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“World’s first” full-featured virtual banking assistant on Facebook Messenger launched by ATB Financial

National Bank of Canada will use Orc algorithms and direct market access

Canada’s ATB Financial says it has launched “the world’s first full-featured virtual banking assistant on Facebook Messenger” to the bank’s nearly 700,000 personal banking customers.

ATB Financial live on Murex treasury and capital markets tech

O Canada indeed!

Canada’s ATB Financial has gone live with a new treasury and capital markets (TCM) solution, MX.3, supplied by Murex. The solution is delivered on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) basis.

IBM teams with Dream for payments on the cloud

Finicity teams with DataVerify

IBM has teamed with Toronto-based firm Dream Payments – bringing its cloud and security capabilities to help the firm offer mobile point of sale solutions and business-to-business (B2B) payments.

Wave brings business services to RBC’s online banking platform

O Canada indeed!

Wave – a business financial management (BFM) solutions provider from Toronto – has signed a deal that will integrate its invoicing, accounting, and business financial insights technology into Royal Bank of Canada’s online banking platform.

National Bank of Canada joins SecureKey’s digital identity network

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At the beginning of the year, SecureKey announced that it had won an $800,000 grant from the US Department of Homeland Security in support of the company’s development of a blockchain-based digital identity network. Today, the Ontario-based authentication specialist unveiled the latest institution to join that network: the National Bank of Canada, reports David Penn […]

La Caisse and Desjardins Group launch fintech and AI in finance fund

Fintech

Canada’s La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Desjardins Group have set up an investment fund dedicated solely to the fintech sector and to artificial intelligence (AI) applied to finance.

Infographic: the world’s most cashless countries

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What countries among the 20 largest economies are adapting quickest to using cashless systems like phones and contactless cards? New research (and nifty infographics) from global trading site Forex Bonuses reveals that Canada takes the top spot, narrowly edging out Sweden for the top position.

Big banks back Canada’s $150m digital ID system

Fully digital mortgage now a reality in Canada

Canada’s big banks have joined the charge for a CA$185 million ($150 million) digital identity supercluster bid that plans to solve the identification challenges of the digital economy. According to IT World Canada, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Bank of Montreal, Scotiabank, CIBC, TD Bank and National Bank of Canada – are on board, along […]

Sun Life looks for life with fintech start-ups

Sun Life Financial Inc--Sun Life Financial-s new headquarters

With the unveiling of its new corporate headquarters at One York Street in Toronto, Sun Life Financial has made it loud and clear it’s on the prowl for fintech start-ups. The super-shiny, 35-storey, 800,000 square foot office tower, is a mighty site/sight and will offer connection to Toronto’s Union (railway) Station and PATH network (i.e. […]

Royal Bank of Canada pilots AI-powered finance guide

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Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), with the help of Personetics Cognitive Banking’s applications, will deliver two new services this autumn that provide AI-powered financial guidance and an automated savings programme through the bank’s mobile app. The development follows on from last month, when RBC unveiled these two digital services – called NOMI Insights and NOMI […]

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