Competition in the mortgage business has cranked up several notches in the past several months, between the wholesale channel and the retail channel; between independent mortgage brokers and mortgage bankers. From my position as the leader of the industry’s most proactive and supportive advocacy group for mortgage brokers, Association of Independent Mortgage Experts (AIME); it’s exciting to see mortgage brokers continue to grow a louder voice and make massive gains — both in consumer awareness and market share. There is also a heightened sense of . . .