insurance obtained through the membership of the following industry associations?
Mortgage Professionals Canada
Canadian Mortgage Brokers Association
Not Applicable

a.(ii) Indicate the liability limits under your current E&O Policy.
Per Occurance:$500,000/$1,000,000/Other - Specify Amount:
Per Annual Aggregate: $1,000,000/$2,000,000/Other - Specify Amount:

b. Policy number:

c. Expiry date:

d. Is your brokerage a franchise? Yes/No

e. If yes, name of the franchisor:

f. If the brokerage has an administrator licence, enter the administrator licence number here:

g. Which of the following MBLAA business activities was your brokerage engaged in, in Ontario, during the reporting period?
Dealing in Mortgages
Trading in Mortgages
Mortgage Lending
None

Note: For a definition of dealing, trading or lending in mortgages, refer to MBLAA, s. 2 (1), s. 3 (1) and s. 4 (1).

g. (i) If none, what was your brokerage’s primary line of business?
Accounting
Advisory Services/Consulting
Administering Mortgages
Construction
Legal Services
Mortgage Referrals
Real Estate
Other:

h. Is the brokerage or its related persons/entities* a member of The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA)?  Yes/No

i. If yes, indicate the MFDA membership number of the brokerage or its related persons/entities* and the authorized name of the firm:

j. Is the brokerage or its related persons/entities* registered as an insurance brokerage under insurance legislation in any Canadian jurisdiction? Yes/No

k. If yes, indicate the registration number of the brokerage or its related persons/entities*, the authorized name of the firm and the category of registration:

l. Is the brokerage or its related persons/entities* registered as a dealer or adviser under securities regulation in any Canadian jurisdiction? Yes/No

m. If yes, indicate the registration number of the brokerage or its related persons/entities*, the authorized name of the firm and the category of registration:

n. Is the brokerage or its related persons/entities* registered as a real estate brokerage under the Real Estate Business Brokerage Act? Yes/No

o. If yes, indicate the registration number of the brokerage or its related persons/entities*, the authorized name of the firm and the category of registration:

p. Does the brokerage or its related persons/entities*  hold any other licences including mortgage brokerage or mortgage administrator licences in other provinces? Yes/No

p1.If yes, specify

*e.g. Affiliates, officers, directors, partners, employees, brokers, agents, shareholders  etc. of the brokerage



Trust account information

The purpose of these questions is to verify compliance with legal obligations under the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006 (MBLAA).

1. Did the brokerage have a trust account(s) under the MBLAA? Yes/No

If yes:

1a) How many MBLAA trust accounts did the brokerage have as at December 31, 2018?

1b) Of the total number, how many MBLAA trust accounts were opened during the reporting period?

(i) Did the brokerage obtain prior written consent from the Superintendent pursuant to O. Reg. 188/08, s. 50 (2)? Yes/No

(ii) If no, explain why?

1c) Did the brokerage reconcile all of its MBLAA trust accounts? Yes/No

(i) If yes, how often did the brokerage reconcile the trust accounts? Monthly/Quarterly/Annually

(ii) If no, explain why?

2. Was there a shortfall, at any time, in any of the MBLAA trust accounts?: Yes/No/Not Applicable

2a) If yes, provide the following information:

Date Amount Corrected When Reported to
Superintendent
Comment
  $ Yes/No      
  $ Yes/No      
  $ Yes/No      
  $ Yes/No      
  $ Yes/No      

Other shortfalls:


Supervision of Operations

(The purpose of these questions is to determine whether the brokerage’s operations are organized in a way that facilitates supervision and to facilitate examination/inspection planning by FSCO.)

3. Indicate the total number of owners of the brokerage, including any Directors and Officers, as at December 31, 2018.
Select 1 to 10/ 10+/ Publically traded company

List any owners of the brokerage, other than the Directors or Officers, as at December 31, 2018.

