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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

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

Amazon Web Services Chosen by Sun Life as its Cloud Tech Provider, Aims to Become Cloud First Organization

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), recently revealed that Sun Life (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF) has chosen AWS as its Cloud tech  provider in order to become a “Cloud-first” organization, supporting ongoing innovation, and develop digital client experiences. Sun Life… 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

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

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

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

BNPL: Canada’s Scotiabank Now Converting Credit Card Repayments to Buy Now Pay Later Options

Canada-based Scotiabank (TSE: BNS) is reportedly converting credit card repayments into Buy Now, Pay Later or BNPL options, by offering customers the ability to pay off their debt in 3, 6, or 12-month fixed-installment payments. Currently available for purchases over $100 in-store or online, clients… Read More

Sensibill Partners with CAARY to Bring Digital Finance Solutions to Canadian SMEs Including Spend Management

Sensibill has teamed up with CAARY in order to bring “robust” digital finance solutions to SMEs. Through the partnership, CAARY and Sensibill aim to assist Canadian businesses with tracking their spending and managing their finances. As stated in the announcement: “We’re pleased to share that… Read More

Canada’s Trulioo, a Global Digital Identity and Business Verification Provider, Announces Partnerships with Wealth Managers

Trulioo, a global identity verification firm, reveals that it has teamed up with three wealth management companies in order to assist them with meeting compliance requirements and will be helping them with verifying their clients. As mentioned in a release shared with CI: “Through the… Read More

Payfare, a Fintech Powering Instant Payout and Digital Banking for Contractors, Issued Visa Ready Certification

Payfare Inc. (TSX: PAY), a Fintech that’s powering instant payout and digital banking services for contract workers, reveals that it has been issued a Visa Ready certification via the Visa Ready for Fintech Enablers program. The Visa Ready Fintech Enablement program offers partners such as… Read More

Canada based Paystone Acquires CAD 30M in Capital from Private Equity Unit of Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale

Canada-based Paystone has acquired CAD 30 million in capital from the private equity division of Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale. Paystone‘s payment processing and customer engagement solutions are currently being used by more than 30,000 merchants in Canada as well as the US. They collectively handle… Read More

Manu Smadja: CEO at MPOWER Financing, a Fintech Firm Facilitating Educational Loans, Shares Business Strategy

MPOWER Financing, a global education loan provider, recently secured an equity investment of $100 million. The new funding is in addition to the $60 million MPOWER raised earlier this year from Tilden Park Capital Management that also participated in the current round along with ETS… Read More

Calgary, Alberta’s Allied Venture Partners Confirms they’ve Invested $1M+ into Early-Stage Tech Firms

Allied Venture Partners confirmed on July 23, 2021, that they have invested over $1 million into early-stage tech startups while helping to close almost $13 million in total funding since their October 2020 debut. Based in Calgary, Alberta, AlliedVP invests in early-stage tech firms from… Read More

Properly, a Canadian Tech-Enabled Real Estate Brokerage, Secures CAD 44M via Series B from Bain Capital Ventures, Others

Properly, the Canadian technology-powered real estate brokerage, reveals that it has secured CAD 44 million through its Series B financing in order to support its national expansion across Canada’s $400 billion real estate market. As noted by the company in a blog post, Bain Capital… Read More

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