In Payments Today

May, 25 2017

Canada

Could DLT underpin an entire wholesale payment system? - The Globe and Mail

Digital payments to drive social justice - Finextra

Discover Pact Desjardins Group Deal Expands Canadian Footprint - PYMNTS.com

International 

NACHA CEO On The Need For… Innovation - PYMNTS.com

Google to track offline credit card purchases - The Paypers

Worldpay Looks to Bring Real Payments to Virtual Worlds - Bloomberg

Debit cards set to overtake cash in the UK three years ahead of schedule - Fintextra


May, 24 2017

Canada

Payment Source Enables ‘In-person’ Tax Payments Coast-to-Coast - Payment Source

Global study on trust & tech: Canadians twice as likely to trust a robot to perform open heart surgery than to open a bank account for them - CNW

Today in company updates: Rentmoola, Payment Rails, Expertfile, Exact Media - Betakit

If things are so rosy in Canada, why is the Bank of Canada being so cautious? - Financial Post

International 

Long live the bank account: why the bank account is becoming increasingly relevant - The Paypers

Visa And IPS Pair Up To Take The Pain Out Of Parking - PYMNTS.com

Dubai encourages fintech with temporary financial service licence - Fintextra


May, 23 2017

Canada

Canadian banks set to reveal quarterly earnings amid housing & debt concerns - CBC

Canadian Companies Lag in Cybersecurity Investments, According to Global Survey - CNW

International 

SWIFT launches cross-border payments tracker - The PayPers

Stopping Faster Payments Fraud, Faster - PYMNTS.com

Toyota, Tech Firms Explore Blockchain For Driverless Cars - Fortune

Bank/fintech collaboration can take transaction banking to new heights - Finextra

131 Countries: BitPay Goes International With Bitcoin Prepaid Visa Card  - Coindesk


May, 19 2017

Canada

Mod Blog: A real-time what? Inspiration from across the pond(s) – Payments Canada

How the Canadian Mint is giving foreign producers a run for their money – The Globe and Mail

Big banks to face questions about banking practices – CBC

International 

Cryptocurrency Market Cap Tops $60 Billion to Hit All-Time High – CoinDesk

The World is Watching: Can WannaCry's Creators Cash Out Their Bitcoin Ransom? – CoinDesk

Microsoft Unveils New Framework to Speed Up Blockchain PoCs – CoinDesk

IBM unleashes blockchain accelerator for start-ups – Banking Technology

Google and PayPal partner for mobile shopping by fingerprint – Finextra

Android Pay confirmed to launch in Canada ‘in the coming months’ – MobileSyrup
 


May 18, 2017

Canada

Payments Canada names FinTech Cup finalists – Finextra
Tourism Toronto and OTT Financial introduce WeChat Pay to Canada – Finextra
Financial challenges mount for millions of Canadians because of income volatility, new study finds – Financial Post

International 

CFTC sets up fintech office – Finextra
Apple Pay is now available in Italy – TechCrunch
Tokyo turns up volume in foreign fintech talent hunt – Banking Technology 
Paytm Launches Payments Bank On May 23 – PYMNTS
Google Is Turning Your Account Into a Mobile Wallet – Fortune


May 17, 2017

Canada

What is the Canada Infrastructure Bank, anyway? - TVO
Cybersecurity stocks rise after global attacks - The Globe and Mail
Canada’s uniquely co-operative culture is a boon to tech innovation - The Globe and Mail
House for sale in bitcoin on Craigslist upsets Realtor - CBC

International 

Take Me Out To The (Payments) Ball Game - PYMNTS
Capital One Launches Digital ID APIs For Web - PYMNTS
Around 70 Percent Of Financial Cards Now Have A Chip - PYMNTS
Fintech unicorn TransferWise reaches profitability, planning ‘new financial services’ - TechCrunch
Strengthening fintech ecosystem imperative, says new report - The Insurance & Investment Journal
DC Blockchain Advocates Seek Distance From Bitcoin Amid Ransomware Wave - CoinDesk
Japan eyes prize in regulating bitcoin - Financial Times


 

May 16, 2017

Canada

The Summit speaker spotlight: Anatoly Kvitnitsky, VP of Growth, Trulioo – Payments Canada
Can you spot the fake? Splice-and-tape money scam in B.C. – CTV News
Visa Canada updates website and adds page for Android Pay – Mobile Syrup 
Competition underpins Canada's new payments system – PaymentsSource
Strengthening Toronto fintech ecosystem should be top priority – Finextra

International 

Your Mobile Money: Surviving A Day In China Without Cash or Cards – Forbes 
Payza adds bitcoin acceptance to its eWallet – PaymentsSource
Swift launches cyber-threat intelligence service – Finextra
How Mastercard Plans to Make Chip-and-Pin Payments Speedier – Fortune 
'Big Four' Irish Banks Join Blockchain Payments Pilot – CoinDesk
Samsung Pay makes its UK debut – Banking Technology 

May 15, 2017

Canada

As countries develop strategies, we need a fintech champion - The Globe and Mail
Canadian finance executive seeks seat in French parliament - The Globe and Mail
Toronto Financial Services Alliance Says Strengthening Fintech Ecosystem Must Be a Priority - Crowdfund Insider


International 

Watch as these bitcoin wallets receive ransomware payments from the ongoing global cyberattack - Quartz
Behind The Scenes Of Real-Time Payments In the U.S. - Forbes
China Trade Deals In Place For Payments, With Some Issues Outstanding - PYMNTS
China’s central bank establishes fintech committee - Financial Times
Brazil’s fintech boom offers new vertical opportunities for investors - TechCrunch
Companies, governments brace for a second round of cyberattacks in WannaCry’s wake - TechCrunch
Blockchain Regulation: Is Europe Getting It Right? - CoinDesk

