About Us

FinTech Australia is a member driven organisation that is building an ecosystem for Australian fintechs to advance the global economy and culture.

We're here to grow the Australian fintech community.

FinTech Australia is a member-driven organisation that is building an ecosystem of Australian fintechs to advance the global economy and culture. We are here to build a strong community, foster connections while supporting innovation and regulation that our members require. Above all else, we are here to be the voice of the Australian fintech community.

What We Do

Engage and connect

directly with members and with relevant partners for the ecosystem and. Help connect our members where possible to strengthen their growth

Advocate and promote

on behalf of our members in public forums and with policy makers. We will also continue our work promoting the ecosystem and all of its players as broadly as possible

Grow

Strengthen our ecosystem and community, and build awareness of it both locally and internationally

Our Journey So Far

FinTech Australia has managed to achieve a lot in a very short period of time

March 2016

FinTech Australia held its inaugural AGM and elected its first Committee, three of whom are on the Fintech Advisory Group. In June 2016, FinTech Australia announced the appointed of its inaugural CEO.

August 2016

FinTech Australia in partnership with EY Sweeney launches the inaugural FinTech Australia Census – a National, in-depth survey of FinTech Startups, examining FinTech-specific challenges such as licensing, bank partnerships and effectiveness of FinTech-specific Government initiatives.

November 2017

As announced in the 2017-18 Budget, the Australian Government introduced a legislative framework for an enhanced regulatory sandbox to enable new and innovative financial technology (fintech) products and services to be tested in Australia. This will extend the scope of activities and the timeframe beyond that of the regulatory sandbox launched by ASIC in December 2016.

March 2018

As announced in the 2017-18 Budget, the Australian Government introduced a legislative framework for an enhanced regulatory sandbox to enable new and innovative financial technology (fintech) products and services to be tested in Australia. This will extend the scope of activities and the timeframe beyond that of the regulatory sandbox launched by ASIC in December 2016.

May 2018

Government agreed to the recommendations of the Review, both for the framework of the overarching Consumer Data Right and for the application of the right to Open Banking, with a phased implementation from July 2019. The Government will phase in Open Banking with all major banks making data available on credit and debit card, deposit and transaction accounts by 1 July 2019 and mortgages by 1 February 2020.

October 2019

The Government released its FinTech and RegTech Issues Paper for consultation, containing numerous points which we raised in our initial paper that we submitted on 4 October. FinTech Australia aims to share the submission to the government on 20 December 2019.

EY FinTech Australia Census

The 2021 EY FinTech Australia Census is now available.

FinTech Australia has continued its successful collaboration with EY Australia to deliver this important piece of research now in its sixth year. The Census remains the only detailed, industry backed analysis of the Australian fintech industry. This year’s census is based on an online survey of 145 fintechs across Australia, as well as a series of qualitative interviews with fintech leaders and the leaders of innovation functions within major Australian financial services organisations

It shows a dramatic increase in the proportion of fintechs whose capital raising expectations were either met or exceeded (82% in 2021 compared to 57% in 2020), with lower reliance on founder funding and higher amounts raised – finds the sector a standout hero preparing for even greater international expansion

This research initiative forms a critical part of FinTech Australia’s efforts to foster a thriving fintech ecosystem. Australia’s fintech industry has emerged as being among the important fintech ecosystems globally.
The Census gives us hard data and credible insights to back our advocacy work to drive the industry’s ongoing expansion.

Our Board & People

Meet the team behind FinTech Australia

Rehan D'Almeida
General Manager, FinTech Australia

Rehan D'Almeida

General Manager, FinTech Australia

Simone Joyce
Managing Director Paypa Plane

Simone Joyce

Chair, FinTech Australia & Managing Director, Paypa Plane

Dominic Pym
Co-founder, Up

Dominic Pym

Board Member, FinTech Australia &
Co-founder, Up

Oliver
Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Archa

Oliver Kidd

Secretary, FinTech Australia & Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Archa

Carla Harris
CEO and Co-founder Longevity App

Harry Godber

Independent Director at FinTech Australia & Head of Strategy at Flare

Paul Kang
Co-founder Entersoft Security

Paul Kang

Board Member, FinTech Australia & Co-Founder / Director, Entersoft Security

Robin Sands
Managing Director at loans.com.au

Marie Mortimer

Board Member, FinTech Australia & Managing Director, loans.com.au

Robin Sands
CEO and Co-founder Link4

Nathan Walsh

Board Member, FinTech Australia & Co-Founder & CEO, Athena

Robin Sands
CEO and Co-founder Link4

Robin Sands

Board Member, FinTech Australia & CEO, Link4 Cloud

Brian Collins
Fintech & Foodtech Managing Director at Startupbootcamp

Brian Collins

Board Member, FinTech Australia & Fintech & Foodtech Managing Director at Startupbootcamp

Cathryn Lyall
Co-Founder, Seed Money Australia & Seismic Foundry

Cathryn Lyall

Non-executive Board Member, FinTech Australia & Co-founder, Seed Money Australia & Seismic Foundry

Cathryn Lyall
Co-Founder, Seed Money Australia & Seismic Foundry

Michael Saadat

Board Member, FinTech Australia & Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Afterpay

Meet The Team

Lisa Gostinski
Operations, Membership & Events Manager

Lisa Gostinski

Operations, Membership & Events Manager, FinTech Australia

Stuart Keen
Community Manager, FinTech Australia

Stuart Keen

Community Manager, FinTech Australia & Global Engagement Manager, Austrade

Carlo Santoni
Admin and Accounting Coordinator

Carlo Santoni

Admin & Accounting Coordinator, FinTech Australia

Akshaya
Social & Digital Media Consultant

Akshaya Sridharan

Online, Social and Digital Media Consultant, FinTech Australia