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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.

Title Insurance

Why Western Protocol is not enough for your clients

May 20th, 2021 | By FCT

Sam Jones* had been living in his home for a few years before he decided to apply for a permit to renovate his house. In reviewing his application, the city discovered that…

Real Estate

The evolution of the Canadian real estate landscape

May 13th, 2021 | By FCT

Over the last several decades, Canadian cities have grown both outward and upward, reflecting housing trends and preferences which ebb and flow over time. While some Canadians are going further afield in…

Caring for the Community

Three tips to improve your mental health

May 6th, 2021 | By FCT

As we mark this year’s Mental Health Week, it can feel like stress has become a way of life in a world on pause. Those of us working from home have had…

Title Insurance

Title insurance: What every new homeowner needs to know

Apr 29th, 2021 | By FCT

You combed through websites, apps, newspapers and seen dozens of places until you finally found the perfect house!

FCT

Celebrating 30 years with you

Apr 19th, 2021 | By FCT

On our 30th anniversary, we’d like to say thank you, thank you, thank you to all our customers! Your support means a lot to us. From pioneering title insurance in Canada, to…

FCT

Coffee break with Twane Boettinger

Apr 13th, 2021 | By FCT

On Identity Management Day, we wanted to talk to one of our people who’s most passionate about identity security, Twane Boettinger, Director of Information Security and IT Risk. Tracing back to his…

Fraud

How can identity theft lead to real estate fraud?

Apr 8th, 2021 | By FCT

Imagine waking up one morning to discover that someone has accessed your bank account, emails, and other highly personal information.  It’s a nightmare of a situation, one that can have devastating repercussions. …

Fraud

Remote work and real estate: Detecting and preventing fraud in a digital environment

Apr 1st, 2021 | By FCT

Since the outset of the pandemic, our new digital environment has introduced many benefits to real estate professionals and homebuyers. Unfortunately, it has also created more opportunities for fraudsters. At FCT, we…

Fraud

Tips to spot power of attorney fraud in a real estate transaction

Mar 25th, 2021 | By FCT

Powers of attorney are very powerful documents which can be easily downloaded from the internet and forged by individuals claiming to be registered property owners. It’s often abused by people who may…

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