The Business Leadership Podcast: Dave Penny, CTO at Ethoca

With more than 20 years of experience at the technological forefront of innovative software businesses, David Penny has held leading positions at Algorithmics, Electronics Workbench, Ceryx, and IBM Risk Analytics. Dave joined Ethoca,

Published on: November 8th, 2017 Edwin Frondozo

Square launches new contactless payment and chip reader in Canada

Canadian businesses will now have a faster, cheaper, and simpler way of implementing contactless payment systems. Square, Inc., a San Francisco, Calif.-based financial services, merchant services aggregator and mobile payment company, has launched

Published on: October 4th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Half of Canadians won’t be using cash by 2020, so how do we prepare for a digital future?

Paying for goods and services has increasingly moved from cash and coins to digital and mobile methods, and while this shift will only continue, security is a big concern for consumers, according to

Published on: October 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

TransferWise launches new Borderless account for managing international currencies

Transferring money and exchanging currencies just got a whole lot easier for businesses, freelancers, and travelers. UK-based online payment company TransferWise has launched its Borderless account, a new way for managing international finances

Published on: August 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

The Business Leadership Podcast: Justin Thouin, co-founder and CEO at LowestRates.ca

Justin Thouin is the Co-Founder and CEO of LowestRates.ca. Justin started the company in 2012 following a successful career as a senior executive with two prominent entertainment and technology organizations. LowestRates.ca provides Canadians

Published on: August 1st, 2017 Edwin Frondozo

Canadian fintechs join the global fight against pesky, costly patent trolls

Two Canadian fintech companies have teamed up with some of America’s biggest tech giants to fend off patent trolls. Although they represent two extremes of Canada’s financial services sector – FI.SPAN is a

Published on: July 12th, 2017 Christine Wong

Online retailers can now reach millions of Chinese consumers through Stripe

Canadian retailers who use the Stripe platform to conduct their business online now have a greatly expanded customer base. The San Francisco-based business software developer recently announced partnerships with Chinese digital payment providers

Published on: July 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Inaugural youth tech conference aims to motivate Canada’s top young innovators

It’s been widely reported that the Canadian technology sector is experiencing – and will continue experiencing – a broad skills shortage, but one organization is hoping to change that by inspiring youth. The

Published on: June 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Inside CIBC’s award-winning digital transformation strategy

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) undertook a long journey to become the winner of the Large Private Sector category of the IT World Canada Digital Transformation Awards announced on Wednesday. Three years ago,

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Danny Bradbury

Collaboration with fintechs key to CIBC’s digital success, VP says

A fruitful relationship between the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Toronto fintech startup Borrowell Inc. highlights the benefits that startups and enterprises stand to gain by collaborating with each other. During a

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

PayPal and Canada Post partnership launches integrated payment and shipping solution

Anyone who’s ever sold something online knows how painful the process can be: from receiving the order, to manually calculating and writing the label, and finally, visiting a Canada Post location to drop

Published on: June 5th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canadian SMBs not adopting e-commerce and suffering because of it: PayPal

Canadians are generally known for being more conservative when it comes to trusting and adopting new technology, but a new study by Ipsos and commissioned by PayPal Canada reveals just how far behind

Published on: May 30th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Using artificial intelligence to disrupt financial institutions

First it was the mobile revolution that disrupted the banking system, now artificial intelligence (AI) is looking to make its mark. Finn.ai, a Vancouver, BC-based fintech company, is looking to digitally transform financial

Published on: May 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Live Labs illustrates CIBC’s commitment to digital transformation

Running a 150-year-old company that remains one of Canada's most financially successful as if it's a startup might seem counterintuitive, but it's become integral to the way CIBC conducts business. The Canadian Imperial

Published on: May 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood