New England venture summit

Where Innovation Meets Capital

December 12th 2018 | Lombardos | Boston, MA

Special discount. Use discount code “FINTECHAUVIP” and receive 10% off the early bird rates.

Come meet, interact and network with more than 800 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and CEOs of venture-backed, emerging and early stage companies at the prestigious New England Venture Summit being held on December 12th 2018 at Lombardos in Boston, Randolph MA. (more…)

Member showcase May 2018

Here’s a list of member announcements during the month of May.

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Digital challenger banks off and away in Australia

Australia has its first licensed digital challenger bank, following a decision by a key Australian Government regulator to establish a new pathway to allow these banks to be established.

On 4 May, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) published its new restricted authorised-deposit taking institution framework.

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Record number of entries to finnies

A record number of entries have been lodged for this year’s Finnies – Australia’s only industry-backed fintech awards.

A total of 215 entries were received, well up from the 158 entries in 2017.

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Member showcase April 2018

Here’s a list of member announcements during the month of April.

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Media statement on oracle report on fintech

We have noticed media reports this morning about a survey by Oracle into Australias fintech market penetration, compared to other international markets.

We have not had the benefit of seeing the survey at this time.

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Applying innovation is key: opinion piece by our chair Stuart Stoyan

FinTech Australia chair Stuart Stoyan

Australian corporate regulator ASICs commissioner, John Price, has called out innovation as a concept about which it is easy to wax lyrical, but difficult to apply in practice.

 

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Melbourne edges closer to Sydney in world financial centre rankings

Melbourne is edging closer to Sydney in the world financial centre rankings, according to the just-published March 2018 Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI).

The GFCI – produced by London-based commercial think-tank Z/Yen – is regarded as the pre-eminent ranking index for financial centres across the globe.

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FinTech Australia members clean up at the FinTech business awards

FinTech Australia members and partners were among the big winners at the Momentum Media FinTech Business awards held on 22 March in Sydney.

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Message from the interim CEO

In just my first week as interim CEO, I thought I would write a quick note to members and the broader fintech community.

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Member showcase March 2018

It’s been another particularly busy few weeks, with some very exciting announcements from our members.

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FinTech Australia supports proposed sandbox expansion and calls for further improvements

FinTech Australias chair Stuart Stoyan has supported proposed Australian Government legislation to expand Australias fintech regulatory sandbox, however called for further improvements to make the sandbox more robust and fintech-friendly.

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Are you FinTech Australia’s next CEO?

After two years of helping to drive the rapid growth of the Australian fintech industry, FinTech Australia is looking for a new CEO to lead the charge.

FinTech Australia aims to serve the national fintech community through a range of services and programs aimed at advocacy, support, education and network development. We have successfully driven the fintech agenda across the nation, resulting in real, positive change in areas such as Crowdfunding, Digital Currency regulation and Open Data.

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Member showcase February 2018

Below are some significant announcements from our members during the month of February 2018:

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The fortnight that changed Australian fintech forever

It was always on the cards that the first two weeks of February 2018 were going to be an important time for the Australian fintech industry.

With the Australian Parliament returning from its summer hiatus, and a number of important reports expected to be released, there was a feeling that some fintech-friendly announcements were coming our way.

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