Canadian Equipment Finance Fall 2019 IssueRobotics

Are you financing robots? You Will Be. And should Be.

By Brendan Read Robots are taking over the world. Just ask Alexa, or any other virtual assistant. Or when you get into your car: a fair amount of it has been built by their assembly-line “cousins”. According to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) (, part of the Association for Advancing …

Canadian Equipment Finance Fall 2019 IssueEquipment Finance

Understanding and Executing eSignatures Efficiently

by Aaron Seaton The execution of legal and administrative documents within lending and asset-based finance is a common task, which can be especially voluminous in equipment finance transactions. These documents are important, but they often lead to massive back-and-forth activities between lenders, obligors and guarantors. One of the big reasons …

Canadian Equipment Finance Fall 2019 Issue

CFLA CMO: Uneven growth ahead

CFLA REPORT By Robin Somerville With so many potential crisis events threatening global trade and security, most economists are even more gloomy than usual about the future. Canada’s economy has not been spared and is expected to grow slower than last year despite continued high population growth, a low unemployment …

Award WinnersFinTechIndustry News

Peter Brereton of Tecsys Inc. Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Quebec, Technology

Peter Brereton of Tecsys Inc. Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Quebec for Technology MONTREAL, QC—Ernst & Young LLP has named Tecsys Inc. President and CEO Peter Brereton an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Quebec Award winner in the Technology category. Entrepreneur Of The Year® recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate …

BlockchainPaymentsPayments Business May-June 2019

Why blockchain for payments?

By Wally Vogel You have probably heard all the blockchain hype and are wondering when or if it will actually play a role in your day-to-day business. Blockchain has often been described as a solution looking for a problem. As a result, you may have seen guides to help decide …

HospitalityPaymentsPayments Business May-June 2019

Serving modernized payment solutions

By Patrick Diab The hospitality industry is undergoing significant changes as consumer tastes evolve, and savvy competitors enter the market with creative and digital ways to serve customers. Statistics from 2018 estimate that accommodation and food services generate over $110 billion in revenue per year for the Canadian economy1. Recent …

BlockchainCryptocurrenciesPaymentsPayments Business May-June 2019

Is Blockchain Moving to the Mainstream?

By Monica Eaton-Cardone The J.P. Morgan Chase blockchain-based Interbank Information Network (IIN)’s launch of the JPM Coin digital currency has sparked renewed international interest in both cryptocurrency and blockchain. The company recently announced that 220 banks have signed on to IIN, a major development that will impact payments and other …

PaymentsPayments Business May-June 2019Transportation

Modern payments for sustained growth

By Toby Holmes The irreversible decline of mass transit has been predicted so often, it’s surprising (and welcome) to hear some positive news about the sector. But non-private-vehicle transportation is having a renaissance. This is partly driven by the rise in popularity of rideshare apps across North America (and more …

FXPaymentsPayments Business May-June 2019

Maximizing international opportunities

By Andrew Monroe When you’re selling products online, your ideal customer may come from anywhere in the world, not just from North America. Maximizing those international sales and revenue opportunities means giving that customer a localized payment experience, regardless of regional currency differences and linguistic barriers. Companies that do this …

HospitalityPaymentsPayments Business May-June 2019

Managing Hospitality Payments: Doors to opportunities

By Daniel Krisch With more than 8,100 hotels operating in Canada today, hotel managers face a critical task in balancing the dynamic between providing a highly personalized guest experience for customers and offering them an array of self-service tools for an easier and more comfortable individual hotel experience. Self-service applications …