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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

Sage integrates UPS shipping and tracking solutions into Business Cloud

Sage Group plc is collaborating with a giant of another industry to make it easier for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to ship products to their customers. On Tuesday the British enterprise software

Published on: January 23rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

IBM and Maersk want to use blockchain to improve global trade

A pending joint venture between Maersk and IBM looks to improve cross-border supply chains across the world with the help of blockchain technology. The two companies announced Tuesday they are joining forces to

Published on: January 19th, 2018 Alex Coop

TransferWise announces partnership with Montreal fintech Flinks

Six months after launching its Borderless account, international money transfer company TransferWise has found another way to improve its platform for Canadians by collaborating with a Montreal fintech startup. The partnership was a

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

$12 million investment will help Ratehub expand its insurance services, digitize mortgage process

For the past seven years, Ratehub Inc. has laid the foundation for its company without external help, but with a new $12 million financing deal, the company is poised to expand its online

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Visa Ready for Biometrics, begins testing fingerprint sensor-based payment cards

Visa Inc. is officially hopping onto the biometrics bandwagon. On Sunday the New York City-based payments giant announced that a new division, Visa Ready for Biometrics, had started testing two new fingerprint sensor-based

Published on: January 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Canadians hate passwords, using them wrong, ready for biometrics instead: Visa

Consumers are ready to adopt biometric authentication technology such as facial recognition and fingerprint sensors to access the majority of password-protected services, according to a new survey by Visa Inc. Conducted on Visa's

Published on: January 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

TD Bank acquires enterprise AI firm Layer 6

TD Bank Group’s digital transformation strategy has led to the acquisition of Toronto-based artificial intelligence (AI) firm Layer 6. In a Tuesday statement Michael Rhodes, TD's head of innovation, technology, and shared services,

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Alex Coop

CIBC targets tech-savvy businesses with new Innovation Banking arm

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is targeting the technology industry - and its tech-savviest clients - with its latest division. On Monday the 150-year-old institution announced the launch of CIBC Innovation Banking,

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Android Pay, Google Wallet merge into single brand: Google Pay

Android Pay and Google Wallet have now merged into a single payment brand under Google Pay. Existing users of both services will be able to “speed through checkout with peace of mind,” according to

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

Older Canadians still leery of fintech despite flood of services, RateHub finds

Between last year's official release of Android Pay, the increasing ubiquity of artificial intelligence (AI)-powered support platforms such as Sun Life's Ella, and the ongoing digital transformation of Canada's banks, Canadians have more

Published on: January 2nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative expected to fuel Canada’s innovation capital market by $1.5B

Gender balance within a company is a key criteria for Canada’s newly launched $400 million Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative (VCCI), which is also expected to inject approximately $1.5 billion into Canada’s innovation capital

Published on: December 20th, 2017 Alex Coop