Articles About Fintech

2M7’s Philosophy: To Fund Every Deal Possible

Compared to Canada’s traditional and often conservative lenders with high credit standards like the major banks, 2M7 has a more open philosophy and liberal funding approach, proudly approving 97% of all applications submitted through its website.

Digital financial inclusion can be a Canada-wide reality with MyMarble

MyMarble aims to help people take control of their budgeting, spending, and credit score to achieve financial prosperity. It aims to help them gain financial literacy skills and feel empowered to manage their personal finances.

Merchant Growth Prepares to Launch New Products in Anticipation of the End of the Crisis

As the world eagerly anticipates an end to the Covid crisis, Merchant Growth is preparing to offer new and more dynamic loan products to small business customers across its Canadian marketplace.

A Guide to Moving Your Business Online

Moving your business online or expanding its online offering is mutually beneficial to you and your customers. Not only does it help you scale your reach with potential clients, but it also signals growth to your existing customer base.

Care by Volvo and the Changing Face of Automobile Ownership

One of the first subscription services to be offered in Canada comes from Volvo, and is called Care by Volvo. Launched in 2018, the program has been received positively by potential Volvo owners.

Giving Yourself the Best Chance of Getting a Job in Today’s Fintech Market

We are in the middle of a global pandemic; a great deal of companies around the world are struggling for business and as a result a lot of amazing employees are losing their jobs. It really is a tough time. One of the shining lights during these difficult economic times is the FinTech sector. Although...

CLA’s Open Letter to Canadian Government: Why Small Businesses Need FinTech Lenders to Survive COVID-19

On March 17th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the Business Credit Availability Program, which dedicates $10 billion to support small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds would be disbursed to eligible businesses via the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Export Development Canada (EDC). Businesses that qualify would receive working capital loans of…

Execs from Loblaws and IKEA to startups discuss how to grow, scale and expand

Lots of companies are trying to figure out how they can tailor e-mail messages or customize the kind of advertising they serve to specific segments of their target market. While that makes sense in general, it should be part of a phased approach

Why VCs See Digital Challenger Bank NorthOne As A Wise Investment

NorthOne is competing at a time when the data shows considerable opportunity for new entrants to the financial services industry. According to Digital Banking Report’s Challenger Bank Analysis, which was released last month, more than 80% of consumers likely to switch financial providers within three years.

Addition of BMO Exec to CLA Board Further Proof “Alternative” Label is Out-dated

The line between traditional and so-called “alternative” lending got blurrier today as the Canadian Lenders Association announces the addition of Lyla Kanji—the Head of Loan Syndication and Specialty Finance, Canadian Commercial Banking at BMO Financial Group—to its board.

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