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BMO invests in arts-focused AI lab at University of Toronto

From the Tech newsletter: The bank aims to educate employees and understand the human impact of technology.

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Capital One funds accelerator tackling financial stability

Innovative Financial Health will use the support to help startups develop solutions that address a growing issue.

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BMO repurposes Toronto FC’s field for youth teams

The bank brings its professional and community sponsorships together as part of its brand mission to “grow the good.”

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EQ Bank keeps it simple

The digital-only bank, looking to compete with others in the space, talks about its benefits in a way the average Canadian can understand.

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Advertising Week 2019: MasterCard’s take on ‘Marketing 5.0′

How the brand’s CMO has been building a multi-sensory strategy for the future.

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Easy Financial looks to the future

The non-prime lender moves away from approval times and interest rates to drive awareness for its financial solutions.

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Consumer concerns about the risks of AI persist

A report from TD shows Canadians believe the tech is being developed too quickly and want more control over their data.

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CIBC Run for the Cure keeps its ‘promise’

This year’s campaign builds on a successful call to action to maintain engagement in a challenging fundraising space.

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Many Canadians value data security more than money

A survey shows protecting personal data and identity are enough of a concern to make them wary of convenient digital tools.

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Are banks ready for a future of open banking?

Andrew Au argues regulatory changes could spell opportunity for banks (or leave them vulnerable to competition).

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Belairdirect tags in Georges St-Pierre

The insurance brand hopes the fighter’s recognizability will add to the stories it is telling in its new platform.

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HSBC brings a robot to a Toronto branch

The bank is deploying Pepper to reduce wait times, educate clients and improve their in-branch experience.

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Many Canadians plan to switch finance firms

A survey shows more digital options have empowered consumers to shop around for options that meet their needs.

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National Bank wraps an eyesore in an inclusive message

The financial institution turns construction on a new head office into an opportunity to remind people of its core values.

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Inside the remaking of a Toronto fintech company

Koho, now controlled by Portag3 Ventures, takes inspiration from Wealthsimple’s “playbook” in charting a new path to growth.