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BizBites

Cyber risks to your finances are rising as big banks rely on the oligopoly of big tech (Financial Post)

[Financial Post] It is often said that practice makes perfect. Maybe that’s why a few of Canada’s larger financial institutions were recently asked to participate in what one regulator called a…
Features

Shea Balish, Founder of Curv, and The #FinInTech Startup Placement Program

Luminari sat down with Shea Balish, CEO and Founder of Curv.ai who participated in our #FinInTech Placement Program. Curv was matched with an amazing CPA, Dave Hill, in December 2017,…
Features

#FinInTech: My Strange Path to Startup–The Pilot of Luminari’s Startup Placement Program

#FinInTech is Luminari's initiative to introduce CPAs to the start-up world. My Strange Path Shortly after I finished my CPA experience and got my designation, I decided to make a…
Features

Michael Hyatt from Dragons’ Den Thinks Our Prices Are WAY Too Low!

At Luminari, we've been lucky enough to be part of this year’s Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) cohort. CDL is a program that gives startup founders unparalleled access to some of…
Opinion

A Guide to Leaving The Big 4 From Someone Within the Firm

When to Say Goodbye: Leaving The Big 4 First off, I would like to say congratulations, you did it! You’ve written and passed the most mentally and physically challenging exam…
Features

How Linda Raynier Went From CPA To YouTube Star

Linda Raynier went from CPA to Recruiter to YouTube Star. With 175k subscribers and millions of views on her videos, she has well established herself as a leading career strategist.…
BizBites

General Motors’ Car-Sharing Startup Maven Coming To Canada With Toronto Launch (Huffington Post)

TORONTO — General Motors Co. is bringing its Maven car-sharing business to Canada for the first time as part of the Detroit-based company's broader strategy for navigating through a rapidly…
BizBites

More Insolvent Borrowers In Ontario Are Using Payday Loans: Study (Huffington Post)

TORONTO — A study by a Toronto-based firm says the rate of insolvent borrowers using payday loans in Ontario has grown for the sixth consecutive year. Insolvency trustee firm Hoyes…
News

Sears pensioners try to recoup missing money by going after billions paid to shareholders (CBC)

Sears Canada pensioners are heading to court to try to recoup close to $300 million they say is missing from their pension fund following the retailer's demise. Representatives for Sears pensioners…
News

CSE aims to be Canada’s first blockchain platform for trade clearing and settlement (Financial Post)

The Canadian Securities Exchange, Canada’s upstart stock-trading platform, is aiming to create competition in securities clearing and settlement using blockchain technology. The CSE plans to apply to regulators... Read more…