Warning Notice - Unlicensed Mortgage Brokering Activity
Jan 14, 2015, 15:30 ET
2 Mortgages is not licensed to conduct mortgage brokering business in Ontario
TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2015 /CNW/ - The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) is warning consumers that the entity 2 Mortgages is not licensed to conduct mortgage brokering business in Ontario.
This entity has placed posters in the Brampton area. The posters ask consumers to contact them about "Home equity loans, bad good credit" at the phone number 416-500-1188.
Consumers should exercise caution if they are contacted by anyone from these coordinates.
If consumers arrange a mortgage from a mortgage brokerage, broker or agent that is not licensed in the province, they are not protected under the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006, which holds Ontario's mortgage brokerages, administrators, brokers and agents to specific standards.
FSCO's website contains a list of all mortgage brokerages, administrators, brokers and agents licensed to do business in Ontario as well as tips on shopping around for a mortgage.
A licensed Ontario mortgage brokerage, administrator, broker or agent can provide information and advice on the risks involved in borrowing, lending or investing for different mortgage products.
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SOURCE Financial Services Commission of Ontario
For further information: Media inquiries, Aisha Silim, Phone: 416-226-7795, Email: [email protected]; Public inquiries, 1-800-668-0128, [email protected]
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