CIBC is partnering with Pollinate to bring “Tyl by CIBC” to Canada later this year. Tyl is a cloud-based digital-first platform for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), that enables safe and secure payments acceptance, provides easy point-of-sale technology, and helps users administer loyalty programs.
Under the partnership, CIBC is making a strategic financial investment in UK-based Pollinate, joining Insight Partners, NatWest, National Australia Bank, Mastercard, EFM Asset Management and Fiserv with an ownership stake in the company and its growing business.
CIBC’s partnership with Pollinate will give Canadian businesses access to the Tyl platform, which is being used successfully in other global markets, and is generating a strong, positive response from owners by helping them run and grow their business.
Tyl by CIBC will allow entrepreneurs to enroll quickly and easily, allowing them to receive payments in-person and online, and providing transaction information and insights through a central hub. It is expected to roll out to entrepreneurs later this year.
“Tyl by CIBC is a strategic investment in our commitment to help Canadian business owners achieve their ambitions through modern, digital technology, and the best of data-led insights, payments, and banking services through one simple and intuitive platform,” said Laura Dottori-Attanasio, Group Head, Personal and Business Banking, CIBC. “Canada has over one million small-and medium-sized enterprises, and our new platform will meet their changing needs as we emerge from the pandemic and focus on growth.”
“Banks are in a unique position to be able to connect directly with both merchants and consumers, and we are honoured to be the partner of choice for CIBC in bringing the Tyl platform to Canada,” said Alastair Lukies CBE, Founder and CEO, Pollinate.
“We’ve seen first-hand the positive response from business owners to our platform in a number of countries around the world, and we’re excited that Canadian business owners will soon have the tools and insights to help their businesses thrive.”