Fall 2023 IssueRegulatory IssuesTrends

Finance’s Role in Making the Clean Technology Tax Credit Manifest

Creative financing can be a game-changer to accelerate return on investments from sustainable projects by Grant MacFarlane Investments in clean technology and net zero targets are being mandated across the board, at every level of government in Canada as well as within corporations. In March 2023, the Canadian government announced …

Consumer BankingFall 2023 IssueFinTechPayments

How a cashless society will offer more opportunities to Canadian businesses, consumers

By Hamed Arbabi, CEO, VoPay When speaking about the future of a cashless society, we have to acknowledge the role the COVID-19 pandemic played as a catalyst for digitization acceleration. All over the world, we have altered the way we work, travel, shop, and how businesses pay for goods and …

Consumer BankingLoyaltySpring 2023 Issue

Why Customer-Centric Pricing Is Fundamental to Acquisition and Retention

By Greg Demas President at Nomis Solutions As competitive forces, the economic environment and rapidly evolving consumer expectations continue to transform the banking industry. Attracting and building customer relationships is no longer a game won by presenting low rates and fees on a visually-pleasing website. The banking industry has sunk …

FinTechSpring 2023 Issue

ILIXIUM: Seamlessness With Security

by Michael Brooke ILIXIUM was founded in 2010 in the United Kingdom. It’s part of the Payen Group Company, an intelligent cross-border payment solutions business. Their core beliefs are Collaboration, Innovation and Process Simplification. ILIXIUM works hard to remove barriers, increase player acceptance and deposits, and help its customers grow …

CybersecurityPaymentsSpring 2023 Issue

Biometric payments appeal to nearly half of Canadians but data security remains top of mind

by Kristina Logue, Chief Financial Officer, Payments Canada New technology and innovations in the payment space are transforming the way Canadian consumers and businesses make and process payments. According to data from Payments Canada’s annual Canadian Payment Methods and Trends Report, Canadian businesses are writing fewer and fewer cheques while …

Industry NewsSpring 2023 Issue

Banks in Canada Support Canadians Affected by Alberta Fires

TORONTO, ON–Banks in Canada have pledged support to organizations providing on-the-ground relief and help to those affected by fires in Alberta that have devastated communities in the province. To support Albertans, several banks are collecting financial donations in bank branches for Canadian Red Cross relief efforts and making corporate donations …

AppointmentsSpring 2023 Issue

Walmart Canada announces senior executive changes to support strategic initiatives

MISSISSAUGA, ON–As the company continues to transform to help Canadians save money and live better, Walmart Canada is pleased to announce recent senior executive leadership changes. These changes will help the company deliver on priority initiatives to accelerate growth and, most importantly, to support the customer experience. (left to right) …

FinTechSpring 2023 Issue

Finastra and Plaid announce collaboration to give account holders streamlined access to fintech apps

The integration simplifies the account verification process via open APIs, creating a more secure and efficient customer experience LAKE MARY, FL–Finastra announced that Plaid, the leading open finance provider, is now integrated within Finastra’s Fusion Digital Banking platform. The partnership, delivered via Finastra’s FusionFabric.cloud open APIs, provides financial institutions of …

Business BankingFinTechPayments

Float Takes On Canada’s Big Banks With The Launch of Its Next Generation Corporate Card

TORONTO, ON–Float, one of Canada’s fastest growing fintechs, announced the release of Float Cards 2.0, its next generation of corporate cards, providing Canadian businesses with more flexibility and control over managing team spending, all while reducing administrative headaches and the risk of fraud. Float’s newest corporate cards, available in both …

Consumer BankingGifts & RewardsSpring 2023 Issue

TD teams up with Uber to deliver valuable perks to cardholders, while saving on rides, meals and more

Eligible TD cardholders will receive a free Uber One membership for up to 12 months TORONTO, ON–TD Bank Group (TD) has teamed up with Uber to help customers unlock even more value on transportation, meals and more. Thanks to this new relationship, eligible TD cardholders will be able to enroll …