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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.

Legal Professionals

Title insurance vs home insurance–what do your clients need?

Feb 16th, 2024 | By FCT

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that using title insurance on every deal is the best way to keep your clients protected, as well as yourself. But for…

Legal Professionals

How title insuring every deal manages clients’ risk—and yours

Feb 1st, 2024 | By FCT

As a legal professional, you know that every transaction carries risk. Your clients rely on your judgement and experience to help them navigate that risk. But a legal opinion can only do…

Legal Professionals

Three changes to make for a successful 2024

Jan 22nd, 2024 | By FCT

If you’re a real estate professional, you know that change is coming: as more buyers and sellers adapt to the new reality of higher-for-longer interest rates, volumes look primed to rise, even…

Legal Professionals

What your clients should know about ID verification

Nov 30th, 2023 | By FCT

The real estate industry is changing. More legal professionals are making digital ID verification solutions part of their workflow, as awareness of the technology spreads and compliance requirements shift. When you ask…

Legal Professionals

Digital ID verification: do you know your customer?

Nov 17th, 2023 | By FCT

You carry out due diligence on every property, because each one may carry risks. But what about your clients? Unfortunately, not every deal is legitimate, and not everyone is who they say…

Legal Professionals

How can we prevent title fraud?

Nov 2nd, 2023 | By FCT

Innocent homeowners and buyers are under attack from thieves looking to steal equity from Canadian homes. For Daniela DeTommaso, President of FCT, protecting consumers means detecting title fraud, and preventing it before…

Property Owners

The real cost of title fraud

Oct 19th, 2023 | By FCT

It may be difficult for a homeowner to believe that someone could threaten their right to own their property. But title fraud is on the rise in Canada, and its impact puts…

Property Owners

How can ID theft lead to title fraud?

Oct 5th, 2023 | By FCT

It used to be that a compromised ID meant canceling some credit cards and monitoring your credit score, but unfortunately, those days are gone. The latest and most disturbing trend in ID…

Legal Professionals

Title fraud is evolving

Sep 21st, 2023 | By FCT

Technology has helped drive a total transformation of the real estate industry, and made it faster and more accessible for millions of Canadians. It has also helped drive a historic increase in…