FISPAN News and Updates

13 March 2019

FinTech

March 13th, 2019

FI.SPAN’s CEO, Lisa Shields, was recently featured in BC Business as one of the most influential female entrepreneurs in BC. You can read more about the incredible achievements and progress of BC’s female entrepreneurs
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Author: FISPAN
2 January 2019

Open Banking

Why all Canadians should care about open banking

The Globe and Mail shares an insightful article from FI.SPAN CEO, Lisa Shields, on why all Canadians should care about open banking.

What kind of benefits, you ask? What about making the slow and painful process of moving money between accounts held at different institutions as easy as it is to view balances and move funds held at a single bank? – Lisa Shields, FI.SPAN CEO For the entire article, read
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Author: FISPAN
20 December 2018

FinTech

FI.SPAN Raises $4m for UK and Australia Expansion

FI.SPAN earns some extra holiday spending cash, thanks to a new round of funding led by BDC Capital’s Women in Technology Venture Fund, along with FinTop Capital, VFF, Panache Ventures and others.

Hoping to use the funds to expand FI.SPAN’s operations to the UK and Australia, FI.SPAN is looking to double it’s Vancouver headcount.

For more on the funding round, Read More.

Author: FISPAN
20 December 2018

FinTech

Vancouver FinTech FI.SPAN Raises $4m, eyes international expansion

Further international expansion and a growing workforce are in the mix for a Vancouver-based financial technology startup that’s just raised $4 million in equity financing.

“We make banks as interconnected as other business applications.” – Lisa Shields, FI.SPAN CEO.

Read more on how FI.SPAN plans to double its Vancouver workforce and expand into the U.K. and Australia Read More.

Author: FISPAN
20 December 2018

Open Banking

A Vancouver entrepreneur whose previous business was acquired by PayPal Holdings Inc. for $400-million is set to announce a key partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co. for her latest financial-technology venture

With comments from FI.SPAN CEO, Lisa Shields, and Jason Tiede, JPMorgan Chase’s head of treasury services innovation, find out more about the new partnership and the latest on FI.SPAN’s innovative product Read More.

“It’s an opportunity to make fintech a service, where banks can make use of innovative solutions that fintechs provide” [while still retaining the customer].” – Lisa Shields, FI.SPAN CEO

Author: FISPAN
8 November 2018

FinTech

Head of Strategy & Product Joins Ep.16 of SOAR Payments Podcast

Episode 16 of PayPod: The Payments Industry Podcast showcased FI.SPAN Head of Strategy & Product, Clayton Weir, in an episode featured around the future of banks, including mid-market and larger banks, and their relationship to their business banking customers.
Clayton discusses why he thinks banks are ultimately going to win in financial services spaces, and what FI.SPAN does for banks and their customers.

To bring FinTech’s into the bank domain, to bring FinTech white capabilities into the bank domain, and to use their capabilities to better serve the customers that they have,” said Weir on the ideologies for the inspiration of FI.SPAN.

To listen to the entire podcast Read More.

Author: FISPAN
22 October 2018

FinTech

FI.SPAN Demos at FinovateFall 2018

FI.SPAN’s CEO, Lisa Shields, and Head of Strategy & Product, Clayton Weir, demo at FinovateFall 2018 for the second year in a row, during which Shields points out that “accounting and banking are often two phases of the same business process.”
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Author: FISPAN
26 January 2018

FinTech

Episode 71 – The Tech Bringing B2B Fintech to the Mid-tier Bank – Lisa Shields, FI.SPAN

FI.SPAN CEO, Lisa Shields, sits down with GLENBROOK’s George Peabody to discuss the gap in the FinTech industry and how FI.SPAN is solving the problem. For the full interviewRead More.

“In other words, FI.SPAN proposes to be the glue that connects legacy code or a processor’s banking platform to the growing base of fintech point solutions in the market.”
– George Peabody, GLENBROOK  

Author: FISPAN
23 January 2018

FinTech

How Banks Can Better Serve Businesses

FI.SPAN CEO, Lisa Shields, is at it again with another published article in PaymentsJournal, talking about how banks can better serve businesses. Read the full article Read More.

“Often competing for the same business customers, banks and fintech startups have been at odds for quite some time. But as it turns out, they may be better together. By working with fintech startups to populate and launch a solutions marketplace, banks can meet the needs and expectation of businesses, regardless of their size, industry or other unique needs.”
– Lisa Shields, FI.SPAN CEO 

Author: FISPAN
Archives
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August 2020
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July 2020
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FISPAN Co-Founder Clayton Weir, Featured in Global Banking & Finance Review
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June 2020
FISPAN Featured in Discussion Paper ISO 20022
March 2020
FISPAN and JP Morgan Win Tearsheet’s Bank/Fintech Partnership Award for 2020
FISPAN CEO Lisa Shields Featured in Retail Banker International on Open Banking in Canada
February 2020
FISPAN CEO Lisa Shields Featured on InsideBig Data
2019
FISPAN Co-Founder Clayton Weir, Featured in Global Banking & Finance Review
FISPAN Co-Founder Clayton Weir, Featured in The Global Treasurer
FISPAN Featured In Payments Source Article on JPMorgan Chase
FISPAN Head of Operations Featured in BDC Capital Article
FISPAN Selected Among Top FinTech Startups to Embark on UK Trade Mission
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Forbes lists FISPAN as one of “The digital platforms taking over banking”
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Crafting a Durable API Strategy for Financial Institutions
FISPAN featured in BDC’s ‘Most Promising Startups’ List.
How to Prepare for a Successful Exit
FI.SPAN Presents at Finovate 2019!
March 13th, 2019
Why all Canadians should care about open banking
2018
FI.SPAN Raises $4m for UK and Australia Expansion
Vancouver FinTech FI.SPAN Raises $4m, eyes international expansion
A Vancouver entrepreneur whose previous business was acquired by PayPal Holdings Inc. for $400-million is set to announce a key partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co. for her latest financial-technology venture
Head of Strategy & Product Joins Ep.16 of SOAR Payments Podcast
FI.SPAN Demos at FinovateFall 2018
Episode 71 – The Tech Bringing B2B Fintech to the Mid-tier Bank – Lisa Shields, FI.SPAN
How Banks Can Better Serve Businesses
How third parties are packaging fintechs into best-of-breed solutions post-PSD2
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2017
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FI.SPAN at FinovateFall 2017 in NYC
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2016
Tech Industry Growth in Vancouver, BC Shields Appointed to Advisory of UBC’s New Tech Lab
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