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Last Revised: January 31, 2019
This is an ever evolving and growing directory of active (or beta) online financial technology platforms and service providers in Canada including sectors such as blockchain, crowdfunding, alternative finance, real estate, P2P lending, regtech, insurtech, aggregators, consultants and ecosystems. To request to be listed in the directory you need to be a member of NCFA and also email us directly with your request at casano@ncfacanada.org and we'll do our best to make updates periodically. To become a member of NCFA please click here.

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TypeNameDescriptionBaseURL
Service ProviderAccesswireFlat Fee News DistributionUSSite
PortalArt Market CanadaCreative and Artistic ProjectsONSite
PortalArtsFunding.caCrowdfunding for the ArtsONSite
PortalATB BoostRCrowdfunding for local businesses in AlbertaABSite
Service ProviderBennett Milner Williams ConsultingCrowdfunding consultantABSite
Lending PortalBorrowellLoans for responsible CanadiansONSite
Equity PortalBrixReal Estate Equity crowdfunding ONSite
Service ProviderCanadian Media FundCanadian Crowdfunding ResourcesONSite
PortalChimpCanadian CharitiesBCSite
Service ProviderCoinPaymentsIntegrated payment gateway for cryptocurrencies and ICO marketplaceBCSite
Service ProviderCommercial PassportBlockchain Document Custody KYCQCSite
Equity PortalConsiderFunding.comEquity Crowdfunding PlatformBCSite
PortalCookiee JarGeneral Purpose Awareness and FundraiserONSite
Royalty PortalCorlRevenue based financing for tech startups and companiesQCSite
PortalCrowd AmplifyMulti-purpose platform aimed at users inexperienced with crowdfundingNBSite
Service ProviderCrowdfund BeatCrowdfunding news and info (Canadian edition)ONSite
Service ProviderCrowdfund SuiteCrowdfunding Management + ConsultingBCSite
PortalCrowdfundfusionCrowdfunding aggregatorMBSite
Service ProviderCrowdfunding DojoDirect marketing techniques for reward based campaignsONSite
PortalCrowdfunding.caGeneral Crowdfunding (WIP)SKSite
Service ProviderCrowdfundingADRDispute Resolution Services (North America - office in LA)ONSite
Service ProviderCrowdFundOffice.comInvestor Services, Accounting and ComplianceONSite
PortalCrowdhelpsCrowdfunding campaigns to help womenONSite
Equity PortalCrowdmatrixEquity Crowdfunding PlatformONSite
Service ProviderCrowdrating.caCrowdsourced ratingsQCSite
PortalCrowdSurferGeneralABSite
Service ProviderCurexeSend and Receive Funds GloballyONSite
Service ProviderDonorhutWhite label fundraising software for charities and non-profitsMBSite
Service ProviderEquibit GroupBlockchain solutions for the securities industryONSite
PortalFan.siSubscription-based crowdfunding for musicians and fansONSite
PortalFANPUSHMusic & EntertainmentBCSite
Service ProviderFinTech Growth SyndicateBusiness AcceleratorONSite
PortalFlipgiveCrowdfunding for non-profits through product sales & donationsONSite
Equity PortalForegrowthInstitutional Quality InvestmentsONSite
Equity PortalFrontFundrOnline Investment PlatformBCSite
Service ProviderFundicaCrowdsourced access to grants, tax credits, loans and equity fundingQCSite
Equity PortalFundingNomadCrowdfunding for Entertainment, Media and Real Estate InvestmentONSite
PortalFundoCrowdfundingQCSite
PortalFundRazrRewards and cause based crowdfundingBCSite
Lending PortalFundThroughSmall Business LoansONSite
PortalFutureFunder.caCarleton UniversityONSite
PortalGiveffectCrowdfunding for CharitiesONSite
Service ProviderGlobal Blockchain TechnologiesPublic Investment fund focused on blockchainONSite
Equity PortalGotrooEquity Crowdfunding PlatformQCSite
Service ProviderGrowDigital Banking Solutions for Financial InstitutionsBCSite
PortalHaricotGeneral purposeQCSite
PortalHeroXCrowdsourcing global solutions and crowdfunding incentive prizesBCSite
Equity PortalHomeboundInvest in Crowdfunded Real Estate Properties (beta)ONSite
Service ProviderIgnitionDeckWordpress Crowdfunding PluginABSite
Service ProviderIntegral TransferShare Transfer AgencyONSite
PortalInvest Local BCCommunity Futures Stuart NechakoBCSite
Equity PortalInvestXPrivate equity for every investorBCSite
Service ProviderKatipultWhite Label Crowdfunding SoftwareABSite
Service ProviderKreativ ThotzConcept development to retail market servicesONSite
PortalLa RucheProjects impacting Quebec City and surrounding areasQCSite
PortalLabfundrCrowdfunding for ScienceNSSite
PortalLaunchopolisFull service crowd ventureONSite
Lending PortalLendifiedSmall Business LoansONSite
Lending PortalLending LoopOnline Lending MarketplaceONSite
