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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.

What is synthetic identification fraud??

Mar 8th, 2018 | FCT

You may be wondering, what is a synthetic identity? A synthetic identity is when a fraudster uses real and fake identification (ID) to create an entirely new identity. Virtually untraceable, this type…

How to spot ‘power of attorney’ fraud

Mar 1st, 2018 | Marie Taylor

Years ago, powers of attorney were commonly used in real estate transactions when an individual was incapacitated or a spouse was in the military. Now, it is not uncommon for an individual…

We’re invested in your success

Feb 26th, 2018 | FCT

We’re invested in you—our customers, colleagues and community. We’re committed to your success and aim to make every interaction with you memorable. Using our technology and expertise, we help make you more…

Battling mortgage fraud in the age of digital mortgages

Feb 23rd, 2018 | Ryan Lambert

It’s rare to go a week without seeing a headline around housing affordability, regardless of where you live in Canada. While there is always the “tale of two markets” for Vancouver and…

Residential & commercial title insurance: they’re the same, right?

Feb 16th, 2018 | FCT

Wrong! Residential and commercial real estate transactions differ by the purpose and nature of the property involved. Based on the type of transaction, the underwriting and search requirements vary as well. It’s…

6 terms every first-time homebuyer should know

Feb 8th, 2018 | FCT

Homeownership is a significant leap from renting or living with family. When you’re ready to buy your first home, there’s a lot of research involved and you could soon get overwhelmed. Don’t…

The true cost of buying a house

Feb 1st, 2018 | FCT

Buying a house is a costly endeavour, but it’s not just the price of the home to consider.  According to Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine, closing costs (mandatory costs related to the…

How to rebuild credibility with your customers

Jan 25th, 2018 | FCT

Companies around the world are struggling with customer service. In fact, a 2017 global Accenture report found that 61% of customers switched companies due to poor service. No matter how many t’s…

What to watch out for when you’re house hunting

Jan 17th, 2018 | FCT

Buying a home can be a very exciting and emotional time. It’s easy to get carried away and fall in love when you see what looks like the ideal house—a perfectly landscaped…

4 tips to stand out on social media

Jan 11th, 2018 | FCT

You’ve attended a dozen conferences and heard all the buzz words: content, engagement, organic, impressions. But what do these words mean to your business and how will using social media help you…

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