F|T: The FinTech Times – Canada’s financial strain

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BetaKit

Trudeau announces 75 percent wage subsidies, interest-free loans for Canadian small businesses

The 75 percent wage subsidy will be available for “qualifying businesses” for up to three months and will be retroactive until March 15.


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Borrowell survey shows financial strain Canadians are under amid pandemic

A new survey conducted by Toronto FinTech startup Borrowell has found that three in four Canadians are experiencing financial stress due to COVID-19.


TechCrunch

UK FinTech community comes together to build Covid Credit and let sole traders self-certify lost income

The app uses the Credit Kudos API and aggregates data from an individual’s bank accounts, applying a number of pattern recognition algorithms in order to calculate key income figures.


Startup raises $8.25M to help physicians track payments

Rivet, a startup that helps providers keep track of insurance contracts and billing, closed an $8.25 million funding round.


BetaKit

FinTech lenders urge government to expand COVID-19 loan measures to better support small businesses

A group of FinTech and alternative lenders are calling on the federal government to extend its current economic stimulus plan to include alternative lending.


TechCrunch

Stripe leads $20M Series A into Fast, which is building a universal checkout service for e-commerce

Coming in late March, the new capital is a quick-follow to Fast’s November seed round.


BetaKit

Lighter Capital expands debt financing business to Canada

Lighter Capital, a Seattle-headquartered financing lender, is making its debt financing offerings available to the Canadian market.


Citigroup raises investment in Ethereum-based trade finance startup

U.S.-headquartered bank Citi has upped its investment in the Ethereum-based decentralized trade financing startup Komgo.


TechCrunch

Brex acquires three companies to build out its bank alternative for startups

Brex wants to help startups get the money that traditional big banks won’t lend them, and it just acquired three companies to help it do so: Neji, Compose Labs and Landria.


Payments startup SpotOn raises $50M to boost product development

The Series B round was led by 01 Advisors and included Dragoneer Investment Group, Franklin Templeton and EPIQ Capital Group.


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