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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

CryptoKitties, Crytek gamify blockchain technology

If mining for cryptocurrency doesn’t sound appealing, maybe buying and selling virtual cats will. As the hype around cryptocurrencies continues to rise, game developers are beginning to gamify blockchain technology. One of the

Published on: December 20th, 2017 Alex Coop

How TMX group steered its financial management cloud transition

Perhaps it's because the organization lives and breaths line graph visualizations every day, because it wasn't until he charted out the TMX Group's future roadmap with its on-premises financial management software that Frank

Published on: December 19th, 2017 Brian Jackson

More Canadians than ever using digital payments, report finds

Canadians are looking for convenience when it comes to shopping, and credit cards are playing a larger role than ever. According to Payments Canada’s latest Canadian Payment Methods and Trends report, Canada has

Published on: December 18th, 2017 Alex Coop

Tax talkback: QuickBooks launches Canada’s first voice-based accounting chatbot

Intuit Inc.'s  voice activated accounting chatbot is coming to Canada. Small businesses tired of trying to get their accountants on the phone will soon be able to ask accounting questions directly into their

Published on: December 6th, 2017 Christine Wong

Sage adds inventory management, cloud-based payroll features to Sage One platform

The Canadian arm of British enterprise software giant Sage Group plc has added two features to its signature Sage One accounting platform aimed at retailers and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Sage One

Published on: December 4th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Most data breaches start internally: BlackBerry report

NEW YORK - As new reports of major cyber attacks surface every day, a new BlackBerry study has found that most financial organizations are focusing their cyber security efforts in the wrong place.

Published on: November 15th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Sun Life startup demo day showcases FinTech 2.0 – Insurtech

Many insurance policyholders are probably accustomed to only engaging with their providers when they go to the dentist or somebody dies - in other words, when they're putting in a claim. A new

Published on: November 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Top Three “Killer Apps” for Blockchain in Insurance

In the insurance industry, the “killer app” for blockchain has little to do with Bitcoin or any currency substitute, according to a diverse group of Insurance company participants at the InsureTechTO conference recently

Published on: November 7th, 2017 Jim Love

Interac debit support added to Samsung Pay in Canada

Samsung Electronics’ digital wallet now officially supports Interac debit payments in Canada. On Wednesday the company announced that effective immediately, consumers with debit cards issued by ATB Financial, CIBC, and Scotiabank that have

Published on: November 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

CATA urges feds to reconsider tax changes to passive income, saying it benefits tech SMBs

Despite the outsize reputation of companies such as BlackBerry Ltd. and Shopify Inc., the majority of Canada's technology sector consists of startups and small and medium-sized enterprises, with a few large companies thrown

Published on: November 1st, 2017 IT Business Staff

Interac adds money request, auto-deposit features to e-Transfer platform

The Interac Association has just given Canadian retailers and other small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) two new ways to send and receive money. On Tuesday, the financial transaction network announced the release of

Published on: October 31st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood