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Researchers at McGill are Reportedly Working on Potential Design for Bank of Canada Virtual Currency or CBDC

The research team at McGill is reportedly collaborating on the potential design for the new Bank of Canada digital currency. Professors Katrin Tinn and Christophe Dubach have jointly proposed a new design for a “cash-like” central bank digital currency or CBDC which will aim to… Read More

Payments Platform Adyen Reveals that Buy Now Pay Later or BNPL Is Fastest-Growing Payment Alternative in N. America

Payments platform Adyen (AMS:ADYEN) reveals that Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) is the fastest-growing payment alternative in North America. BNPL services are everywhere now, and allow consumers to acquire big ticket items and have made “spontaneous splurges within easy reach.” These digital financial “tools” allow… Read More

Fintech Finastra Partners Indian Multinational Firm HCL Technologies to Offer Treasury Management Services

Finastra, a financial services software and Cloud-enabled solutions provider, has confirmed that it will be teaming up with HCL Technologies, an India-based multinational tech firm, in order to offer treasury management technology via the Cloud to smaller banks based in Europe, North America, India, and… Read More

70% of Hedge Fund Managers are Now Hosting At Least Part of their IT and Fintech Platforms in the Cloud: Survey

Enfusion, an established provider of global investment management software and fund services that’s focused on “automating and simplifying full front-to-back office functionality with one vendor,” notes that as funds continue to grow, many patch together tech solutions, adding new functionality or capabilities as they become… Read More

Remittance Payments Sent by US-based Mexican Workers to Relatives back Home have Reached Record Levels, following COVID Outbreak

Mexican workers now based in the United States have reportedly been sending record amounts of funds to friends or family members back home since 2020, which may suggest that the American economy has been fairly resilient despite the challenges created by the COVID-19 outbreak. As… Read More

Digital Financial Services from Chinese Banks are Generally Better than other APAC Countries, and Some European, North American Providers: Report

A recently published whitepaper from Massachusetts-based International Data Corporation (IDC) and Huawei examines how banking institutions across the globe have been dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak. The paper identifies or recommends the way forward in a post COVID world which is now considered the “new… Read More

Machine Learning Tools and Algorithms are Now being Used by Canada based Scotiabank to Help Clients Impacted by COVID-19

Canadian banking group Scotiabank has noted that its strategic investments in machine learning (ML) technologies are beginning to pay off during the Coronavirus crisis, allowing it to effectively serve clients as they try to cope with these uncertain and challenging times. Analysts at the bank’s… Read More

North American and European Fintech Firms Attracted Substantial Funding in 2020 but Number of Deals Declined: Report

North American and European Fintech firms experienced a 17% year-over-year (YoY) growth during Q3 2020, which brings the total to $8.9 billion raised in venture capital investments, compared to $7.6 billion secured in Q2 2020. Although these are solid gains, there were just 414 deals… Read More

Payoneer Launches New Payment Orchestration Payments For E-Commerce Merchants in North America

Digital payments company Payoneer announced on fMonday the launch of its new payment orchestration platform that is dedicated to e-commerce merchants in North America. The company reported that following its optile acquisition, it is now integrating its offering into its core platform and expanding its… Read More

Renewable Energy Now Powers Nearly 40% of Proof of Work Cryptocurrency Mining: Report

  Full-time equivalent employee growth in the blockchain and digital asset sector has slowed down following the 2017 cryptocurrency bull market, according to the findings of the 3rd Global Cryptoasset Benchmark Study by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (released in September 2020 by the… Read More

TransferMate Announces Expansion of North American Regulation With New Mexico License Approval

TransferMate, a cross-border B2B payments technology solution, announced on Thursday it scored a significant boost to its international footprint, securing a new payments license in Mexico. According to TransferMate, the license marks a major milestone on the platform’s global growth journey. Founded in 2008, TransferMate… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Is “Disproportionately” Favored by North American Investors as the Preferred Digital Asset Investment: Report

North America is reportedly the third-most active region in terms of the total cryptocurrency volume moved or transferred on-chain, right behind Western Europe and East Asia. According to a Chainalysis blockchain and digital asset market report: “Overall, North America-based [cryptocurrency] addresses accounted for 14.8% of… Read More

Australian Stock Exchange Listed Fintech EML Payment Plans to Reduce the Use of Plastic Cards by 50%, Globally

Fintech firm EML Payment Ltd (ASX: EML) aims to significantly reduce plastic consumption by the weight of 56 elephants, 10 humpback whales, 1,250 lions, and the height of 5,000 giraffes across the company’s global portfolio within the next three years. EML’s “Change for Good” Initiative… Read More

Global Digital Banking Platform Market to Surpass $10 Billion by 2027: Report

The global digital banking platform industry reportedly managed to generate $3.95 billion in revenue last year. It’s expected to reach $10.87 billion by 2027, which means it’s projected to expand at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6% from 2020 to 2027. This, according… Read More

Digital Transformation: Only 40% of Consumers Expect to Visit Physical Bank Branches After COVID-19, a Survey by Fintech Novantas Reveals

The month of April 2020 saw a dramatic 200% surge in the number of new mobile banking registrations, meanwhile, mobile banking traffic increased by 85%, according to data from Fidelity National Information Services (FIS). The significant increase in mobile-based transactions may be attributed to the… Read More

Global Artificial Intelligence Market Is Projected to Reach $390.9 Billion by 2025: Report

The global artificial intelligence (AI) market size is projected to hit $390.9 billion by 2025. The market is expected to achieve a compound annual growth rate of 46.2% from 2019 to 2025. AI is a major technological innovation along with Big Data advancements, machine learning… Read More

Canadian E-Commerce Platform Lightspeed Teams Up With Stripe to Launch New Integrated Payment Capabilities in North America

Lightspeed, a Canada-based e-commerce platform, announced on Thursday it has launched new integrated payment capabilities in North America. The expansion is through Lightspeed’s partnership with Stripe. Founded in 2005, Lightspeed provides customers with a way to build, manage, and grow retail, restaurant, or commerce business… Read More

Insurtech Report: North America Is Experiencing the Highest Rate of Insurance Technology Adoption Due to Customer Spending Habits

The insurance technology (Insurtech) vendors aim to provide software that should simplify the decision-making process for clients. North America is reportedly experiencing the highest rate of Insurtech adoption because of how much customers in the area are spending on insurance-related products (according to a new… 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

Money Transfer Service WorldRemit Appoints Daniel Canning As First North America Commercial Director

WorldRemit, a UK based Fintech in the digital money transfer sector, announced on Wednesday it has appointed Daniel Canning as its first North America Commercial Director. According to WorldRemit, Canning will lead the company’s North America commercial activity at a time of rapid expansion. It was… Read More

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