Established in 1817, and currently marking its 200th year of operations, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America. With total assets of $719 billion as of April 30, 2017, and more than 45,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.
Berkeley Payment Solutions delivers Mastercard and Visa prepaid card programs for corporations, governments, and financial institutions. As a trusted payment solutions provider, we help clients navigate the payments industry ecosystem and offer an extensive suite of services including prepaid card program management, product development, accounting and reporting, IT consulting and integration, processing, card design, and card fulfillment.
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAWK) is a global financial technology company and a leader in connecting brands and people through branded value solutions. Blackhawk platforms and solutions enable the management of stored value products, promotions and incentive programs in retail, ecommerce, financial services and mobile wallets. Blackhawk's Hawk Commerce division offers technology solutions to businesses and direct to consumers. The Hawk Incentives division offers enterprise, SMB and reseller partners an array of platforms and branded value products to incent and reward consumers, employees and sales channels. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Blackhawk operates in 26 countries.
As one of Canada’s top business law firms, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) provides exceptional legal services to leading businesses in Canada and around the world. Serving a diverse national and international client base, our integrated network of 11 offices worldwide provides clients with access to the firm’s full spectrum of capabilities in virtually every area of business law. Whether an issue is local or multi-jurisdictional, practice-area specific or interdisciplinary, Blakes handles transactions of all sizes and levels of complexity.
Carta Worldwide delivers issuer transaction processing, designed for the evolution of banking and payments. Carta is the engine behind fintech innovation – empowering new financial service providers to offer disruptive solutions and enabling established banks to innovate for the rapidly changing market. Carta’s next generation platform – architected specifically to meet the complexities of the modern payments ecosystem – excels where legacy systems are challenged; delivering adaptive, modern solutions to enable innovation and optimize profitability.
Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada and the sixth largest cooperative financial group in the world, with assets close to $268 billion. It has been rated one of the Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt. To meet the diverse needs of its members and clients, Desjardins offers a full range of products and services to individuals and businesses through its extensive distribution network, online platforms and subsidiaries across Canada. Counted among the world's strongest banks according to The Banker magazine, Desjardins has one of the highest capital ratios and credit ratings in the industry.
Finavator is a Fintech, Payments and Loyalty focused advisory firm that provides Digital Marketing, Product Strategy and Sales Acceleration to startups, enterprise and financial institutions with the objective of driving innovation, diversity and improving client experience.
Galileo is the company behind the technology that powers the most innovative fintech companies, financial institutions and investment firms in North America, the UK and Europe. Utilizing one of the industry’s most sophisticated processing platforms, Galileo handles thousands of financial transactions every day and provides comprehensive APIs and complete back-office support, allowing clients to stay focused on creating the greatest value and best experiences for their customers. Galileo’s approach makes it a trusted partner, with innovative thinking and advanced data science and engineering capabilities to deliver on its promise of flexibility, security and scalability. Galileo is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
i2c Inc. drives innovation to the global digital banking and payments industry with a multi-function payments and digital banking platform built for endless possibilities. Advanced "building block" processing technology at its core provides a vast suite of credit, debit and prepaid solutions—all from a single global SaaS platform. This enables clients to dynamically configure payment solutions with unparalleled flexibility, agility and performance while maintaining highly secure and reliable payments. Founded in 2001, and headquartered in Silicon Valley, i2c's next-generation technology helps organizations drive revenue growth, scale and adapt to change while supporting millions of users in more than 200 countries and territories and all time zones.
Leveraging deep integrations into retailers' point-of-sale systems, InComm provides connectivity to a variety of service providers that allow consumers to conduct everyday business at more than 500,000 points of retail distribution. Whether those consumers are activating prepaid products, paying bills, enjoying real-time discounts through a membership card, purchasing digital goods in-store or adding funds to an online account, InComm is there to provide unique gift-giving opportunities, cater to on-the-go shoppers, deliver added value through loyalty programs and serve cash-based consumers. With 206 global patents, InComm is headquartered in Atlanta with a presence in more than 30 countries.
KOHO is a quickly scaling FinTech company that offers Canadians an alternative to their traditional banking experience. With an integrated app and reloadable Visa card, users get real-time insights into their money, along with instant cashback, round-ups, automated savings goals and more. Backed by Power Corp., Portag3 and Greyhound Capital, KOHO is an ambitious company looking to make a difference in the financial lives of Canadians. KOHO has raised two rounds of funding and won the NASDAQ Award for Best FinTech Co. Visit www.koho.ca for more information.
Founded in 2010, Marqeta is the first global modern card issuer, powered by the most advanced issuer processor platform built in over two decades. Marqeta’s open APIs allow a new generation of businesses on the cutting-edge of technology and finance like Square, Affirm, DoorDash, Kabbage and Instacart to build in innovative payment programs and experiences. Marqeta platform features like Just in Time Funding, dynamic spend controls and real time data insights allow customers to customize payment cards to meet the unique needs of their customers.
Mastercard (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.
Netspend empowers people with the choice, control and convenience to manage their money through intuitive, reliable and secure prepaid card and consumer payment solutions. Since 1999, we have helped over 10 million consumers make purchases, budget and pay bills using our seamless physical and digital financial options that fit their lives. Customers can find and reload Netspend Prepaid Cards at convenient locations nationwide through Netspend’s extensive network of 130,000 reload points and more than 100,000 distributing locations and employers, including check cashers, convenience stores, grocers, pharmacies, insurance providers and tax preparers. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Netspend is a wholly owned subsidiary of TSYS (NYSE: TSS).
