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Interac outage exacerbated by poor network design, says expert

With files from Paul Barker The massive Rogers network outage on July 8 took down the Interac payment system, forcing Canadian merchants to turn away...

Coffee Briefing July 5, 2022 – Avanade expands into Atlantic Canada; Toronto fintech helps Pride Toronto raise money; Snowflake to hire engineers across Canada;...

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team! Missed last week’s Coffee...

Generation Z and Millennials are bringing change to the tech workforce

Generation Z and Millennials will make up more than half of the tech workforce by 2025, according to the World Economic Forum. Over the past year, The...

Coffee Briefing June 28, 2022 – Blueprint Software Systems fully embraces remote work; Klarna launches loyalty card; HCL Technologies unveils centre in Vancouver; and...

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team!

RBC announces partnerships to provide clients with increased security and control over their financial data

RBC has announced partnership agreements with both Plaid and Envestnet | Yodlee as it looks to provide clients with better access, and control, and to allow them to securely...

Coffee Briefing June 21 , 2022 – SAS’s Batting Lab; Sage rolls out new platforms; Telus acquires LifeWorks; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team!

Toronto based company is lowering the barriers to financial access for startups and established businesses

A Toronto-based business-to-business (B2B) company is the country’s first no-personal-guarantee corporate card and spend management platform. Launched in March 2021, Float is digitizing corporate spend...

Versapay acquires fintech company DadeSystems

Versapay, a collaborative accounts receivable software company, has acquired DadeSystems, a U.S.-based fintech company. This acquisition enhances Versapay’s suite of accounts receivable (AR) automation solutions...

Buy now, pay later technology continues to boom in 2022

Buy now, pay later (BNPL) technology is continuing to increase in popularity, with the payment option expected to grow by 63.5 per cent on...

Montreal-based bitcoin tech company announces Series A funding

Montreal-based bitcoin technology company Shakepay has received a C$44 million Series A investment, at a total company valuation of C$313 million. The company allows...

Canadian fintech firm FundThrough acquires invoice factoring business of U.S. financial services provider BlueVine

Canadian financial technology platform firm FundThrough has acquired the invoice factoring business of U.S.-based financial technology company BlueVine. 

Mastercard releases The Rise of Open Banking report

Mastercard’s The Rise of Open Banking report reveals that open banking is allowing people to have control over their personal data while still extracting...

Montreal-based Amadis partners with Middle East financial solution provider

Montreal-based payment software solution provider Amadis is partnering with eMcREY, a Middle East financial solution provider allowing Saudi Arabian merchants to transform mobile devices...

Swoop Funding comes to Canada

Swoop Funding, an Irish-based financial services company, has officially launched in Canada. Swoop is looking to help Canadian SMEs discover the right funding solutions to...

Fintech firm Stripe is on a hiring spree to fill its first Canadian office in Toronto

Fintech firm Stripe will soon open its first Canadian office in downtown Toronto, Ontario, and is hiring for roles in engineering, product, and sales.

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