Canada

Open Banking and Intelligent Payment Plaform Zūm Rails Introduces Anti-Fraud Tools

Zūm Rails, an Open Banking and intelligent payment software provider, reveals that it has introduced a new set of anti-fraud tools to improve the security of its Instant Deposit feature. Instant Deposit, supported by Visa Direct, the payment giant’s real-time push payments solution,  and offered… Read More

iComply Adds Paul Childerhose to Board

iComply Investor Services, a global compliance software provider, has appointed Paul Childerhose, a recognized leader in the Canadian regtech industry, to its advisory board. Childerhose has more than 20 years of experience in the Canadian financial services sector and serves on the board of the… Read More

Canadian Fintech Nuula Announces $120M in New Funding

Nuula, a Canadian Fintech company focused on small businesses, today announced $120 million in new funding. The total consists of $20 million in equity funding led by Edison Partners and a $100 million credit facility provided by funds managed by the Credit Group of Ares… Read More

DMG Blockchain Solutions Joins MaraPool Mining Pool

Blockchain and cryptocurrency tech company DMG Blockchain Solutions has become the first Canadian Bitcoin miner to join the MaraPool mining pool. MaraPool is a U.S.-based Bitcoin mining pool that is fully audited by a third-party firm in the U.S. As of Sept. 13 DMG will… Read More

Canada based ID Verification Firm Trulioo Partners with Neobank Zolve to Offer Real-Time ID Checks

Trulioo, a global identity verification solution provider, reveals that it has teamed up with Zolve, an innovative neo-banking platform. Through one of the largest marketplaces of identity data and services, Trulioo GlobalGateway provides real-time identity checks that “adhere to a diverse range of compliance requirements,… Read More

Canadian Crypto Exchanges Banned from Trading Tether

Last month Coinberry became the first “pure-play registered crypto trading platform” in Canada. At that time, Coinberry CEO Andrei Poliakov commented: “Canadians have been seeking a safe, trustworthy, and regulated platform to acquire crypto assets for far too long. We are finally thrilled to offer them… Read More

Canadian Fintech Flinks Acquires $103M Investment from National Bank of Canada

The National Bank of Canada (TSE: NA) has reportedly invested $103 million in Flinks, including $30 million in growth capital “towards acceleration of the Montreal-based fintech’s expansion activities in North America,” according to a release. As mentioned in the announcement, the investment has been made… Read More

Netki, Polymath to Bring ID Verification to Polymesh

KYC-AML regulatory technology provider Netki is partnering with blockchain technology provider Polymath to bring blockchain-specific identity verification to Polymesh, a permissioned blockchain purpose-built by Polymath for security tokens. The collaboration will help protect against fraudulent account creation while ensuring the onboarding process to the chain… Read More

Canadian VC ThreeD Capital Among XREX Pre-Series A Backers

Canadian venture capital firm ThreeD Capital was among the backers of XREX’s recent US $17 million Pre-Series A financing round. ThreeD Capital acquired 282,386 preferred shares in the Taiwanese tradetech company for US $400,000. “We are very excited about our investment in XREX and its… Read More

Open Banking Initiative Canada Teams Up with Open Banking Expo to Enhance Digital Financial Services

Open Banking Initiative Canada (OBIC), which is a non-profit advocacy organization bringing together professionals from finance, technology, and regulation, to promote Open Banking, has teamed up with the Open Banking Expo, an international community of Open Banking and Open Finance execs working on digital transformation… Read More

Coinberry Crypto Exchange Gets Thumbs Up From Canadian Regulators

Canadian cryptocurrency trading platform Coinberry has become the first pure-play registered crypto trading platform in Canada. This registration will allow Coinberry to offer Canadians crypto-based products and services on a regulated platform. “We at Coinberry have been working hard with our partners at DLA Piper to… Read More

IPC Point of Trade Voice Transaction Data to be Integrated with Overbond AI Algos Powering Automated Fixed-Income Trading

Overbond and IPC have announced a new partnership focused on accelerating the automation of fixed-income trading with voice-to-AI technology. Overbond is teaming up with IPC, a provider of secure, compliant communications and multi-Cloud connectivity services for the international financial markets, in order to integrate IPC’s… Read More

Canadian Travel Tech Firm Hopper Acquires $175M to Boost its Fintech Offerings via the Cloud

Canada’s travel technology firm Hopper recently finalized a $175 million Series G round that was led by New York-based GPI Capital. As noted by its management: “At Hopper, we’re on a mission to build the most customer-centric travel company on earth. We are leveraging the… Read More

Canadian Open Banking Report Summarized

The Canadian government has released its report into open banking. Final Report: Advisory Committee on Open Banking is available here. The vision for a Canadian system should be governed by six outcomes: consumer data is protected; consumers are in control of their data; consumers receive… Read More

Peruvian Fintech Becomes Newest Polymesh Validator

Peruvian fintech B89 this week became the newest node operator on Polymesh, a permissioned blockchain purpose-built by Polymath specifically for regulated assets. It is currently in testnet phase with mainnet launch anticipated for later this year. Polymesh said most public blockchains are insufficient at meeting… Read More

Debt and Equity Marketplace Software Provider Katipult Reports Revenue Growth

Katipult Technology Corp. (TSXV: FUND), a provider of software for powering the exchange of capital in equity and debt markets (investment crowdfunding platforms), has posted its results for the quarter ending June 30, 2021. Katipult states that it continues to grow its subscription revenue booking… Read More

Digital Asset Staking Service Provider Figment Secures $50M from Senator Investment Group, Others

The team at Figment is pleased to confirm that during Q2, they secured $50 million from institutional as well as strategic partners in the “largest funding round to date for any staking provider.” As mentioned in the update from Figment: “Led by Senator Investment Group… Read More

Steve Pinado: President at Billtrust, a B2B Accounts Receivable Automation Firm, Explains how They Streamline B2B Payments

We recently caught up with Steve Pinado, President at Billtrust (NASDAQ: BTRS), a B2B accounts receivable (AR) automation and integrated payments provider. Pinado explained how automation trends have been accelerating at warp speed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, the team at Billtrust had shared… Read More

TMX Group Finalizes Acquisition of Canada’s AST Investor Services Inc and its Subsidiary AST Trust Co.

TMX Group reveals that it has finalized the acquisition of AST Investor Services Inc. (Canada) and its subsidiary AST Trust Company (Canada), an established provider of transfer agency, corporate trust, and various other services. As mentioned in the announcement, the total consideration of the acquisition… Read More

Canada: Paybright by Affirm Now Live on Apple for Pay Over Time at No Interest Fee

Paybright, part of Affirm  (NASDAQ:AFRM), is now live and in the wild on the Apple Store for Canadian purchasers. As was previously reported, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is incorporating Paybright, a Canadian BNPL (buy now, pay later), to facilitate purchases. As there is no interest fee you… Read More

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