Policy update for October 2017

Its been an extraordinarily busy month for fintech policy in Australia during late September and across October, so we thought it might be best to bring it altogether in the one post.


China experts confirmed as speakers for Collab/Collide Summit

Two senior Chinese fintech experts have been confirmed as speakers for the Collab/Collide Summit, which begins on 2 November.

Nina Zhou, a partner at the CreditEase Fintech Fund, will be giving an international keynote on the opening day of the conference, 2 November, followed by a fireside chat with FinTech Australia chair Simon Cant.


Member announcements in October 2017

We’ve listed some of the great announcements and achievements from our members in the month of September, 2017.


FinTech Australia welcomes new ASIC chair

FinTech Australia today warmly welcomed the new chair of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Mr James Shipton.

Mr Shipton clearly brings extensive regulatory and financial market knowledge to the position. He also has detailed international experience, which will be a huge asset when it comes to promoting Australias interests in the global arena,” said FinTech Australia CEO Danielle Szetho.


Bid to make Australia a world hub for startup entrepreneurs

A startup industry push is underway to relax current unnecessary visa red tape so that Australia can become a world melting pot for early stage entrepreneurs.

This follows the experience of Sydney-based startup accelerator H2 Ventures, which has been able to attract a group of young international entrepreneurs in its most recent intake.


Our submission to open banking inquiry lodged

An open banking regime is key to giving consumers greater access to and power over their data, empowering them with more choice, greater understanding of their financial standing and more control over their financial futures.