2021 Outlook by Christian Westerlind Wigstrom, CEO Monoova

It’s difficult to be original. I, too, write lists at the beginning of years with plans, expectations, and aspirations. I, too, was wrong about 2020 as the year of travel and international expansion and so many other things. But there was one thing on my list that I wasn’t wrong about: ‘there is huge opportunity in payments’. (more…)

Businesses missing the benefits of fintech, say Airwallex and CPA Australia

Global fintech unicorn Airwallex and Australia’s leading professional accounting body CPA Australia, launched the ‘The Role of FinTech in Modernising Businesses’ report today, which aims to educate businesses on emerging fintech solutions and drive fintech adoption. (more…)

Deteriorating payment times in construction threaten economic recovery

In a worrying sign, payment times are worsening in the construction sector, according to CreditorWatch’s latest Business Risk Review. This could have consequences for the broader economy and may indicate the fledgling economic recovery is under threat.

According to the January Business Risk Review, payment times in construction rose by 47 per cent year-on-year in January. On a monthly basis, construction firms are now on average 44 days late paying their bills, versus the December result of 35 days. (more…)

Full Profile's AgriDigital successfully executes world's first settlement of an agricultural commodity on a blockchain

AgriDigital has successfully executed the worlds first-ever live settlement of a physical commodity on a blockchain between a grower and a buyer.
Real-time payment has huge implications for the agri-supply chain as it eliminates the counterparty risk that all sellers face. (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…)

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…)

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