Lending PortalLendMartSmall business lending options serviceQCSite
PortalLendpoolCrowdfunding for projectsONSite
PortalLuevoCrowdfunding FashionONSite
PortalMake a ChampAthletes and Sporting OrganizationsQCSite
PortalMake Giving HappenCrowdfunding platform that is customizable to your brand and goalsONSite
Service ProviderMatterealizeProduct Design ConsultancyABSite
PortalMeatme.caFarm to table crowdfundingBCSite
Service ProviderMLG Blockchain ConsultingGlobal blockchain development and consulting firmONSite
PortalMy Class NeedsCanadian Classrooms K-12ONSite
Equity PortalNexusCrowdAccredited Investor CrowdfundingONSite
Service ProviderNiko / Nikola Tesla UniteNiko Coin EcosystemONSite
Equity PortalOpen AvenueReal Estate CrowdfundingONSite
PortalOpportunity International CanadaFunding individuals, groups and businesses that work to end povertyONSite
Equity PortalOptimize Capital MarketsPrivate placement for Accredited Investors and InstitutionsONSite
Service ProviderPegasus FintechICO Advisory ServicesONSite
PortalPicaticTicketing and Event ManagementONSite
Equity PortalPolymath NetworkBlockchain Securities (beta)ONSite
Lending PortalProgressaConsumer loans - helping Canadians build creditBCSite
PortalProject Her INCCrowdfunding for women entrepreneur owned & led businessesBCSite
PortalProjexityUrban Change ProjectsONSite
PortalPursuitCanadian AthletesNSSite
Equity PortalR2Online marketplace for Real Estate Debt/Equity Capital and InvestmentsONSite
Equity PortalRealStarterReal Estate Equity CrowdfundingQCSite
Service ProviderREMITRInternational Money Transfers for BusinessONSite
PortalRocketSecurity Token CrowdfundingBCSite
Service ProviderSeeding FactoryCrowdfunding Consulting and ManagementQCSite
PortalSeeds of ChangeMcGill University ProjectsONSite
Service ProviderSeedUps CanadaFundraising servicesABSite
PortalShareSpringCommunity Fundraising BCSite
PortalSmallchangefundGrassroots community projectsONSite
Service ProviderSmarter.loansLoan Directory for Any type of Loan or FinancingONSite
Equity PortalSVXSocial Venture Exchange for Impact Ventures, Funds and InvestorsONSite
PortalThe Funding PortalAccess to government grants, tax credits, accredited investors and private capitalONSite
Service ProviderThrinaciaDonation/reward-based White Label PlatformsBCSite
PortalTilt CanadaGroup paymentsONSite
Service ProviderTODA.NetworkFoundational Layer for Decentralized NetworksUSSite
Equity PortalTokenFunderBlockchain Crowdfunding. Initial Coin Offering (ICOs) *BetaONSite
Service ProviderTouchstone ServicesCrowdfunding Back officeONSite
PortalTrackieProfileCrowdfunding for track and field athletesONSite
Service ProviderTravelCoin FoundationTransforming the Travel IndustryUKSite
Service ProviderTravis SouthinCrowdfunding ResearchONSite
PortalTrend TrunkCreative crowdfunding for non-profits & charitiesONSite
PortalTruth North StrongNorthern Credit Union CommunitiesONSite
PortalUNU FundGeneral PurposeONSite
PortalUSEEDFor groups/organizations and programs at University of AlbertaABSite
Service ProviderVanbexGlobally recognized Blockchain consulting and expertiseBCSite
Lending PortalVaultCircleDigital Lending Investment Platform for Accredited InvestorsONSite
Equity PortalVestedEquity crowdfunding for startupsBCSite
PortalYoyomoloSocial fundraising platformQCSite

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Coindesk | Frederick Munawa | Aug 10, 2022 A Georgetown Law professor sounds an alarm on how proof-of-stake makes it easier for ether to meet the Howey Test. Ethereum’s upcoming Merge (Expected to be complete by October) could make the second-largest blockchain greener, faster and cheaper. But a law professor says it could also create regulatory headaches by transforming ether (ETH), the network’s native asset, into a security under U.S. law. Something no one is talking about: after the Merge, there's will be a strong case that Ether will be a security. The token in any proof of stake system is likely to be a security.— Adam Levitin (@AdamLevitin) July 23, 2022 See:  Vitalik: Ethereum creator dumps cold water on Zuckerberg and Michael Saylor Levitin’s argument is anchored in the Howey Test – detailed in a 1946 U.S. Supreme Court ruling often used to determine whether an asset is a security. To fully appreciate Levitin’s perspective, it’s important to understand Howey and the concept of staking in a proof-of-stake system. A world where ETH is a security If Levitin is right, and, more importantly, if the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) shares his view, exchanges that list ether (and ...
