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

Canadian banks and fintech startups more collaborative than combative, for now at least

The showdown between Canada’s big banks and fintech startups may feature more co-existence and cooperation than competitive combat, judging by a panel discussion held Monday. Two of Canada’s largest financial institutions – RBC

Published on: April 5th, 2016 Christine Wong

RBC adopts ‘Netflix’ approach to branded content with ‘V Morgan is Dead’

One of Canada’s biggest banks hopes a fictional dead heroine can help keep its brand alive with millennial customers. RBC, ranked Canada’s largest bank in 2015 with $1.09 trillion in assets, launched a

Published on: March 30th, 2016 Christine Wong

Why IBM i Systems Security is No Longer an Absolute and What To Do About It

Remember the 400? If you're reading this, I'll bet you have at least a passing familiarity with IBM's midrange systems. On June 21, 1988, IBM introduced the Application System/400 (AS/400) and it changed

Published on: December 1st, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Canadians are concerned about credit card fraud, and they want their banks to help: FICO

With the spate of headlines on security breaches at big retailers like Target and Home Depot, consumers have been taking notice – and they’ll be more watchful about how and where they spend

Published on: November 27th, 2014 Candice So

Bank of Canada is considering digital money, official says

Even though the Bank of Canada is  concerned about the economic risks of a deregulated currency like Bitcoin, it's been looking into whether it could issue its own version of digital currency. According

Published on: November 14th, 2014 Candice So

How this gamification app makes work fun

Keeping employees satisfied with their work can be tough – so instead of asking them to grind through their tasks, why not make work more enjoyable with a little healthy competition? At least,

Published on: October 15th, 2014 Candice So

Seal unveils ‘Google for derivatives’ tool for financial contracts

Seal Software Ltd., a company dedicated to helping businesses find contracts buried in their databases, is moving into the financial sector with a new tool. Based in the U.S., the company specializes in

Published on: September 17th, 2014 Candice So

Banks and financial services eyeing the cloud, SAP and Ovum research says

The cloud isn’t just reserved for startups and other tech businesses – banks and financial services companies are looking to tap into it, too. That’s the conclusion of a survey released this week

Published on: September 12th, 2014 Candice So

RBC sales team saves time and trees with eSignatures

"Just sign here" - three words that signify the completion of a business transaction, especially when you're dealing with a bank. But at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), those words have taken

Published on: August 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Vogogo raises $8.5M to help ‘cryptobusinesses’ accept Canadian dollars

For businesses that deal with Bitcoin, it can be hard enough to master cryptocurrency transactions – but it’s a whole new game when they start accepting Canadian dollars and begin working with banks.

Published on: August 6th, 2014 Candice So

Hurdles remain to digital wallet dream in Canada: panel

Canada might be a market with the ideal conditions for digital wallets to see widespread usage, but there's still some major hurdles to be overcome before consumers can really opt to leave their

Published on: June 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Tax man improves online access for SMBs

They say there are two sure things in life - death and taxes. Canadian small to mid-sized businesses can now do one of those things more easily online thanks to some changes at

Published on: July 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

NFC sputtering as mobile payments driver, Gartner report shows

While mobile payments will grow to become a $235.4 billion market this year worldwide, lack of adoption for near field communications (NFC) payments has stunted the technology's growth potential, according to a new

Published on: June 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson