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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.

Fraud

Tips to spot power of attorney fraud in a real estate transaction

Mar 25th, 2021 | By FCT

Powers of attorney are very powerful documents which can be easily downloaded from the internet and forged by individuals claiming to be registered property owners. It’s often abused by people who may…

Fraud

What real estate lawyers and notaries need to know about fraud prevention

Mar 4th, 2021 | By FCT

Despite the pandemic, or perhaps because of it, real estate in Canada is booming. According to the Financial Post, “Canadians have been taking on more and more mortgage debt despite the ongoing…

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Did you know that FCT offers CE Credits?

Feb 4th, 2021 | By FCT

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin At FCT we’re invested in providing our customers with the tools and resources they need to better serve their clients. For…

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When a lawyer’s assumption turned into an unforeseen expense

Jun 26th, 2020 | By FCT

Making assumptions is never a good idea. While most of the time the outcome is harmless, at other times it can be quite costly. In late 2019, Ms. Jane Smith*, a lawyer…

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More Than a Policy – Deal Protection Endorsement

May 21st, 2020 | By FCT

At FCT, we’re invested in our customers and motivated by the need to provide them with better service, superior products and the technology necessary to deliver both effectively. To demonstrate our commitment…

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EasyFund

Jan 16th, 2020 | By FCT

EasyFundTM has been adopted by many legal professionals across Canada as the easiest method to manage the transfer of real estate closing funds online. It reduces the need for certified cheques, bank…

Legal Professionals

The case of the missing $20,000

Nov 28th, 2019 | By FCT

What would you do if a typo left you $20,000 short? According to a recent article in the New Westminster Record, an ongoing lawsuit is based on this question. The article describes…

Title Insurance

Do your clients really need title insurance for a condo?

Sep 19th, 2019 | By FCT

Among condo owners, we’ve noticed a general misconception that survey coverage isn’t relevant for condos so title insurance isn’t relevant. While title insurance does include survey coverage, that isn’t the only reason…

Legal Professionals

Common reasons for claim denials

Jul 11th, 2019 | By FCT

At FCT, we often look for ways to cover your claims. However, title insurance has very specific coverages and the circumstances of a claim need to fit within the covered risks set…

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