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.

Commercial Solutions

Can you buy an illegal property without knowing it?

Apr 21st, 2022 | By FCT

When Juleen Kaur* bought a rooming house in Winnipeg, it seemed like a sound investment. But when she went to renew the rooming house’s license, she was surprised to learn the building…

Commercial Solutions

Opinion or insurance? The future of B.C.’s commercial sector

Sep 16th, 2021 | By FCT

Despite the media’s focus on B.C.’s hot residential market, the province’s commercial sector continues to represent massive opportunities, from the lower mainland to the mountains. For many lawyers in B.C., writing an…

Legal Professionals

How to protect your clients and prevent losses from tax liens

Aug 12th, 2021 | By FCT

When a recycling and scrap shipping company in Redwater, Alberta applied for a loan from a major bank to make improvements to its property, everything seemed fine. The loan officer did their…


How FCT prevented $2.6 million in fraud 

Mar 18th, 2021 | By FCT

On a day like any other, FCT received a request for title insurance for a blanket mortgage in the amount of $2.6 million, spanning five vacant properties, all with titles free and clear….

Commercial Solutions

Opportunities and challenges for commercial properties producing cannabis

Aug 29th, 2019 | By FCT

It’s known as the green rush and several are making comparisons with the Wild West. On October 17, 2018, the Cannabis Act came into force making recreational cannabis legal in Canada. This…

Commercial Solutions

Four things to consider when buying a commercial property

Aug 1st, 2019 | By FCT

Buying a commercial property can be a great investment as these properties tend to yield better financial returns compared to residential properties. But there’s also more risk for the investors. A location…

Legal Professionals

Is title insurance really that important?

May 23rd, 2019 | By FCT

In recognition of National Insurance Awareness Day, let’s talk about the importance of title insurance. When your clients are purchasing a new property, they may be looking to save money wherever they…

Commercial Solutions

Why is it important to offer customers choice?

May 25th, 2018 | By FCT

Customers’ expectations are changing with respect to how they interact with organizations. According to Accenture Strategy, 73 percent of customers get frustrated when providers fail to offer convenient interaction methods. And 59…

Commercial Solutions

How Title Insurance Helps Small Business Owners

Oct 11th, 2017 | By 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…