Transcript of The PayPod: The future of modern payments


  • Andrew McFarlane, Chief External Relations Officer, Payments Canada
  • Edgar Barbosa, Partner and Canadian Payments Leader, PwC Canada
  • Michelle Beyo, CEO & Founder, FINAVATOR
  • Ryan Rabin, Vice President, Payments, ATB Financial
  • Ryan Grundy, Lead, Industry Relations, Payments Canada


Cyrielle Chiron:
2021 was a big year for advancing modern payments in Canada. What’s next in 2022?

I’m Cyrielle Chiron, Chief Strategy Officer at Payments Canada and host of The PayPod, which explores the trends and topics influencing payments in Canada and around the world.

In this episode, we’re bringing you a recording from The SUMMIT Series webinar that explores what’s in store for payments in 2022. And, specifically, what payment modernization initiatives are coming online next and how they will enable new services for businesses and consumers.

Let’s listen in to the discussion:

[Edited recording of The SUMMIT Series webinar]

Cyrielle Chiron:
From the discussion, we heard about the enablers for modern payments – including data, sound infrastructure, regulations – and what those enablers will make possible for Canadian businesses and consumers.

What do these developments mean more broadly for consumers and businesses? Financial inclusion, better client experiences, interoperability on a global scale, automation, and much more.

Among all these exciting new opportunities, what remains the same? Canadian consumers and businesses demand fast, frictionless and secure payments.

Thank you for joining me today for this episode of The PayPod as we share discussions taking place across the payments ecosystem. 

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I'm Cyrielle Chiron, thanks for tuning in!