Business BankingFinancial Analytics

CIBC’s Innovation Framework wins for supporting development of new banking tools and programs

TORONTO, ON–CIBC has won a 2021 BIG Innovation Award, presented by the Business Intelligence Group. The annual business awards program recognizes organizations, products and people around the world that are bringing new ideas to life in innovative ways. The CIBC Enterprise Innovation team received an Organization Award for its Innovation …

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Consumer BankingIntegrated PaymentsPayment Processing

Will payment methods be a way Canadians use to track their spending more accurately?

By Lorenzo Pellegrino As Paysafe discovered when we surveyed consumers in April, COVID-19 and the social distancing measures Canada and other countries have put into place to combat the virus have impacted when, where, and, arguably most importantly, how they are spending money. The shift to eCommerce is one clear …

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Winter 2020 Issue

The Advantages of Blockchain

By Kellogg Fairbank ECommerce is expected to surpass USD4.6 trillion globally by 2022, according to The Payment Methods Report 2019, with the seamless experience of e-wallets boosting its popularity. The simplicity of services like PayPal and Stripe has helped to improve customer experience while giving merchants easy access to new …

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Winter 2020 Issue

Consider Global Market Prospects

As the world moves towards economic recovery, now is the time for Canadian financial services to consider their global market prospects By Roy Farah Canada is now grappling with a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stability will come, as it did after numerous major global economic downturns in years …

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Winter 2020 Issue

Lessons from 2020: Corporate Payments and Treasury See a Digital Future on the Horizon

By Andrew Bateman Earlier this year, as the coronavirus spread rapidly around the world, corporations were faced with difficult decisions about the crisis. First and foremost, out of an abundance of caution and in order to ensure the safety of their workforce, organizations enforced work-from-home policies. This was a seemingly …

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Winter 2020 Issue

Protecting Real-Time Payments

By Amanda Holden Canada is already one of the most cashless societies on the globe, but that hasn’t stopped our financial industry from finding more ways to modernize the way consumers and businesses pay for the goods and services they acquire. Enter the Real-Time Rail (RTR), expected to launch in …

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Winter 2020 Issue

Combating Money Laundering, Counter Terrorist Financing with Advanced Optimization Software

By Justin Newell Money laundering and counter terrorist financing are pervasive crimes in Canada and worldwide. For its part, the Canadian parliament and regulatory agencies are continually looking for new ways to strengthen their financial crimes regulations. Reflecting this ongoing effort were the July 2019 amendments to the “Proceeds of …

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Winter 2020 Issue

Bridging the EFT-ACH Chasm

By Victor Hinojosa As with most things in the modern world, digital has become the preferred format for most payments, whether it be personal or business, domestic or international. A Payments Canada survey showed that electronic payments accounted for CAD2.9 billion in payments made in 2018, and it is quickly …

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Winter 2020 Issue

4 ways to Prevent Chargebacks

By Rich Stuppy A chargeback happens when a consumer disputes a charge to their debit or credit card with their bank. In many cases, disputes are the result of fraudulent activity. As a result, banks reimburse consumers for the charged amounts: the “chargeback.” But those disputes are bad news for …

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Winter 2020 Issue

Why Digital Payments for B2B SMBs

By Bob Stark With business buyers increasingly adopting the convenient payment methods they’ve come to know as consumers, it’s no surprise that cheque usage has been steadily declining for years. According to the Association for Financial Professionals, 36 percent of all business-to-business (B2B) payments received by businesses in 2019 were …

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