Industry TrendsMarket Research

Five Canadian cities ranked among most expensive in the world for international employees; Hong Kong is leader

Determinations come from Mercer’s 2024 Cost of Living City Ranking TORONTO, ON–For the third consecutive year, Toronto is the most expensive city in Canada for international employees, according to the results of Mercer’s new 2024 Cost of Living City Ranking. Mercer, a business of Marsh McLennan and a global leader …

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Less than one-in-ten Canadians believe we’ll avoid a recession in the next 12 months; Nearly half of Canadians think that lawyers and notaries would benefit from incorporating more technology into their services TORONTO, ON–Canadians remain seriously concerned about the state of the economy heading into 2024, but their patience for …

Business BankingIndustry TrendsMarket Research

New survey data highlights potential for Canadian SMEs to increase efficiency

More than half (60 percent) of businesses believe that they will struggle to survive if they they do not embrace digital technology EDMONTON, AB–Canadian Western Bank (CWB) released its new study: Modernizing cash flow management, how technology supports growth among Canada’s small and medium-sized businesses. The report reveals that almost …

Fall 2023 IssueIndustry TrendsLeadership

ADP Canada Happiness@Work Index: Workers’ Sentiment Plateaus in October

October sees levels of satisfaction remain stagnant, with the exception of a few positive indicators across regions TORONTO, ON–The ADP Canada monthly Happiness@Work Index for October remains the same as September, still measuring on par with the Index benchmark of 6.7/10 from November 2022. The only workers reporting a decrease …

Industry TrendsSummer 2023 Issue

DXC Technology Predicts Five Ways Software Will Accelerate Sustainability in the Next Five Years

Software-driven innovation will be an enabler for the radical transformation needed to create a climate-secure future LONDON, UK–DXC Technology, a leading Fortune 500 global technology services company, has forecast five ways software will help create a more sustainable future in the next five years. “Technology has an outsized role in …

FinTechIndustry TrendsMarket ResearchSpring 2023 Issue

Canadian finance teams are under pressure to deliver accurate real-time insights, finds new Sage report

New report examines challenges finance leaders are currently facing and how they are adapting to drive growth and efficiencies ● The report found that 60 percent of financial leaders in Canada said time spent on tedious manual processes inhibits their work on strategic projects ● Financial teams are under increased …

Industry TrendsIntegrated Payments

Regal Partners with Flexa to Enable Digital Currency Payments for Movies and More

Using Flexa, Regal patrons in the U.S. can buy tickets and concessions today using dozens of digital currencies at over 500 theatres NEW YORK, NY–Regal, a subsidiary of Cineworld Group and the operator of one of the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuits in the United States, today announced …

Fall 2021 IssueIndustry Trends

Reimagining the Future of Finance: How Financial Services Can Thrive in a Post-Pandemic World

By Aqsa Zubair The COVID-19 pandemic was life-changing in many ways. For business leaders, it forced a break from simply focusing on routine day-to-day tasks and emphasized the necessity for thinking future forward. For me, it solidified the hard-earned lessons I have always applied to my work. My experience growing …

Fall 2021 IssueFinancial AnalyticsIndustry Trends

Creating Hyper-Personalized Financial Services in the Age of Data

By Reg Marrinier The global pandemic has accelerated the rise of the digital economy, driving financial institutions to continuously contemplate the next big innovation to differentiate their service offerings. With huge stores of transactional data and client histories, financial institutions need to activate the value of data assets if they …

Industry Trends

Canadian SMBs weathered COVID disruptions, but struggling to meet workers’ new demands, new Sage study finds

Two in five companies have shifted priorities in the last six months to drive growth and innovation, but find it challenging to hire and mitigate employee burnout TORONTO, ON–Sage, the market leader in cloud business management solutions, partnered with the Angus Reid Group for a newly commissioned report, Forward Together: …