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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.

How Jay Seabrook co-built the financial literacy revolution in Canada

Nov 29th, 2016 | FCT

As you may or may not know November is Financial Literacy Month (FLM) in Canada. FLM is led by the Financial Literacy Leader, Jane Rooney, and promotes the cooperation of organizations to…

India’s two insurance giants tie the knot

Sep 27th, 2016 | FCT

Twenty-five years after the launching of a landmark economic liberalization program in 1991, India’s economy is a hot topic thanks in large part to a market-friendly prime minister and a burgeoning middle…

In praise of introverts: leadership of a different stripe

Sep 21st, 2016 | FCT

It’s always the quiet ones. The bright, charismatic folks tend to dominate the dinner parties and the brainstorming sessions and, well, most of the media we’re exposed to. But consider this: if…

Spotlight on Kathy Gregory: President and CEO of Paradigm Quest Inc.

Sep 6th, 2016 | FCT

Paradigm Quest is one of Canada’s leading mortgage management companies with approximately $22 billion under management since its inception in 2005. At the helm of this highly successful ship: Kathy Gregory, a…

Here comes InsurTech

Jul 6th, 2016 | FCT

These are interesting times. The insurance business is the next frontier for FinTech, the tidal wave of digital businesses that’s already remaking (and hollowing out) the big banks all over the world….

Why hasn’t smart home technology taken off?

Jun 8th, 2016 | FCT

It’s a science fiction film cliché, the responsive house that all but turns down your bed and butters your toast. For the past decade, sensor-based technologies have been marketed, in aggregate, as…

China’s real estate market

May 25th, 2016 | FCT

Are regulations cooling things off or merely inflating another bubble? The sheer size of China’s population trumps imagining: with nearly 1.4 billion people living within its borders, China has more people speaking…

Move over Bitcoin? There’s a new digital currency in town and it’s called Ethereum

May 9th, 2016 | FCT

No one quite knows where Bitcoin is going or just how powerful its core technology, the blockchain, really is. But you don’t need an engineering degree to note when a reputable major…

Mobile phone currency: How Somalia is building a cashless, safer society

May 2nd, 2016 | FCT

In our EXPERT/ease special feature last month, we took a look at Bitcoin, the “cryptocurrency” that’s been bubbling away beneath the surface of orthodox finance, attracting scandal, criminality and some very original thinking, all…

COMPASSpoint 2015: The annual FCT EXPERT/ease mortgage market review

Mar 15th, 2016 | FCT

Offering brokers direction for the year ahead Well, it’s that time of year again: time for everyone to take stock of 2015’s news, trends and learnings in an attempt to glean a…