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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.

EasyFund is Now Available Directly Through The Conveyancer®

Aug 16th, 2017 | FCT

At FCT, we’re always looking for ways to make real estate transactions more efficient for everyone involved. To do this, it’s important to ensure that any new innovation is integrated easily and…

Is Your Cottage or Investment Property Vulnerable to Fraud?

Aug 1st, 2017 | FCT

While people may see the value of getting title insurance for their homes, it is equally important to title insure any property you own – a cottage, summer home or even an…

What We Can Learn From Toronto-Dominion Bank v. Currie

Jul 21st, 2017 | FCT

To what extent will a private lender be bound by the actions of a mortgage broker working on its behalf?  Will Canadian courts deem the broker to be an agent of the…

Why Jack Smith* was glad he had E&O Extra® with Protection+

Jul 14th, 2017 | FCT

When Jack’s clients were slapped with a $47,000 development charge, they were astounded. Jack made an honest mistake in failing to advise them about this charge and that there was no cap…

3 Tips to Stay Healthy When it Gets Busy

Jul 1st, 2017 | FCT

Whether you’re a lawyer, lender, mortgage broker or realtor – working in the real estate industry can be unpredictable. Before you know it, things get hectic and you can slip into bad…

Strata Plan VS Title Insurance: Which One Do You Really Need?

Jun 28th, 2017 | Paul Miron

Darren* applied to change the use of his commercial condo unit to a medical one, but his request was denied. He was told by the municipality that the site plan agreement had…

What’s Happening in FinTech?

Jun 21st, 2017 | Ryan Lambert

The spring season brings a lot of activity to the financial services space in Canada. It’s one of the busiest times of the year for typical “money out” campaigns from our banks…

Title Insurance: What every homeowner needs to know

Jun 16th, 2017 | FCT

You combed through websites, apps, newspapers and seen dozens of places until you finally found the perfect house!

What Can Buyers do to Avoid Surprises and Delays in Closing?

Jun 9th, 2017 | FCT

With rising prices and stricter controls on mortgages, housing affordability is getting more challenging. And once you finally obtain funding (after squeezing out every last drop of your savings for a down…

Does your client really need title insurance?

May 31st, 2017 | FCT

The topic of title insurance may come up when clients are purchasing a new property, and a common question is, “do I really need it?” Well, title insurance in Canada has come…

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