Warning Notice - Unlicensed Mortgage Brokering Activity

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Mortgage Approval Canada and Mortgage Approval Centre are not licensed to do mortgage brokering business in Ontario

TORONTO , Aug. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) is warning consumers that mortgage brokerages Mortgage Approval Canada and Mortgage Approval Centre are not licensed to do mortgage brokering business in Ontario .

These mortgage brokerages have been soliciting mortgage business from the public through their website, www.mortgageapprovalcanada.com.

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, http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90i08_e.htm 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

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Contact:
Media inquiries: Aisha Silim, Phone: 416-226-7795, Email: Aisha.Silim@fsco.gov.on.ca; Public Inquiries:1-800-668-0128, contactcentre@fsco.gov.on.ca

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