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.

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…

Fraud

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….

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

Strata Plan VS Title Insurance: Which One Do You Really Need?

Jun 28th, 2017 | By Paul Miron

Darren* applied to change the use of his commercial condo unit to a medical one, but his request was denied. He was told by the municipality that the site plan agreement had…

Commercial Solutions

Customized protection and complete satisfaction? We endorse that!

Jun 13th, 2016 | By Renzo Farronato

We all know that title insurance helps to minimize the risk associated with commercial real estate and helps the closing process run smoothly— title insurance provides coverage you can’t get anywhere else….

Commercial Solutions

The Value of Commercial Title Insurance

Apr 16th, 2014 | By Paul Miron

During my 11 years in the title insurance industry I’ve been often asked the question: “What is the value of title insurance?” This is invariably followed by a comment like: “We have…