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Canadian Banks Team Up with CanDeal to Provide Comprehensive KYC Solution

CanDeal Group, an operator of Canadian market and infrastructure services, has teamed up with five of Canada’s biggest local banks “to deliver a comprehensive, centralized Know Your Client (KYC) solution to the Capital Markets Industry.” The collaboration mutualizes many of the costs and efforts of… Read More

Fintech Firm Brim Financial Teams Up With Air France-KLM to Offer Credit Card Program

Brim Financial, one of the “fastest-growing” Fintechs and a licensed credit card issuer, recently announced a partnership with Air France-KLM in Canada. The joint Air France and KLM’s loyalty program, Flying Blue, will “leverage Brim’s end-to-end technology platform to launch a unique credit card product… Read More

Digital Asset Firm FTX Acquires Bitvo, Makes Alberta first Canadian Business Location

Momentum in Alberta’s Fintech sector continues to build as crypto exchange company FTX revealed plans to establish its first Canadian location in Calgary after the acquisition of Calgary-based Bitvo — a trading platform “offering Canadians a secure and easy way to buy, sell and trade… Read More

Canadian Fintech Wealthsimple Is Laying Off 13% of Staff

Wealthsimple is reportedly laying off 13% of its staff members as the financial services firm joins the slew of global technology businesses facing market “immense volatility.” In a letter to staff of the Toronto-headquartered company on Wednesday, CEO Michael Katchen noted that 159 of the… Read More

Fintech Nuula Launches in Canada to Support Small Businesses, Company Founders

Nuula, a Fintech company focused on providing small businesses the tools and the capital they need to succeed, announced its launch in Canada. Nuula will provide Canadian small business owners with a way to monitor the performance of their business and “access a range of… Read More

GLORY Invests in Fintech Clip Money to Provide Improved Deposit Services

Glory, which claims to be a global “leader” in cash technology solutions to the financial and retail industries, has announced their participation in the fundraising round by Clip Money Inc. (TSXV: CLIP) a Fintech operating in Canada and the US. Clip Money “simplifies the challenges… Read More

Personal Finance App Hardbacon Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign, Secures Over $400K

  Hardbacon, a personal finance application used by more than 38,000 Canadians, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign through the FrontFundr portal “where it has secured no less than $422,829 in the first 24 hours.” As part of the campaign, Hardbacon has “obtained $303,965 in… Read More

Round13 Introduces Fund to Invest in Blockchain, Digital Asset Market

Round13, a Canadian VC firm with approximately $700 million in assets under management, has introduced a “dedicated” fund to invest in the emerging blockchain and digital asset market. As noted in an update shared with CI, the crypto native fund has “raised US$70 million of… Read More

Mitacs and Mastercard to Support Innovation in Cybersecurity

Mitacs and Mastercard (NYSE: MA) recently announced a partnership that will see some of the “best” and “brightest” from Canada’s academic institutions collaborate on projects “aimed at accelerating R&D and innovation in the field of cybersecurity at Mastercard.” Mastercard is investing $500,000 towards the development… Read More

Blockchain Intelligence Group Appoints Kenneth A. Goodwin as Director of Regulatory, Institutional Affairs

BIGG Digital Assets Inc. (CSE:BIGG), owner of Blockchain Intelligence Group, a global cryptocurrency intelligence and compliance company, is pleased to announce “the appointment of Kenneth A. Goodwin, Jr. as the Director of Regulatory and Institutional Affairs.” Goodwin brings extensive experience in global banking and capital… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Kraken Announces Trading Support for BNC, FIDA and OGN Tokens for US, Canada

Following Kraken’s listings of Bifrost (BNC), Bonfida (FIDA), and Origin Protocol (OGN) for most countries, the digital asset firm is pleased to announce “the availability of these tokens for residents of the United States and Canada.” Funding and trading are now live. You may keep… Read More

Financial Software Firm Sudozi Offers Real-Time Insights to Finance, Accounting Teams

Sudozi, a financial software innovator, recently announced new solutions to help finance teams automate workflows and improve spend decisions, as well as “the close of a $4.3 million seed round led by Pear VC with participation from S3 Ventures and Mischief.” Founded by the former… Read More

Canadian Fintech Neo Financial Achieves Unicorn Status

Neo Financial is pleased to confirm that they recently secured $185 million in new funding “to continue building better, more modern financial services for all Canadians.” According to Neo Financial, this is “a historic milestone for [them,] as [they] are now one of only a… Read More

Simplii Financial Now the “First” Canadian Virtual Banking Brand to Provide Recurring, Future-Dated Interac e-Transfer Transactions

Simplii Financial has launched a new online and mobile banking feature for clients, “enabling recurring and future-dated Interac e-Transfer® transactions to be set up or scheduled up to five years into the future.” Vineet Malhotra, Head, Simplii Financial, stated: “Our clients have been asking for… Read More

BIGG Digital Assets Reports Audited Financial Results For FY 2021

BIGG Digital Assets Inc. (CSE: BIGG), owner of Netcoins, the online cryptocurrency brokerage that makes it “easy” for Canadians to buy, sell, and understand digital currency, and Blockchain Intelligence Group, a developer of blockchain tech search, risk-scoring and data analytics solutions, “is pleased to report… Read More

Launch of Square Loans Provides Simple Access to Funds for Canadian Companies

Square recently announced the launch of Square Loans in Canada, giving small businesses quick and simple “access to funds and eliminating another major pain point associated with running a business.” By using transaction data, Square Loans “proactively surfaces customized offers to eligible sellers, providing them… Read More

QuadFi Acquires $100M Financing Facility with Crayhill Capital Management

QuadFi, which claims to be a “mission driven” global fintech firm headquartered in Canada, has announced that it entered into an agreement for “a new financing facility of up to $100 million (CAD $127 million) with Crayhill Capital Management, a New York-based minority-owned private credit… Read More

PXP Financial, an Acquiring, Payment, Fraud, and Data Analysis Service, Launches in Canada

PXP Financial Inc., the US division of PXP Financial Ltd., a key player in global acquiring, payment, fraud and data analysis services, recently announced its launch in Canada. Ontario is the next major territory for sports betting since New Jersey became one of the first… Read More

NFTs: CoinSmart Financial Inc. Announces Investment in NFT Cross-Bridge Marketplace, Curate

  CoinSmart Financial Inc., which claims to be one of Canada’s leading crypto-asset trading platforms, has announced its investment in NFT cross-bridge marketplace, Curate. The partnership agreement reportedly “includes an undisclosed investment from CoinSmart in Curate’s NFT Marketplace, with an option to acquire a majority… Read More

Payments Canada Chooses TCS as Integration Lead for Real-Time Rail, a Real-Time Payment System

Payments Canada has announced the selection of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540) (NSE: TCS), a global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, “as the integration lead for Canada’s real-time payment system, the Real-Time Rail (RTR).” TCS will help plan and orchestrate activities “with… Read More

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