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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.

Ask a title officer: how to complete the RSA form

Sep 23rd, 2015 | FCT

No one likes completing paperwork, we get that. But no one likes a delayed refinance deal either —especially your clients. By completing all the forms required for your Platinum Refinance Deal correctly…

Ask a title officer: volume 2

Aug 26th, 2015 | 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…

Ask a title officer: volume 1

Aug 13th, 2015 | FCT

You may or may not know that FCT has recently launched a free bi-monthly e-newsletter called Broker’s Edge. Broker’s Edge provides timely content and handy tips to help brokers process refinances more…

Harnessing partnership to broker success

Jul 14th, 2015 | FCT

Today the broker segment represents over 30% of the mortgage industry and wields great influence regarding the acceptance of title insurance within the lending realm. Harnessing that partnership between lending and title…

Cleveland’s green plan: rehabbing a great city’s economy

Mar 25th, 2015 | FCT

Last time, we looked at how the tiny town of Sangudo, Alberta, staked its future on the business savvy of its own talent, investing through a co-op whose success has remade the…

Top real estate frauds of 2014 —The best of the worst

Mar 17th, 2015 | FCT

As is our custom during March — Fraud Prevention Month — we bring you the previous year’s top fraud stories. And once again there was no shortage of scams or victims to…

Title insurance — fraud protection and more

Mar 10th, 2015 | John Tracy

As a lender, when you make the decision to release funds, you need to know that your loan is well protected. Otherwise you and your organization could be at risk for losses…

How to protect against mortgage fraud

Mar 4th, 2015 | John Tracy

March is Fraud Prevention Month, and as such, our focus turns to this month-long education campaign aimed at addressing fraud within Canada. As one of the fastest growing crimes in North America,…

Danish negative mortgages: a cautionary tale

Feb 4th, 2015 | FCT

We all remember Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking-glass, correct? What few recall, however, is that Lewis Carroll was actually by training a logician; a century before logician/computer innovator Alan…

The housing bubble: who’s on first?

Jan 28th, 2015 | FCT

Then there’s the story of the 102 year-old stockbroker, who, back in 2009, was asked by a reporter what he thought of the “biggest crash since the Depression.” The old guy smiled…