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.

Watch Out For Fraud This Holiday Season!

Dec 6th, 2017 | FCT

At the height of the holiday rush, FCT’s commercial division received a request for title insurance for a blanket mortgage in the amount of $2.6 million, spanning five vacant properties, all with…

A Recap of the 2017 Mortgage Fraud Summit

Oct 25th, 2017 | Marie Taylor

On October 17th, I felt privileged to be part of a panel of industry experts at the Mortgage Professionals Mortgage Fraud Summit. The fraud summit happens every two years and it brings…

Is Your Cottage or Investment Property Vulnerable to Fraud?

Aug 1st, 2017 | FCT

While people may see the value of getting title insurance for their homes, it is equally important to title insure any property you own – a cottage, summer home or even an…

What We Can Learn From Toronto-Dominion Bank v. Currie

Jul 21st, 2017 | FCT

To what extent will a private lender be bound by the actions of a mortgage broker working on its behalf?  Will Canadian courts deem the broker to be an agent of the…

How can you mitigate real estate fraud?

Apr 19th, 2017 | FCT

Mortgage fraud has quickly become the fastest growing crime in North America, most often affecting the institutions that lend money to individuals purchasing property. The most common form of mortgage fraud involves…

What you need to know about real estate fraud

Mar 7th, 2017 | FCT

Real estate and legal professionals need to stay vigilant as criminals are getting craftier with real estate fraud today. We take fraud seriously at FCT and strive to combat it at every…

Fraud is alive and well in B.C.

Jan 26th, 2017 | Marie Taylor

I am sure by now many of you have read the Fraud alert: Notices to the Profession published by the Law Society of B.C.  And for those of you who have not,…

FCT is proud to be a fraud prevention month partner

Mar 8th, 2016 | Michael LeBlanc

2016 marks the 12th anniversary of Fraud Prevention Month in Canada: an annual education and awareness campaign aimed at helping Canadians recognize, reject and report all forms of fraud. FCT is proud…

Lin vs. CIBC and the value of title insurance in British Columbia

Mar 4th, 2016 | John Tracy

The case of Lin vs. CIBC has been stirring up a fair bit of interest in the B.C. legal community recently, not only because of the precedent it set, but also due…

Zoomers and real estate fraud

Oct 29th, 2015 | FCT

FCT educates and helps to protect existing homeowners aged 45+ at this year’s ZoomerShow Ahhh, retirement: the so-called “golden years” when we embrace a slightly slower pace and strive to live each…

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