Canada

Decentral’s Jaxx Digital Wallet & Exchange Adds 70 Partners

Decentral has announced that its flagship product, Jaxx , a multi-platform digital currency wallet and exchange, has secured more than 70 new partners and integrations for all things blockchain. Jaxx wants to be the tool that brings digital currencies and digital assets to the masses. “We are bringing together… Read More

futureshare Wants to Unlock Canadian Homeowners Equity with New Online Platform

futureshare, an alternative finance platform, launched this week offering a service for Canadian homeowners to unlock equity in their homes. Unlike traditional Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOCs), futureshare will provide immediate cash in return for a percentage of a home’s appreciation in value. futureshare’s online… Read More

On Crowdfunding: Why Independent Singer Songwriter Lindsay Kupser & Others Opt for Kickstarter

“…crowdfunding is an incredible resource for independent artists and is a powerful way to maintain creative control of our work.” This time of year is filled with graduations and future plans for promising students, artists and songwriters.  Kickstarter covers an interesting earful of projects from songwriter students who… Read More

Toronto Financial Services Alliance Says Strengthening Fintech Ecosystem Must Be a Priority

The Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) says Canada’s financial service relevance is at risk unless the Fintech ecosystem is improved. According to the TFSA, the situation is an imperative if the country wants to grow the region’s market position. TFSA has published a report specifically… Read More

Rapid Growth: Flexiti Team Adds COO Jerome Peeters & CRO Colin Franks

It’s been a busy few weeks for the Flexiti Financial team, having added its first Advisory Board Members, Diane Brisebois and Rick Padulo last month. The Toronto-based a provider of point-of-sale financing and payment technology for retailers, announced the appointment of Jerome Peeters as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and… Read More

Ready & Waiting: NCFA Canada Opens 2017 Alternative Finance Industry Survey

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada has announced the launch of its third Alternative Finance Crowdfunding Survey in Canada for platforms, investors and companies as part of its annual exercise in providing Canadian benchmarks on market size, volume, market activity, platform characteristics, jobs, and key… Read More

Digital Marketer Ameria Returns to Companisto, Exceeds 500K€ on Second Crowdfund Raise

Ameria, a German technology company which develops digital marketing and sales solutions for companies including HARIBO, MediaSaturn and Porsche has synced with Companisto to raise 700€K. Valued at 22,500,000€, Ameria has raised over 518,190€ for 3.02% shared offered from more than 387 investors. The largest investment to date is… Read More

Toronto Financial Services Alliance Welcomes Fintech Support from Ontario

The Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) released a statement this week welcoming Ontario’s support for the Fintech sector. The announcement by TFSA followed Ontario releasing its budget containing a strategy for advancing Fintech in the region.  The TFSA is a private/public partnership whose goal is to… Read More

Autorité des Marchés Financiers Launches Fintech Lab

In an attempt to enhance their understanding of the Fintech industry, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) in Quebec, Canada, has announced the creation of a Fintech Lab. The Fintech Lab, which will be accessible to all AMF employees contributing to the projects of the Fintech… Read More

KPMG: $3.2 Billion in Fintech Deals During Q1 as 2017 “Starts Modestly”

KPMG has published their most recent Pulse of Fintech covering the global Fintech industry during Q1 of 2017. According to their numbers, global investment in Fintech topped $3.2 billion accross 260 deals the first three months of the year. KPMG says that Fintech investment got… Read More

OnDeck Canada Announces Partnership With Point of Sales Platform LightSpeed

Online lender OnDeck Canada announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with cloud-based point-of-sales platform for independent retailers and restaurants, Lightspeed. According to the duo, this new partnership will allow Lightspeed users to secure loans through OnDeck’s lending platform and the new offering will… Read More

National Bank of Canada Invests in Myanmar Fintech Company ONGO

Last week, ONGO, a mobile payments platform based in Myanmar, announced a strategic partnership with the National Bank of Canada (NBC). According to ONGO’s announcement, NBC acquired a 22% stake in ONGO. The company declined to disclose any other terms of the deal. ONGO is… Read More

Equifax Canada Announces Risk Reveal to Help Empower Businesses Achieve Better Credit Decisions Faster

Equifax Canada announced last week the launch of its Risk Reveal, which is said to help businesses achieve better credit decisions at a faster rate. The fintech company stated that by combining the depth of two credit databases into one solution, the new feature would… Read More

Flexiti Financial Welcomes Diane Brisebois & Rick Padulo as First Advisory Board Members

Flexiti Financial, POS financing and payment technology provider for retailers, announced that Diane J. Brisebois, President and CEO of the Retail Council of Canada (RCC), and Rick Padulo, Chairman and CEO of Padulo Integrated, a multimedia retail communications company, have joined Flexiti Financial as the first… Read More

Asset Management & Institutional Advisory Firm NewOak Forms Partnership With LendingArch to Purchase Up to $2 Billion in Consumer Loans

Canadian marketplace lending platform LendingArch, announced it has formed a partnership with NewOak, a New York-based asset management and institutional advisory firm who have advised on over $5.5 trillion in assets on behalf of the world’s top banks, institutions, law firms, and regulators. According to… Read More

Misys Appoints Natalie Gammon as New Chief Information Officer

Financial service software provider Misys announced on Wednesday it has appointed Natalie Gammon as its new Chief Information Officer. The company stated that Gammon will be taking on the responsibility of managing its global infrastructure and technology operations, which includes all business applications and support services, as well as… Read More

Matchi Teams Up With ATB Financial & KPMG in Canada to Launch Fintech Challenge

Matchi, a global fintech matchmaking firm, announced it has teamed up with ATB Financial and KPMG in Canada to launch a customer onboarding innovation challenge dedicated to fintech companies. The companies reported that this challenge aims to reimagine customer onboarding and management through collaboration with… Read More

Brady Fletcher Wants Your Money, Millennials

Past generations have had their market opportunities; the Baby Boomers the jump in energy prices during the 1970’s and Generation X had the tech boom (and bust) of the 1990’s. But Brady Fletcher says the empowerment-driven Millennials haven’t had their own spring of market luck…. Read More

Blockchain-based Identity Service backed by the Big 5 Canadian Banks

SecureKey announced Monday that later this year it will release a blockchain-based service, giving customers the ability to control what classifying information they share with corporations. The Toronto-based identity management company’s new service has obtained the support of Canada’s top five banks. SecureKey’s new service… Read More

A Voluntary Tax? Ontario Parliament Debates Bill to Crowdfund Public Projects

Finding and allocating money public projects including urban improvements is hard. Constituents never want to see their taxes increase and inevitably some people support certain projects. Others, not so much. Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac & Addington in Ontario, believes he has the solution. Hillier… Read More