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Aug 11, 2022 If you're thinking about investing in the stock market, it's important to understand the basics first. In this blog post, we will discuss seven things that you need to know before you start investing. We'll cover topics such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, and we'll also give you some tips on how to get started. So if you're ready to learn more about the world of stocks, keep reading! 1. You might need a stock advisor If you're new to investing, you might want to consider working with a stock advisor. A stock advisor can help you choose the right investments for your goals and risk tolerance. They can also guide when to buy and sell stocks. While there are many reputable stock advisors out there, it's important to do your research before selecting one. You should look for someone who has experience in the market and who is willing to answer your questions. There is also a Motley Fool stock advisor that you can use if you want to educate yourself more on stock investing. Once you've found a stock advisor or a website you trust, they will help you create a portfolio that meets ...
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Guernsey | Jul 28, 2022 Avoiding hard things will make you less competitive Recently, the chief economist of a global wealth management firm stated emphatically on record that he does not care about technology, and he is only interested in its economic impact. Many responded with resounding critical comments. I am not critical because I understand the reason why he feels this way — technology was never before a required skill set. Such opinions can only come from professionals who remain committed to their trade, which they have been refining over decades, and this trade has not been technology-centered. Historically, lawyers, bankers, and accountants have been the decision makers in our industry. Naturally, technology has never been a necessary skill set for management. See:  AI Learns in New Ways When it Explores Virtual Worlds From an operations perspective, the IT department has always been merely a back-office issue. The rapid technological expansion and associated impact is changing this. The IT department is fast becoming front and centre for boards and management teams, and yet IT as a whole still fails to feature as an ongoing board agenda item. It is not “just an IT problem”. From a business strategy standpoint, the ...
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Washington Post OpEd | Aaron Brown | Aug 11, 2022 Gensler is concerned about market manipulation, spoofing, front-running, phantom liquidity (orders that will be canceled before they can ever be executed), shadow liquidity (people willing to transact who will not expose their willingness in public orders), flash crashes and other ills. He says the New York Stock Exchange does a good job on these points thanks to SEC regulation, so those regulations should be ported to crypto exchanges. Retail investors should have access to exchanges free from those problems. But Gensler’s stated extension is that alternative exchanges should be outlawed. Most people want regulation to give people the ability to trade safely, but only “nanny staters” want regulations to prevent people willing to take chances from trying new things. The SEC should look at actual problems from crypto exchanges and offer technology-specific solutions. That may mean importing from traditional financial markets, but it may require new approaches. See:  IMF: Capital Flow Management Measures in the Digital Age: Challenges of Crypto Assets One of the most exciting crypto innovations goes by the scary name of “homomorphic encrypted orders” (HEOs). Instead of sending an order anyone can read to your broker or an ...
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Guest Post | Aug 11, 2022 As anyone who has ever applied for a loan knows, online installment loans can be a great way to get the money you need without having to put up your home or other valuable property as collateral. However, finding the right financial professional to help you with your installment loan can be a challenge. Here are 10 tips for finding the best fit for you: The 10 best tips for finding a financial professional 1. Know what you need Everyone has different financial needs, so it's important to know what yours are before meeting with any financial professionals. This will help you ask the right questions and find someone who is a good fit for you. 2. Do your research Not all financial professionals are created equal. Be sure to do your research and read reviews before meeting with anyone. 3. Ask around Talk to your friends, family, and colleagues to see if they have any recommendations for financial professionals in your area. 4. Meet with several options Once you've done your research, it's time to start meeting with potential financial professionals. Meeting with multiple people will give you a better idea of who ...
