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Canadian Credit Union Meridian Announces Plans to Launch Digital Banking Platform “motusbank”

Meridian, a Canada-based credit union, announced last week the launch of its new digital platform, motusbank. According to Meridian, motusbank has already received the official go-ahead from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) and will open for business this spring. Its description reads: “motusbank… Read More

Canadian Fintech Mogo Milestone: Opens More than 200,000 New Member Accounts in 2018

Canadian fintech Mogo Finance Technology announced on Tuesday it opened more than 210,000 new member accounts in 2018, which brought its member base to approximately 756,000 on December 31st.  The company claims it is a digital challenger to the banks in Canada and empowers consumers with solutions… Read More

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Claims to Be the First in Canada to Issue Digital Credentials Through Blockchains

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology announced last week it is claiming to be the first Canadian institution to use the technology to deliver secure credentials. According to the institute, Twenty-five graduates from the Pre-Employment Automotive Service Technician program received a digital credential through blockchain as part… Read More

TD Bank Releases Progress Report; Secures $22 Billion in First Year

TD Bank announced on Friday it has released a progress report on advancing towards a transition to a low-carbon economy in North America. The banking group also reported it secured CAD$22 billion during its first year. In December 2017, TD set a target of a total of CAD$100 billion in… Read More

Coinsquare Announces European Expansion

Canadian cryptocurrency platform Coinsquare announced on Wednesday it has launched across 25 countries simultaneously in the European Union (EU). Coinsquare reported it first announced its intention to launch in Europe earlier this year and European customers now have access to the platform’s full suite of cryptocurrencies and services. This… Read More

OnDeck Partners With Evolocity Financial Group to Combine Canadian Operations

OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK), a small business online lending platform, announced last week it has entered into a definitive agreement to combine its Canadian lending operations with Evolocity Financial Group (Evolocity), a private Montréal-based online small business lender. According to OnDeck, The combined enterprise, to be branded OnDeck… Read More

Ontario Securities Commission Now Seeking Applications for Fintech Advisory Committee

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced last week it is seeking applications for membership on its Fintech Advisory Committee (FAC). The OSC reported the FAC advises the OSC LaunchPad staff on developments in the fintech space and the challenges faced by start-ups in the securities industry. It… Read More

Kik Announces Launch of Peer-to-Peer Transactions Feature

Kik, a Canada-based chat platform, announced on Thursday the launch of its new peer-to-peer transaction feature, which is powered by Kin. According to Kik, the feature will allow users who are participating in public group chats to reward group administrators for facilitating positive and meaningful user interactions inside… Read More

Accenture Opens Canada Innovation Hub in Toronto

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced earlier this week it opened its new Canada innovation hub in the heart of Toronto’s business and technology district to help clients grow, compete and transform in the digital economy. Accenture reported that as part of its investment in Canada, it… Read More

Canadian Fintech Progressa Teams Up With the Alternative Credit Fund to Facilitated Up to a $13 Million Forward Flow Whole Loan Purchase Program

Progressa, a Vancouver-based financial technology company focused on helping sub-prime and near-prime Canadians seeking to improve their financial health, announced last week it is partnering with Alternative Credit Fund, a Vancouver-based specialty credit fund, to facilitate up to a $13 million forward flow whole loan purchase program… Read More

Paysafe Teams Up With Paytm Canada To Extend Payment Options Through Fully Integrated Mobile Payment Processing Solution

Paysafe Group, a global payments provider, announced on Tuesday it is partnering with Paytm Canada to extend the payment options their customers have to securely and easily use their smartphones to pay for goods and services. According to Paysafe, Paytm Canada launched its first consumer-facing mobile application allowing… Read More

HSBC Canada Forms New Partnership With Biz2Credit to Give Canadian Small Business Owners Financing Quicker & Easier

Biz2Credit announced on Monday it is working with HSBC Bank Canada to give Canadian small business owners quicker and easier access to apply for business financing through HSBC eCredit. According to the duo, HSBC eCredit is a digital-first approach to lending, which will allow small business… Read More

Montreal Mobile Payment Startup Mobeewave Closes Series B Round Led by NewAlpha, Mastercard & Forestay Capital

Mobeewave, an in-person contactless payment acceptance platform, has closed a US$16.5M Series B funding round, led by NewAlpha Asset Management, Mastercard and Forestay Capital. The strategic funding will enable Mobeewave to continue to deploy in global markets and develop new product offerings. “We are delighted… Read More

Payments Platform Adyen Expands into Canada, Grows Client Network

The Dutch payments platform Adyen (AMS: ADYEN) has now expanded its platform’s reach into Canada. In addition, Adyen also announced that four new customers — Dollar Shave Club, Adidas, Busbud and Canada Goose — have selected Adyen as their payments processor in Canada. Key Ayden clients include Facebook,… Read More

Evoke Capital Integrates With KoreConX’s KorePartners Ecosystem

KoreConX  announced earlier this week that Evoke Capital will now be integrated into its KorePartners ecosystem. The KorePartner ecosystem is a group of selected companies that support the KoreConX security token protocol and adhere to KoreConX’s strict governance standards. Evoke Capital is described as an online… Read More

Seed&Spark Announces Canadian Expansion: Now Offering New Funding Options for Canadian Creators

Seed&Spark, the independent film crowdfunding platform, announced on Friday its expansion into Canada. The U.S.-based funding portal confirmed it launched full access of its services to Canadian creators. Seed&Sparks reported included in the expansion is support for Canadian currency, compliance with local tax regulations and… Read More

Canadian Fintech Mylo Set to Launch Registered Accounts & Socially Responsible Investing Through Premium Service Mylo Advantage

Canadian fintech Mylo Financial Technologies announced on Tuesday it is set to launch registered accounts and socially responsible investing through its new premium service, Mylo Advantage. According to Mylo, the newest offering furthers its social mission to help Canadians achieve their financial goals by delivering an effortless way… Read More

Flexiti Receives $80 Million Mezzanine Debt Facility From Credit Suisse Asset Management

Canada-based point-of-sale financing and payment tech provider Flexiti announced on Thursday it has received an $80 million mezzanine debt facility from Credit Suisse Asset Management. This news comes just a few months after Flexiti acquired TD Financing Services’ (TDFS), a Canadian private label credit card portfolio. … Read More

Canadian Crypto Exchange Coinsquare Announces European Expansion Plans

Just a little over a month after announcing its expansion plans into Japan with DLTA 21 Blockchain Corp., a Canadian blockchain investment bank, Canadian cryptocurrency Coinsquare announced its upcoming European expansion efforts, which is set for fourth quarter 2018. According to Coinsquare, European customers will have… Read More

American Insurance Firm Travelers Acquires Major Stake in Canadian Insurtech Zensurance

Travelers, a U.S.-based insurance firm, has reportedly acquired a major stake in Canadian insurtech startup Zensurance. Founded in 2016, Zensurance claims it is leading the technology revolution in the insurance industry. The company, which uses data and analytics to identify most common risks, is able to… Read More

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