Update on the FinTech Australia Podcast

Last year FinTech Australia partnered with Tier One People to bring you a podcast series covering the growth and development of Australia’s fintech industry. 

However, after 12 months of incredible content, both parties are ready to expand the podcast into separate offerings. (more…)

Law Squared joins FinTech Australia as an ecosystem partner

Innovative NewLaw firm Law Squared has joined FinTech Australia as an ecosystem partner.

Through the partnership, Law Squared aims to become a key resource for local fintechs on all legal matters including from capital raises through to navigating complex financial services regulation.  (more…)

eftpos launches advisory committee to give FinTech a voice

eftpos has launched a FinTech advisory committee in collaboration with FinTech Australia, as a way of giving FinTechs a direct say in how they can access and leverage the eftpos payments network for the betterment of Australia’s digital economy. (more…)

IDEMIA Announces Corporate Partnership With FinTech Australia

Sydney, Australia, 11 February 2021 – IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, has signed a corporate partnership with Fintech Australia, a trade association that seeks to boost growth of the country’s Fintech ecosystem. (more…)

FinTech Australia launches Finnies 2021, announces two new awards

FinTech Australia is calling for entries for the fifth annual Finnies awards, announcing two new prizes for the sector.

The event will be held at Forum Melbourne on June 9. The Excellence in Open Data and Hall of Fame will be launched this year to mark a shift in the industry and its growing maturity.

The new Excellence in Open Data award will examine how companies are managing and controlling their data, a topic that has come into focus with the launch of Open Banking and the CDR in Australia last year.

The Hall of Fame will commemorate a company that has made a lasting impression on the Australian fintech industry’s overall development.  (more…)

NEWCASTLE PERMANENT STRIVES TO DELIVER A BETTER BANKING EXPERIENCE TO CUSTOMERS THROUGH GROUND-BREAKING PARTNERSHIP WITH FINTECH AUSTRALIA

Newcastle Permanent has become the first customer owned financial institution in Australia to partner with Australia’s national fintech association FinTech Australia, which strives to foster a thriving fintech ecosystem.

“This is a natural partnership for NPBS as we make connections to exciting fintech brands to enable us to further innovate, inform our digital evolution, and grow our business. This, in turn will support us providing a great experience for our customers,” said Bernadette Inglis, Newcastle Permanent CEO. (more…)

FinTech Australia signs on Google Cloud and eftpos corporate partners

FinTech Australia has announced both Google Cloud and eftpos as a new corporate partner for the organisation.

The FinTech Australia partnership program helps embed these companies within the fintech ecosystem and networks them with its key players. Partner companies also serve as a key support for events, awards and other FinTech Australia community activities.

FinTech Australia’s current corporate partners include: Amazon Web Services (AWS), VISA, Bank of Queensland, NAB, EY and BDO. (more…)

FinTech Australia Announces 2020 Finnies Award Winners

October 28, 2020 — Airwallex and Athena Home Loans, Brighte and Wisr are among the biggest winners of the virtual Finnie Awards. 

Airwallex took home a total of four awards including Fintech Organisation of The Year, Excellence in Payments and the new People’s Choice award for Organisation of The Year. The company’s President and co-founder Lucy Liu was also named Emerging FinTech Leader of the Year.

Athena Home Loans was awarded the Excellence in Consumer Lending and for the second year in a row the Emerging FinTech Organisation of The Year. Brighte’ Katherine McConnell was named Female Fintech leader of the year. The company also took out the award for Best Workplace Diversity.  (more…)

Australian fintech sector maintains momentum, despite COVID-19 and capital constraints

  • 39% of local fintechs surveyed now have more than 500 paying customers, up from just 27% in 2019
  • 72% of fintechs say the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on their capital raising ability
  • Payments, wallets and supply chain (30%) and lending (20%) are now the top two types of fintech services, largely driven by a step-change in consumer digital adoption and the rise of the buy now pay later sector

Despite the challenges of operating during a global pandemic, the Australian fintech industry is still managing to sustain its revenue base, attract more paying customers than ever before and plan for future global expansion, according to the EY FinTech Australia Census 2020 (“Census”). (more…)

FinTech Australia Impact on the Senate Inquiry

Dear Community,

Earlier this month the Senate Inquiry for FinTech and RegTech tabled its initial recommendations for future regulation of our industry. Thanks to the input of our members, over a third (14) of the 32 recommendations tabled by the Committee were initially suggested by FinTech Australia.

Crucially, many of the recommendations we suggested covered key policy areas for the fintech industry, including R&D tax incentives and the consumer data right.

We credit this result to the willingness of our members to engage with this process. Over 100 fintechs across various industries worked with us to create a submission that truly represents the community.  (more…)

Upcoming Events
  1. Intersekt 2021

    May 19 @ 9:00 am - May 20 @ 6:00 pm
  2. Finnies 2021

    June 9
Videos

Peoples Choice Organisation of 2020

Finnies 2020: Outstanding Fintech Leader of the Year

Scaling Product Globally

Podcasts

Lee Hatton – Afterpay: FinTech Australia Podcast

Anthony Jones – Visa AUS/NZ

Tim Cameron – TransferWise