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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.

What role does insurance play in property valuations?

Nov 15th, 2018 | FCT

Is insurance really a necessary part of your valuation transaction? Absolutely! Insurance plays an important role in the appraisal management process. Guarantees, indemnities and assurance are often included with valuations and have…

Teach your kids how to save money with these simple tips

Nov 8th, 2018 | FCT

When your kids start college or university, every lending institution wants to give them a credit card. If they haven’t developed good spending and saving habits by then, they may get into…

Six things that will kill your credit score

Nov 1st, 2018 | FCT

November is financial literacy month and what better way to start it off than by talking credit scores! It affects your ability to get a credit card, finance a car and even…

Seven signs that you may be looking at a phishing email

Oct 25th, 2018 | FCT

We all get tons of emails every day. It starts out with visiting a new website—you subscribe to their email list to receive the latest content or discounts, and the cycle repeats…

How to protect your small business from cybercrime

Oct 18th, 2018 | FCT

As a small business, keeping your customers’ data secure has never been more important, especially in this day and age when cyber security threats are more sophisticated than ever. When customers choose…

How to make sure your information is safe when you shop online

Oct 11th, 2018 | FCT

Last week, we talked about common cyber threats. By simply being online, you’re exposed to these threats; imagine the risks when you shop online with your credit card too! Here are some…

The most common cyber threats you should watch out for

Oct 4th, 2018 | FCT

The internet plays a big role in our everyday lives. We’re able to get our daily news online, do our banking, and communicate with each other, all with a click of a…

Why is FCT in the valuations space?

Sep 28th, 2018 | FCT

The answer is simple: we recognized a gap in the industry that we are uniquely positioned to help fix. As the only Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) regulated company…

How to get more protection from the risks you face

Sep 20th, 2018 | FCT

After losing a property through power of sale, a borrower sued both the lender’s lawyer and the lender, seeking both general and punitive damages. The borrower alleged that there were improprieties in…

Legal professionals—how fraud savvy are you?

Sep 15th, 2018 | FCT

Since it’s back to school time, we decided to do a pop quiz to find out how comfortable you are spotting and protecting yourself and your clients from fraud. Good luck! 1….

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