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FreshBooks launches new platform after more than a decade of cloud invoicing

Toronto-based cloud invoicing software firm FreshBooks launched a complete overhaul of its platform on Tuesday, the firm announced. Aimed at independent small business operators who need a convenient and professional way to manage

Published on: September 20th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Points for Purchases latest step in mobile strategy for American Express

With its latest membership rewards feature, luxury credit card brand American Express continues its recent strategy of aggressively targeting mobile consumers. Launched last month, Use Points for Purchases allows eligible American Express card

Published on: September 15th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Square, Moneris Payd card readers work with iPhone 7

Merchants that rely on a card reader that connects with a smartphone via its headphone jack could still use their devices with the iPhone 7. Apple Inc. unveiled its latest smartphone last week,

Published on: September 13th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Visa and Ingenico combine contactless payments with digital signage at TIFF

A lot of celebrities are making red carpet appearances at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this week, and so is a new method of contactless payments thanks to a collaboration between Ingenico

Published on: September 9th, 2016 Brian Jackson

RBC turns to iPad app for real-time video translation services

The next time a customer walks into any Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) branch across the country and needs a translator to help communicate, the teller will simply pull out an iPad and

Published on: September 8th, 2016 Brian Jackson

PayPal appoints former AmEx VP to lead Canadian division

PayPal Holdings, Inc. announced today the appointment of Paul Parisi, a payments industry veteran of 17 years, including more than a decade with American Express, as general manager of its Canadian division. He

Published on: September 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How Kabbage knows if it can lend you $100,000 in just seven minutes

If you're running a small business and are in need of capital, spending as little as seven minutes of your time for up to $100,000 credit sounds like a pretty good value proposition.

Published on: August 29th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Manulife adds Boston-based deep learning startup to LOFT project

Canadian financial services firm Manulife Financial Corp.'s plan to bring machine-learning to the financial services industry continues apace, with a Boston-based startup now being added to the artificial intelligence (AI)-based project the company

Published on: August 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How RateHub secured nearly $500K in support from the federal government

In six short years the number of offices owned by Toronto-based fintech startup RateHub.ca has quadrupled, its employee numbers have increased more than 15 times over - and today, the company announced it

Published on: August 9th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Will Manulife’s investment in AI pay off?

Canadian financial services firm Manulife Financial Corp. is banking on artificial intelligence being a significant asset for its next project. The company's Toronto-based Lab of Forward Thinking (LOFT) is collaborating with Silicon Valley-based

Published on: August 2nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Apple’s services division could be the size of a Fortune 100 company next year, Cook says

Apple Inc.'s recent shift in focus appears to be paying off, literally, with the company announcing that its services division had posted a record quarterly revenue of $6 billion USD - a 19

Published on: July 27th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Is personalized money management the next fintech frontier?

Now that Canadian banks have gone mobile, personalized money management may be the next frontier they tackle in digital technology. Following his keynote at the Bank-IT conference in Toronto on Tuesday, consultant Tim

Published on: July 20th, 2016 Christine Wong

Financial players weigh risks of digital relationships in Canada’s consent-based compliance regime

How is it that you can ever truly know someone? That's the question that various members of the financial sector asked today at a roundtable event hosted by ITWC and sponsored by Equifax

Published on: July 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

MasterCard offers new details about Canadian MasterPass release

MasterCard Inc. unveiled a slew of new partners today for the U.S. version of its MasterPass digital payment program, but Canadian users will have to wait a bit longer to see equally widespread

Published on: July 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

SureTap’s demise was sealed when Apple refused to cooperate: COO

The mobile wallet solution built by Canada's three major carriers will be shutting down on Aug. 26, according to SureTap's website, and the firm's chief operating officer says Apple Inc.'s limitations on developers

Published on: July 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson