Highlights of day one of the Collab/Collide Summit

On Thursday, 2 November, it’s finally showtime at the Collab/Collide Summit and there’s a great line-up of speakers and panel sessions to attract the attention of delegates on day one.

If anything, there’s too much choice on offer, making it difficult to decide which session to attend or which speaker to absorb.

So we’ve made it easier and published our inside tips on the day.


Booming Australian fintech scene shown in new member ecosystem map

FinTech Australia has published a new member ecosystem map which illustrates the extraordinary growth in Australias fintech industry in just four months.

Published at the start of Intersekt – Australias inaugural fintech festival being held in Melbourne – the map represents the most fine-grained analysis of Australias fintech industry.


Collab/Collide Summit’s UK invasion

The United Kingdom is broadly regarded as having the most advanced fintech industry in the world.
As a result, it’s hardly surprising that our Collab/Collide Summit has an amazing line-up of UK speakers keen to give their insights about all things fintech.

Major bank and fintechs come together to empower customers

Australias fintech companies are coming together with one of the nations big four banks to help small businesses unleash the power of data so they can access new markets and cut administrative red tape.


China experts confirmed as speakers for Collab/Collide Summit

Two senior Chinese fintech experts have been confirmed as speakers for the Collab/Collide Summit, which begins on 2 November.

Nina Zhou, a partner at the CreditEase Fintech Fund, will be giving an international keynote on the opening day of the conference, 2 November, followed by a fireside chat with FinTech Australia chair Simon Cant.


Our submission to open banking inquiry lodged

An open banking regime is key to giving consumers greater access to and power over their data, empowering them with more choice, greater understanding of their financial standing and more control over their financial futures.


Australia’s fintech festival to have world-first gender equality commitment

Australias inaugural fintech festival will have what is believed to be a world-first gender equality target, as part of an ongoing campaign to drive increased levels of female participation in Australias most important startup sector.


Business and consumer demand drives Australia’s surge to second largest Asia Pacific alternative finance market

New research showing Australia has risen to become the second largest alternative finance market in the Asia Pacific sends a strong signal to the world about the underlying strength of Australias fintech and business environment.


Australian payments industry in world spotlight after big win

Australias credentials as an international hotspot for innovative payments solutions has been boosted by the selection of a Melbourne-based company as the joint winner of an industry challenge held by the worlds leading financial messaging provider.


Consumers and businesses win in private company equity crowdfunding bill changes

FinTech Australia has welcomed significant changes to draft legislation allowing private companies to crowdfund equity, which will ensure investors are protected while at the same time delivering reduced costs and red tape for companies.

The draft crowdfunding legislation was introduced into the Australian Parliament today.


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