OmniPay Inc. is supervised and regulated by Central Bank of the Philippines as a Non-Bank Financial Institution with an Electronic Money Issuer license. It is committed to long-term partnerships as it operates exclusively on a business-to-business basis. With offices in the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong and soon in Malaysia, Omnipay’s mission is to leverage technology to bank the unbanked in a sustainable manner to accelerate nation-building through inclusive growth. It aims to deploy innovative business models backed by customised technology to make financial and non-financial transactions more secure, efficient and seamless.
PACE Credit Union’s Ontario roots trace back over 60 years including the membership of Farmunited Co-op, the first credit union incorporated under the new Credit Union Act of 1940. Over the decades, PACE has grown, meeting their members’ and community’s financial needs. Headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario, PACE serves its 40,000 members holding over $1 billion in assets through 17 locations. To find out more about cooperative banking at PACE, visit pacecu.ca, follow @PACECU on Twitter, or find us on Facebook.
Payment Source provides alternative payment solutions to organizations of all sizes and has the solution for every retail environment including; POS terminals, PC applications, mobile apps and integrated solutions. Now Prepay, a Payment Source company, provides prepaid mobile top ups, gift cards and financial products and services to more than 15,000 retailers across Canada. Through the proprietary Loadhub® network, Payment Source provides secure, real-time in-person payments capability in every community across Canada. Loadhub is the best possible solution for customers of reloadable card programs, mobile wallets, and anyone else looking to load funds to an account or take one-time payments or collections.
Peoples Trust is a financial institution headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., with offices across Canada. The Company forms the foundation of Peoples Group and is active in originating and servicing mortgages, with over $8 billion in assets under administration. It offers very competitive deposit products and through its subsidiary Peoples Card Services, is a pioneer sponsor of prepaid and credit card programs in Canada, and a market leader in both reloadable and non-reloadable prepaid card products of Visa and MasterCard. For more information, visit peoplescardservices.com.
Revolut was launched in July 2015 by former Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank investment bankers, Nik Storonsky and Vlad Yatsenko, as a digital alternative to the big banks. While the fintech initially drew in customers by letting them spend and transfer money abroad with the interbank exchange rate, the company has since attracted over 7 million customers in Europe with its spending overviews, budgeting controls, savings features and cryptocurrency exchange. To date, Revolut has raised approximately $340 million in investments, from notable venture capital firms including Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Balderton Capital and DST Global.
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have approximately 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 35 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.
Founded in 2009, Spring Card Systems, develops and manages innovative co-branded prepaid payment solutions in both Canada and the US. We make adding a co-branded payment solution to a client’s menu of products and services simple and affordable while giving consumers a new way to handle financial transactions. Spring Card Systems helps our partners offer unique products that are specifically tailored to their customer base which provide convenience, new sources of revenue, and increased customer retention. We are well positioned in the payments and mobile industries to serve as the single point of contact for our partners to establish the initial business case, gather requirements, utilize best implementation practices and implement monitoring controls to help decrease risk but increase customer retention and profitability.
STACK is reinventing financial services and putting Canadians in control of their money. Using intuitive technology and customizable tools, STACK delivers a smarter way to spend, save and share your money fee-free and straight from your mobile. Features like mobile tap-to-pay, automated savings, real-time notifications, and relevant rewards empower people to make the most of their money so it's there for what really matters.
The Fletcher Group is the leading PR and marketing agency supporting the payments industry in North America. We specialize in serving growth industries that are influenced by trends in technology, commerce and consumer behavior. Our strong business acumen and writing skills allow us to create stories that connect with corporate and consumer audiences. We provide thoughtful PR and marketing solutions for several industries, including: fintech, payment, banking, mobile apps, retail and loyalty.
The North West Company Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading retailer of food and everyday products and services to rural communities and urban neighbourhoods in Canada, Alaska, the South Pacific and the Caribbean. North West operates 236 stores under the trading names Northern, NorthMart, Giant Tiger, Alaska Commercial Company, Cost-U-Less and RiteWay Food Markets and has annualized sales of approximately CDN$1.8 billion.
UnionPay International (UPI) is a subsidiary of China UnionPay focused on the growth and support of UnionPay’s global business. In partnership with more than 1500 institutions worldwide, UnionPay International has enabled card acceptance in 162 countries and regions with issuance in 42 countries and regions. UnionPay International provides high quality, cost effective and secure cross-border payment services to the world’s largest cardholder base and ensures convenient local services to a growing number of global UnionPay cardholders and merchants.
Vancity Community Investment Bank is a values-based bank dedicated to building the social finance market in Canada. Our goal is to connect capital to enterprises that are building stronger, more sustainable communities, enabling depositors and investors to finance change. Vancity Community Investment Bank was launched based on the belief that companies have a responsibility to use their resources for positive change. Originally formed in 1997 as Citizen’s Bank, the bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (Vancity). For more than 70 years our parent, a financial co-operative, has been recognized for growing profits while building sustainable communities. The triple bottom line (people, planet and prosperity) approach of Vancity is the foundation for our work at the bank.