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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.

Four tips to improve your credit score

May 16th, 2019 | FCT

You may be looking for a loan to buy anything from a car to a home, and only one thing stands in the way of you getting the best deal—your credit score….

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

May 9th, 2019 | FCT

Could you imagine buying a home and not having to worry about replacing major features of your home for the next year or so? That’s the peace of mind Home Protection Solutions…

Why employees think FCT is a Great Place to Work

May 2nd, 2019 | FCT

We’re so proud to have made the Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces™ list for the fifth year in a row! Our employees are the heart of FCT and we empower them…

Two common misconceptions when ordering title insurance policies

Apr 24th, 2019 | FCT

Not everyone is an expert on title insurance, and if you’re not a title insurer, you don’t have to be. Your clients are relying on you to protect them with as much…

How does the AIC’s rule change affect appraisers?

Apr 17th, 2019 | FCT

In February 2019, the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) published a change to its rules to allow AIC members to use non-members for professional assistance in certain instances. This is allowed if…

EasyFund by the numbers

Apr 12th, 2019 | FCT

EasyFund is a secure online service that offers legal professionals the ability to safely manage the transfer of real estate closing funds, effectively reducing the need for certified cheques, bank drafts, direct…

Spotlight claim: real estate fraud

Apr 4th, 2019 | FCT

Rita* purchased her dream property in 2010. Several years later, she was served with a statement of claim in relation to two mortgages that had been registered in 2015. The lender was…

Watch out for these signs of fraud when processing mortgages

Mar 28th, 2019 | FCT

Losses from fraud, especially in large transactions like purchases and refinances, can be significant. Whether you’re a lender, mortgage broker or mortgage specialist, it pays to be vigilant and investigate further when…

Tips to protect yourself from real estate fraud

Mar 21st, 2019 | FCT

We don’t often think much of giving out our basic personal information, but sometimes the simplest information can be enough for fraudsters to use. Information such as your full name, address, postal code or…

Three signs your clients are not who they say they are

Mar 14th, 2019 | FCT

Fraud in all its forms has significant consequences for its victims. In a real estate transaction, fraud could cost lawyers a lot of money, in addition to destroying their reputation and credibility….