Blog

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.

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…

What’s new with EasyFund™

Sep 26th, 2019 | FCT

At FCT, we’re consistently looking for ways to improve your experience wherever we can. We launched EasyFund to help legal professionals safely manage the transfer of real estate closing funds online, effectively…

Do your clients really need title insurance for a condo?

Sep 19th, 2019 | FCT

Among condo owners, we’ve noticed a general misconception that survey coverage isn’t relevant for condos so title insurance isn’t relevant. While title insurance does include survey coverage, that isn’t the only reason…

How to avoid surprises or delays in closing

Sep 12th, 2019 | FCT

You finally found your dream home and your offer was accepted. Congratulations! While this is a huge achievement, it’s not time to start celebrating yet. During the closing process, there are a…

Coffee break with Jon Castellano

Sep 5th, 2019 | FCT

You may have heard about our commitment to technology and data to enhance the real estate transaction experience for all the parties involved. This week we’re chatting with Jon Castellano, the director…