If more than five, list the top five owners, based on the greatest percentage of ownership. If the brokerage is a publically traded company, insert “Shareholders” in the “Owners legal name” column

Owner's legal name Percentage owned
   
   
   
   
   

3b) Where was the brokerage’s head office/headquarters in Canada as at December 31, 2018?

3b-ii) If the brokerage’s head office/headquarters was located in Ontario, provide the region:
Toronto (M)
Central Ontario (excluding Toronto) (L)
Eastern Ontario (K)
Northern Ontario (P)
Southwestern Ontario (N)

*L or M, N, K, P is the first letter of the postal code for each region respectively.

4. Provide the following information about the brokerage’s offices for each Ontario region as at December 31, 2018 as applicable:

Ontario Region # of Offices No. of Offices with
Broker**
1. Toronto (M)    
2. Central Ontario
(excluding Toronto) (L)
   
3. Eastern Ontario (K)    
4. Northern Ontario (P)    
5. Southwestern Ontario (N)    
Total # of Offices

** Licensed broker assigned to office in a supervisory capacity

4 a) List the top five locations by the number of offices for each Ontario region, as applicable:

Central Ontario Region
(including Toronto)
City/Town (i) # of Offices (ii)
   
   
   
   
   

Eastern Ontario Region
City/Town # of Offices
   
   
   
   
   

Northern Ontario Region
City/Town # of Offices
   
   
   
   
   

Southwestern Ontario Region
City/Town # of Offices
   
   
   
   
   

Note: For the purpose of the AIR, "office" is defined as: "A place of business where a broker or agent spends more than 50% of his or her time working on mortgage brokering, including home offices."

5. How many offices in Ontario did the brokerage have that were open to the public as at December 31, 2018?

Note: For the purpose of the AIR, "open to the public" is defined as: "A place of business accessible by the general public or where the public is invited to come during business hours."

6. Of the offices open to the public in Ontario, how many were more than 100 km away from the Principal Broker’s primary location of work?

7. Select all applicable steps (as described in your Policies and Procedures) taken by the brokerage during the reporting period to provide adequate supervision for all offices in Ontario where business was transacted:
Onsite Supervisor/Manager
File Review/File Audits
Policies and Procedures/Best Practices
Regular Meetings (monthly, quarterly etc.)
Remote Training/Support (phone/email/fax/online)
In-person Training/Support
Individual Performance Reviews of Agents/Brokers
Other

7a) If "Other" is selected, explain:

7b) Were additional steps taken if the office(s) was more than 100 km away?

8. Did your brokerage deal or trade in mortgages in other Canadian provinces/territories? Yes/No

8a) What percentage of mortgage business, approximately, was conducted in each province/territory, as applicable?

Canadian
Province/Territory
% of #
Mortgages
% of $
Mortgages
Alberta    
British Columbia    
Manitoba    
New Brunswick    
Newfoundland and Labrador    
Nova Scotia    
Northwest Territories    
Nunavut    
Ontario    
Prince Edward Island    
Quebec    
Saskatchewan    
Yukon    
Total

9. If the brokerage's head office/headquarters was in Ontario:
How many offices did the brokerage have in Canada, outside of Ontario, as at December 31, 2018?

Canadian
Province/Territory
# of Offices
Alberta  
British Columbia  
Manitoba  
New Brunswick  
Newfoundland and Labrador  
Nova Scotia  
Northwest Territories  
Nunavut  
Prince Edward Island  
Quebec  
Saskatchewan  
Yukon  
Total  
Note: For the purpose of the AIR, "office" is defined as: "A place of business where a broker or agent spends more than 50% of his or her time working on mortgage brokering, including home offices."

10. Provide the following information about the number of brokers and agents registered by the brokerage in Ontario as at December 31, 2018:

Total # of brokers #of full time brokers Total # of agents # of full time agents # of other staff Total
           

10a) How many brokers/agents left the brokerage during the reporting period (resigned/terminated)?