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Blockworks | Shalini Nagarajan | Aug 10, 2022 Crypto startup Bloom Protocol has been ordered by the SEC to register its tokens or face a $31 million fine. The regulator issued a cease-and-desist order to the company on Tuesday, accusing it of offering unregistered securities. Bloom violated the Securities Act by offering and selling Bloom Tokens (BLT) in an unregistered initial coin offering (ICO) between November 2017 and January 2018, the order said. The Gibraltar-registered firm managed to raise $30.9 million from nearly 7,400 investors around the world, including in the US, which means the SEC plans to fine Bloom for the amount of crypto raised in its ICO. See:  Lawyer Says SEC’s New Crypto Cops Are Coming for DeFi Founded in 2017, Bloom describes itself as a blockchain-powered solution for credit scoring that aims to reduce the risk of identity theft. It claims its system minimizes fraud and reduces the cost of customer onboarding. Bloom promoted BLT as investment contracts which inherently marks them as securities, in line with the Howey Test, according to the SEC. “A purchaser in the offering of BLT would have had a reasonable expectation of obtaining a future profit based upon Bloom’s efforts…to create ...
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Canada Today | Naomi Oliver | Jul 25, 2022 Informal Survey and Results In a recent informal poll of 1,124 people via the Carrick on Money newsletter.  Boomers and seniors dominated the survey’s demographic at 73 percent, Gen Xers made up 15 percent, Millennials (aka Gen Y) and Gen Z made up 10 percent, with the small remainder made up of those who didn’t indicate their age. TD topped the list of most trusted with 200 votes, while RBC was just behind with 190 votes. Three other large banks came next, followed by a body of support for smaller credit unions. Then came EQ, Tangerine, Wealthsimple, and two major credit unions, Ontario’s Meridian and BC’s Vancity. 30 people answered “none” when asked which financial company they trust the most. See:  Ipsos Survey: Most Canadians Say (88%) We Need More Competition A total of 327 votes went to a variety of smaller companies, including online bank (and subsidiary of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) Simplii Financial, independent mutual fund companies Steadyhand and Mawer, investment firm Vanguard, investment dealer Edward Jones, online broker Questrade, insurance giant Manulife Financial and American Express. Investment firm Wealthsimple performed particularly well among young adults, while online ...
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Aug 11, 2022 There are numerous things to think about when you want to protect your data, but thankfully there are some easy steps you can take to help keep your information safe. It's important to remember that data protection is an ongoing process, not a one-time event. This means you must be constantly vigilant about how you store, access, and share your data. Here are some of the most important things to keep in mind when it comes to data protection: 1. Make sure your devices are password protected This includes your computer, smartphone, and tablet. In addition to setting up a password, you should consider using a fingerprint or passcode to access your devices. Additionally, databases and other sensitive information should be encrypted to make it more difficult for hackers to access them. If you have sensitive data that you need to access regularly, consider using a password manager to help keep track of your login information. It's also a good idea to enable two-factor authentication whenever possible. This adds an extra layer of security by requiring you to enter a code that is sent to your phone in addition to your password. 2. Keep your software up ...
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The Paypers | Raluca Ochiana  | Aug 3, 2022 Rapidly growing technologies also cast their shadows from a compliance perspective According to the 2022 Crypto Crime Report by Chainalysis, two main forms of illicit activity were observed in the past year: Wash trading to artificially increase the value of NFTs and money laundering through the purchase of NFTs. In principle, these scams are not new, however, the fast pace of technological applications poses a serious threat due to the still inadequate regulations. Wash trading is the practice of purchasing and selling assets in a manner that is intent on manipulating or misleading the market supply and demand. In this case, the seller is on both sides of the executed transaction with the goal to make one’s NFT appear more valuable than it really is. Many NFT trading platforms allow their users to trade by simply connecting their wallets to the platform without any identification process. Therefore, there is no special effort needed to operate wash trading with NFTs. See:  Why RegTech is Essential to Regulate Innovation and What It Means for Policymakers? In particular, from a compliance perspective there is enormous potential for improvement in the identification and verification of ...
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Bank of Canada (via email) | Aug 8, 2022 The Retail Payments Advisory Committee (RPAC) met on June 16, 2022, for a demonstration of the digital tools the Bank of Canada is developing as part of its retail payments supervision (RPS) mandate. These tools include: the self-assessment questionnaire to help businesses determine whether they should register with the Bank as a payment service provider (PSP) as defined in the Retail Payment Activities Act a web portal for applicants and PSPs to communicate with the Bank and to submit information, such as registration applications and mandatory reports We asked participants for their views on: the content of the self-assessment questionnaire. the design and functionality of the application form to register with the Bank; potential roles of users within a PSP and the access requirements for their accounts with the Bank; and other practical tools to provide signatures and pay fees. The summary provides insight into the committee’s discussion and how the Bank will use the feedback. Read the summary See:  BoC: Retail Payments Supervision Meeting Summaries for registration, governance and fees Give your feedback on the self-assessment questionnaire The Bank is seeking feedback on the RPS self-assessment questionnaire from industry stakeholders ...
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