FinTech Australia is proud to announce the 2020 Finnies finalists

Recognising and rewarding the Australian FinTech community by honouring innovation, growth and collaboration.

 

We are thrilled to announce the finalists for this year’s Finnies!

We received 211 incredible award entries across 19 categories. Thank you to everyone that took the time to enter.

FinTech Australia CEO, Rebecca Schot-Guppy, and the FinTech Australia Board were faced with the incredibly difficult task of arriving at the 134 finalists. The category winners will be announced at the virtual ceremony on Wednesday 28 October. (more…)

FinTech Australia inks collaboration agreement with EY

Ernst & Young Australia (EY) has strengthened its relationship with FinTech Australia through a new collaboration agreement which will enable further involvement in future fintech events, awards and studies into the ecosystem.

The agreement extends and broadens EY’s involvement with FinTech Australia, expanding on its current role as the key research firm behind the annual Australian Fintech Census.

FinTech Australia CEO Rebecca Schot-Guppy said: “Today’s announcement not only confirms EY’s commitment to the Australian fintech ecosystem, but deepens it.” (more…)

Member Success

Fintech continues to grow. Companies in our sector continue to build, hire and serve as a shining example for the government on just how resilient our sector is. A snapshot of our members’ success can be seen below.

As the industry’s peak body, we serve a much broader role than as an industry champion. Working with the board, we have developed three new pillars which will guide our future activities. They are:

Advocate and promote: FinTech Australia will continue to advocate for 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.

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

Grow: Strengthen our ecosystem and community, and build awareness of it both locally and internationally. (more…)

FinTech Australia signs on AWS and Visa as corporate partners

FinTech Australia has announced both Amazon Web Services and Visa as corporate partners for the organisation.

In addition to supporting major FinTech Australia activities and events, the partnership program helps embed these companies within the fintech ecosystem and networks them with its key players. 

FinTech Australia’s current corporate partners include: Bank of Queensland, NAB, EY and BDO.

“Our fintech ecosystem is built on the back of partnerships,” Rebecca Schot-Guppy, GM of FinTech Australia said.  (more…)

FinTech Australia partners with Vocus

FinTech Australia has partnered with specialist fibre and network solutions provider Vocus.

Vocus has signed up as an ecosystem corporate partner of FinTech Australia, in addition to supporting its major events. The partnership will see Vocus become a major partner at The Finnie Awards, as well as a supporter of Intersekt – Australia’s FinTech Festival.

Vocus joins AWS, VISA, Bank of Queensland, NAB, EY and BDO as a corporate partner of FinTech Australia. (more…)

FinTech Australia launches talent marketplace

FinTech Australia has partnered with Tier One People to launch a talent marketplace for Australian fintechs.

The marketplace, run through LinkedIn Groups, aims to connect candidates with prospective employers and help any talent displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic find new opportunities.

Before even launching, Revolut, Xinja, Up, Wisr, 86 400, Assembly Payments, ReInventure Group, Airtree Ventures and Spriggy are just some of the companies to show their support by joining the group. Job opportunities will be advertised in the group beginning this week.

“This crisis will cost many their jobs, and the fintech industry is not immune. However, the FinTech Talent Marketplace is a way that we can help those whose jobs are impacted and keep them in the ecosystem,” FinTech Australia GM Rebecca Schot-Guppy said. (more…)

FA x Tier One People Podcast Partnership

FA is proud to announce our partnership with Tier One People’s podcast to provide you with better and more accessible content on FinTech!

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EOI for Trade Mission CB Insights: Future of Finance

This year FinTech Australia is planning a trade mission to California for the CB Insights: Future of Finance. The mission to the US will include access to the conference, a full-day program and various social and networking events to allow participants to meet with industry partners and other thought leaders. (more…)

FinTech Australia x UK Department for International Trade April 2020 Trade Mission Innovate Finance Global Summit

This year marks the two year anniversary of the UK-Australia Fintech Bridge as such FinTech Australia will be leading a trade mission to Innovate Finance Global Summit (IFGS), supported by UK DIT from 20 – 23 April 2020.

