Canada

Dubai Entrepreneur Khurram Shroff’s IBC Group Commits $10 Million to ETH 2.0 Staking to Support Launch of Ethereum Upgrade

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is reportedly leading the MENA region’s Fintech sector with a projected valuation of around $2.5 billion by 2022 (which is still not significant compared to international standards). Regional and multinational financial services providers have been launching digital platforms in order… Read More

Scotiabank Unveils Global AI Platform

Scotiabank announced earlier this week the launch of its new artificial intellignce (AI) platform. According to the Canadian banking group, the platform provides customers with intelligent and personalized financial advice. It also enables the bank to provide what it believes to be fast, relevant advice… Read More

Mogo Announces Expansion into Global B2B Fintech Market Through Digital Payments Technology Carta Worldwide Acquisition

Canadian fintech Mogo Inc. (TSX:MOGO) (NASDAQ:MOGO) announced on Tuesday it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Carta Solutions Holding Corporation, also known as Carta Worldwide. According to Mogo, Carta is a next-gen digital payments solution and through the acquisition, Mogo will be expanding into… Read More

Staples Canada Joins Forces With Flexiti Financial to Launch Staples Credit Card

Staples Canada recently announced it has joined forces with point-of-sale consumer financing solutions Flexiti Financial to launch its new Staples Card. According to Staples, the Card will allow cardholders to have access to 0% interest financing plans to help make their purchase more affordable. “This… Read More

Bank of Montreal Introduces AI enhanced Feature for Identifying Potential Cash Shortfalls for its Finance Management Platform

The Bank of Montreal (TSE: BMO), a Canadian multinational investment bank and financial services firm, has reportedly introduced an AI-enhanced feature for its personal financial management (PFM) platform that helps clients with identifying potential cash shortfalls. According to a release, BMO’s CashTrack Insight feature uses… Read More

Canadian Fintech Mogo Unveils Bitcoin Rewards Program

  Canadian fintech Mogo Inc. (TSX:MOGO) (NASDAQ:MOGO) announced on Monday the launch of a bitcoin rewards program for its members. Mogo reported it is offering Canadians more ways to “stack sats” by providing members with the opportunity to earn and win bitcoin through this new… Read More

Trulioo Appoints Leigh Ramsden as New Chief Financial Officer

Trulioo, an on-demand global identity verification company, announced on Friday it has appointed Leigh Ramsden as its new Chief Financial Officer. According to Trulioo, Ramsden has more than 20 years of financial analysis and progressive leadership experience and will succeed Anne Lawlor, who will be… Read More

Digital Asset Firm INX Limited Seeks Public Listing on Canadian Securities Exchange

INX Limited has applied for listing of its digital security, INX Token, on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE). INX is in the midst of a digital asset offering that is both a security and includes characteristics of a utility token. INX intends to launch a… Read More

Digital Bank NorthOne Launches New Desktop Banking Feature

NorthOne, an established digital bank for US-based small businesses, notes that they’ve launched a new desktop mobile banking feature that allows customers to manage their finances on a computer as well as from their mobile devices. NorthOne has partnered with Radius Bank to offer banking… Read More

Canadian Mortgage Fintech Lendesk Announces Acquisition of Digital Mortgage Origination Provide Finmo

Lendesk, a Canada-based mortgage fintech, announced on Tuesday it has acquired mortgage origination platform Finmo Financial Technologies. According to Lendesk, Finmo helps mortgage professionals offer their clients a truly digital experience. “Finmo’s proprietary Smart Docs algorithms allow brokers to automatically request necessary documents from their… Read More

Bank of Canada Is Reportedly Planning to Hire Economist that Will Conduct Research related to Fintech and Central Bank Digital Currencies

The Bank of Canada, the nation’s central bank, recently posted a new job requirement for an economist who may have experienced working with digital currencies and financial technologies or Fintech services. The reserve bank has noted that it aims to serve as “a leading central… Read More

Cost of Fraud for Financial Services and Lending Firms Increased Significantly in the US and Canada: Report

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has published its latest research report, titled Risk Solutions 2020: True Cost of Fraud Study: Financial Services & Lending (for the US and Canadian financial services and lending sectors). The research report covers the different types of fraudulent activities in the lending… Read More

Deloitte Canada to Help Clients Use Mendix, a Low-Code App Development Platform

Mendix, a Siemens business and a major low-code application development platform for large enterprises, has formed a strategic alliance with Deloitte Canada, a member company of one of the largest professional services firms, in order to use the Mendix low-code software development solution “on behalf… Read More

The Gibraltar Stock Exchange Lists 3iQ’s The Bitcoin Fund

The Gibraltar Stock Exchange has announced the listing of 3iQ’s The Bitcoin Fund, debuting one of the world’s first regulated and exchange-traded Bitcoin funds on a European regulated exchange. 3iQ is a Canada based investment fund manager. The company has previously received approval from the… Read More

Global ID Verification Firm Trulioo Recognized as One of Canada’s Top Growing Companies, after Recording 503% Growth in 3 Years

Trulioo, an on-demand global identity verification company, has been recognized on The Globe and Mail’s second-annual ranking of Canada’s 2020 Top Growing Companies – which ranks companies based on their three-year revenue growth. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, Trulioo recorded three-year growth… Read More

Accelerated Payments Reports €210 million Worth of Invoice Financing on Third Anniversary

Accelerated Payments reports that it has advanced €210 million worth of invoice financing as it celebrates its third anniversary in operation.  Accelerated Payments, and invoice financing platform, claims to be the fastest-growing Fintech in Europe. Meanwhile, the company is planning to set up shop in… Read More

Canada: Payments Tech Firm FSS to Help Modernize Everlink’s Card Operations

Payments tech firm FSS (Financial Software and Systems) is helping Everlink Payment Services Inc., a payments solutions working with Canadian credit unions, banks, and SMEs, modernize its card operations to support its future growth plans. According to a release, the FSS solution was chosen as… Read More

Visa Launches “Click to Pay” Feature in Canada

 Visa Canada announced on Tuesday the expansion of the “Click to Pay” feature in Canada. According to Visa Canada, the feature helps consumers make secure, swift purchases across various merchants and platforms, which is now more important than ever before given the world’s accelerated shift… Read More

Canadian Banking Challenger EQ Bank Surpasses $4 Billion in Total Deposits, but Still Dwarfed by Incumbents

EQ Bank, which is a digital, branchless platform offered by Equitable Bank, a Canadian banking challenger, recently surpassed $4 billion in total deposits, which has come about three months after it reached the $3 billion mark. Although the demand for digital banking services has been… Read More

Covid Killing Cash in Canada

Cash as a payment option continues to decline in popularity around the world due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. It has long been known that cash can be a transport vehicle for germs and just very dirty in general. The Coronavirus has brought this… Read More

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