Hashtag Trending – Spotify goes public, BMO to open tech campus, Equifax breach hits millions more customers

Spotify goes public, the Bank of Montreal will open a tech campus in Toronto’s Eaton Centre, and Equifax reveals millions more people were affected by its data breach last year. First up from

Published on: March 2nd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

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

Canada’s banks keeping mobile customers happy at other channels’ expense: J.D. Power

Inverting what you would normally read on this site, J.D. Power and Associates' latest retail banking satisfaction study warns that while Canada's banks are world leaders when it comes to keeping mobile customers

Published on: July 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Intuit, Autodesk, Microsoft illustrate tech’s dominance of Canada’s best places to work

Turns out Intuit Canada, Autodesk Canada Co. and Microsoft Corp. aren't just well-known tech brands - they're leaders among Canadian workplaces too. All four companies, along with Mississauga, Ont.-based workforce management (WFM) and

Published on: May 1st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

BMO reflects on digital transformation to mark 200th anniversary with unique ‘fountain’

The Bank of Montreal (BMO) kicked off its 200th anniversary year by revealing a unique fountain with a digital twist at the location of its first-ever branch, in Toronto on Tuesday. Like many

Published on: January 24th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Mastercard and BMO officially release Identity Check in North America

Canadian commercial clients of Bank of Montreal can finally check out Mastercard Inc.'s "selfie pay" technology for themselves. The financial services giant, which collaborated with BMO to launch its biometric-based online payment confirmation

Published on: October 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Is personalized money management the next fintech frontier?

Now that Canadian banks have gone mobile, personalized money management may be the next frontier they tackle in digital technology. Following his keynote at the Bank-IT conference in Toronto on Tuesday, consultant Tim

Published on: July 20th, 2016 Christine Wong

Is this the financial industry’s ‘Uber moment?’

If you believe the hype, everything is being Uber-ized. But has financial technology had its Uber moment? That was the topic of discussion at one of the Economist Summit’s panels earlier this week

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Gary Hilson

Here’s why Canada was waiting for expanded Apple Pay support

Canadian banks may not have supported Apple Pay at its initial launch last November because the technology wasn't compatible with Interac Association's chip-and-pin contactless authentication method. Apple entered the Canadian market late last

Published on: May 10th, 2016 Brian Jackson

MasterCard partners with Bank of Montreal for soft launch of ‘selfie pay’

Bank of Montreal customers who use MasterCard to make online purchases will be taking selfies for a whole new reason this summer, as BMO becomes the first Canadian bank to support MasterCard's new

Published on: March 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Which Canadian bank has the best app?

The days of making a visit to a local bank branch and updating a paper account balance booklet are just a relic of the pre-digital age for most Canadians. Even ATMs are declining

Published on: October 2nd, 2015 Brian Jackson