Canada

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

Canada: goPeer Now Allows All Investors to Participate in Lending

goPeer, a Canadian peer to peer lending platform, is now accepting retail investors to fund loans. The move follows the Ontario Securities Commission decision earlier this year to grant goPeer an EMD [Exempt Market Dealer] license. Now non-accredited investors may invest in an asset class… Read More

Canadian Fintech Mogo Set to Launch Mobile Peer-to-Peer Payment Solution

Canadian fintech Mogo Inc. (TSX:MOGO) (NASDAQ:MOGO) announced on Monday it is planning to launch a mobile peer-to-peer (P2P) payment solution, which will enable users to quickly and easily make and share payments with friends and family through Mogo’s mobile app. According to Mogo, the payment… Read More

Buy Now Pay Later Payments Platform AfterPay Announces Expansion Into Canada

Afterpay, a digital platform that offers interest-free installment plans for online purchases, announced on Wednesday it is offering its services to consumers and merchants in the Canadian market through its new partnerships with various brands and retailers, including American Eagle, Ardene, BikeExchange, Dermalogica, FragranceX.com, Herschel Supply… Read More

Canada based Middle Eastern Restaurant Converts Entire Cash Reserves to Bitcoin (BTC) following COVID-19 Outbreak and Resulting Challenges

Ontario, Canada’s Tahinis Restaurants, which claims to be the world’s best Middle Eastern restaurant, revealed that it has converted its entire cash reserves into Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency. The company explained that it experienced significant challenges during the historic market crash in March 2020,… Read More

NASAA Says Task Force is Tackling COVID Driven Securities Fraud

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) reports that its COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force, has taken actions against 220 scams allegedly seeking to profit from the pandemic. These actions include including administrative actions, cease-and-desist orders, referrals to other regulators, and to social media and hosting… Read More

Permissionless Blockchain Conflux Network Receives Endorsement from Hunan Government

Conflux Network, a permissionless blockchain network, has received a second public endorsement from a Chinese government entity. In a release, Conflux said that the Hunan government has joined the Shanghai government in blessing their blockchain. Conflux notes that they are the only privately created blockchain… Read More

Intuit’s QuickBooks Accounting Software May Now Access Financial Data Provided by Bank of Montreal Customers via New API

The Bank of Montreal (BMO), a Canadian multinational investment bank and financial services company with over 45,000 employees and a more than 850 billion CAD in assets, has created an API portal to allow small business clients to easily and securely share their data with… Read More

Uruguay’s Kona, which Enhances Customers’ Banking Experience with AI, Machine Learning, Chatbots, Signs Contract with Canadian Bank

Uruguay’s Kona, a company focused on enhancing customer experience with machine learning (ML) enabled solutions for businesses, which includes chatbots and various cognitive solutions for call centers, has reportedly landed a deal with a major Canadian bank. Established in Montevideo, and now headquartered in Toronto,… Read More

TSX Trust Company Selects Katipult for Deal Management Platform

Katipult Technology Corp (TSXV: FUND), a Canada based Fintech software provider for capital markets, has been selected by TSX Trust Company, a subsidiary of TMX Group Limited (the parent company of the Toronto Stock Exchange), to provide its new digital deal management platform designed to automate… Read More

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