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The FCT blog aims to answer your industry questions, examine current market trends and provide key information on the value of our products and services.

The FCT blog does not represent a single author or opinion. Instead, it represents the collective voice and experience of FCT’s dedicated niche experts.

Real Estate

How are real estate professionals meeting the needs of the new market?

Nov 25th, 2021 | By FCT

The real estate market has seen seismic shifts in the past two years. The pandemic changed market trends and consumer expectations, but also accelerated existing plans. Five professionals across the country and…

Debt

What are secured and unsecured debts?

Nov 18th, 2021 | By FCT

For many Canadians, debt is a constant consideration. Decreased consumption during the height of COVID-19 lockdowns led to households paying down their unsecured debt at record levels. As Canadians continue to navigate…

Title Insurance

Navigating Alberta’s registration gap

Nov 11th, 2021 | By FCT

Over the last 18 months, the registration gap in Alberta has trended upwards, currently sitting at eight to ten weeks. What is the registration gap? The term “registration gap” refers to the…

Mortgage

Five things to consider when refinancing your mortgage

Nov 4th, 2021 | By FCT

Mortgage refinancing offers many Canadians a powerful tool to consolidate debt, get a better interest rate or even fund large projects and investments. There are great reasons to consider refinancing, but it’s…

Title Insurance

What can happen if you lose your condo parking spot?

Oct 28th, 2021 | By FCT

Of all the problems Ahmad Sari* expected to deal with when he closed on his Vancouver condo, parking was not one of them. After all, his unit came with a parking space….

Fraud

How to spot a phishing attack

Oct 21st, 2021 | By FCT

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues, Twane Boettinger, Director of Information Security and IT Risk at FCT returns to discuss phishing, the most common and dangerous type of cyber attack facing both individuals…

Title Insurance

How a sealed basement entrance almost sank a Quebec couple

Oct 14th, 2021 | By FCT

When Emma and Charles Roy* first noticed the water pooling in the basement of their home in Repentigny, just north of Montreal, they thought it was a leaky pipe. Then the couple…

Fraud

Your top cybersecurity questions answered

Oct 7th, 2021 | By FCT

As we mark this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Twane Boettinger, Director of Information Security and IT Risk at FCT sits down to answer your top questions around the evolving threats and risks…

Title Insurance

Title insurance on farm land: a growing industry

Sep 29th, 2021 | By FCT

Farms, ranches and other agricultural businesses form a keystone of Alberta’s economy and culture. These properties may have a simple, pastoral image, but Alberta’s commercial lawyers understand the unique needs and challenges…

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