10a-ii) How many brokers/agents joined the brokerage during the reporting period?

10b) During the reporting period, did the brokerage terminate a broker/agent for cause? Yes/No

If yes:

10c) Did you report the matter to FSCO through Licensing Link? Yes/No

10d) Did you report all cases to FSCO pursuant to O. Reg. 188/08, s. 43 (3)? Yes/No

10d-i) If no, explain why?

11. Did you review the brokerage's Policies and Procedures pursuant to O. Reg. 410/07, s. 3 (1) during the reporting period? Yes/No

11a) When were they last updated?

11b) During the reporting period, did the brokerage decline to proceed with a mortgage because they were made aware of, or had reason to suspect fraud? Yes/No

If Yes, explain:

11c) During the reporting period, did the brokerage have a deal declined by a lender because the lender was made aware of, or had reason to suspect fraud? Yes/No

If Yes, explain:


Records Information

(The purpose of these questions is to facilitate examination/inspection/planning.)

12. What format are your required records stored in? (check all that apply) Electronic/Paper

12 a) Were the required records retained at the brokerage's principal place of business in Ontario? Yes/No

If not:

12 b) Was the Superintendent notified pursuant to O. Reg. 193/08, s.5? Yes/No

12b) i) If no, explain:

12c) What is the retrieval lead time required to access your files?
Electronic Records: Same day/1-3 days/Over 3 days
Paper Records: Same day/1-3 days/Over 3 days

13. Has your brokerage taken adequate precautions to ensure the security of your records? Yes/No

13a) Describe the precautions taken:


Portfolio Details/Information

(The purpose of these questions is to gather marketplace statistics)

14. Excluding non-qualified syndicate mortgages, did the brokerage close any mortgage deals during the reporting period? Yes/No

14a) If yes, excluding non-qualified syndicated mortgages, provide the total number (#)  and dollar value ($) of mortgages brokered and closed by the brokerage:

14a) i) Total # of mortgages:

14a) ii) Total $ value of mortgages:

Qualified syndicated mortgage: A syndicated mortgage that meets all of the following criteria:

  1. It is negotiated or arranged through a mortgage brokerage.
  2. It secures a debt obligation on property that,
    1. is used solely for residential purposes,
    2. includes no more than a total of four units, and
    3. if used for both commercial and residential purposes, includes no more than one unit that is used for commercial purposes.
  3. At the time the syndicated mortgage is arranged, the amount of debt it secures, together with all other debt secured by mortgages on the property that have priority over, or the same priority as, the syndicated mortgage, does not exceed 90 per cent of the fair market value of the property relating to the mortgage, excluding any value that may be attributed to proposed or pending development of the property.
  4. It is limited to one debt obligation whose term is the same as the term of the syndicated mortgage.
  5. The rate of interest payable under it is equal to the rate of interest payable under the debt obligation.

A syndicated mortgage that secures a debt obligation incurred for the construction or development of property is not a qualified syndicated mortgage.

Non-qualified syndicated mortgage: A syndicated mortgage which does not meet the requirements of a qualified syndicated mortgage

14b) Provide the # and $ value for the following types of mortgages:
Mortgage Type (14b/i)
# of Mortgages
(14b/ii)
$ of Mortgages
a) Residential6    
b) Commercial7    
c) Other    
c) (i) Ppecify the types of mortgages included under “Other”:    
TOTAL (a+b+c)    
d) Conventional1    
e) High Ratio2    
f) High Ratio – Uninsured 3    
TOTAL (d+e+f);    
g) First Mortgage    
h) Second Mortgage    
i) Third Mortgage    
j) Other Mortgages (4th, 5th, etc.)    
TOTAL (g+h+i+j)    
k) New Loans    
l) Renewals4    
TOTAL (k+l)    
m) First Time Homebuyers    
n) Reverse    
o) Sub-Prime5    
p) Construction and development8    
q) Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)    
r) Qualified Syndicated Mortgages    

