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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.

Coffee break with Tanya Fowler

Dec 5th, 2019 | FCT

Tanya was one of the first eight employees to join FCT. When she started, her role at FCT was as a customer service representative in our Residential Solutions division. She is in…

The case of the missing $20,000

Nov 28th, 2019 | FCT

What would you do if a typo left you $20,000 short? According to a recent article in the New Westminster Record, an ongoing lawsuit is based on this question. The article describes…

How to save for a down payment faster

Nov 21st, 2019 | FCT

In Canada, you need a minimum of 5% as a down payment when you purchase a home under $500,000. That means that on a home costing $500,000, you’d need at least $25,000…

The real estate industry is evolving and so are we

Nov 14th, 2019 | FCT

What has all our experience taught us, here at FCT? That innovation and adaptation are crucial to being customer centric. We’ve dedicated ourselves to that belief over the years, expanding beyond title…

Tips to help you get out of debt faster

Nov 7th, 2019 | FCT

While the household-debt-to-income ratio slightly decreased to 177.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2019, Canadians still owe $1.77 in debt for every dollar they earn. We have a whopping cumulative $2 trillion…

What resources can help Canadians improve their financial literacy?

Nov 1st, 2019 | FCT

In 2017, 60% of Canadians failed to pass a financial literary test consisting of true and false questions. Worse still, close to 80% of the participants rated themselves as financially literate. Clearly,…

How is technology changing the valuations industry?

Oct 24th, 2019 | FCT

In the past, appraisers spent vast amounts of time scouring data sources for public records as well as previous and current listings. To gather information on one property, an appraiser would take…

How credit unions benefit from a partnership with FCT

Oct 17th, 2019 | FCT

Over 260 million members worldwide rely on credit unions for their financial services. At FCT, we understand the integral role that credit unions play in their communities. We serve over 95% of…

What types of claims do we pay through Home Protection Solutions?

Oct 10th, 2019 | FCT

Did you know that a new homeowner can be free from the worry of replacing major features of their home for a year or so after buying it? That’s the peace of…

Meet our 2019 William G. Davis Scholarship recipient

Oct 3rd, 2019 | FCT

Since 2015, FCT has been proudly running a scholarship program to help deserving youth across Canada offset some of the financial challenges that come with attending college or university. The scholarship was…