Yassir Jiwan


Digital Innovation Lead

Yassir leads Equifax Canada’s digital innovation practice, helping customers bring new and engaging consumer-centric solutions to market leveraging Equifax data and capabilities. Prior to joining Equifax, Yassir worked across 3 of Canada’s largest banks for 17 years, where most of his experience was on the ‘other-side of the balance sheet’ in Retail Deposits where he led and worked on consumer-centric programs including streamlined account onboarding, simplified product suite and behaviour linked rewards.

Event Sessions Featuring Yassir Jiwan


Open Banking in Canada: considerations and opportunities

AltFi Toronto Summit 2018 - Wednesday 5 December 2018

  • Eberhard said the direction of travel is simple; consumers should have greater ownership over their data.

  • Poddar said Canadian regulators have to play an active role in implementing Open Banking in Canada otherwise it will be slow to happen.

  • Jiwan believes the other missing piece of the puzzle is clarity on guiding principles of a Canadian Open Banking regime from the regulator. Something that is currently missing.

  • Leboeuf said financial institutions are worried about losing connections with consumers which is offering lots of opportunities for first movers.