Erica Fikkert brings more than 19 years experience to the mortgage and finance industry. Erica has been a leader in the residential mortgage industry. She was part of the team that led to alternative lending moving to the western provinces and was instrumental in its growth during those years critical growth years. She has been involved in developing lending products, guidelines, policies and procedures in the alternative mortgage space. Erica successfully completed her Mortgage broker designation, led numerous underwriting teams and managed relationships with industry stakeholders. Progressing though different roles in the industry, Erica currently holds the title of Regional Business Manager for Equity Financial Trust in the western provinces. Erica actively participates in the association and currently is on the Board of Directors for AMBA.
Haventree Bank is a federally regulated Bank that provides alternative residential mortgage solutions. Haventree originates mortgages through the mortgage broker channel, and is a member of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (“CDIC”). Our goal is to become Canada’s alternative mortgage lender of choice. We truly believe our current and future success is based on one factor – our people.
Equity Financial Trust Company was founded in 1990 as Equity Transfer Services Inc. to serve the business-to-business stock transfer market. In 2006, we became a regulated trust company to provide our clients the flexibility to do deals within or outside a Trust structure. In 2011, we received approval from OSFI to issue retail deposits to the public, at which time we began our mortgage operations. In 2013, we sold our legacy stock transfer and corporate trust business to the TMX Group to focus exclusively on the residential mortgage market.
At Equity we believe in client service. Our firm is organized around your needs. We practice quick response times, offer dedicated relationship managers, online tools, etc. We employ innovative solutions that are customized to your business and regulatory requirements.
At Equity we believe in Experience. We have an experienced team that understands your needs and is able to work alongside you to accomplish what needs to be done. We are able to quickly assess complex situations and to mitigate potential risk.
At Equity we believe in a commitment to partnership. We understand the value of a strong partnership and are committed to your success . Our goal is to build long-term sustainable relationships with our clients, and grow with them.