More Canadians Expect Fintech Services

Fintech has been pegged as a disruptor of the traditional banking sector, but new data suggests that more and more Canadians are coming to expect fintech services as part of the de facto package that they receive from their banking outlet of choice. The CGI survey, titled…

Do Winter Blues Affect Finances, Too?

This morning, Bloomberg reported a decline in the overall personal finance confidence among Canadians. “Asked about their personal finances, Canadians are twice as likely to say it is worse than better than a year ago,” Nanos Research Group Chairman Nik Nanos said in the summary of the…

Is a Fintech Career in Your Future?

Fintech has been called the killer of banking jobs, what with its focus on automation and lean, startup-oriented operational mentality. However, the sector is exploding in its own right: the emergence of the alternative banking sector and fintech in general is creating strong opportunities for everyone…

It Doesn’t Take “A Small Loan of a Million Dollars”

Though Progressa is proud of our Canadian roots and our part in growing the fintech community in Canada, we would be remiss not to take note of the ongoing political brouhaha coming to a head among our neighbours to the south. With Republican candidate Donald…

Enter The Fintech Sandbox

One of the biggest challenges for the fintech space is the necessity of balance. Fintech firms want to stay ahead of the curve, but also need to abide by regulations that will ensure the safety of consumers. The Canadian fintech landscape lacks extensive regulation at…