1Conventional: Loan to Value Ratio less than or equal to 80%.
2 High Ratio: Loan to Value Ratio greater than 80% and insured with mortgage default insurance.
3High Ratio - Uninsured:  Loan to Value Ratio greater than 80% and uninsured
4Renewals: Mortgages that were originally placed by the brokerage and renewed with the same lender on the same property.
5Sub-Prime: For the purposes of this return, sub-prime business shall mean arranging a mortgage for individual(s) with a mean credit score of 600 points or less. It is based on the credit worthiness of the individual borrower(s).
6Residential: A mortgage entered into with an individual borrower that is secured by a residential property with four units of less, or a single residential unit within a strata condominium.
7Commercial: a mortgage entered into with a borrower, lender or investor that is not a residential mortgage.
8Construction and development: a mortgage entered into with a borrower, investor or lender for the purpose of financing the construction of a building or property development project.

15. Excluding non-qualified syndicated mortgages, provide the following information regarding the brokerage’s business funded by these lenders:


(15/a)
Type of Lender
(15/b)
# Mortgages
(15/c)
$ Mortgages
(15/d)
Dollar value of fees received
Bank      
Credit Union      
Insurance Company      
Mortgage Investment
Corporation
     
Private Lender      
Self-Funding (Brokerage, broker, or agent’s own funds)      
Trust Company      
Other      
Total

15e) If you reported mortgage investment corporation(s) as a type of lender, how many MICs funded these mortgages during the reporting period?:

For the purpose of the AIR, a mortgage investment corporation (MIC) is an investment/lending company designed specifically for mortgage investing or lending, in Canada, and governed by the Income Tax Act.

The MIC is organized for investing in pools of mortgages, primarily residential, and manages a diversified and secured portfolio of mortgages. Profits generated by the MIC are distributed to its shareholders according to their proportionate share.

16. Excluding non-qualified syndicated mortgages, for each lender type selected in question 15, provide the name of the lender that funded the greatest percentage of mortgages based on dollar value.

16a) Type of Lender (Name of Top lender):
Bank (Max 100 characters):
Credit Union (Max 100 characters):
Insurance Company (Max 100 characters):
Mortgage Investment Corportation(Max 100 characters):
Private Lender(Max 100 characters):
Self-Funding (Brokerage, broker, or agent’s own funds) (Max 100 characters):
Trust Company (Max 100 characters):
Other (Max 100 characters):

16b) Number of mortgages
Bank:
Credit Union:
Insurance Company:
Mortgage Investment Corportation:
Private Lender:
Self-Funding (Brokerage, broker, or agent’s own funds):
Trust Company
Other:
Total:

16c) Dollar Value of Mortgages
Bank:
Credit Union:
Insurance Company:
Mortgage Investment Corportation:
Private Lender:
Self-Funding (Brokerage, broker, or agent’s own funds):
Trust Company
Other:
Total:

If MIC or Private Lender is selected, provide the top three lenders based on total dollar value.

16d) Mortgage investment corporation
Name of top 3 lenders (Max 100 characters):
# of Mortgages:
$ of Mortgages:
Relationship between the lender to the brokerage, its broker or agents: arm’s length relationship/related persons/entities (Select from list)

16e) Private lender
Name of top 3 lenders (Max 100 characters):
# of Mortgages:
$ of Mortgages:
Relationship between the lender to the brokerage, its broker or agents: arm’s length relationship/related persons/entities (Select from list)

16f) Self-Funding (Brokerage, broker, or agent’s own funds)
Name of top 3 lenders (Max 100 characters):
# of Mortgages:
$ of Mortgages:
Who in the brokerage provided the source of funds?: brokerage itself/broker/agent (Select from list)

“Related persons/entities“ includes family members, affiliates, officers, directors, partners, employees, brokers, agents, principal shareholders, etc. of the brokerage.

