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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.

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…

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…

Title insurance — can someone please explain?

Oct 4th, 2013 | Michael LeBlanc

It’s been about 20 years and almost 11 million title policies since FCT (then First Canadian Title) opened its doors and created a title insurance industry in Canada. Lawyers use title insurance…