A collective voice

Imagine a Canada where fintechs thrive.

Who we are

We are a not-for-profit association that serves as the collective voice for fintechs in Canada. We are focused on opening markets for financial technology companies in Canada by breaking down barriers to competition and innovation.

Our mission is to enable greater choice for Canadians through a thriving fintech sector.

Our goals

Competition and innovation

Fintech companies shouldn’t face barriers to entry when they’re improving the economic well being of Canadians.

Stability and security

Canada shouldn’t have financial sector laws and infrastructure that put Canadian consumers and businesses at risk.

Access to capital, talent, and markets

Canada should be a world leader in fintech by supporting the growth of the sector.

Current policy objectives

Open banking

Fair decision making at the policy level to make open banking a reality for fintechs and their customers as soon as possible.

Payment system access

Quicker implementation of new infrastructure and fair access for fintechs to enable innovation and competition.

Better banking partners

Champion fintech friendly banks and advocate for more.

Education for all constituents

We help policy makers, consumers and businesses understand the important role of fintech and fintech products in the lives of Canadians.

Digitalization of money

Clarity on the government’s approach to overseeing cryptocurrency and stablecoins.

How we achieve this

Independent research

Conduct primary research and leverage international developments to support the Canadian fintech sector.

Collaboration

Advance the industry-wide dialogue by connecting fintechs and bridging the gaps to regulators, policymakers and other key stakeholders.

Advocacy

Champion a hospitable environment for fintechs and affect positive and sustainable change through favorable policy creation.

Education

Help Canadians, businesses and policymakers understand the impact and opportunity of new market entrants.

Our history

Fintechs Canada was established in 2019 to represent the paytech community. In 2022, the organization expanded its mandate to encompass all fintechs. The change reflected the organization’s growing membership, the market opportunities in financial services and the breadth of issues impacting fintechs and the customers they serve. Today, Fintechs Canada serves a diverse range of fintech members across the country from providers of enabling technology to traditional fintechs in lending, payments and crypto assets.

Association structure

Board members

Our board is composed of influential leaders in Canada’s fintech ecosystem. Fintechs Canada board members bring decades of experience to the table and represent the vast range of fintech interests from policy enablers to enabling technologies and fintech activities.

Ben Harrison

Portag3 Ventures GP

Shirley Matthew

Peoples Group

Kristen Wilson

Celero Solutions

Mark Ripplinger

Everlink Payment Services

Andrew Graham

Borrowell

Yves-Gabriel Leboeuf

Flinks

Founding members