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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

Hashtag Trending: Everyone using cryptocurrency, a cashless world, and payment data is king

Cryptocurrency becomes easier, no more cash, and payment data improves businesses Listen to the latest Hashtag Trending HERE! My first prediction in this new year, is that cryptocurrency will be easier for the

Published on: January 1st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

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