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.


Coffee Break with Pat Smolak

Jun 4th, 2020 | By FCT

Pat spent twenty-five years at RBC in various senior management roles before joining FCT. As an Operations Leader, Pat is responsible for directing the teams that deliver services to our legal customers….


Broker Tracker Enhancements

May 26th, 2020 | By FCT

The FCT Broker Tracker platform first launched in 2019 to provide our broker partners with an efficient and effective way to stay on top of their deals. We are excited to announce…

Legal Professionals

What happens when an innocent error results in a $4,351.36 claim?

Apr 24th, 2020 | By FCT

When Harvey Wong*, the lawyer responsible for receiving the closing funds from clients located in the Cayman Islands for the purchase of a property in Ontario, mistakenly provided the wrong wiring instructions,…


EasyFund makes it easier to close deals when you are working remotely

Apr 16th, 2020 | By FCT

EasyFundTM has been adopted by many legal professionals in Ontario as the easiest method to manage the transfer of real estate closing funds online. It reduces the need for certified cheques, bank…


Gap Coverage Extension

Mar 26th, 2020 | By FCT

At FCT we are doing our part to alleviate some of the worries that come from delays or closure at land titles/registry offices by offering Extended Gap Coverage to legal professionals. This…


Recognizing fraud

Mar 12th, 2020 | By FCT

Which of these do you think Canadians worry about the most: break-ins, vehicle theft, fraud scams or plane crashes?  If you guessed fraud scams, you’re right! Yet despite this fact, ninety-six percent of Canadians…


Coffee Break with Marie Taylor

Mar 5th, 2020 | By FCT

Marie Taylor has been an integral part of  FCT for almost eighteen years. In fact, having Marie on the FCT team gives us the enviable edge of being the only title insurer…

Caring for the Community

Joining the fight against homelessness

Feb 28th, 2020 | By FCT

What would you say if we told you that the average life expectancy for a person who is homeless is 39 years, or that 42% of homeless youth have attempted suicide at…


Why fractional ownership is the future

Feb 14th, 2020 | By FCT

Companies like Uber and Airbnb have disrupted the idea of ownership. While in the past owning a car and home was a point of pride, sharing living space, rides and goods have…

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