FinTechIndustry News

Visa Expands FinTech Fast Track Program

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–The COVID-19 pandemic has created major financial challenges for businesses and consumers alike. As money management becomes increasingly digital, FinTechs play a pivotal role in helping to restore and rebuild the global economy. To provide increased support for the ecosystem, Visa has added two new components to its …

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Equipment FinanceIndustry NewsIndustry Trends

Confidence Increases in U.S. Equipment Finance Industry: Foundation

WASHINGTON, DC–There is growing cautious optimism in the future of the American equipment finance market, once the contentious U.S. election is sorted out but amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released the November 2020 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI), …

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White Clarke Group Launches Customer Direct Finance Application Portal

LONDON, UK–White Clarke Group has launched a new version of the CALMS Customer Direct module, developed to support finance companies in the process of digitalizing their online finance services. The module simplifies and automates the end-to-end finance application journey, from initial finance calculations and data capture, identity verification and credit …

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Industry NewsPayments

Electronic Payments Surge, Cheque, Cash Retreat: Payments Canada Report

OTTAWA, ON–Evolving technology and payments innovation continues to transform the way Canadian consumers and businesses make payments, according to new data from Payments Canada’s just-released annual Canadian Payments: Methods and Trends report. In pursuit of more convenient, faster and secure payment experiences, Canadians continue to adopt new and evolving digital …

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FinTechIndustry NewsMergers & Acquisitions

Mogo To Acquire Carta, Expand into Global B2B FinTech Market

VANCOUVER, BC–Mogo will be acquiring Carta Worldwide in an all-stock transaction that promises to accelerate Mogo’s transformation from a company that has been focused on consumer-empowering applications to a broader digital wallet and business-to-business (B2B) payments technology enterprise. The combination will create one of Canada’s largest vertically integrated FinTech companies …

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COVID-19 to Accelerate Online Sales 33 Percent Globally by 2025: Juniper Research

HAMPSHIRE, UK–A new study from Juniper Research has found that transaction values for physical goods sales online will grow from USD3.3 trillion in 2020 to USD4.4 trillion by 2025, with this 33 percent growth hastened by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has fundamentally altered customer behaviours towards eCommerce, with these …

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Mastercard adds A2A, Eventually Cross-Border Payments to Mastercard Track Business Payment Service

PURCHASE, NY–Mastercard continues to deliver on its multi-rail payments strategy with the addition of account-to-account (A2A) payments functionality to its business-to-business (B2B) Mastercard Track Business Payment Service. This launch represents the next phase in Mastercard’s journey to modernize business payments by solving persistent pain points that buyers and suppliers experience …

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Staples Canada launches new Staples Card with Flexiti

Toronto, ON–Staples Canada has launched a new financing solution in time for the holiday season, in collaboration with Flexiti Financial. With the new Staples Card, cardholders have access to flexible zero percent interest (OAC, terms and conditions apply) financing plans to help make their purchases for home, school and business …

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Rapyd Launches Cross Border Payment Fraud Prevention Solution

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA–Rapyd has launched Rapyd Protect, a fraud solution that has been designed to protect businesses and consumers against fraud across countries and payment methods. With the growing use of alternative payment methods (APMs) globally, Rapyd Protect provides a smart defence against global fraud while empowering merchants to confidently …

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ComplianceIndustry News

Canada’s Economic Recovery Stifled by High Payroll Compliance Costs: Report

TORONTO, ON–Canada’s current web of payroll requirements is costly and complex, and without changes, the Canadian economy will struggle to recover from the worst economic downturn in nearly a century. Payroll in Focus: The cost of employer compliance and public policy implications, a new report from PwC Canada indicates that …

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