Agenda

Monday, 20 April: IFGS 2020 Day 1

Tuesday, 21 April: IFGS 2020 Day 2

Wednesday, 22 April: International Day, run by Innovate Finance

Thursday, 23 April: Full day program, run by UK DIT (Scaleups only)

Access to the conference is included through the mission. In addition to this, there will be various social and networking events to allow participants to meet with industry partners and other thought-leaders.

The successful UK-Australia Fintech Bridge, launched in 2018 simplifies access in both directions and opens up opportunities for UK and Australian fintechs.

The trade mission will provide opportunities for participants to meet and network with the UK’s world leading financial services ecosystem, and for UK companies to learn more about the exciting fintech innovations and opportunities in Australia.

Applications close Wednesday, 19 Feb

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Cost

Scaleups: $1,000
FA Member Corporates: $2,000
Non-Member Coporates: $3,500

View Flyer – FinTech Australia x UKDIT April 2020 Trade Mission Innovate Finance Global Summit

FinTech Australia reappoints Chair, introduces new director roles

FinTech Australia has reappointed Alan Tsen as Chair and several new board members, as part of a broader restructure of the organisation.

Tsens appointment serves as his second term as Chair for FinTech Australia.

Its an honour to continue to serve FinTech Australia as its Chair, FinTech Australia Chair Alan Tsen said (more…)

Introducing FinTech Australia’s new membership structure

Its been a huge six months for FinTech Australia, and Im sure many of you can see the momentum weve generated.

Weve worked to further connect Australian fintechs to the world with trade missions to the UK and Singapore. Weve signed MOUs with Frances Finance Innovation and The Singapore Fintech Association.

Weve also championed our industrys views on the R&D tax incentive with Treasury and have spearheaded consultation on open banking, payments innovation and ICO policy with Canberra. We look forward to working closely with Senator Jane Hume on all of these policies.

Thats all on top of what we would deem to be our most successful Finnie awards to date. We sold out within two weeks of opening ticket sales. For the first time in the events three year history, we had a waiting list for ticket sales.

But despite all the work weve done to date, Im here to say that the best is yet to come.

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FinTech Australia announced 2019 finnies award winners

Up Bank, AirWallex and Afterpay are among the biggest winners of the 2019 FinTech Australia Finnie awards, with another 12 incredible businesses earning accolades on the night.

Up Bank and AfterPay took home two awards each. AirWallex won three awards, including Biggest Raise of The Year for its $141 million raise in March 2019.

Afterpay was named Fintech Organisation of The Year for the third year in a row.

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FinTech Australia announces finnies finalists

Fintech greats and some fresh contenders are among the finalists for the third annual Finnie Awards.

Held in Melbourne for the first time, this years event will celebrate collaboration and partnerships, a focus of FinTech Australia in 2019.

The judges have commended the calibre of entries this year. All the finalists on this list are truly deserving as the competition was tough, FinTech Australia General Manager, Rebecca Schot-Guppy said.

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FinTech Australia announces new board appointments

FinTech Australia has appointed three new board members, with the addition of one new board position in Queensland.

The board now consists of nine members split across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. In addition to providing input on the direction and policies of Fintech Australia, the board actively participates in its operation.

The appointments follow FinTech Australias refocus to facilitate and encourage collaboration across all elements in fintech and the broader financial services sector. This years annual Finnies awards will focus on the relaunched ethos towards collaboration and recognising standout fintech businesses.

It also follows the groups escalation of its efforts to champion local issues affecting the fintech sector including the changing payments landscape, R&D tax credits, and the Consumer Data Regime.

General Manager of FinTech Australia, Rebecca Schot-Guppy says the new board additions are in line with the growth of fintech across Australia.

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FinTech Australia opens entries for 2019 finnies awards

Australia’s only industry-backed fintech awards, the Finnies, is calling for entries as it marks a shift from Sydney to Melbourne.

The awards give over 100 fintech startups the opportunity to be recognised by their peers for their work and innovation.

This year, the awards will hone in on collaboration in the fintech sector, with the introduction of several new awards including: Deal of the year, Partnership of the year and Biggest raise of the year.

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