Five Fintechs on Friday – 10 June, 2022

The new edition of the five fintechs on Friday is here!

But first, news from the industry…

Basiq launches Smart Payments to accelerate Australian fintech ecosystem. MyBond turns one, celebrated its first anniversary recently in Sydney. Currencycloud gains ASIC licence to operate in Australia. Change Financial bolsters card capabilities for New Zealand mutuals.

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Five Fintechs On Friday May 13, 2022

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Below are five fintechs to know about this fortnight!


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Five Fintechs On Friday April 29, 2022

The new edition of the five fintechs on Friday is here!


Announcements and upcoming events!

We’re hosting our next meetup at Stone & Chalk, Melbourne to share FinTech Australia’s plans and goals for the year and connect with other fintechs and partners. Join our meetup on 4th May, 5:00 PM AEST. Limited seats for the event, register soon.


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Five Fintechs On Thursday April 14, 2022

The new edition of the five fintechs on Thursday is here!

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We’re pleased to invite for a webinar on EU fintech market and opportunities, co-hosted by Austrade. The discussion will focus on EU market trends, challenges and opportunities. Register for our event here.

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Five Fintechs On Friday April 1, 2022

The new edition of the five fintechs on Friday is here!

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FinTech Australia and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are bringing together leaders from rapidly-growing fintech organisations to discuss scaling startups. Attend the panel held in-person in Melbourne, VIC on 5th April 2022 – 3:30 PM AEST. Limited spots available, book today!

We’re also hosting our first roadshow to share FinTech Australia’s agenda and goals, and connect with members and partners. Join us for our first in Adelaide on 7th April 2022 – 5:30 PM AEST, following the second meetup on 27th April in Sydney. Limited seats for the events. Register today.

In association with Austrade, we are pleased to invite you for a webinar on UAE fintech market and opportunities. The discussion will focus on Middle East market regulations, trends and opportunities. Visit here for more info and registration.

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Five Fintechs on Friday 18 March 2022

The new edition of the five fintechs on Friday is here!

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Join the webinar where we’ll discuss global eco-innovation insights and activity to enable a greener payments journey. Strategic partnerships that are driving enormous positive changes; including cleaner oceans, lower carbon emissions and evolved recycling will also be discussed.

The climate crisis is arguably the biggest challenge facing the world today, causing momentous repercussions for both current and future generations. Consumers are demanding better options in their everyday lives; including from their energy providers, car manufacturers, retailers, and banks. Sustainability is no longer a trend – it’s a necessity.
Guest speakers are Lexi Airey, CEO Gateway Bank, Ruediger Vogt, Head of Payment 4.0 at G+D and Carlo Lacota, Managing Director G+D Australia and South Pacific.

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Five Fintechs On Friday March 4, 2022

The new edition of the five fintechs on Friday is here!

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Entries for the Finnie Awards 2022 are now open! This is the chance for you to showcase your achievements and be in the limelight! Submit your entries before the closing date.

Fintech Week Tel Aviv 2022 is starting 21-23 March at the Tel Aviv Stock ExchangeIt will take a deep dive into fintech’s key offerings, and discuss the pressing issues and challenges that lie ahead, and will try to get everyone thinking about how it all evolves and what the next phase will look like. Register today. Use promo code: AUSTLV22

Below are five fintechs to know about this fortnight!

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Five Fintechs On Friday February 18, 2022

The new edition of the five fintechs on Friday is here!

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In association with SherlokAdatree and AssuranceLab, we’re excited to host a webinar on current state-of-play in CDR and what’s on the horizon for 2022. If you have started your CDR journey or want to register for CDR access, this event is for you. Register for the event here.

We’re also hosting an interactive webinar to explore how connectID – powered by Eftpos Australia plans to transform the KYC process in Australia and deliver a better customer experience. Learn more about digital identity exchange with connectID and book your slots today.

Below are five fintechs to know about this fortnight!

 

 

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Five Fintechs On Friday February 4, 2022

The new edition of the five fintechs on Friday is here!

News from the industry…

In association with Amazon Web Services (AWS), we are hosting a presentation on introduction to Decentralised Finance –  DeFi – The Future of Finance presented by David Engel, Fintech BDM, AWS on 10 February – 2:00 PM AEDT. This presentation will take you through the principles of DeFi and the projects related to it. Learn more here and register today

Airwallex recently launched global payment services in Singapore, GPS announced over US$400m investment. Frollo recently published its 2021 Open Banking API performance monitor and Shift announced the axpansion of its merchant team.

Also, Sandstone Technology was recently recognised as ‘Company of the Year 2021- BANKING’ by APAC Business Headlines and Temenos Launched its Industry’s First AI-Driven Buy-Now-Pay-Later Banking Service on the Temenos Banking Cloud

Below are five fintechs to know about this fortnight!

 

Kanopi

Kanopi is an insuretech platform with data and partner integration capabilities. With Kanopi insurers can build, distribute and scale new products. From understanding risk and customer behaviour, to experimenting with product and price combinations, Kanopi empowers insurers to innovate rapidly to tailor policies to changing needs.Kanopi also widens distribution networks for insurers and digital businesses, helping them with smart, simple, embedded cover. Due to Kanopi’s existing relationships with insurers, technology platforms in property, fintech and accounting come to Kanopi to integrate insurance into their existing products and services.

