Frollo Brings Open Banking To Android

Using the new Frollo app, Australians with an Android phone can finally access Open Banking

SYDNEY, 19TH JANUARY 2021: Leading Australian fintech company, Frollo, launches Open Banking on Android with their new budgeting app.

The Frollo app, the easiest way for consumers to turn around their finances, has received a major update on both Android and iOS to bring new innovative features to Australians.

Rebuilt from the ground up, the new app has significantly improved some of its most popular features to make it even easier to stay on top of your money. (more…)

FinTech Australia Spotlight Article: Verrency

Innovating in financial services is now more important than ever. Disruptive digital use cases are launched by consumer-facing fintechs everywhere and established financial institutions find it difficult to compete effectively. The global pandemic has changed consumer behaviour on a global scale, with the need to digitally differentiate now a ‘need to have’ baseline and no longer the ‘nice to have’ exception. In this week’s Member Spotlight we spoke to Jeroen van Son, Chief Commercial Officer at Verrency about their ability to help Financial Institutions innovate their payments services and infrastructures, their journey through the market, and their recent partnership with eftpos.

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Five FinTechs on Friday – December 11

It’s our last edition for the year! We hope you’ve enjoyed reading the 5 fintechs we cover every week and feel free to reach out to us if you would like to be introduced to any. We look forward to all the new fintechs we will cover in the new year.

This week’s five fintechs includes a buy-now-pay-later, an account or late fees service, a quick and easy small business loans provider, an online payment solution, a platform that integrates rewards, and a fully integrated digital payment provider.

Check them out below!

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Five FinTechs on Friday – December 4

This week’s five fintechs includes an online mortgage provider, a payment platform for residential real estate market, an account reconciliation and financial platform, a buy now pay later cash flow management tool and a financial data engine that aggregates financial information.

Check them all out below! Grafa is also including an introductory offer.

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Five FinTechs on Friday – November 27

This week’s five fintechs include a global payment products leader, a multi-investment platform, a cryptocurrent exchange, a data platform for ASX stocks and an account management company.
Check them all out below!

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Member Spotlight: Vasco Pay, Digital Payments Accelerator Program

Anyone with experience in payments (including the 47 payment companies in this community) will understand the complexity and costs involved in bringing a payment product to market.

Open Banking has revolutionised the world of payments, resulting in the rise of ‘bank in a box’ and ‘banking as a service’, which provides open access to infrastructure previously reserved for the big end of town.

However, there are still plenty of barriers and challenges – cost, access to payments technology and speed to market. Regardless, the race to create and launch the next best payment solution is on – and Vasco Pay is here to help.

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Five FinTechs on Friday – November 20

Digital banking technology, blockchain analysis, claims management, international current transfers and millennial credit solutions. This Friday, we focus on five unique fintechs that are at the forefront of innovation.

Check them all out below!

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Five FinTechs on Friday – November 13

Our most thrilling initiative, Five Fintechs on Fridays, is back after a brief Finnies induced hiatus!

Also, if you missed it, here’s a link to the winners of the Finnies and snapshots from the night.

Check out the fintechs below

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Member Spotlight: XBert

Against the unprecedented global economic crisis tools that provide financial risk alerts, data accuracy, visibility and real-time insights, like the products offered by SaaS fintech and 2020 Finnies finalist XBert, have proven essential for business owners, accountants, bookkeepers and advisors.

Since launching publicly at leading cloud accounting provider Xero’s Xerocon event in September 2019, XBert’s been making waves in Australia and overseas. Now, XBert’s secured an AusIndustry Entrepreneurs’ Programme Accelerating Commercialisation grant (“grant”) and is ready to go big on a global scale!

For this week’s Member Spotlight, we spoke with Troy Brown, co-founder and co-director of XBert about the grant process (including some helpful tips), the challenges they encountered and what’s on the horizon.  
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Member Spotlight: Assembly Payments and Patona

After starting several successful fintechs, Simon Lee, Managing Partner of Patona, and Co Founder and Board Member of Assembly Payments, has some sound wisdom when it comes to scaling a business and making meaningful connections and partnerships with financial services heavyweights. 

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Videos

Ep 2: Fintechs Acceleration of Growth Since COVID

Ep 1: The Evolution of Payments

Scaling Product Globally

Podcasts

Lee Hatton – Afterpay: FinTech Australia Podcast

Anthony Jones – Visa AUS/NZ

Tim Cameron – TransferWise