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 […]

Fintech funding round-up: 14 March 2017

Funding concept with smartphone

Life needs less noise. So here words are destroyed. A round-up of key events in fintech funding. Featuring Autobooks, University of British Columbia, Scotiabank and more. Michigan-based start-up Autobooks has raised $5.5 million in funding. This follows an earlier $2 million seed funding round. Draper Triangle Ventures led the latest round and was joined by […]

Scotiabank completes blockchain trial with Alphapoint

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Alphapoint, a San Francisco-based financial services infrastructure firm, has completed a blockchain proof-of-technology trial for Scotiabank, leveraging its Alphapoint Distributed Ledger Platform.

Scotiabank to become “digital leader” in five markets

Scotiabank in digital transformation

Scotiabank has updated the market on how it has adopted the digital technology so far and how it plans to become a “digital leader” in its five key markets.

Scotiabank opens new fintech-focused development centre

Scotiabank in digital, organisational and operating

Canada’s Scotiabank has opened its new 70,000 square-feet “digital factory” in Toronto for fintech innovation. It is designed to be an innovation hub and incubator for the 23 million Scotiabank customers across the world, and is one among five centres in a network of such fintech-focused innovation centres. Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia will be […]

Scotiabank invests millions of dollars in digitalisation; simplifies operating models

Scotiabank in digital, organisational and operating

Canada’s Scotiabank named key components of its technology and operations strategy at the recent annual meeting of shareholders. These (unsurprisingly) focus on digital transformation, technology investment and the simplification of its organisational and operating models, as the nature of work and roles change. Brian Porter, president and CEO of Scotiabank, said that “a comprehensive change […]