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Our vision is simple. Help Canadian Fintech companies scale and export their products and services abroad by connecting them with investors, buyers and partners who can help them expand to foreign markets around the globe. We do this by providing a one-stop destination for stakeholders to conduct research, share information, facilitate connections and Q&A and learn about Canadian Fintech companies and the growing ecosystem. logo  1 - Canadian Fintech & Funding home resize - Canadian Fintech & Funding Directory

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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 and we'll do our best to make updates periodically. To become a member of NCFA please click here.

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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
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
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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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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Cointelegraph Magazine | Julian Jackson | Aug 9, 2022 A DAO is an online community that collectively controls a cryptocurrency fund to achieve a particular goal — whether buying a copy of the United States constitution or running a DeFi protocol — explains Delman from Aragon, an organization that has helped usher almost 4,000 DAOs into existence. See:  Blockchain-based replacement for traditional crowdfunding: DAOs You’ll also need a set of tools — and unique ingredients — and some collaborators to help you bring this banquet to the table for more people to enjoy. Just five ingredients Establish a common goal, mission or objective. Build a community of like-minded people using Discord or Telegram. Create a shared fund to finance your goal. Construct a governance framework. Communicate to the group how the project is developing and disburse rewards as appropriate to contributors. Some different DAO flavours include Protocol, Philanthropy, Collector, Investment and Grant DAOs. “The idea is attempting to automate as many exchanges between people as possible and making it trustless so you don’t need to trust people,” Delman explains. “This makes it easier to collaborate with people that you meet online or to create a global team.” Cooking Up Your ...
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Aubrey Moore | Aug 10, 2022 Introduction The term “fintech” is a relatively new one, coined in the early 21st century. It’s a blend of the words “financial” and “technology,” and it refers to the use of technology to deliver financial services. Fintech has become increasingly popular in recent years for several reasons. First, the internet and mobile devices have made it easier than ever for people to access financial services from anywhere. Second, fintech startups have been able to take advantage of advances in technology to offer innovative new products and services that traditional financial institutions have been slow to adopt. Finally, as the world becomes more globalized, fintech is seen as a way to level the playing field in terms of access to financial services. There are several different types of fintech, but some of the most popular include mobile payments, crowdfunding, and peer-to-peer lending. Mobile Payments One of the most popular types of fintech is mobile payments. Mobile payments allow users to make transactions using their smartphones or other mobile devices. There are many different ways to make mobile payments, but the most common is through a “digital wallet” that stores your payment information (such as your ...
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Blockworks | Jack Kubinec  | Aug 9, 2022 In the latest instance of FTX embarking on a massive bear market buying spree, the crypto exchange has struck a deal with Reddit. The crypto-to-fiat exchange platform FTX Pay is integrating with Reddit and Arbitrum to allow users to pay gas fees on Reddit’s “Community Points” tokens using fiat. Community Points, rolled out in 2020, are blockchain-based Reddit tokens that allow users to divvy out rewards and interact with the social platform Reddit is a choice platform for retail crypto investors — crypto was the platform’s most-viewed topic in 2021. In July 2021, the rollup solution Arbitrum won a contest to build an Ethereum rollup for Community Points, and now the rollup is launching on Ethereum’s mainnet, the company said Tuesday. See:  Manage Your Way Through The Labyrinth Of Cryptocurrencies By Following These 6 Tips Community Points allow subreddits to reward active members or make governance decisions. Like all layer-2 rollups, Community Points transactions are settled on Ethereum, and Reddit enlisted the expansion-minded FTX to let users pay Ethereum’s transaction fees using fiat. Amy Wu, head of FTX Ventures: Users need Eth for gas fees to transact with their Community Points on-chain, ...
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Betakit | Charlize Alcaraz  | Aug 8, 2022 The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has entered a data access agreement with Utah-based FinTech company MX to provide its clients a seamless way to share financial information. By using MX’s application program interface technology (API), CIBC said its 11 million clients will no longer need to share their banking credentials to connect their banking information with third-party applications that partner with MX, such as personal financial management, budget tracking, and credit-building tools. Founded in 2010 by Ryan Caldwell and Brandon Dewitt, MX combines open finance APIs with financial data to securely connect to and verify data for hundreds of use cases including account opening, money movement, and underwriting. CIBC is the latest member of Canada’s Big Six banks to partner with a United States-based FinTech firm to launch what is essentially a private application of open banking. See:  CIBC Innovation Banking Announces $1.5 Billion Growth Capital Commitment CIBC partner MX plays in a space that is beyond open banking, calling itself an open finance company. Open finance, according to MX, is an extension of open banking. According to an MX blog post, open finance enables access and sharing of consumer ...
