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Mobile payment awareness rising, but Canadians need more incentive to use it: Accenture

Canadian consumers are becoming increasingly aware of mobile payments, but remain unlikely to adopt the technology unless they find it easier or more valuable to use than card-based systems, a new survey by

Published on: October 24th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

North America’s first fintech chatbot is Canadian

There are chatbots for retail and chatbots for checking the weather, so why not a chatbot for fintech? Montreal-based online small business lender Thinking Capital answered that question this week by introducing "Lucy",

Published on: October 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Companies need to upgrade their travel and expense management tools, Forrester says

As mobile technology disrupts the travel and financial services industries, employers need to be aware of the impact it’s having on travel and expense reports as well, according to a new report by

Published on: October 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Sage deepens Salesforce integration with new cloud tie-ins

SAN FRANCISCO -- Small and medium-sized businesses that use Sage to manage their accounting and some aspect of Salesforce.com Inc.'s cloud suite have some new tools that should help improve their workflow today.

Published on: October 4th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Glance Pay uses your smartphone camera to pay restaurant bills faster

If you've ever enjoyed a great meal at a restaurant, only to have your experience ruined by waiting to pay your server on the one credit card machine available, then you understand the

Published on: September 22nd, 2016 Alex Radu

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