Canadian-based Coinsquare makes first international move, launches in Europe

Toronto-born cryptocurrency trading platform Coinsquare is making its first international move, expanding into a number of countries in the European Union. Today, Coinsquare announced it has officially launched in 25 European countries, including the

Published on: December 19th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Quickbooks announces updates to help small businesses with cash flow

Being an entrepreneur isn't easy, as co-owner of Tool Shed Brewing Company Graham Sherman put it to the audience at Quickbooks Connect conference, he would often found himself "crying into my pillow at

Published on: December 5th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Investment in Canadian SaaS reaches $1.62 billion: L-Spark

This past year was a good one for the software-as-service (SaaS) industry in Canada, with more deals being made than the previous year and total investment in Canadian SaaS reaching $1.62 billion according

Published on: November 28th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Fast growing payments system Adyen expands to Canada

International payment processor Adyen, which boasts customers like eBay, and Microsoft has expanded its platform into Canada. The Amsterdam-based company announced on Tuesday it is bringing its full-scale unified commerce payment system to

Published on: October 31st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

ATB Financial, IBM partnership focuses on digital transformation in banking

Alberta-based ATB Financial is deepening its relationship with IBM Corp., with the creation of a Digital Innovation Lab and mobile/web-based platform as it continues to digitally transform its business offerings and provide customers

Published on: October 24th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

BMO offers first-of-its-kind blockchain pilot to Ontario teachers

The Bank of Montreal (BMO) is hoping to demonstrate viable, real-world applications for blockchain, launching a first-of-its-kind pilot in Canada using the technology for a fixed income transaction. The transaction, by the bank's

Published on: August 20th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Most financial institutions embracing digital transformation in theory, but not practice: OpenText

A new report released Tuesday by OpenText and ITBusiness.ca parent ITWC has found that when it comes to digital transformation, Canada's financial institutions are talking the talk, but not walking the walk. According

Published on: August 14th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Why Canadian real estate developers are exploring crowdfunding

Fintech is a growing phenomenon in the real estate sector as industry players look for innovative ways to bring projects to market. A few months back I had the pleasure to converse with

Published on: June 21st, 2018 Bret Conkin

Visa and PayPal become better pals in Canada

Visa and PayPal are expanding their partnership in Canada to allow customers more ways to move money between accounts, and could lead to PayPal providing payments at physical locations. PayPal users that hold

Published on: May 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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