Canada

Nuvei Corp. Teams Up with Visa to Offer US Customers Access to Faster Payments via Visa Direct

Nuvei Corporation (Nasdaq and TSX: NVEI), the international payment tech partner of major brands, reveals that it’s teaming up with Visa, the leader in virtual payments, in order to offer Nuvei’s US customers with access to quick payouts via implementation of Visa Direct, which is… Read More

VC Antler Adds Partner to Toronto Office

Antler, a global venture capital firm founded in Singapore but with offices around the world, has appointed Bernie Li as Partner in its Toronto office. Antler shares that prior to joining the firm, Li co-founded Pure Energies, a marketplace that delivered solar solutions to customers… Read More

Canadian Crypto Platform Coinberry Names Former MasterCard Exec Abhijeet Roy CTO

Canadian cryptocurrency trading platform Coinberry this week named Abhijeet Roy as their new chief technology officer. Before joining Coinberry Roy held leadership positions at MicroStrategy, a provider of enterprise analytics, and one of the largest holders of Bitcoin in the technology sector. Roy brings more… Read More

Duality Technologies, Provider of Privacy-enhanced Data Collaboration Solutions, Acquires $30M via Series B

Duality Technologies, a provider of privacy-enhanced data collaboration solutions, reveals that it has secured $30 million via a Series B round, bringing its total funding to $49 million. The company’s round was reportedly led by LG Technology Ventures along with contributions from Euclidean Capital and… Read More

Interac Corp. Obtains “Exclusive” Rights to SecureKey Digital ID Services

Interac Corp., a payments network and digital ID provider, reveals that it has entered into a transaction to acquire the “exclusive” rights to SecureKey Technologies Inc. digital ID services for Canada. SecureKey is an established digital ID and authentication provider that works cooperatively with government… Read More

Scotiabank Taps Google Cloud to Increase Banking Personalization

Scotiabank and Google Cloud today announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the bank’s global data and analytics strategy. As a Scotiabank trusted cloud partner for data and analytics, Google Cloud will help create a more personal and predictive banking experience for Scotiabank customers in the… Read More

Zurich Insurance Group Teams Up with Toronto’s Insurtech BOXX Insurance

Zurich Insurance Group recently entered an international partnership with Toronto-headquartered Insurtech firm BOXX Insurance (BOXX), which offers integrated cybersecurity and insurance services to SMEs, individual consumers and families. As noted by its management, BOXX Insurance Inc. is a new type of insurance firm for “a… Read More

Fintech Payfare, which Powers Instant Payout and Digital Banking for Contractors, to Add Visa SavingsEdge

Payfare Inc. (TSX: PAY), an established Fintech firm that’s powering instant payout and virtual  banking solutions for gig economy workers, is working with Visa (NYSE: V) in order to add Visa SavingsEdge to its platform, “starting with the nationwide DoorDash DasherDirect card program.” As mentioned… Read More

Canada Outlines How Crypto Trading Platforms May Promote Their Products

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) have published an outline explaining h0ow crypto exchanges may advertise and promote their services. The CSA is the national entity that works with all provincial regulators seeking to provide a harmonized approach… Read More

Pascal Wealthtech Chosen for NextSteps Program, which Supports Early-Stage Canadian Tech Firms

Pascal Wealthtech reveals that after “careful” consideration by the Selection Committee, they’ve been accepted into the NextSteps Program & Pitch Competition by BCF Ventures and MNP. An “exclusive” program meant to assist early-stage Canadian tech firms with achieving their growth objectives, the selection to participate… Read More

Polymesh Association to Launch Polymesh October 13

Blockchain technology provider Polymath announced today that Polymesh, an institutional-grade permissioned blockchain built specifically for regulated assets, will be launched by the Polymesh Association on October 13. The mainnet launch follows the success of its Incentivized Testnet (ITN), which saw more than 4,300 unique verified… Read More

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

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