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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. Intstead, it represents the collective voice and experience of FCT’s dedicated niche experts.

At FCT, we’re invested

Oct 16th, 2017 | FCT

We’ve launched a new identity for FCT. We want you to have a clear idea of who FCT is and what we stand for. Our new “we’re invested” message focuses on just…

Happy International Credit Union day

Oct 19th, 2017 | FCT

Over 217 million members worldwide rely on credit unions for their financial services. Since 1948, one day every year is set aside to recognize and appreciate credit unions and their contribution to…

How Title Insurance Helps Small Business Owners

Oct 11th, 2017 | FCT

Starting a business can be risky, and small business owners may not always have enough money on hand to deal with unexpected real estate issues. When Andrea* purchased a two-story building, she was…

How do I Know if I Have Title Insurance?

Sep 27th, 2017 | FCT

It seems like an odd question – but some people who have title insurance don’t know that they have a homeowner’s title insurance policy, while many who have a lender policy believe…

5 Terms Every Property Owner Should Know When Refinancing

Sep 12th, 2017 | FCT

Whether you’re looking for more cash flow, want to lock in a good interest rate or just change the terms of your loan, you may be considering refinancing your home. One thing to…

EasyFund is Now Available Directly Through The Conveyancer®

Aug 16th, 2017 | FCT

At FCT, we’re always looking for ways to make real estate transactions more efficient for everyone involved. To do this, it’s important to ensure that any new innovation is integrated easily and…

Is your cottage or investment property vulnerable to fraud?

Aug 1st, 2017 | FCT

While people may see the value of getting title insurance for their homes, it is equally important to title insure any property you own – a cottage, summer home or even an…

What We Can Learn From Toronto-Dominion Bank v. Currie

Jul 21st, 2017 | FCT

To what extent will a private lender be bound by the actions of a mortgage broker working on its behalf?  Will Canadian courts deem the broker to be an agent of the…

Why Jack Smith* was glad he had E&O Extra® with Protection+

Jul 14th, 2017 | FCT

When Jack’s clients were slapped with a $47,000 development charge, they were astounded. Jack made an honest mistake in failing to advise them about this charge and that there was no cap…

3 Tips to Stay Healthy When it Gets Busy

Jul 1st, 2017 | FCT

Whether you’re a lawyer, lender, mortgage broker or realtor – working in the real estate industry can be unpredictable. Before you know it, things get hectic and you can slip into bad…

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