16g) How many different lenders did the brokerage use to fund mortgages, including the brokerage itself during the reporting period:

17. Excluding non-qualified syndicated mortgages, did the brokerage buy, sell or exchange mortgages during this period? Yes/No

17a) on behalf of another person or entity? Yes/No
# of Mortgages:
$ of Mortgages:

17b) on the brokerage’s own behalf? Yes/No
# of Mortgages:
$ of Mortgages:

18. Excluding non-qualified syndicated mortgages, if engaged in mortgage lending activities, provide the total number and dollar value of mortgages funded by the brokerage during the reporting period:
# of Mortgages:
$ of Mortgages:

Mortgage Investment Corporation (MIC)

Questions 19 to 20 are intended for information gathering purposes only, and not for compliance purposes.

Note: For the purpose of the AIR, a Mortgage Investment Corporation (MIC) is an investment/lending company designed specifically for mortgage investing or lending, in Canada, and governed by the Income Tax Act.

The MIC is organized for investing in pools of mortgages, primarily residential, and manages a diversified and secured portfolio of mortgages. Profits generated by the MIC are distributed to its shareholders according to their proportionate share.

19. Did the principal broker, officers or directors of the brokerage have any equity interest in a MIC as at December 31, 2018? Yes/No

19a) If yes, list all applicable names, their corresponding equity interest, and the legal name of any MIC they have an equity interest in:

20. Did the principal broker, officers or directors of the brokerage hold any management roles in a MIC as at December 31, 2018? Yes/No

If yes:

20a) List all the names, positions and the legal name of any MIC registered under any securities act of any jurisdiction:

20b) Were any of the MICs fully managed by the principal broker? Yes/No

20c) Were the MIC(s) subject to any legal claims, in any Canadian jurisdiction? Yes/No

20c) i) If yes, provide details:


Syndication

(The purpose of these questions is to verify compliance with legal obligations under the MBLAA and to gather marketplace statistics.)

21. Did the brokerage fund any private mortgages? Yes/No

21a) If “Yes”, provide the following:
# Mortgages
$ Mortgages
# of private lenders

21b) Based on the value of mortgages, list the top three (3) private lenders that funded the brokerage’s mortgage transactions:
Name/# Mortgages/$ Mortgages

22. Did the brokerage execute any non-qualified syndicated mortgages (brokered or co-brokered)? Yes/No

22a) If “Yes”, provide the following:

Type of Mortgage Response (Yes/No) Total # of Mortgages Total $ of Mortgages Total # of Investors # of Designated Investors (O. Reg. 188/08, s.2) Who administers the mortgages? How many of the total syndications are sub-prime, and what's their dollar value? # of Mortgages How many of the total syndications are sub-prime, and what's their dollar value? $ of Mortgages
Residential                
Commercial                
Other                

Qualified syndicated mortgage: A syndicated mortgage that meets all of the following criteria:

  1. It is negotiated or arranged through a mortgage brokerage.
  2. It secures a debt obligation on property that,
    1. is used solely for residential purposes,
    2. includes no more than a total of four units, and
    3. if used for both commercial and residential purposes, includes no more than one unit that is used for commercial purposes.
  3. At the time the syndicated mortgage is arranged, the amount of debt it secures, together with all other debt secured by mortgages on the property that have priority over, or the same priority as, the syndicated mortgage, does not exceed 90 per cent of the fair market value of the property relating to the mortgage, excluding any value that may be attributed to proposed or pending development of the property.
  4. It is limited to one debt obligation whose term is the same as the term of the syndicated mortgage.
  5. The rate of interest payable under it is equal to the rate of interest payable under the debt obligation.

A syndicated mortgage that secures a debt obligation incurred for the construction or development of property is not a qualified syndicated mortgage.

Non-qualified syndicated mortgage: A syndicated mortgage which does not meet the requirements of a qualified syndicated mortgage

22b) How many investors did the brokerage have available for non-qualified syndicated mortgages as of December 31, 2018?

