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.

Lending Professionals

Automated property valuation and the lender experience

Aug 26th, 2021 | By FCT

Successfully operating as a broker or mortgage specialist, or operating a lending institution takes instinct and strategy in an industry where one bad call can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Lending…


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,…

Valuation Professionals

What does big data mean for the future of the appraisal industry?

Jun 29th, 2021 | By FCT

Ask the average person in the real estate industry what an appraiser does and they’ll tell you it’s property valuation—visiting a property to gather information on it and assess its value. But…


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…

Home Owners

OneClose and what it means for you

Jan 14th, 2021 | By FCT

New condo buyers are often unpleasantly surprised by Interim Occupancy Fees. But with our recent investment in OneClose, FCT has got your back.  Buyers no longer have to worry about the interest…

Valuation Professionals

How is technology changing the valuations industry?

Oct 24th, 2019 | By FCT

In the past, appraisers spent vast amounts of time scouring data sources for public records as well as previous and current listings. To gather information on one property, an appraiser would take…

Lending Professionals

How credit unions benefit from a partnership with FCT

Oct 17th, 2019 | By FCT

Over 260 million members worldwide rely on credit unions for their financial services. At FCT, we understand the integral role that credit unions play in their communities. We serve over 95% of…

Home Owners

What types of claims do we pay through Home Protection Solutions?

Oct 10th, 2019 | By FCT

Did you know that a new homeowner can be free from the worry of replacing major features of their home for a year or so after buying it? That’s the peace of…

Lending Professionals

How can you be a successful mortgage broker?

Aug 22nd, 2019 | By FCT

The mortgage industry is, and always has been, competitive. It’s an exciting career choice, but it’s not easy. There’s a lot to learn about different lenders, regulations, forms, etc. and occasionally it…

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