The Personal Finance Show
Summary: The Personal Finance Show with Beau Humphreys https://investwisely.ca The Personal Finance Show is for Canadians looking to organize and simplify their personal finances. Host, Beau Humphreys, explores topics such as: Financial Literacy, Financial Independence vs. Traditional Retirement, Banking, Investing, Debt, Savings, Spending, Dividends, Addiction, Mortgages and Work-Life Balance. ***FinTech Series: Every month, Beau interviews a different FinTech company in Canada. It is important to let people know about Financial Technology companies that apply to individual Canadians.***
FinTech Series Interview with Tate Hackert, Founder and President of ZayZoon. https://zayzoon.com/ Tate is in Toronto for the Payments Canada Summit from May 24-26 so I invited him to my studio to talk about ZayZoon and the 2nd annual FinTech Cup, which will be presented at the Summit. I published a written interview with Tate back in January 2017 so if you want to know more about ZayZoon and Tate’s background, head over to investwisely.ca and search for ZayZoon. At the first Payments Canada Summit last year in Calgary, ZayZoon won the FinTech Cup and the $20,000 prize that went along with it. This year, there are 3 new People’s Choice awards, $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500, on top of the $20,000 grand prize. Check out https://www.payments.ca/summit to find out more about the Summit and how things are transforming in the world of payments and finance.
The Personal Finance Show FinTech Series Beau Humphreys, Personal Finance Coach(https://investwisely.ca) Interview with Cato Pastoll and Brandon Vlaar of Lending Loop (https://www.lendingloop.ca) “Lending Loop is Canada's first fully regulated peer-to-peer lending platform focused on small business.” That’s the official description from lendingloop.ca. After interviewing co-founders, Cato Pastoll and Brandon Vlaar, I realized Lending Loop is also a way to connect Canadians. On the surface it just seems like another investment option. You drop some money into an account and you choose how to allocate that money. There are a bunch of businesses, new ones show up every few days, and they have different risk ratings. The prudent thing to do would be to spread your money to a few different companies with higher and lower ratings to balance your risk. But it’s not just stocks and bonds that we’re talking about here. These are real Canadian businesses. Both Cato and Brandon grew up with parents who ran small businesses. They both know first-hand what it is like to go to a bank and be denied a loan. And if the bank does approve a small business, it can take 60-90 days to get the loan, and piles of paperwork along with it. Lending Loop works with small businesses and connects them to Canadian investors like you and me. Everything is transparent - the company’s details and statements are online for you to look at. You can even ask them questions via an online messaging platform! Have you tried asking one of your stocks or exchange-traded funds questions? Yeah, it’s not that easy. The whole team at Lending Loop is really focused on providing an alternative investment option that helps connect Canadians with other Canadians. Real people, not faceless corporations. I really enjoyed visiting the Lending Loop office for this interview and I hope you enjoy it too. If you enjoy The Personal Finance Show, please subscribe on iTunes or Google Play Music, and if you feel it up it write a review!(If it’s negative, maybe just send me an email? I can take constructive criticism.)
Investwisely.ca FinTech Series Beau Humphreys, Personal Finance Coach(http://investwisely.ca) Interview with Chris Chan of Dwello(http://dwello.com) Sitting down to chat with Chris Chan of Dwello was like sitting down with Elon Musk of Tesla to talk about electric cars, and then finding out that it’s not about the cars at all, it’s about the batteries. Batteries that are going to change the world. Dwello is like Tesla, but for the world of rental payments and reporting. Emphasis on the reporting part. On the surface, Dwello makes it easier for tenants to pay landlords, and for landlords to manage their properties. But beneath this really awesome concept, is an even more awesome concept which is going to revolutionize the way that Canadians think about credit reports and credit scores. Please join me as I chat with Chris Chan, Managing Principal of Dwello, about how he’s helping Canadians pay rent, and ultimately improve their credit along the way. https://www.facebook.com/DwelloPayments/ https://www.facebook.com/investwisely/ https://twitter.com/DwelloPayments https://twitter.com/investwiselyca