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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.

Congratulations to CAAMP and its 2013 Mortgage Hall of Fame Inductees!

Nov 26th, 2013 | Michael LeBlanc

Last year I remember sitting in the audience of the CAAMP Mortgage Hall of Fame Awards Night feeling very proud of FCT’s President, Pat Chetcuti for his induction into the Mortgage Hall…

Mortgage brokers & title insurance – what’s the connection?

Nov 22nd, 2013 | Daniela DeTommaso

In earlier posts to the FCT Blog, we outlined the important protection and benefits that title insurance brings to home-owners and lenders. But why should a mortgage broker care about title insurance?…

The right balance – A guest blog by Jim Murphy, President & CEO, Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP)

Nov 19th, 2013 | FCT

From time to time, the FCT blog will host leaders in the real estate and mortgage industry in Canada. We are honoured to host our first guest blogger Jim Murphy, AMP, the…

Will you face the risk of mortgage fraud without title insurance?

Nov 14th, 2013 | John Tracy

Recently I read an answer column in @TheProvince suggesting to a BC homeowner that they work with a bank and a lawyer to remove a fraudulent mortgage from their property. http://ow.ly/qorbe My…

Mortgage lenders need title insurance too!

Nov 12th, 2013 | Daniela DeTommaso

Why would that be? In earlier posts, we discussed the significant risks that title insurance covers for homeowners.  But why would mortgage lenders care about title insurance?  They just provide the money,…

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…

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