22c) Based on the value of mortgages, list the top three (3) syndicates/lenders that funded the brokerage’s non-qualified syndicated mortgage transactions: Name/# Mortgages/$ Mortgages

22d) Do the private investors/lenders that you represent, participate in non-qualified syndicated mortgage investment products?    Yes/No

22e) Did the brokerage review and confirm the suitability of the non-qualified syndicated mortgage for the investor/lender? Yes/No

23) Did the brokerage refer any clients to other licensed brokerages to invest in non-qualified syndicated mortgages? Yes/No

If yes:
23a) How many clients did the brokerage refer?

23b) Provide the $ amount of compensation received by the brokerage for referring clients to invest in non-qualified syndicated mortgages.

23c) Does the brokerage have policies and procedures which relate specifically to the referral of clients for the purpose of investing in non-qualified syndicate mortgages? Yes/No

Explain:


Securitization

24. Did the brokerage arrange or participate in arranging any securitization facilities? Yes/No

24a) If yes, complete the following:
# of Instruments
$ of Instruments

25. Did the brokerage make securitization sales? Yes/No

25a) If yes, complete the following:
# of Mortgages
$ of Mortgages

Note: Securitization in questions 24 and 25 means providing mortgages for, or otherwise arranging pools of mortgages in connection with, the creation of mortgage-backed securities.


Complaints and Complaint Handling

26. Is the person designated to receive complaints at the brokerage the principal broker? Yes/No


26a) If no, name of person designated to receive complaints for the brokerage:

27. Total number of written complaints received by the brokerage during the reporting period:

27a) Of the total written complaints received, how many were responded to, as required by legislation?

Note: The brokerage must respond, in writing, to all written complaints that are received.

27b) Of the total written complaints received, how many were resolved as at December 31, 2018?

Note: For the purpose of the AIR, resolved means that the brokerage has addressed and responded in writing to all concerns raised by the complainant.

27c) Provide the following breakdown for the complaints received:

Complaint Category # of Complaints Comments
(Provide a brief explanation about the types of complaints received by the brokerage for each category)
1. Administration
Complaints regarding administrative practices e.g., failing to return original records, record-keeping, payment schedule problems, contractual disputes (client fees or services) and customer service (client expectations).
   
2. Disclosure
Complaints regarding disclosure requirements e.g., disclosure of potential conflicts of interest, material risks, or fees as it relates to the mortgage transaction, improper release of personal information.
   
3. Marketing & Sales
Complaints regarding product suitability, incomplete, inappropriate or misleading public relations material, high pressure sales tactics, tied selling.
   
4. Fraud
Complaints regarding deceptive or deliberate practices to secure unfair or unlawful gain, e.g., falsifying documents, defalcation, or information related to a mortgage transaction or arrangement, defalcation.
   
5. Fees
Complaints regarding fees involved in the mortgage broking transaction. e.g., amounts charged to client from brokerage, broker, or agent.
   
Total
 


Suitability

The purpose of these questions is to help determine if the mortgage brokerage is suitable to continue to be licensed.

28. Were any E&O claims made against the brokerage or the brokerage's brokers/agents, in any Canadian jurisdiction, during the reporting period? Yes/No

If yes:

28a) How many claims were made?

28b) Provide a brief explanation for each claim:

29. Were any claims against the brokerage paid by its E&O insurance carrier or bonding company, in any Canadian jurisdiction, during the reporting period? Yes/No

If yes:

29a) How many claims were paid out?

29b) Provide a brief explanation for each claim:

30. Were any claims against the brokerage's brokers or agents paid by its E&O insurance carrier or bonding company, in any Canadian jurisdiction, during the reporting period? Yes/No

If yes:

30a) How many claims were paid out?

