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.

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.

Our Board & People

Meet the team behind FinTech Australia

Rebecca Schot-Guppy

CEO, FinTech Australia

Alan Tsen
Founder of SideFund

Alan Tsen

Chair, FinTech Australia & Fintech Investor

Lauren Capelin
Partner, Reinventure Group

Lauren Capelin

Deputy-chair, FinTech Australia & Partner, Platform & Operations, Reinventure Group

Simone Joyce
Managing Director Paypa Plane

Simone Joyce

Secretary, FinTech Australia & Managing Director, Paypa Plane

Carla Harris
CEO and Co-founder Longevity App

Carla Harris

Treasurer, FinTech Australia & CEO & Co-founder, Longevity App

Paul Kang
Co-founder Entersoft Security

Paul Kang

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

Tim Dean
CEO Credi.com

Tim Dean

Board Member, FinTech Australia & CEO and Founder, Credi.com

Oliver
Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Archa

Oliver Kidd

Board Member, FinTech Australia & Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Archa

Robin Sands
CEO and Co-founder Link4

Robin Sands

Board Member, FinTech Australia & CEO, Link4 Cloud

Timothy Cameron
Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand, Transferwise

Tim Cameron

Board Member, FinTech Australia & Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand, TransferWise