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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.

Real Estate

The return of foreign buyers and the Pacific market

Sep 23rd, 2021 | By FCT

Foreign buyers dominated headlines—and if those headlines are to be believed, the market, back in the early to mid-2010s. Two successive provincial governments in B.C. set up foreign buyers’ taxes in order…

Legal Professionals

Three essential things to look for in a title insurance provider

Sep 9th, 2021 | By FCT

Since coming to Canada in the early 90s, title insurance has become a reliable source of security for more and more homeowners. As a legal professional, you have more options than ever…

Caring for the Community

Meet the William G. Davis Scholarship recipient for 2021

Sep 2nd, 2021 | By FCT

On August 25, we had the honour of awarding the 2021 William G. Davis Scholarship. Named for the late Honourable William G. Davis, a chairman of FCT’s board, former education minister and…

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Coffee break with Brenna Charles

Aug 19th, 2021 | By FCT

To many successful national lenders in the mortgage broker channel, Brenna Charles is the face of FCT. A business development director for Residential Lending Solutions (RLS) and recently named CMP Rising Star,…

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…

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When a lawyer’s assumption turned into an unforeseen expense

Jul 8th, 2021 | By FCT

In late 2019, Sue-Ann Smith*, a lawyer practicing in Nova Scotia acting on behalf of her client, made an assumption that resulted in a taxation error on the statement of adjustments. Using…

Legal Professionals

Helping your clients manage risk in Calgary’s new housing market

Jun 24th, 2021 | By FCT

After six years of a buyer’s market, Calgary has seen a stampede of real estate action in 2021. Helping your clients adjust to what, for many of them, are totally new market…

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How much does an error cost? Protect yourself from everyday risks

Jun 17th, 2021 | By FCT

When you have a law practice, even one misplaced word can cost hundreds, even thousands of dollars. These are some real examples of innocent mistakes—and their consequences—we’ve seen recently: A lawyer registered…

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Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging—what it means for us

Jun 10th, 2021 | By FCT

While we have always strived to provide an environment where our employees are empowered to be great, in the last few years, our eyes have been opened to the sheer depth of…

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