Five FinTechs on Friday – July 31

This Friday we cover fintechs that can support your business – streamlining capital raising, lending for SMEs, financing for businesses, executing payments for SMEs and managing account receivables.

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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…)

Member Spotlight: Wisr, Purpose-led lending

Anyone can tell you that the first step to developing a successful fintech business is to identify a problem that needs to be fixed or fill a niche that needs to be filled. However, you need to go beyond the immediate and think about the longevity of your business. What differentiates businesses in the market, particularly in areas such as lending, is that purpose is king.
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Five FinTechs on Friday – July 10

 

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Another cracker week with two fintechs focusing on consumers financial well being with free credit score check and dynamic cash flow modeling. Other fintechs help with monitoring an organisation’s resilience through analytics, retrieving and categorising bank data. And lastly an experienced fintech in subscription and recurring payments that has expanded internationally.
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Five FinTechs on Friday – June 19

We highlight five fintechs this Friday that provide solutions in cross-border payments, helping consumers finance their energy requirements, digital currency payments and transfers, open banking, and intelligent digital wallets. Below are the five fintechs in Australia that you need to know about.
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Five FinTechs on Friday 3

In today’s series we cover unique fast growing fintechs. A digital currency banking platform, automated bank account direct debit and credit card payments solution, Lending-as-a-Service, a global enablement platform powering rewards and offers programs, and an R&D tax incentives financing service.

Also don’t miss registering for our upcoming events this week. Details below.

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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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Industry Updates: Delegation to the UK and big policy wins!

It’s already mid-February and there is a lot of positive noise about fintech in the community, parliament and the papers. The first of what we hope will be policy inroads for the fintech community passed this week being the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No 2) Bill 2019. The bill allows for the regulatory sandbox to be expanded and for an increased testing period to help fintechs create a minimum viable product to take to market.  Thank you to everyone that has been involved in getting this important piece of legislation passed.

We have so much on the horizon to look forward to – from the Senate Inquiry hearings to two roundtables with Treasury, Regulators and members, and two new submissions. (more…)

Australia Makes Top 10 In Global Fintech Standings

(13th) and Melbourne (32) outperform major centres in the first  global fintech index covering more than 230 cities across 65 countries
SYDNEY, 4 DECEMBER 2019: Australia’s positive initiatives to establish and grow its fintech sector is paying dividends. The country ranks eighth in the Global Fintech Index City Rankings 2020 which evaluates the fintech ecosystems of more than 230 cities across 65 countries. Australia’s leading cities for fintech are Sydney – in 13th position, second only to Singapore in the Asia Pacific region – and Melbourne 32nd. (more…)

How banks are partnering with fintechs on deciphering transaction data

Responsible lending practices are back in the headlines, and once again Australias major banks are under fire.

In statements to ASIC, all major banks inferred that using transaction data to access loans is an expensive and risky exercise.

What wasnt reported, however, is that all major banks are leveraging partnerships with fintechs to quickly build out this capability.

Behind the headline, this is yet another story of bank and fintech partnerships working towards better outcomes for society.

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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