FinTechMay-Jun 2019 Issue

Canada needs blockchain

By Alastair Johnson The federal government’s Budget 2019 included a proposal for an oversight framework to ensure that “retail payment services providers can continue to offer innovation in services, while remaining reliable and safe”1. What’s interesting is that this declaration was not followed by any statement regarding the use of …


BMO Strengthens Partnership with Fintech Platform Blend

TORONTO–BMO has an expanded partnership with leading digital lending platform Blend, having participated as a strategic investor in the company’s recent Series E round. The expanded relationship will further accelerate the bank’s digital strategy in North America. “Customers are telling us that they are looking for digital-first experiences, and working …