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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.

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

Sep 6th, 2016 | By 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…

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China’s real estate market

May 25th, 2016 | By 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…

Mortgage

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

Mar 28th, 2016 | By 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…

Fraud

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

Mar 4th, 2016 | By 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…

Mortgage

The cold, hard reality of debt

Feb 9th, 2016 | By 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…

Mortgage

Does digital disruption mean the end of branch banking?

Dec 15th, 2015 | By 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….

Mortgage

So what’s the deal with shadow mortgage lenders?

Dec 1st, 2015 | By 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…

Mortgage

FINTECH, Mr. Skinner and the future of banking

Nov 25th, 2015 | By 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…

Mortgage

Ask a title officer: volume 2

Aug 26th, 2015 | By FCT

As a followup to our recent post: ; we offer you volume 2, which will examine additional questions asked of an FCT Title Officer via our online newsletter, Broker’s Edge. Here is…

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