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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

Digital Assets: Canada based Blockstation to Power Jamaica Stock Exchange to Trade Crypto

Toronto based Blockstation has signed an agreement with the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) to provide digital currency and token trading including settlement, trading and more. Blockstation is a company that provides existing stock exchanges to transition to a blockchain based transactions. Initially known as the… Read More

Canadian Fintech Progressa Secures $84 Million Through Latest Equity Funding Round Led By Canaccord Genuity & Gravitas

Progressa, a Vancouver-based financial technology company focused on helping sub-prime and near-prime Canadians seeking to improve their financial health, announced on Tuesday it secured $84 million through its latest equity funding round, which was led by Canaccord Genuity and Gravitas with participation from Eight Capital and Paradigm… Read More

OnDeck Closes on Two Asset Backed Credit Facilities Totaling $100 Million

Online lender OnDeck (NYSE:ONDK), has closed on two asset backed credit facilities totaling nearly $100 million. One in the amount of AUD 75 million with Credit Suisse, and another for CAD 50 million with Crédit Agricole, The two facilities will finance loan originations in Australia… Read More

Canada’s Largest Credit Union Coalition Joins Global Blockchain Ecosystem R3

The Large Credit Union Coalition (LCUC), a group comprising the CIOs of the 16 largest credit unions in Canada, announced on Tuesday it has joined enterprise software firm R3’s global blockchain ecosystem. The LCUC reported that it will join R3’s network of more than 200 financial… Read More

Canadian Fintech Citrusexchange Launches Supply Chain & Invoice Financing Blockchain Platform “Kwikxchange”

On Monday, Canadian fintech startup Citrusxchange Inc. announced it has launched its blockchain based supply chain and invoice financing platform, Kwikxchange.  The company reported its platform caters to small and medium enterprises seeking supply chain financing and invoice financing. The platform was also developed under… Read More

TD Bank Teams Up With Fintech BizEquity to Enhance Commercial Customer Experience

TD Bank announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with BizEquity to provide its small and mid-size business customers and prospects from Maine to Florida a no-cost comprehensive business valuation through a cutting-edge digital application. The bank revealed that through its relationship with the Philadelphia-based fintech it now offers… Read More

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