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Aug 9, 2022 Are you getting ready to retire? If so, it's important to start preparing as early as possible.  In fact, the earlier you start, the more likely you are to have a successful retirement. There are many things you can do to prepare for retirement, and in this blog post, we will discuss some of the most important steps. We will also provide helpful tips on how to make the process easier! Start as Early as Possible One of the most important things you can do when preparing for retirement is to start as early as possible. The sooner you start, the more time your money has to grow. And, if you start early enough, you may be able to retire earlier than you thought! So, how early should you start? The answer to this question depends on many factors, including your age, income, and retirement goals. However, most financial experts agree that you should start saving for retirement in your 30s. If you're in your 30s and you haven't started saving for retirement yet, don't worry! It's never too late to start. In fact, even if you only have a few years left until retirement, there are ...
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Aug 9, 2022 The term finance transformation is often used to denote a financial institution’s transition to new systems and databases. Today, it almost always refers to transitions to technologies that employ current-generation artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) modules. The use of AI in banking is nothing new. However, new ML algorithms are enabling modern finance systems to dynamically improve the accuracy and timeliness of their scenario modeling. Provided that transitions to newer systems are done effectively, traditional banks stand to gain exciting new capabilities. Here are some of the new capabilities traditional banks may enjoy through finance transformation. 1. Superior Forecasting Though older generations of banking software are still quite capable, one area where they fall short is in forecasting. Advanced AI and ML algorithms in new systems now permit highly accurate forecasting that changes dynamically depending on new data that comes into the system. The ability to foresee future events with better certainty enables modernized banks and financial institutions to manage risk more effectively. In turn, they may offer more relevant products and serve a wider market. If the bank needs to, it may even leverage these new forecasting capabilities to safely pivot to entirely new business models ...
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NCFA Canada | Mahi Sall | Aug 9, 2022 Thought Leadership Series of Expert interviews and insights related to a made-in-Canada open banking regime The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada (NCFA), true to its mission of providing education, industry stewardship, networking, growth, and funding opportunities for innovative financial technologies and related sectors, is pleased to launch a brand new thought leadership series on Open Banking led by Berlin-based NCFA ambassador and independent expert in Fintech-Bank Partnerships Mahi Sall. NCFA is proudly contributing this thought leadership series to help shape a system that will bring profound changes in how financial services will be created, distributed, and consumed in Canada over decades to come.  Our hope is that Canada’s Open Banking system will improve economic outcomes, improve market efficiencies and competitiveness, and enable consumers to access new and innovative financial services in a way that is secure, efficient, and consumer-centric. The series is called ‘Canada’s Open Banking Journey’ and aims to aggregate international and domestic perspectives of Open Banking/Finance expert practitioners from around the globe to advance dialogues, key considerations, and explore potential solutions for the development of a made in Canada open banking regime with the following timeline: Sep ...
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National Post | Ken Coates | Aug 6, 2022 The rules of national competitiveness keep changing. If the last few years were tough, the future looks even more confusing. Is Canada up to the challenges? The apparent answer is disquieting. Canadians should be razor-focused on ensuring the country remains at the top, but worrying signs abound: Productivity lags well behind leading industrial nations. Investment has slowed, particularly in the natural resources sector. Canada’s aggressive climate change stance has stalled some infrastructure projects and mothballed others. Our education and training system is significantly disconnected from the labour force. Our record for environmental management is seriously deficient. Our government’s ability to manage basic services, like passports, is wanting. See: Canada’s Competition Consultation Continues (thanks Senator Colin Deacon) The nation’s major airports — key international transit points — are global laughingstocks. Our sizeable national debt, already surging due to the government’s pre- and post-pandemic spending, is accelerating faster due to rapidly rising interest rates. And family income is seriously out of sync with ridiculous housing prices and growing inflation. Competitive environment is also shifting. Certain nations — Japan, South Korea, Norway, Germany, and others — continue to do well.  China also has a ...
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