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Who we are?

Our mission, our vision, our history, our team...

Our Mission

To provide mortgage brokers with all the tools and support they need to select and negotiate a mortgage tailored to your needs.
We work closely with the Autorité des marchés financiers (The AMF) and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) who share the same values ​​as Mortgage Planners on debt management.

Our Vision

We pledge to act with integrity and transparency, ensuring that our clients have all the information required to make an informed decision. We provide the planning tools to choose the mortgage that best meets your needs.
The company focuses on continued improvement of its business processes, while maintaining an open mind to meet the client's needs.

Our History

After having worked more than 34 years in the financial services field, Gilles Bouillon, Planipret’s founder realized that debt management was as important as asset management. The firm was created in March 2006 to perform mortgage brokerage in a totally transparent manner, without conflict of interest. The firm has access to more than 20 lenders and over 150 different products. The role of the broker is to offer solutions with a careful approach in financial planning. We live in a world where everything is expensive; when looking for a loan, clients should not only consider mortgage payments, municipal and school taxes, but also factor after-tax income and analyze other family costs such as education, vacation and leisure activities.

The Mortgage Planners logo was developed with this this in mind, with its blue road leading families to property ownership. This road is often paved with preparation and sacrifices. Purchasing a property is not a right, but a privilege and requires wise management of the family budget.

Mr. Bouillon has always promoted advice through education. He believe that it's important for clients to understand the factors behind a lending decision, such as credit rating, standards used by lenders, and especially how fixed and variable rates work. Education and financial literacy are elements that are unfortunately not well covered by our education system.

Planipret’s vision is an approach of advising, education and transparency. It's important to explain the added value of an independent adviser. Brokers must explain that rates aren't everything. They must also explain the consequences of a poor product choice. While there are more than 150 different products, most clients think that loan contracts and mortgage deeds are similar and that is a mistake caused by lack of knowledge.

We ask our brokers to never submit a file to a lender without having all of the supporting documentation. This allows the firm to maintain excellent relationships with lenders and our brokers to make accurate and fair recommendations to our clients. With the right documents, the broker can perform an analysis and offer several recommendations to its clients.

After 34 years in the financial services industry, Gilles Bouillon see more than ever the value for families to be surrounded by good independent advisors for their asset management, wealth protection and mortgage brokerage needs. Today's world is more complex than ever and the information found online is not always accurate. This is why surrounding ourself with professionals is the best thing he recommend to Canadian families.

Management team

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GILLES BOUILLON

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Has 34 years of experience in the financial business. Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC). Also licensed as a mortgage broker.

Mr. Bouillon started his career as a securities adviser and manager of pension funds. Furthered his career as Vice President for 9 years at PEAK Financial Group, one of the largest independent financial service firms in Canada. He specialized in Operation Management, Compliance, Marketing and Technological Innovation.

His passion was creating tools and solutions to help financial planners best serve their clients.

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Pierre-Alain St-Laurent

Vice-President, Business Development and Marketing

Pierre-Alain St-Laurent is an important pillar of the mortgage brokerage industry. He is at the head of business development with our partners. He is also responsible for recruiting new teams. In addition, Pierre-Alain supports independent Brokers emerging in the market.

Pierre-Alain holds a Masters (M. Sc) in Management from HEC and has more than 14 years of experience in both mortgage and consumer finance. He led the development of the mortgage brokerage business with Desjardins for Quebec and Ontario. He has been very successful with mortgage brokers due to his credibility and innovative business acumen.

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Marc-Alexandre Maglieri

Vice-President, Operations

Marc-Alexandre Maglieri has been an expert in the many facets that characterize the mortgage industry in Quebec and Canada for several years. Marc-Alexandre supports our internal operations allowing us to maximize our services to our mortgage brokers. He is responsible for supervising and optimizing the compliance and accounting processes and the various operations carried out in the "back office" at Planiprêt.

Marc-Alexandre completed the MBA program at the Executive Training Institute of McGill University and graduated in Business Administration from Concordia University. In addition, he has acquired a wealth of experience in both sales and operations in the mortgage financing sector with Scotiabank. He is very familiar with the reality and the needs of mortgage brokers.