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Resources & Press

We understand that the world of payments can be a confusing space to navigate. Our resource center will help you better understand the industry and share best practices that you can take advantage of.

Press Releases

New Investment

Ascendant Announces New Strategic Business Investment from Battery Ventures


Battery Ventures agrees to become primary investor in Ascendant to accelerate growth and drive product innovation.
Top Growing Companies

Ascendant featured on The Globe and Mail’s third-annual ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies

Ascendant is pleased to announce it is one of the companies featured on the 2021 Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies.

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Ascendant announces expansion into the UK

Ascendant today announced the expansion of their global operations with an entry into the UK market.

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Ascendant Introduces Payment Tracking Through SWIFT gpi

Ascendant will leverage SWIFT gpi to further enhance its customer platform aPay and its API capabilities, improve payment delivery, and provide greater transparency for customers.

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AscendantFX Debuts New Product - Payee Intel

Payee Intel greatly diminishes the number of returns and investigations associated with
international payments, improves the efficiency of collecting payee banking details, and reduces the overall cost of sending international


AscendantFX Launches SchedulePay, a New International Payments Tool for Businesses to Schedule Payments in Advance

SchedulePay saves organizations time by enabling quick and easy B2B and B2C payment processing for payments at a future date.

Resources & Press

AscendantFX Proudly Co-Sponsored the Fédération des Tonneliers de France (French coopers) Congress, Held in the United States for the First Time

 It was the first time the Congress was held outside of France in order to acknowledge and pay tribute to the American partnerships that are essential to their success in the export barrel market, and to show gratitude to local clients in the United States.


AscendantFX CBC Radio One

Our Senior FX Dealer, Tony Valente, recently spoke with CBC Radio One regarding the latest interest rate decision as well as monetary policy report.


AscendantFX connects with Fiserv to enhance customer-centric international payments capabilities for financial institutions

New integration puts customer needs first when it comes to international payments.



AscendantFX Announces Express Check Solution For Items Drawn on Canadian Financial Institutions

Financial institutions can now achieve wide range of cost savings and efficiencies

Resources & Press

AscendantFX Makes The Case for Wire Transfer

CEO Jason Mugford is featured in PYMNTS.com, where he talked about the opportunities in wire transfer.


AscendantFX launches the world’s first B2B payment mobile app for IOS and Android

aPay Mobile lets you manage, approve and make payments right in your hand. Anytime and Anywhere.

AscendantFX to enhance international payment platform compliance

AscendantFX has incorporated risk analytics software from ACL to enhance our compliance services and add additional screening to help our financial institution clients identify risks that may not be easily identifiable with their present tools.


Industry Today Paying in USD Internationally

Paying Internationally in USD Could be Costly

Debbie Nowak, VP of Global Payment Solutions, discusses how manufacturers can save money and time on international payments by eliminating cross border US dollar payments.

Vendor Mgmt

How to Handle That Mountain of Payees

Victor Hinojosa, VP of Partnerships for Ascendant, shares tips for organizations facing vendor management challenges with Franchising USA.

Decline of Checks

The Decline of Checks

Ascendant's Director of Treasury, Sava Ruljic, examines how checks are becoming a dead technology, and how to move your payments into the digital age.

Future of B2B Payments

Evaluating the Future of B2B Payments

Ramnath Ramhit, Sales Team Lead for Ascendant in the UK, closes out 2020 with a look to what 2021 may have in store for B2B payments. 

Risk Reduction

How Should Businesses Offset Risk Surrounding International Payments?

Tony Valente, Senior FX Trader, discusses how to create a foreign exchange payments risk reduction strategy.


Why FinTechs Are Game-Changers for Global Payroll in 2020

Mike Shamburg, VP of Global Payment Solutions, discusses the benefits for payroll companies when working with FinTechs. 


Making the Impossible Possible Through Partnerships

Dan Caputo, AFX Vice President of Global Payment Solutions, discusses how building partnerships with FinTech companies and third-party service providers can allow credit unions to offer more innovative products and services.


Reduce Your Risk of Financial Fraud                                   

Canadian Business


Digital Disruption

What the franchise industry can take away from the food delivery app wars - by Victor Hinojosa, VP of Partnerships


Four Disruptive Payment Trends to Watch 

Our CEO Jason Mugford writes about the most disruptive payment trends to watch for in the Payments Business Magazine 


How Financial Institution Can Play to their Strengths by Collaborating with Fintechs

Our VP Global Payment Solutions, Dan Caputo discusses the power of collaboration between financial institutions and fintech companies with Payments Journal.


Partnerships Promote Better Service - Bank, Fintech and Core Combines to provide enhanced Client Experience

Our VP Global Payment Solutions, Dan Caputo was featured in Wisconsin Banker where he talked about the benefit of partnerships.



Mobility™ - Magazine of Worldwide ERC®

How to Control Cost through Customer-centric Payroll solutions. Technology and processes that provide procedural efficiency and employee confidence.  By Mike Shamburg, VP Global Payment Solutions. 


Compliance Clears the Road for Business 

This column is part of the Globe Careers' Leadership Lab Series


A Former Mountie's War on Bank Fraud

Global Banking and Finance



Processing International Items Through the Lockbox Provisional Credit Vs. Final Collection (White Paper)

What's the best way to clear checks for your customers that can help manage the risks for both of you


Sending International Wire or ACH 

Advise your client on which electronic payment is the best option for their needs

Latest Blog Posts

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The Market Dispatch - February 28, 2023

"Higher for Longer & No Landing"

What a February it has been for the USD. It completely unwound all of its losses from January and added to its gains making it the best-performing currency against the other major currencies year to date. The USD was spurred higher by two dominant themes - #higherforlonger and #nolanding... Read more

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Weekly Dispatch - January 31, 2023

"Know When to Walk Away"

Last Wednesday, the Bank of Canada raised its policy rate and signaled that a pause was in order. The BOC began its rate hiking cycle on March 2nd, 2022, with a hike of 25 bps to bring the policy rate to 0.50%... Read more

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Weekly Dispatch - November 23, 2020

"It's Back"

For the second consecutive week, the NZD is the top performing currency. Last week, the kiwi caught a bid after the RBNZ left rates unchanged, left their bond buying program unchanged, and introduced a new loan facility... Read more

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Weekly Dispatch - October 19, 2020

"Bitcoin & The Great Reset"

Any time the Japanese yen is the top performing currency for the week, you know that the mood of the market is risk aversion, aka “Risk Off”. The resurgence of Covid-19 cases in several countries is frightening governments into lockdowns and will likely lead to Q4 growth downgrades... Read more

FAQs & Definitions


FBI Fraud Alert

Are you at risk for fraud? Check out the the latest fraud alert.


International Glossary 

The world of international payments can be confusing.  Use this glossary to make sense of the payment vocabulary



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