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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.

Remembrance Day- A salute to armed forces families

Nov 7th, 2013 | Michael LeBlanc

I would like to take a moment to salute our armed forces and their families.  Remembrance Day is a date of remembrance for the men and women who have served and continue…

Financial literacy month – Test your title insurance knowledge

Nov 5th, 2013 | FCT

In Michael’s last blog he spoke about the need to create informed consumers knowledgeable about title insurance. So in the spirit of being an “informed consumers” its time to test your knowledge…

Financial Literacy Month – The need for informed consumers

Nov 1st, 2013 | Michael LeBlanc

November is financial literacy month and since the financial crisis there has been a great effort on the part of governments, financial institutions and financial services professionals to increase the financial knowledge…

Did the title insurance industry drop 10% in 2012?

Oct 29th, 2013 | Michael LeBlanc

I always read with great interest any stats on the financial information of the overall title insurance sector. Reports and magazines are generally issued mid year after the companies make their year-end…

Local Improvement Charge – When does title insurance apply?

Oct 26th, 2013 | John Tracy

We have recently heard of a situation in Ottawa where there was a delay of almost ten years between the time work was completed and the time the municipality levied a local…

Title insurance & Murphy’s law (things that can go wrong, do go wrong)

Oct 23rd, 2013 | Lori Sartor

In an earlier post, we discussed the title insurance landscape in Canada and the coverage for the residential homeowner.  If you are like most people, you may believe that  the actual situations…

Running for The Cure

Oct 21st, 2013 | Michael LeBlanc

This October I did something that I have never done before: I participated in the CIBC Run for the Cure held in Burlington, Ontario in support of breast cancer research. Until now,…

The title insurance landscape

Oct 17th, 2013 | Michael LeBlanc

When you walk down the street, drive downtown, take a train through the countryside or fly over Canada the landscape features many different types of property. You will see homes, condos, apartment…

A bit about me and my vision for FCT

Oct 15th, 2013 | Michael LeBlanc

Recently in August, I was honoured to become FCT’s second CEO in its 20+ year history. I owe a debt of gratitude to all FCT employees whose contributions have made FCT the industry…

New scam alert — the Air Loan mortgage fraud

Oct 11th, 2013 | John Tracy

Yesterday I had the pleasure of participating on a panel at the CAAMP mortgage fraud summit to discuss “Air Loan” scams. Air loans scams refer to a mortgage fraud where a lender…

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