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

Adding on software tailored to your business

When B.C.-based Kootenay Savings Credit Union was looking for a way to streamline its commercial account opening process, it decided to buy a piece of software for its specific needs instead of setting

Published on: May 15th, 2013 Candice So

Cisco banking study shows Canadians want more personal service, security

What do Canadians want from their banks? According to networking vendor Cisco Systems’ Customer Experience Report on retail banking, they want more privacy, more security and more personalized service. And probably fewer egg

Published on: April 23rd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Mobile wallets could hurt traditional banking business: report

U.S. financial institutions face a serious competitive threat from the rise of mobile wallet payments apps, according to a consumer study released Monday by Carlisle and Gallagher, a consulting firm that specializes in

Published on: June 5th, 2012 Cameron Scott

Thieves use victims’ SIM cards to hack into online banking

Boston-based Web security firm Trusteer has uncovered a new scheme to raid online bank accounts.Trusteer, whose clients includeING Direct, CIBC and other globalfinancial giants, previously deciphered attacks in which criminalsactually changed victims' mobile

Published on: March 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Crimeware merger kit surfaces on Internet

The rumored combination of two pieces of advanced online banking malware appears to be fully underway after several months of speculation.What appears to be a beta version of a piece of malware that

Published on: February 4th, 2011 Jeremy Kirk

Three SMB tech predictions for 2011

In 2011, IT World Canada is predicting that Google's search dominance will take a hit, you'll finally be able to work from home and myriad startups will help big business navigate social and

Published on: January 5th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Mobile malware a looming menace

That seemingly innocuous mug shot of 1980s pop star Rick Astley circulating wildly on jailbroken iPhones shortly before Christmas last year may be a harbinger of a more serious menace for businesses offering

Published on: July 20th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Innovate or stagnate, credit card providers warned

Credit card providers need to hop on the mobile payment bandwagon or experience a further deterioration in their already grim situation, experts warn. In the span of two years, the card payment industry

Published on: April 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

New ING Direct app lets you do your banking from BlackBerry, iPhone

Are the days of the ATM (automated teller machine) numbered? Possibly not. But with ING Direct's launch of a BlackBerry and iPhone banking application, mobile banking in Canada just got another boost.Starting today,

Published on: March 24th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Powerful online tools for one-stop money management

Using the Web to manage your money used to mean logging into a plethora of banks and other institutions to check balances and maybe pay bills. Now various next-generation Web services are building

Published on: March 9th, 2009 Yardena Arar

Royal Bank uses student blogs to give down-to-earth financial advice

If you're looking to pinch those pennies as tightly as possible in these days of recession, try brewing your own cup of Joe instead of making that daily trip to Starbucks for the

Published on: February 10th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Alberta bank customers to enjoy multi-featured SMS banking

Albertans could soon be checking their bank balances with a text message as the province's largest home-grown financial institution is set to roll out a mobile banking service.Edmonton-based ATB Financial will be allowing

Published on: February 3rd, 2009 Brian Jackson