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Shea Malcolmson

Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees

The recent release of the IPCC Climate report has got me thinking about money and the climate. It really got me thinking about the saying... “Money doesn’t grow on trees." I ...

By September 9, 2021

How Much Does That Christmas Cheque You Got, REALLY Cost?
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Shea Malcolmson
How Much Does That Christmas Cheque You Got, REALLY Cost?
This 2016 article from the Ottawa Citizen highlights a public opinion research report commissioned by Public Works and Government Services Canada, w ...

545 days ago | 2 min read

Payments Canada  Canadian Payments: Methods and Trends Report 2020
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Shea Malcolmson
Payments Canada Canadian Payments: Methods and Trends Report 2020
Payments Canada Canadian Payments: Methods and Trends Report 2020 In 2019, the total payments market in Canada grew to 22 billion consumer and bus...

567 days ago | 2 min read

Fintech News: Federal Government Re-Opens Open Banking Consultations
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Mike Peterson
Fintech News: Federal Government Re-Opens Open Banking Consultations
Exciting industry news that makes 2020 a little less dark and depressing: it was recently announced that Canada’s Department of Finance has re...

572 days ago | 3 min read

Digital Currencies and Central Banks: What You Need to Know
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Mike Peterson
Digital Currencies and Central Banks: What You Need to Know
The rapid advancement and development of digital currencies has extended its reach beyond the private sector- as governments are now involving themse...

581 days ago | 3 min read

4 Winning Ways to Streamline Delivery Processes in As-a-Service Firms
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Mike Peterson
4 Winning Ways to Streamline Delivery Processes in As-a-Service Firms
The rapid rise in As-a-service firms (which are API-driven services for customers that commonly connect at an endpoint via a web-based console) have ...

588 days ago | 4 min read

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Contactless Payments; And What You Can Expect to Happen Into 2021
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Mike Peterson
How COVID-19 Has Impacted Contactless Payments; And What You Can Expec...
As 2020 surges to a close, this has without a doubt been a year shaped largely by the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been a year that has forced retailers...

595 days ago | 3 min read

Why Merchant Service Providers Are the Most Important Partner Your Business Will Ever Have
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Mike Peterson
Why Merchant Service Providers Are the Most Important Partner Your Bus...
The relationship between a business and their Merchant Services Provider is a crucial relationship (and probably the most important relationship a bu...

602 days ago | 3 min read

Banking-as-a-Service & Platform-as-a-Service- What They Mean and Why They Matter to You
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Mike Peterson
Banking-as-a-Service & Platform-as-a-Service- What They Mean and Why T...
2020 has been a rapidly evolving year for Fintechs and blockchain-related enterprises. We have gone into depth discussing fintechs in previous blogs-...

609 days ago | 3 min read

What Are Payment Rails?- and Reasons to Modernize Your Payment Systems and Go Digital!
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Mike Peterson
What Are Payment Rails?- and Reasons to Modernize Your Payment Systems...
As we quickly surge into the final quarter of 2020 and look forward to 2021, there are more reasons than ever to adopt digital/touchless banking meth...

616 days ago | 3 min read

The 500-Year History of Cheques: And Why Today They Are (Almost) Obsolete
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Mike Peterson
The 500-Year History of Cheques: And Why Today They Are (Almost) Obsol...
Have you ever noticed that the good old paper cheque seems to be appearing less and less as time goes on? Just 25 years ago- in 1995- the popularity ...

623 days ago | 3 min read