Online retailers can now reach millions of Chinese consumers through Stripe

Canadian retailers who use the Stripe platform to conduct their business online now have a greatly expanded customer base. The San Francisco-based business software developer recently announced partnerships with Chinese digital payment providers

Published on: July 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Inaugural youth tech conference aims to motivate Canada’s top young innovators

It’s been widely reported that the Canadian technology sector is experiencing – and will continue experiencing – a broad skills shortage, but one organization is hoping to change that by inspiring youth. The

Published on: June 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Inside CIBC’s award-winning digital transformation strategy

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) undertook a long journey to become the winner of the Large Private Sector category of the IT World Canada Digital Transformation Awards announced on Wednesday. Three years ago,

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Danny Bradbury

Collaboration with fintechs key to CIBC’s digital success, VP says

A fruitful relationship between the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Toronto fintech startup Borrowell Inc. highlights the benefits that startups and enterprises stand to gain by collaborating with each other. During a

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

PayPal and Canada Post partnership launches integrated payment and shipping solution

Anyone who’s ever sold something online knows how painful the process can be: from receiving the order, to manually calculating and writing the label, and finally, visiting a Canada Post location to drop

Published on: June 5th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canadian SMBs not adopting e-commerce and suffering because of it: PayPal

Canadians are generally known for being more conservative when it comes to trusting and adopting new technology, but a new study by Ipsos and commissioned by PayPal Canada reveals just how far behind

Published on: May 30th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Using artificial intelligence to disrupt financial institutions

First it was the mobile revolution that disrupted the banking system, now artificial intelligence (AI) is looking to make its mark. Finn.ai, a Vancouver, BC-based fintech company, is looking to digitally transform financial

Published on: May 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Live Labs illustrates CIBC’s commitment to digital transformation

Running a 150-year-old company that remains one of Canada's most financially successful as if it's a startup might seem counterintuitive, but it's become integral to the way CIBC conducts business. The Canadian Imperial

Published on: May 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian fintech sector not reaching full potential: Competition Bureau of Canada

Canada’s financial technology (fintech) sector has yet to reach its full potential, and for it to do so, regulators and industry leaders need to work together, according to Competition Bureau Canada. The organization

Published on: May 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canada’s banks leading in digital transformation by embracing rivals: PwC

Canada’s banks are becoming digital transformation leaders by collaborating with their fintech counterparts, according to a new report by consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Financially speaking, what the organization calls “the big six” (Bank

Published on: March 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Former financial journalist says stock brokers are next for FinTech disruption

A Montreal-based former business journalist has raised $50,000 in crowdfunding, including $14,000 from BMO SmartFolio, to add an online course to his stock-investing mobile app launching this summer. Hardbacon, which is developing a mobile

Published on: March 17th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Open your online store to international customers with Stripe’s new offering

Online businesses in Canada can now accept payments in more than 130 currencies from anywhere in the world, thanks to San Francisco-based fintech startup Stripe. Last week the company launched a multicurrency service

Published on: March 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Innovation culture key to Wealthsimple’s disruption of financial services industry, CEO says

"Innovation" is a favourite buzzword in the halls of both financial services and technology firms, but it's following in the latter's footsteps that's helped Toronto-based online investment management service Wealthsimple Inc. succeed in

Published on: February 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Why ITWC is shining a light on digital transformation

At ITWC’s recent Technicity event held with the City of Toronto, I referenced research that suggested by 2020 three-quarters of the companies listed on the S&P 500 would be names that are unfamiliar

Published on: January 17th, 2017 Fawn Annan