Commcise and RBC team up for MiFID II research payment solution

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With MiFID II in mind, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has teamed with Commcise for a service that lets research funds be held in a segregated research payment account (RPA) established in the name of a buy-side client. Commcise’s technology will provide a broker-neutral, independent and un-conflicted platform to help management of the research payment […]

CIBC launches free mobile credit scores in Canada

Fully digital mortgage now a reality in Canada

Canada’s banking group CIBC, fintech firm Borrowell and Equifax Canada have unveiled a free credit score for mobile banking users – a “first for a major Canadian Bank”. The credit score is accessed through the CIBC mobile banking app, and clients can get their Equifax credit score which will be updated quarterly, allowing them to […]

DLT not yet delightful for Canada’s payment system plan

Fully digital mortgage now a reality in Canada

The results from phase two of Canada’s plan for a blockchain-powered interbank payment system reveal that it still faces many obstacles. The Bank of Canada, Payments Canada, R3 and seven commercial banks, have disclosed their report from Project Jasper, an experimental wholesale interbank payment system. First launched in 2015, the results so far show that, […]

Android Pay to launch in Canada

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Android Pay is set to launch in Canada on 31 May, according to sources that gave news site MobileSyrup internal documents. MobileSyrup says there are still a number of questions that need to be answered regarding the payment service, “including specific bank partners and how setting up the payment platform with a Canadian debit and […]

Quebec Bill would ban expiration of loyalty points

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Canadian Minister of Justice Stéphanie Vallée has introduced legislation (Bill 134) to update Quebec’s Consumer Protection Act (CPA). Among the legislation’s stipulations, companies would be prohibited from allowing consumers’ loyalty points to expire on a set date or by a certain time period. Banking Technology‘s sister publication Paybefore reports that companies would also have to provide consumers’ details […]

Payments Canada welcomes ten start-ups to its Dragons’ Den

Fully digital mortgage now a reality in Canada

Payments Canada has revealed the ten paytech, artificial intelligence (AI) and regtech start-ups who will compete at its “Dragons’ Den-style competition” in Toronto. Called the FinTech Cup, a collaboration between Payments Canada, 500 Startups, and the Digital Finance Institute, it wants to help innovation, find talent, and drive funding for the finalists. Money on offer […]

Crosstown Civic Credit Union in digital banking tech revamp

Crosstown Civic Credit Union

Crosstown Civic Credit Union, a 31,000-member institution in Winnipeg, Canada, is modernising its digital banking delivery channels with Central 1 Credit Union. Crosstown Civic CU is implementing Central 1’s MemberDirect platform, provided on a hosted basis.

Trio tussle to win Payments Canada’s tech revamp contract

Fully digital mortgage now a reality in Canada

CGI, SIA and VocaLink are fighting it out to win the contract for Payments Canada’s new core clearing and settlement system. Payments Canada has invited the three suppliers to participate in a competitive procurement process for the country’s new system, called Lynx. Jan Pilbauer, executive director of modernisation and CIO at Payments Canada, says this […]

PayPal’s offer to take over TIO Networks wins shareholder approval


PayPal’s bid to acquire Vancouver-based bill payment specialist TIO Networks has been approved by TIO shareholders, who overwhelmingly voted in favour of the proposed sale.

Humour the consumer with KPMG and ATB Financial innovation challenge

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ATB Financial has joined forces with KPMG in Canada and fintech matchmaking firm Matchi to run a “Customer Onboarding Innovation Challenge”. The challenge is free to enter and open to any firm that has developed and built a solution in one of the four categories: Know your customer (KYC) – ideally the solution will be […]