In most Western countries, the ability to easily access financial services using government-issued identification is something that is typically taken for granted. However, in the developing world it’s a very different story. Sub-Saharan Africa has both the highest rate of unregistered births as well as the highest population percentage without legal identification – 43 and

Fear, confusion and lack of knowledge prevents many people from investing. Therefore, many of us tend to leave our hard-earned dollars sitting in a savings account, earning little or no interest at all. One Vancouver-based fintech company, Voleo, wants to change all of that for today’s generation of investors. Founded in 2013, Voleo is a

RentMoola Makes Paying Rent Rewarding

Wednesday, 09 March 2016

Continuing from our blog series featuring Canada’s brightest Fintech startups, we’d like to introduce you to 2015 Notable Award winner for “Canada’s Best Online Business,” RentMoola. As one of BC’s leading fintech companies, RentMoola is a global payment network that rewards people for paying rent and condo fees. Cofounded by twin brothers, Patrick and Philipp

We are launching a new blog series spotlighting Canada’s brightest Fintech startups on a mission to make everyone’s life easier, safer, and happier. The first fintech startup we’d like to spotlight is Payso, one of Canada’s first peer-to-peer mobile payment service helping people send and receive payments from friends easier than ever before. Unlike online

Around the world, the popularity of online payments continues to grow each year, and this is especially the case in China. In the third quarter of 2015 alone, Chinese third-party mobile payment transaction volumes exceeded $370 billion, representing an increase of 5 percent over the same quarter in 2014 and 64 percent compared to the

Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, commonly referred to as EMEA, have a collective population between 2.1 and 2.2 billion people. With an annual gross domestic product (GDP) of $27.5 trillion, EMEA’s contributes to 38 percent of the global GDP. Not surprisingly, companies expanding into EMEA will require different strategies and structures to achieve the

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is home to over 4.2 billion people, or 61 percent of the entire world population. With $878 billion in online retail sales – a 36 percent increase from the previous year, 2015 marked a record year for eCommerce sales in the region. For the first time in history, APAC holds a

The Latin American market presents tremendous opportunities for online businesses. The World Bank estimates that more than 50 million Latin Americans joined the middle class between 2000 and 2010. About 30 percent of the populace is now considered middle class with most of the growth – 35 million people – occurring in Brazil. According to

Today’s world is becoming increasingly connected thanks to the Internet. As a result, cross-border trade continues to grow exponentially, so much so that cross-border transactions made up for nearly a quarter of PayPal’s total payment volume from 2012 to 2014. For anyone seeking to do business internationally, whether buying or selling, there are a multitude