 

May 12, 2017

Canada

While ratings agencies watch Canadian banks, we should watch them: Don Pittis – CBC 
'A very disheartening day': Most of Canada's regulators abandon plan to put your financial interests first – CBC 
How Aeroplan changes may affect CIBC, TD – Financial Post 
Canada Prompt Payment Act approved by Senate – Journal of Commerce
Full business investment rebound unlikely in advanced economies: Bank of Canada – CTV News

International 

Flywire and Cashnet Team on Payments For International Students – PYMNTS
London’s tech leaders have raised doubts about the city’s tech investment future – Fintech Finance
Regulating Ethereum? EU Parliament Weighs Blockchain's Big Issues – CoinDesk
American Express Debuts Its First Amazon Alexa Skill – Fortune 
Rabobank enters digital identity market – Finextra 


May 11, 2017

Canada

CIBC launches data lab in Waterloo to harness fintech talent – Financial Post
These five tech-based money scams are making millennials look like suckers – Financial Post
Infrastructure Bank risks slowing down projects, report warns – The Globe and Mail 
Stop being a 'safe haven': How Canada could do a better job keeping 'dirty money' out of the country - CBC
Six Canadian Banks Cut by Moody's on Consumers' Debt Burden – Bloomberg 

International 

Swedbank acquires PayEx – Banking Technology 
Card networks bring standardised QR codes to Thailand – Finextra
Cobalt attracts top currency traders to blockchain service – Financial Times 
Bitcoin Price Passes $1,800 to Hit New Record High – CoinDesk 


May 10, 2017

Canada

Canadian shoppers pay when Visa and MasterCard squeeze small business - Financial Post
Bitcoin surges to record high above $1,700 - The Globe and Mail
Millions in suspected Russian crime proceeds flowed through Canadian banks, companies - CBC
A better way to run government consultations - iPolitics
The Canadian dollar has taken a beating, and with good reason - Macleans
 

International 

Chinese social payments apps enter US market - Digiday
The biggest threat to the future of your payments business - Finextra
Local banks back Ohio fintech accelerator - Finextra
Does Blockchain Have A Place In Healthcare? - Forbes
AI Is the Future of Cybersecurity, for Better and for Worse - HBR


May 9, 2017

Canada

 
Canadians warming to digital payments despite holding on to cash, new survey says - Financial Post
Are Canadians ready to drop cheques and cash for digital/mobile alternatives? - Payments Canada
The Summit speaker spotlight Tasneem Ali, Director, Consumer Insights, Neilsen - Payments Canada
COMMENTARY: ISO 20022: The Foundation for Payments Modernization in Canada - Digital Transactions
Over half of Canadians are $200 or less away from not being able to pay bills - Global News
Silicon Valley Bank sets sights on Canada - The Globe and Mail
CIBC’s Tal urges central bank to ‘stand for Canada’ - BNN
 

International 

Show Me The Money: Millennials Turn To Apps For Financial Clarity - Forbes
Bank of England to take over running of Chaps as RTGS make-over comes onstream - Finextra
Hong Kong government agency calls for more effort on fintech and DLT - Finextra
Fingerprints identified as key driver of mobile payments - Mobile Europe
Will Android Pay Use Facial Recognition For Loyalty Programs? - PYMNTS

May 8, 2017

Canada

 

Starling to launch real-time payments service through mobile - Financial Times
6 money tips from someone who saved $1 million by age 30 - The Hamilton Spectator 
How much bank exposure does your portfolio really have? - The Globe and Mail
Toronto startup Integrate.AI scores big-league executive hires - The Globe and Mail

International 

Past Lessons May Prove Invaluable For US Real-Time Payments Rollout - PYMNTS
Consumer Privacy Should Be Top-of-Mind for FinTech Firms to Avoid Scrutiny - Bloomberg BNA
Blockchain: The Missing Link Between Genomics and Privacy? - Forbes
Improving Cybersecurity: The Diversity Imperative - Forbes
Bitcoin set to go boom - Finextra

May 5, 2017

Canada

House banking panel passes bill to undo Dodd-Frank financial rules - The Globe and Mail
U.S. tariffs would lower American output after five years: Bank of Canada's Poloz - CBC
Is B.C. an international financial hub or corporate tax haven? - CBC
15% of Canada’s economy vulnerable to a housing slump, RBC says - Global News

International 

Can Push Payments Be The Ultimate Check-Killer? - PYMNTS
UK to streamline payments to boost bank competition - Reuters
As ‘bank town’ reaches for fintech, obstacles stand in the way - Charlotte Business Journal 
US fintech charter imperiled as Curry leaves - CNBC
All Eyes on Blockchain: A New Way to Do Business - Technology Review 


May 4, 2017

Canada

Canadian dollar to strengthen after 'perfect storm': Reuters poll - Yahoo Finance
CIBC sweetens offer for PrivateBancorp for second time - The Globe and Mail
Say goodbye to the Bank of Canada’s noon exchange rate: say hello to indicative rate - Financial Post
Equitable Group adds RBC to syndicate of Canada’s other big banks backing its $2 billion emergency credit line - Financial Post 

International 

Betting That Wall Street Will Vote For Blockchain - Forbes
Microsoft's Blockchain Supply Chain Project Grows to 13 Partners - CoinDesk
Apple Pay Volume Is Up 450% Over Past Year - Fortune
Square Thrives as Payments Platform Woos Bigger Merchants - Bloomberg
Barclays sign eight FinTech start-ups and spinoff ‘intrapreneur’ - CNBC
MarketInvoice joins UK FinTech Financial Crime Exchange - Finextra
How Faster Payments Demands Faster Reactions Against B2B Payments Fraud - PYMNTS