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BetaKit

Apple Pay expands in Canada with support for CIBC and RBC debit and credit cards

Apple has significantly expanded the number of payment options Apple Pay supports in Canada, and announced that it plans to add even more Canadian banks in the coming months.



Wealthsimple

How to Be Smart with Your Tax Refund (and Still Buy Stupidly Expensive Things)

Be a grown-up this year and invest in Future You. Then be a kid and buy something that makes you happy. (sponsored)



BetaKit

How Sensibill is keeping banks from losing customers to FinTech startups

Speaking with The Disruptors co-host Amber Kanwar, Sensibill founder and CEO Corey Gross says the technology has been a long time in the making.



Finextra

1-in-5 in person Visa-processed card payments now contactless

The card giant says that it has seen three billion contactless payments in Europe in the last year, nearly triple the amount in the previous 12 months.



TechCrunch

The technology-driven transformation of wealth management

Robo-advisors represent the “Uberization” of wealth management, offering a pure, automated approach.



Forbes

Lending Club And What It Means For FinTech

How can a day that was supposed to be good for Lending Club turn so bad?



Business Insider

Paypal seeks to increase mobile engagement

PayPal is working to become an everyday essential full-service global financial platform for consumers, according to CEO Dan Schulman.



Finextra

Nordea scouts for FinTech startups

Nordea is scouting for a new cohort of startups to joins the second round of its financial accelerator programme in Stockholm.



BetaKit

Coinsquare wants to lead “economy of tomorrow” with bitcoin exchange

Coinsquare allows users to go online and trade bitcoin with currencies like the Canadian dollar; users can also purchase gold and silver stored within the exchange.




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Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.