The Future of Financial Services is Female

We have all heard the phrase ‘the future is female’, and for financial services, we at FGS couldn’t agree more! We are all at different stages in our career from coordinators to senior executives, but the one thing that has brought us together is our love for finance and FinTech! In honour of International Women’s Day, we reached out to our team and our partners in the ecosystem to ask: what does it mean to be a woman in financial services and to share any advice that they might have for future generations entering the field. Read on to hear the stories of some incredible women and men in financial services, and join us in celebrating women who are driving change forward.

We won the FinTech Advisory Firm of the Year Award!

FGS We won the FinTech Advisory Firm of the Year Award_FinTech Growth Syndicate

Since 2016, we have helped transform companies looking to innovate within financial services and analyze specific FinTech markets to find new opportunities, leveraging our FinTech database. We are honoured to win the Advisory Firm of the Year at the 5th annual 2019 Canadian FinTech & AI Awards, and our Founder & CEO, Sue Britton, winning the Women in IT Entrepreneur of the Year Award. FGS was founded to provide organizations with the tools, partnerships, and resources to make informed, innovative decisions. We know the Canadian Ecosystem is moving quickly with new entrants, technology, and opportunities, which is why we specialize in helping companies move fast and working through changes.

Why Tech Companies are choosing to move to Toronto

FGS Toronto Silicon Valley Blog_FinTech Growth Syndicate

Silicon Valley is known as the innovation hub of the world; producing some of the most innovative tech companies. Recently, Toronto has a growing reputation as the world’s leading tech hub; embracing diversity and a destination for startups. The Canadian government’s initiatives for creating partnerships, supporting entrepreneurs, as well as their friendly immigration policies, has attracted talent from around the world. But what has set Toronto apart from the rest of the world as the next Silicon Valley?

Life After Disruption: An Opportunity for Member-Centric Solutions

FGS Credit Union Blog_FinTech Growth Syndicate

Are you a Credit Union in Canada? Your market is changing. Your members want solutions to their everyday problems: FX fees, ways to track spending, or the ability to lock their credit card without having to call their bank. As the market continues to be disrupted, the ability to understand the pain points of your members will increasingly become a differentiator. As new entrants begin to offer solutions, building member-centric solutions will soon separate the innovators from the problem solvers.

What a Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) should know about FinTechs

FGS What a Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) should know about FinTechs_FinTech Growth Syndicate

As consumer needs and expectations continue to evolve, innovation has become synonymous with survival. The ability to deliver products and services that customers want, and in the way they want, whether it be through convenience or speed, has created the opportunity for companies such as Amazon, Alibaba, and Google, to become competitors beyond their native […]

Canada’s challenger banks: Fueling incumbent innovation

FGS Canada's Challenger Banks: Fueling Incumbent Innovation_FinTech Growth Syndicate

With Open Banking coming to Canada, there has been an increasing shift towards openness; where consumers and not traditional institutions, are in control of their data. Challenger Banks, which are designed to compete for consumers with traditional financial institutions, have benefited significantly from consumers having greater choice when it comes to their financial products and […]

Creativity is innovation’s response to limitations.

FGS_Creativity is innovation's response to limitations_FinTech Growth Syndicate

The design industry is surrounded by creativity. Sometimes people think of creativity as to how fast you can come up with a good design, big brands you have worked with/for, but rather creativity should be looked at on all levels and positions throughout an organization. Creativity stems from all industries, services, and people within companies.  […]

Myth: Innovation is Expensive

FGS Myth: Innovation is Expensive_FinTech Growth Syndicate

To innovate or not to innovate. This is a pressing question for many companies in today’s exponentially changing digital consumer-centric world. As consumer’s needs and expectations continue to evolve, companies need to innovate in order to survive. If successful, innovation can transform a company and push it forward as a leader within its industry; creating […]