Visa Direct payments service expanded in Canada

Visa is making sure that the days of paper cheques are numbered in Canada by expanding its Visa Direct push payments platform north of the border. Visa says its real-time service to send

Published on: May 8th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Paypal going after traditional banks, Facebook’s continued problems, China’s dystopian ranking system

PayPal is moving closer to “mainstream banking”, Facebook suspends another data analytics firm for using tactics like Cambridge Analytica, and China is testing a social credit ranking system straight out of a Black

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Toronto-based firm partners with Mastercard on self-service ‘insurance cloud’

BARCELONA - A Toronto-based fintech startup has its eyes set on the $30 billion of insurance payouts made in Canada every year, with a cloud-based self-service hub backed by a partnership with Mastercard.

Published on: March 1st, 2018 Brian Jackson

SecureKey announces blockchain-based identification service Verified.Me

SecureKey Technologies Inc. wants to help financial services firms harness the blockchain to verify their users. On Wednesday, the Toronto-based authentication firm announced that fintech Sun Life Financial Inc. had become the latest

Published on: February 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

The top tech-related commercials from Super Bowl LII

Published on: February 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Sage Payment Solutions rebrands as Paya

What’s in a name, anyway? Sage Payment Solutions Inc. provides integrated payment processing and business solutions in North America, and as of Jan. 30, will operate under the new corporate name of Paya,

Published on: January 31st, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

TransferWise announces partnership with Montreal fintech Flinks

Six months after launching its Borderless account, international money transfer company TransferWise has found another way to improve its platform for Canadians by collaborating with a Montreal fintech startup. The partnership was a

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

$12 million investment will help Ratehub expand its insurance services, digitize mortgage process

For the past seven years, Ratehub Inc. has laid the foundation for its company without external help, but with a new $12 million financing deal, the company is poised to expand its online

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Why Moneris CMO Jeff Guthrie believes AI won’t replace human salespeople

Jeff Guthrie knows technology is changing how sales are conducted - he just doesn't believe it can replace human salespeople entirely, or even more than a small fraction. As CMO of Canada's largest

Published on: January 16th, 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

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

The Business Leadership Podcast: Alyssa Furtado, CEO at Ratehub.ca

Alyssa Furtado is a passionate entrepreneur, financial expert, digital marketer and educator and is the CEO of Ratehub.ca, the leading Canadian financial comparison site for mortgage rates, credit card deals, deposit rates and

Published on: December 12th, 2017 Edwin Frondozo

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