Finance Archives - Page 4

Looming Canada Post stoppage costing online merchants time and money

Update: Canada Post has agreed to a Canadian Union of Postal Workers 30-day extension to negotiate a new contract, meaning there will be no mail stoppage. The drawn out negotiations between Canada Post and

Published on: July 7th, 2016 Brian Jackson

New Moneris offering automates foreign currency purchases for Canadian retailers

Merchants using Toronto-based Moneris Solutions Corp. point of sales (POS) will have a new feature to help customers visiting from across the border this long weekend, as the payments processor launches its new Dynamic Currency Conversion

Published on: June 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

New accounting standards means big data problem for Canadian banks

New regulations meant to prevent the type of toxic loans seen in the aggregated mortgage products that triggered the 2008 recession will require Canadian banks to get a masterful grip on their data,

Published on: June 28th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Recap of Bracing for blockchain: What it means for business [#ITWCchats]

Update: Thanks to all of our guest experts and other participants for joining the chat today! There was some great discussion and even some debate. Please scroll down to find a quick summary

Published on: June 27th, 2016 Brian Jackson

MintChip launch brings ‘digital cash’ to Canada

The digital cash platform originally developed by The Royal Canadian Mint is now live and being accepted by merchants in a Toronto neighbourhood, NanoPay Corp. announced this morning. The loyalty platform acquired Mintchip

Published on: June 21st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Is this the financial industry’s ‘Uber moment?’

If you believe the hype, everything is being Uber-ized. But has financial technology had its Uber moment? That was the topic of discussion at one of the Economist Summit’s panels earlier this week

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Gary Hilson

Canada’s innovation strategy must play to its strengths and embrace diversity

The federal government has done its diagnostic on the state of Canada’s economy and now it’s beginning the investments it believes will spark innovation going forward. That’s the message Minister of Finance Bill

Published on: June 10th, 2016 Gary Hilson

CenturyLink brings world markets to the fingertips of Canadian investment firms

Automated trading and interconnected markets have given Canada's investment firms a massive digital headache in recent years - and the Canadian arm of Monroe, La.-based IT firm CenturyLink, Inc. is offering a cure.

Published on: June 10th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

BitGold reaches 1 million users, announces rebranding

Barely a year after launching its platform, Toronto startup BitGold surpassed one million users on May 25 - and is using the occasion to rebrand itself. On June 2, the company announced that

Published on: June 2nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Now financial advisors can use Wealthsimple too

Toronto-based online investment service Wealthsimple is extending its services to financial advisors by launching an automated platform designed especially for them, the company announced today. For a nominal fee, Wealthsimple for Advisors allows

Published on: May 24th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

NetSuite launches new billing software ‘SuiteBilling’, updates Oneworld

San Jose, Calif. - Cloud software firm NetSuite Inc. announced a slew of new products and updates on Tuesday, including a new billing offering and a significant update for its popular OneWorld platform, during

Published on: May 17th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Here’s why Canada was waiting for expanded Apple Pay support

Canadian banks may not have supported Apple Pay at its initial launch last November because the technology wasn't compatible with Interac Association's chip-and-pin contactless authentication method. Apple entered the Canadian market late last

Published on: May 10th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Apple Pay expands in Canada with support from major banks for debit and credit cards

Millions more Canadians could finally have access to Apple Pay, with the Cupertino, Calif. tech giant announcing today that the big five national banks, and payment networks Interac, Visa, and MasterCard have all pledged

Published on: May 10th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Thanks to PayPal, your customers can now return online purchases for free

If you've ever had a customer complain that the product they ordered online didn't match what they received, PayPal Holdings, Inc. would like to help you out. The e-commerce giant officially launched its

Published on: May 9th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Falling iPhone sales lead to Apple’s worst quarter since 2003

Falling iPhone sales led Apple Inc. to post its first quarterly loss since 2003 today, officially bringing a remarkable 13-year growth streak to an end. From Jan. 1 until March 26, Apple sold

Published on: April 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood