Industry News

The Road to Recovery: Supporting Canadian Small Business Owners

This has been an incredibly difficult year for businesses of all sizes, and owners of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been especially impacted. SMEs regularly face numerous costs that account for a considerable amount of working capital, including suppliers, leases and mortgages, and payroll. Most of the time, SMEs …

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Industry News

Five Trends Shaping the Recovery of Global Payments

By Bob Dowd It is no surprise that the global payments industry accelerated substantially in 2020. As the pandemic birthed arguably one of the biggest digital revolutions to date, more and more businesses are realizing the importance of having a global payments partner. Multiple factors have been the stimulus driving …

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Industry News

Five Industry Trends Affecting Payments in 2021

By Marius Galdikas The past year has been a rollercoaster for the payments industry, as it had to adapt to new challenges posed not only by the ever-changing needs of the consumer but by the pandemic as well. To shed some light on what the future has in store for …

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Industry News

Top Five Data and Analytics Trends to Power Growth in 2021

By Dr. Anthony Scriffignano, SVP, Chief Data Scientist, Dun & Bradstreet When Dun & Bradstreet surveyed a group of business leaders, they told us that data informed their decisions an average of 16 times a day but according to our research, nearly half of respondents did not have the right …

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Jul-Aug 2019 Issue

Enabling faster (and secure) payments

By Arjun Kakkar Digital commerce is growing1, but it still represents less than 15 per cent of the total global retail business value2. One key reason is a far-from-seamless shopping experience. According to a study by the Baymard Institute, almost 70 per cent of U.S. shoppers end up abandoning their …

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BankingIndustry News

CIBC named Canada’s Best Consumer Digital Bank by Global Finance

Also recognized for being best in mobile banking, and for best mobile banking app and website design TORONTO–Global Finance magazine has named CIBC the Best Consumer Digital Bank in Canada, as well as being best in mobile banking, and for best mobile app and website design. “We are thrilled to …

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DeliveryE-commerce

EDC provides USD$600K to RBC to support a Canadian company working to make ecommerce greener

Stromcore Energy Inc. offers emissions-free technology for forklifts Consumers are increasingly hitting the “purchase” button on virtual shopping carts, creating a higher demand for massive warehouses and distribution centres that are buzzing with conveyor belts, pallet jacks and forklifts. Most of those forklifts run on either combustion engines or lead-acid …

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Cryptocurrencies

DENSO Joins MOBI Consortium to Help Standardize Blockchain Technology for Future Mobility

Blockchain offers new opportunities to improve security, shared services, data and payment management in transportation DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, has joined the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI). MOBI is a global consortium of businesses and organizations dedicated to innovating mobility services through blockchain technology, or a decentralized …

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May-Jun 2019 Issue

Case Study: AMJ Campbell moves to blockchain

Case Study AMJ Campbell moves to blockchain AMJ Campbell, which is one of Canada’s largest movers, is also a first mover with blockchain technology to streamline and secure its accounting processes. It has successfully transitioned from paper cheques to a paperless digital payables process using blockchain. “Blockchain is a disruptive …

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May-Jun 2019 Issue

Why blockchain for payments?

By Wally Vogel You have probably heard all the blockchain hype and are wondering when or if it will actually play a role in your day-to-day business. Blockchain has often been described as a solution looking for a problem. As a result, you may have seen guides to help decide …

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