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La Caisse and Desjardins partner on fintech fund

The sponsors will devote $75 million to help develop fintech and financial AI, both in Quebec and across Canada.

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TD brings conversational AI to its app

The bank partners with Kasisto to provide automated chat while also launching a new program to support emerging fintech patents.

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Interac takes on a new world

Why the brand has chosen to venture beyond “Be in the Black.”

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2017 Brands of the Year: A robo-advisor’s human touch

Canadian startup Wealthsimple has grown globally by putting humanity at the core of its brand.

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American Express targets millennial life

The brand launches a new product for Uber-loving young professionals with different views on rewards.

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What’s behind Manulife’s creepy carnival?

The brand continues its “Uncover the Truth” platform, focusing this time on investments.

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CIBC, then and now

150 years of tinkering with strategy and brand identity have helped the bank with first-mover ambitions fit into consumers’ lives.

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Check it out: RBC makes ‘somedays’ public

Passersby got a chance to make their goal-setting more concrete with a recent outdoor activation.

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BDC strengthens its bond with entrepreneurs

The bank’s new national campaign aims to connect with the tough, sometimes lonely moments of being a business owner.

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Wealthsimple heads across the pond

The fintech brand’s CEO says there is an opportunity in the U.K. with underserved millennials.

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Why insurance isn’t boring, in six seconds

The Insurance Brokers of Canada’s new digital campaign gets its message across in a flash.

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Sun Life debuts a new digital persona

“Ella” will be the voice for the brand’s digital touchpoints, aiming to add a human touch to its more tech-heavy interactions.

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Interac gets consumers to open up to tapping

A series of pop-ups aim to show the convenience of contactless payment.

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Jeff Marshall named chief marketer for Street Capital

The former head of Scotiabank’s Digital Factory joins another of the bank’s alumni, Duncan Hannay.

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Check it out: Servus’ escape from the bank

The credit union has been touring an escape room around Alberta to spread financial literacy.