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Bitcoin-based tax fraud ramping up in Canada, expert says

Fraud campaigns during tax season are nothing new, but according to the VP and country manager for Symantec Canada, it’s at an “all-time peak” in Canada, and fraudsters have fallen in love with

Published on: March 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop

In today’s world, integrating marketing with other business functions is key, says TD CMO

TORONTO - When asked if there’s more overlap with other departments in today’s world of marketing, Theresa McLaughlin’s response was a resounding yes. “There’s no question,” TD Bank Group’s chief marketing officer said

Published on: March 13th, 2018 Alex Coop

BMO taking over Sears’ former Eaton Centre headquarters with new ‘tech campus’

BMO Financial Group is gobbling up 350,000 square-feet of commercial space in downtown Toronto to build a new "tech campus." The campus, which will repurpose bankrupt retail giant Sears' former headquarters at the

Published on: March 1st, 2018 Alex Coop

Toronto-based firm partners with Mastercard on self-service ‘insurance cloud’

BARCELONA - A Toronto-based fintech startup has its eyes set on the $30 billion of insurance payouts made in Canada every year, with a cloud-based self-service hub backed by a partnership with Mastercard.

Published on: March 1st, 2018 Brian Jackson

2018 budget “misses the mark”: a comprehensive analysis of the Liberals’ tech initiatives

The 2018 Canadian budget has been unveiled, and while there are plenty of tech-related initiatives, many in the industry are feeling let down. The government has gone all in on cybersecurity, big data,

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Interac e-Transfer transactions jumped more than 50 per cent in 2017

Canadians used the Interac e-Transfer service in record numbers last year, especially on mobile devices, according to the company behind the popular platform. More than 241 million transactions, worth a total of more

Published on: February 27th, 2018 Alex Coop

New: Pay your taxes from a Canada Post location

First it was loading money into an Amazon account from Canada Post Locations, and now it's the ability to pay your taxes that Toronto-based Payment Source is enabling. Starting this year, when Canadians

Published on: February 22nd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Data privacy issues contributing to eight-week sales delays, says new report

Data privacy concerns are clogging up sales cycles for 65 per cent of businesses worldwide, according to a recent report from Cisco. Cisco's 2018 Privacy Maturity Benchmark Study, which surveyed nearly 3000 global

Published on: February 16th, 2018 Alex Coop

Visa’s chief risk officer shares the company’s four pillars of payment security

As the chief risk offer at Visa Inc., Ellen Richey knows a thing or two about data security. After all, the criminals who make her job necessary are primarily out to steal personal

Published on: February 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Canadians love to spend money online on Valentines, says Mastercard

When love is in the air, Canadians do a lot of shopping online, according to Mastercard’s annual Love Index. E-commerce transactions jumped by 216 per cent in Canada on Valentine’s over the past three

Published on: February 14th, 2018 Alex Coop

Twitter struggles to gain new users while revenue jumps

Twitter’s total number of monthly active users showed no increase from the previous quarter, but its overall revenue certainly did. Despite a stagnant number of monthly active users - 330 million to be

Published on: February 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

SecureKey announces blockchain-based identification service Verified.Me

SecureKey Technologies Inc. wants to help financial services firms harness the blockchain to verify their users. On Wednesday, the Toronto-based authentication firm announced that fintech Sun Life Financial Inc. had become the latest

Published on: February 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Blockchain-powered safety deposit boxes can store your cryptocurrency, says Versabank

People who collect cryptocurrencies typically do so to move away from traditional banking systems, but Versabank is welcoming them with open arms. “We’re a very unusual bank,” David Taylor, Versabank’s president and CEO

Published on: February 1st, 2018 Alex Coop

Sage Payment Solutions rebrands as Paya

What’s in a name, anyway? Sage Payment Solutions Inc. provides integrated payment processing and business solutions in North America, and as of Jan. 30, will operate under the new corporate name of Paya,

Published on: January 31st, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Adobe shows off new retail tech at NRF 2018

Retailers will soon be able to track live foot traffic data and offer customers personalized in-store offers through mobile apps. Adobe recently announced several updates to its Experience Cloud platform at the National

Published on: January 24th, 2018 Alex Coop