Meet Ups

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What gets you talking?

  • Open banking – is it stalled in Canada until after the election?
  • Payments disruption – is it truly disruptive or product evolution?
  • Data sovereignty – will consumers every profit from data ownership?

 

These meetups are to provide a regular meeting place for the payments community to discuss issues facing our industry.

The format is a 15-20 minute discussion, led by a subject matter expert, followed by drinks and conversation about the topic. The monthly meetups will be held at a downtown Toronto location, from 4:30-6:30pm.

These meetups are open to anyone with an interest in payments and will involve many different stakeholder groups.

August

August 13th, 2019

Duke of Westminster | 77 Adelaide St. W | Toronto | M5X 1A6

4:30pm - 6:30pm

Open Banking: The Consumers’ Point of View 
with Jaime Cabrera, Market Strategy and Understanding at Ipsos

When making purchases or carrying out daily banking tasks, consumers and small business generate a stream of information based on their individual transactions. This financial transaction data is currently held and controlled by individual financial institutions. Open banking is a framework where consumers and businesses can authorize third party financial service providers to access their financial transaction data, using secure online channels. In the same way that the smartphone revolutionized our day to day banking and payments activity, Open Banking could have a similar and possibly greater impact on the way we manage our financial lives.

 

Following the launch of Open Banking in the UK last year, a number of countries are moving towards introducing it for their banking systems.  Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Hong Kong and Singapore are amongst the countries moving towards the introduction of Open Banking and the Government of Canada is conducting a review into the merits of Open Banking.

 

In an Open Banking world, Canadians would decide how their personal financial information is used and what third-party providers can gain access to their data. That could make taking out a loan, opening a bank account and applying for a mortgage much easier to do. Open Banking is touted as a driver to encourage more choice and value for customers and create opportunities for new products and  improved services. Do consumers feel the same way?

 

Ipsos Canada has released the Open Banking Report, an in-depth study that looks at what Canadians think about Open Banking. Join the discussion or come to learn the types of services Canadians are most interested in, why the value these services and who they trust with their financial data.

 

  • Members: $15 (+HST)
  • Non-Members: $30 (+HST)

September

September 10th, 2019

Duke of Westminster | 77 Adelaide St. W | Toronto | M5X 1A6

4:30pm - 6:30pm

Subject expert to be announced nearer to the event.

  • Members: $15 (+HST)
  • Non-Members: $30 (+HST)

There will be no October meet up due to the ACT Canada Forum taking place on October 7th

December

December 10th, 2019

Duke of Westminster | 77 Adelaide St. W | Toronto | M5X 1A6

4:30pm - 6:30pm

Subject expert to be announced nearer to the event.

  • Members: $15 (+HST)
  • Non-Members: $30 (+HST)