Summer 2022 Issue

Talking Points

A coalition of more than 25 National Indigenous Organizations has unveiled a new National Indigenous Economic Strategy (NIES), the first such strategy to be built and designed exclusively by Indigenous leaders, institutions, and organizations from across Canada. The strategy has four strategic pathways, People, Lands, Infrastructure and Finance, with 107 …

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Summer 2022 Issue

The Frank S. Capon Distinguished Service Award

Nicole Archibald Awarded Financial Executives International Canada’s (FEI Canada) Highest Honour   Each year, Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada) honours one member who has contributed significantly to improving the organization. FEI Canada is delighted to announce the 2022 Frank S. Capon Distinguished Service Award has been awarded to Nicole …

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Summer 2022 Issue

Understanding The Opportunities for AI-Cameras and LiDARs for Smart Road Infrastructure

By Dr. Georges Aoude After the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) sparked a new wave of autonomous vehicles (AVs) coming to the automotive market in the next few years, much focus as of late has been on the technology of these vehicles themselves. However, the technology embedded in road infrastructure is …

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Payment Processing

Flexa Introduces Flexa Payments for Accepting Instant Digital Currency Payments from Any App

Announcing sophisticated new tools for merchants to easily accept 99+ digital currencies across twelve different blockchain networks in real-time, with zero fraud NEW YORK, NY–Flexa, the world’s leading pure-digital payments network, today introduced Flexa Payments, a new set of tools for merchants to simply and instantly accept 99 different digital …

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Spring 2022 Issue

How a GEN Z Used Lending to Build a Growth Business

By Suzan Williams Sometimes my idea of what a business will look like is totally wrong. When John Chrzanowski approached me to finance his mobile power-washing business, I envisioned he’d be spraying down houses and storefronts. He didn’t make fun of me, despite really having a much bigger vision. I …

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Spring 2022 Issue

Mandatory Breach Reporting: Are You Prepared?

By Robert Masse Organizations that manage customer information — such as retailers, banks, airlines, marketers, and private businesses — may soon be at higher risk for privacy class-action lawsuits and face increased costs to manage data breaches. That’s because mandatory breach reporting is expected to come into effect in the …

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Spring 2022 Issue

Three Trends Propelling Digital Identity Momentum in 2022 And Beyond

By Rodger Desai As we increasingly rely on mobile devices to engage in payments and banking activity, the applications for digital identity technology are continuing to evolve in order to secure these transactions. With the digital payments industry expanding exponentially each year, digital identity technology now plays a key role …

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Industry News

5 Key Reasons an Equipment Dealer Needs Inventory Financing

By Jeff Collins Equipment dealers face financing challenges from two sides: acquiring the assets they need to grow; and helping their clients find flexible financing programs. Inventory financing can help dealers meet both needs, efficiently and effectively. Inventory financing, at its core, is a form of asset-based lending in which …

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Spring 2022 Issue

Payment Channels Face a Distrust Deficit in the Wake of COVID-19

PCI Pal has been examining Canadian consumer confidence in payment security, driven by a survey they conducted. As a global provider of cloud-based secure payment solutions, their research uncovers Canadians’ sentiment towards and behaviours around data security and payments following the COVID-19 pandemic. “With all this in mind, Canadian businesses …

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Spring 2022 Issue

Our Economic Outlook for Canada: Continued Recovery but Challenges Remain

Canada’s economy in the past year had a bumpy ride, as the promise of mass vaccinations was followed by supply chain disruptions, a global energy crisis and rising inflation. Looking ahead, we see a Canadian economy continuing to recover, even as businesses and consumers contend with challenges that now include …

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