FinTech Australia welcomes the introduction of bill to improve Crowd-sourced Equity Funding Legislation

Today a new bill has been introduced into parliament aimed at improving Australias recently created Crowd-sourced Equity Funding, or Equity Crowdfunding legislation. FinTech Australia welcomes the introduction of this bill, which represents a substantial step forward in making Australia internationally competitive in this vitally important area. (more…)

FinTech Australia welcomes direction of reforms proposed in Productivity Commission Draft Report to put consumers in control

Last week, the Productivity Commission released its draft report into Data Availability and Use. The research examines the costs and benefits of unlocking data held by the public and private sector, and of providing consumers with more transparency and control over Data. This in turn empowers consumers to make more informed decisions, and creates a more efficient, competitive business landscape. (more…)

FinTech Australia supports implementation of new AML/CTF framework

Australias growing FinTech sector is reliant on an efficient and quick implementation of the new Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism financing Act, Rules and Regulations (AML/CTF Regime) which should make provisions for new technologies such as digital currencies, digital currency exchanges and digital wallets. (more…)

Putting Consumers in Control – why Open Access Matters

Today The Australian published an excerpt of an Opinion Piece I wrote on the topic of Open Access. You can see the analysis that Richard Gluyas wrote on it here: (more…)

Opinion: Testing Digital Advice Algorithms

The below opinion piece is in response to a recent submission by the Financial Planners Association in response to ASIC’s Robo Advice Consultation Paper 254. (more…)

FinTech Australia’s Focus Areas for ASIC Regulatory Sandbox CP 260 Submission

FinTech Australia is calling out to the Australian FinTech community to contribute their thoughts and experiences to ASICs Regulatory Sandbox Consultation Paper 260. (more…)

Building fintech castles in ASIC’s regulatory sandbox the play we need

This piece originally appeared in The Australian on June 14, 2016. View the original here.

When peer-to-peer lender MoneyPlace built its founding team no one anticipated that it would take 18 months to gain regulatory approval. Thats a long time in limbo for any business but for a start-up a delay of this length can be crippling. (more…)

Why the Fintech Regulatory Sandbox is a Game Changer

Today ASIC released its consultation paper on the regulatory sandbox to our Fintech
Melbourne community.

It provides details of the plan that allows early stage fintech startups to test their products on
customers. (more…)

Call for comments on Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) Reform

FinTech Australia has been invited to represent the Fintech industry as a member of the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) Stakeholder and Operations Forum. With a Government response to a review of the Personal Property Securities Act under development, now is the ideal time for FinTech Australia to bring the voice of the Fintech sector to the discussion. (more…)

ANNOUNCEMENT: FinTech Australia seeks its founding CEO – Applications Close April 4th 2016

FinTech Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation with a vision to make Australia the number one market for FinTech in Asia. Founded in November 2015, our membership base comprises over 50 startups, venture capital funds, hubs and accelerators across Australia that specialise in FinTech. We have seven committee members based in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. (more…)

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Lee Hatton – Afterpay: FinTech Australia Podcast

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