FSRA Imposes Administrative Penalty of $250,000 on Fortress Real Development Inc.
TORONTO, September 10, 2020 – The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) has entered into a settlement with Fortress Real Developments Inc. (FRDI) under which FRDI will pay $250,000 in administrative penalties.
Between 2009 and 2018, FRDI and its predecessor (Fortress Real Capital Inc.) assisted borrowers in connecting to mortgage brokers and administrators, which allowed these brokers to raise over 900 million dollars in syndicated mortgage loans.
FSRA determined that there were twelve contraventions of section 2(2) of the Mortgage Brokers, Lenders, and Administrators Act (MBLAA) relating to FRDI providing services to borrowers for the purpose of financing property developments while FRDI was not licensed to do so. FSRA has issued an order that FRDI pay $250,000 in administrative penalties, in keeping with a settlement between FSRA and FRDI. A copy of the order is available at: Administrative Penalties – Fortress Real Developments Inc.
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