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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.

Happy International Credit Union Day!

Oct 20th, 2016 | FCT

Today we recognize and show appreciation for the hard work and success of our valued partners in the credit union industry. FCT is proud to partner with over 300 Credit Unions nationally,…

How Pat Chetcuti helped write the story of Canada’s title insurance industry

Sep 14th, 2016 | FCT

Determined is a good way to describe FCT’s current president and former COO, Patrick Chetcuti, who just happens to be the focus of one of the latest editions of the EXPERT/ease feature:…

Spotlight on Kathy Gregory: President and CEO of Paradigm Quest Inc.

Sep 6th, 2016 | FCT

Paradigm Quest is one of Canada’s leading mortgage management companies with approximately $22 billion under management since its inception in 2005. At the helm of this highly successful ship: Kathy Gregory, a…

China’s real estate market

May 25th, 2016 | FCT

Are regulations cooling things off or merely inflating another bubble? The sheer size of China’s population trumps imagining: with nearly 1.4 billion people living within its borders, China has more people speaking…

This girl is on fire! Introducing Hali Strandlund-Noble, real estate trailblazer

Mar 28th, 2016 | FCT

“Looks like a girl, but she’s a flame So bright, she can burn your eyes Better look the other way You can try but you’ll never forget her name She’s on top…

Lin vs. CIBC and the value of title insurance in British Columbia

Mar 4th, 2016 | John Tracy

The case of Lin vs. CIBC has been stirring up a fair bit of interest in the B.C. legal community recently, not only because of the precedent it set, but also due…

The cold, hard reality of debt

Feb 9th, 2016 | FCT

The role of a trustee in debt recovery Although the fun-filled hustle and bustle of the holidays is long past, the reality of all those holiday bills still lingers. The creditors that…

Does digital disruption mean the end of branch banking?

Dec 15th, 2015 | FCT

The psychology of customer interactions with live bank branch staff in bricks and mortar branches is, according to business intelligence giant IDC, rather more nuanced—and, for bank employees, optimistic—than you’d first think….

So what’s the deal with shadow mortgage lenders?

Dec 1st, 2015 | FCT

In our last blog, we looked at the first glimmerings of disruption in Canada’s loan marketplace by peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders. But what of disruption in the unregulated “shadow banking” mortgage marketplace? Canada’s…

FINTECH, Mr. Skinner and the future of banking

Nov 25th, 2015 | FCT

Chris Skinner is one of EXPERT/ease’s heroes. He’s “widely considered as one of Europe’s leading thinkers in strategy, financial services, banking, business development, payments, risk management and business transformation,” is the author…