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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 to stick to your financial goals in 2019

Jan 3rd, 2019 | FCT

Ringing in a new year always comes with the promise of change. Many of us set goals, create New Year’s resolutions, and make plans for what is to come. One of the…

Happy holidays!

Dec 10th, 2018 | FCT

How quickly the year goes by! Once again, it’s the season of love, laughter and joy. It’s also a time of giving, and for a lot of us, giving back. With our…

Join us in supporting homeless youth across Canada!

Nov 28th, 2018 | FCT

With our corporate focus on youth homelessness, we’re consolidating our charitable efforts to make a bigger and more meaningful impact in the community. For every share our video gets through Twitter, Facebook…

Why you can count on FCT’s underwriting team

Jul 12th, 2018 | FCT

Did you know that across the country, real estate is consistently one of the riskiest areas of law to practice? From the beginning of a real estate transaction to long after the…

What does it take to be a successful mortgage broker?

Apr 13th, 2018 | FCT

The mortgage broker industry is, and always has been, competitive. There’s a lot to learn about different lenders, regulations, forms, etc. and occasionally it can be an uphill battle when things change…

How to protect your clients from Vancouver’s Empty Homes Tax

Apr 5th, 2018 | FCT

As you know, the Empty Homes Tax or Vacancy Tax is applied to homes in Vancouver that are vacant or underutilized. As the bylaw requires a ‘registered owner’ to provide information for…

What’s the difference between secured and unsecured debt?

Mar 29th, 2018 | FCT

The average Canadian carries a lot of debt. According to Statistics Canada, in 2016, the national average debt-to-disposable-income ratio was 172.1%. This means there was $1.72 in secured and unsecured debt for…

We’re invested in your success

Feb 26th, 2018 | FCT

We’re invested in you—our customers, colleagues and community. We’re committed to your success and aim to make every interaction with you memorable. Using our technology and expertise, we help make you more…

How to rebuild credibility with your customers

Jan 25th, 2018 | FCT

Companies around the world are struggling with customer service. In fact, a 2017 global Accenture report found that 61% of customers switched companies due to poor service. No matter how many t’s…

4 tips to stand out on social media

Jan 11th, 2018 | FCT

You’ve attended a dozen conferences and heard all the buzz words: content, engagement, organic, impressions. But what do these words mean to your business and how will using social media help you…

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