Pitching on Canada’s biggest Fintech stage – Montreal’s Fintech Forum

On October 10th & 11th, the fifth Annual Fintech Forum, organized by Finance Montreal, was held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The event attracted close to 2,000 finance professionals and fintech enthusiasts. The highlight of the event, according to many, was the fintech pitch competition. Ten startups battled it out for not only […]

Payments In Canada & Montreal: Opening Up to Innovation

What Do We Mean By Payments? On the surface, a payment appears to be a straightforward process. The buyer pays the merchant and money is transferred from one party to the other. But this flow holds true only for cash payments. For all other payments, the process is much more complicated. In most cases, there […]

The journey into the gender gap (5 min read)

FormFintech is a not-for-profit organization that is endeavouring to build a movement of people who want a better financial society for Canada. Our humble beginnings commenced at a grassroots level with various sessions targeting Montreal’s Universities. After conducting five “Introduction to Fintech” conferences, across differing universities, engaging with +200 people to raise awareness of the […]

Blockchain – When will we chain to the block?

The name for what blockchain represents to financial institutions has shifted over the years from cryptocurrencies, to bitcoin, to blockchain, and now to distributed ledger technologies. As its name changed, this cypherpunk movement has significantly witnessed an increase in awareness as most major companies in certain sectors have published papers (e.g. research, software, accounting, banking, government, etc.). […]

Canadian Big Banks talk Fintech at CIX

In 2014, banks viewed Fintech as a threat. Fast-forward to 2016, and Fintech was being described publicly by banks as an ‘opportunity’. While behind closed bank doors, Fintech may still be perceived as threatening; but, there are growing signs of a willingness to cooperate. Beyond implementing more casual and flexible dress codes as joked about […]