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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.

Property Owners

What insurance protection does your new home need?

May 11th, 2023 | By FCT

With interest rate hikes on pause, more buyers are coming off the sidelines and looking to enter the market. Prices are high, so protecting your investment and your home is more important…

Property Owners

Could you handle a sudden expense?

Apr 13th, 2023 | By FCT

A recent Statistics Canada survey showed that 26% of Canadians would have trouble meeting an unexpected expense of $500. Even more troublingly, narrowing the sample to ages 35­–­54 increases that figure to…

Legal Professionals

What’s next? The future of fraud prevention

Apr 6th, 2023 | By FCT

Title fraud has been a problem for years, but it’s finally getting the widespread attention it needs. As the problem worsens, consumers and real estate professionals are asking what’s being done to…

Legal Professionals

Canada’s top title insurance questions, answered

Mar 30th, 2023 | By FCT

Your clients have found their dream home and are in the process of closing the deal—how can you keep them protected? Here are some of the most frequent questions you might get…

Property Owners

Canada’s seniors are vulnerable to title fraud

Mar 23rd, 2023 | By FCT

With title fraud on the rise in Canada, it’s more important than ever that homeowners get protected. But there’s one group both less likely to have fraud protection, and with properties more…

Leading Insights

Title fraud is on the rise—here’s what we can do to stop it

Mar 16th, 2023 | By FCT

Title fraud is on the rise in Canada. In 2020, FCT identified and worked to prevent $96 million in suspicious residential transactions. In 2021, it was $231.9 million, and by 2022, it…

Property Owners

How do I know if I have homeowner’s title insurance?

Mar 2nd, 2023 | By FCT

The word is out on title fraud. Thanks to recent media attention on the growing problem, more Canadians are learning how title insurance can protect them. But many are left asking themselves:…

Property Owners

Fraud is on the rise, and the experts are rising to meet it

Feb 23rd, 2023 | By FCT

March marks Fraud Prevention Month, when professionals across Canada discuss the issue of fraud and raise awareness among consumers and businesses. 2023’s conversation started early, when dozens of title fraud cases made…

Property Owners

Alberta title fraud caught: why expertise matters

Feb 13th, 2023 | By FCT

Think title fraud is just a risk in places like Toronto and Vancouver? Think again. FCT just prevented $400,000 of fraud in a city of 20,000. It seemed like a standard refinance…