Evaluate current payment transfer rates and develop a pricing model for new payment transfer rates in the future with different possibilities when open banking exists in Canada - ON-200

Preferred Disciplines: MBA with focus on Financial price modeling; Financial Math, Actuarial Science (Masters)
Company: Anonymous
Project Length: 4-6 months (1 unit)
Desired start date: As soon as possible
Location: Kitchener or Toronto, ON
No. of Positions: 3
Preferences: Lazaridis Master of Finance ,Laurier, UofT, Ryerson, McMaster

About the Company: 

The company operates an economical, world-class debit payments system with broad-based acceptance, reliability, security, and efficiency. The organization is one of Canada's leading payments brands.  They have facilitated secure financial transaction through the development of innovative and convenient debit and money transfer solutions. A leader in the prevention and detection of fraud, the organization has one of the lowest rates of fraud globally. 

Project Description:

Evaluate current payment transfer rates and develop a financial pricing model for new payment transfer rates in the future with open banking. 

Research Objectives:

  • Establish hypothesises of risks due to open banking
  • Build a computational tool with current pricing
  • Build out future plans with different declining rates on current model
  • New products entering and acceptance growth percentages


  • Look a pricing which is most at risks for banks
  • Data Science sophisticated pricing model

UK – “As much as 10% to 20% of banking profits could be at risk of disruption. Bain & Company estimates that within five years, £1 billion to £2 billion of annual pretax profits could be vulnerable to disintermediation.”

Expertise and Skills Needed:

  • Sophisticated financial price modeling 

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