30b) Provide a brief explanationm for each claim:

31. During the reporting period, was a complaint made against the brokerage to a regulatory body in any Canadian jurisdiction that was based, in whole or in part, in allegations of fraud, theft, deceit, misrepresentation, forgery, or similar conduct? Yes/No

31a) If yes, provide a brief explanation:

32. During the reporting period, was the brokerage fined or were any monetary penalties imposed by any Canadian financial services regulator excluding FSCO? Yes/No

32a) If yes, provide a brief explanation:

33. During the reporting period, did the brokerage have any unpaid fines/monetary penalties owing to any Canadian financial services regulator? Yes/No

33a) If yes, provide a brief explanation:

34. During the reporting period, was the brokerage fined or were any monetary penalties imposed by any Provincial/Federal courts? Yes/No

34a) If yes, provide a brief explanation:

35. During the reporting period, was the brokerage subject to any charges laid under the laws of any Canadian province/territory? Yes/No

35a) If yes, provide a brief explanation:

36. During the reporting period, were any licences the brokerage held from a government agency, regulatory body, or professional organization revoked or suspended? Yes/No

36a) If yes, provide a brief explanation:

37. During the reporting period, was the brokerage named in a lawsuit (Statement of Claim, Counterclaim or Third-party Claim)? Yes/No

If yes, provide a brief explanation:


Reporting changes

38a) Did the brokerage open any offices during the reporting period? Yes/No

38a-i) If yes, how many offices were opened?

38a-ii) How many of the total offices opened by the brokerage were open to the public?

38b) Did the brokerage close any offices during the reporting period? Yes/No

38b-i) If yes, how many offices were closed?

38b-ii) How many of the total offices closed by the brokerage were open to the public?

39. Did any of the following information change during the reporting period, and did you report the changes to FSCO by email at contactcentre@fsco.gov.on.ca: (Check all that apply)

Brokerage Information
Address for Service:
Changed?
Reported?

Address of Principal Place of Business:
Changed?
Reported?

Email, Phone or Fax:
Changed?
Reported?

Officers or Directors:
Changed?
Reported?

Partners in Partnership:
Changed?
Reported?

E&O Insurance:
Changed?
Reported?


Remuneration

40. Did your brokerage accept non-monetary incentives from lenders? Yes/No

40a) If yes, what kind of incentives? Points/Trips/Gifts/Event Tickets/Memberships/Other

40b) From how many lenders did the brokerage accept non-monetary incentives?

41. Did your brokerage offer credits cards or gifts cards as incentives? Yes/No

41a) If yes, explain:

42. Did your brokerage have contingency commission (i.e. volume bonus) or payment arrangements with lenders? Yes/No

42a) If yes, with how many lenders did the brokerage have arrangements?

43. Did your brokerage have tri-party compensation agreements for non-monertary incentives between your brokerage, brokers/agents, and other brokerages? Yes/No

43a) If yes, explain

44. How many agents or brokers are remunerated through a personal corporation?


Referrals

45. During the reporting period, did the brokerage make any referrals to other brokerages? Yes/No

If yes,

45a) How many referrals did the brokerage make?

46. During the reporting period, did the brokerage receive any referrals? Yes/No

If yes,

46a) How many referrals did the brokerage receive from other brokerages?

46b) Provide the total dollar amount of compensation paid by the brokerage for these referrals. $

46c) How many simple referrals did the brokerage receive from unlicensed entities?

46d) Provide the total dollar amount of compensation paid by the brokerage for these simple referrals. $

Note: A “simple referral” is defined in subsections 6(4) and 6(5) of the MBLAA and sections 1 and 2 of Ontario Regulation 407/07

Attestation

I,(Print name),
of (Brokerage)

CERTIFY THAT: I am aware that it is an offence to make a false statement to the Superintendent under the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006, and that the information provided in this Annual Information Return is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Signature
Date

Note: Only the principal broker of the brokerage can submit this Annual Information Return. The name in the Attestation must match the name on the principal broker's licence.

REMINDER: Before submitting this return, make sure that you have thoroughly reviewed all answers for accuracy. Once the AIR is submitted, no changes can be made.