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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 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…

Legal Professionals

What’s next? The future of fraud prevention

Apr 6th, 2023 | By FCT

Title fraud has been a problem for years, but it’s finally getting the widespread attention it needs. As the problem worsens, consumers and real estate professionals are asking what’s being done to…

Legal Professionals

Toronto title thefts show the importance of proper protection

Jan 12th, 2023 | By FCT

Toronto police recently issued a release detailing the theft of an Etobicoke home while the owners were away for business. While they were gone, two people allegedly impersonated them, listed the home,…

Legal Professionals

Three ways continuing education helps real estate professionals

Aug 25th, 2022 | By FCT

How do you complete your continuing professional development (CPD) credits? Thanks to remote learning methods, there are more options than ever before. Attending a CPD session can sometimes feel like just fulfilling…

Legal Professionals

Coffee Break with Brendan Fagan

Jul 28th, 2022 | By FCT

Even the simplest real estate deals present risks and complications. Navigating them takes skill, experience and judgement. Brendan Fagan brings all three to the industry-leading underwriting team at FCT. In this edition…

Lending Professionals

How has technology changed real estate valuations?

Jun 23rd, 2022 | By FCT

The real estate industry has changed dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic. Consumers expect faster, more convenient transactions, and lenders have adopted smarter tools in order to keep up. Here are some of…

Lending Professionals

Video: What lies ahead for Canada’s mortgage industry? CMP TV panel

May 26th, 2022 | By FCT

Brokers have had to react to huge disruptions since the pandemic started, not just to their own lives and businesses, but to their clients’ as well. Many consumers have been leaving urban…

Lending Professionals

Q&A with Cathy Magoutis, Director, Valuation Solutions

May 19th, 2022 | By FCT

Cathy Magoutis is the Director of Valuation Solutions at FCT, driving some of the most cutting-edge solutions in the real estate appraisal space. In this Q&A, Cathy sits down with us to…

Fraud

Can you spot a fraudulent deal?

Mar 24th, 2022 | By FCT

Fraud is on the rise in Canada. Catching and preventing it is vital when it comes to protecting yourself and your clients. But what should you watch out for? Over the years,…