 

FirstAML
First AML fully automates the KYC process. Our cloud-based platform, team of local compliance analysts and global pre-verified entity ecosystem, automates the traditional AML compliance process by taking it completely off the reporting entities’ hands. With First AML, KYC is completed in four simple steps:
  • Request: submit a KYC request via the First AML platform. It can be as simple as an email address and the case name.
  • Analyse: our team of local analysts review the complex cases, define the structure and identify related entities.
  • Verify: we complete the verification process quickly, securely, accurately and easily. Using a combination of biometric EIV tools and expert analysts.
  • Approve: users receive, consider and approve the results. We add the verified entity to our ever-growing network for quick and easy future approvals.

 

MyLenda
Mylenda is Australia’s first self-service neo-broker for personal and commercial finance allowing consumers to keep expensive commissions in their pocket and secure personalised lender base rates. Mylenda started with a simple idea; let’s cut out the middle man and build an ethical DIY finance platform that works in consumers best interest whilst delivering a cheaper more competitive product. We want to help people make better borrowing decisions by simplifying the process of applying for finance. We developed the platform for those who want to save money by submitting their own details, achieved through our technology and rewarded by accessing essentially wholesale interest rate saving customers potentially thousands of dollars.

 

Radium Capital

Radium Capital is Australia’s market leader in R&D financing. We were formed by entrepreneurs; for entrepreneurs. That’s why we don’t think like a bank! We believe businesses with R&D should have access to capital when they need it. So we created Radium Advances to provide quick, easy and early access to up to 80% of your expected R&D tax incentive refund – in just a few business days.
Radium Advances are available as one-off cash injections or can be used strategically throughout the year to smooth cash flow. Under the Radium Quarterly model, for the same expenditure, you can boost R&D spend by 50% or reduce outlay by 33%.

 

Change Financial

Change Financial (ASX:CCA) partners with fintechs and banks, to provide tailored payment, card issuing, and testing solutions. The global fintech has over 146 clients across 41 countries, managing and processing over 16 million credit, debit, and prepaid cards, delivering flexible and fast-to-market payment solutions. Change’s Vertexon provides leading digital and physical card solutions for banks and fintechs. Vertexon makes it simple for clients to launch full featured digital payment experiences to their end consumers fast.

Five of the top ten global payment companies trust Change’s PaySim for payment simulation and testing solution, helping them meet the reliability and performance expectations.

Learn more about Change here

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Five Fintechs on Friday – January 21, 2022

The new edition of the five fintechs on Friday is here!

Welcome back and wishing you a happy and prosperous new year. This is the first newsletter on Five FinTechs on Friday for 2022, as we kickstart the year with new announcements and initiatives.

But first, news from the industry…

Verrency, one of the fastest-growing fintechs in payments services goes global. DiviPay raises $20 million Series A to fortify its full-stack spend management suite for SMEs.

Also, Fundsquire partners with Railz to offer an integrated, quicker, and transparent funding platform and Wisr appoints new Non-Executive Director, Cathryn Lyall, to the Board.

Below are five fintechs to know about this fortnight!

 

Zepto

Anchored by its merchant origins, Zepto creates real-time, data-driven, account-to-account merchant payment solutions for the on-demand economy. In 2021, Zepto was the first Australian non-bank payments provider to become an Accredited Data Recipient under the ACCC’s Consumer Data Right, and the first non-bank FinTech to connect directly to the New Payments Platform [NPP] as a Connected Institution. Zepto’s composable API lets merchants acquire, receive, disburse, identify parties, establish consent, create virtual accounts and reconcile automatically. Zepto’s payment messaging is granular & real-time, supporting smarter, data-led business decision making and customer experiences.

 

OnMarket

OnMarket is a capital raising platform and advisory business that uniquely pairs retail and sophisticated investors with Australian businesses – covering a wide-breadth of industries and simplifying the opportunity to invest in SMEs in all stages of growth – from Seed to IPO and beyond. The end of 2021 saw OnMarket achieve the milestone of raising over $170m for 220 Australian businesses from 66,000 investors – positioning them as the leading capital raising platform in Australia. OnMarket welcomes all types of investors to support the Australian start-up space and invest with impact. Learn more about your opportunity with OnMarket here.

 

Assurance Lab

AssuranceLab is a cloud-native audit partner using supporting Regtech and specialising in the “SOC” standards. We help our tech clients unlock Open Banking (ASAE 3150), support publicly listed enterprises (SOC 1), and satisfy security and compliance for global enterprise sales (SOC 2). We launched our Open Banking accreditation services this year with our first audit and application completed last month. We’re now offering no fees until accreditation to kick-start the next wave of innovative, data-driven fintech’s!

 

Ignition Advice

Ignition is a leading global advice technology specialist for financial institutions seeking to help more customers access financial advice in a fast and scalable way. We help clients combine the power of digital intelligence with a human touch to enable smarter, more flexible and secure advice delivery. We partner with banks, insurers and wealth managers worldwide. Our SaaS platform integrates seamlessly into existing systems enabling clients to deliver a customer-centric experience that brings a customer and adviser together into a single advice workflow. We have been featured in global media including Australian Financial Review and UK Financial Times and have released a series of Insights papers. Our latest paper discusses Social Responsibility and Digital Advice. Check it out here: Insights – Ignition Advice | Digital advice. Made human.

 

Binance Australia

Binance Australia is a digital currency exchange platform that enables Australian customers to easily buy and trade cryptocurrencies with Australian Dollar (AUD). Binance Australia offers users deep liquidity and convenient deposit and withdrawal methods while leveraging cutting-edge technology from Binance.com’s advanced trading platform. For more information, visit: https://www.binance.com/en-AU/

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Upcoming Events

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Videos

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