DNX Whitepaper: Data Modernisation, your ticket to the future

DNX has launched the Data Modernisation Solution, a customised and comprehensive solution for businesses that want to make the most of their data.

Data is essential for setting and managing business goals. After running Data Solutions we’ve had many clients express how impressed they are with the insights and metrics being generated in real-time. But with DNX, insights are only the tip of the data modernisation iceberg.

Find out how you can benefit from data modernisation by watching our video.

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Data Modernisation is vital to all industries in today’s world, but it doesn’t happen overnight. Preparing your business for data modernisation is a multi-step process. If you want to learn more about Data Modernisation in FinTech, our White Paper is a must-read. Download it for free here

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The Risks and Benefits of Data Modernisation, more than just insights.

Cost of Data Breaches

While we were all distracted by the pandemic, hackers were taking advantage. The average cost of a single data breach jumped from US$3.86 million in 2020 to a shocking US$4.24 million in 2021. Estimates suggest that 30% of Australian companies will fall victim to a breach, the consequences of which can be felt for years. Find out how to recognise threats and protect your business in 2022 and beyond, read our Data Breach article here

Data Dependency

Despite receiving huge amounts of incoming data on a daily basis, many businesses fail to consider the potential consequences of mass-storage on a single database. Legacy infrastructures become more out of date every day and can cost your business valuable time and resources. Find out how DNX can improve the way you store and access data by reading our data dependency article here


Data Modernisation in Practice

No matter the sector, data is important. DNX helps businesses from all sectors to overcome challenges and get a handle on their greatest asset, giving them space to grow and focus on what is most important. Check out our diverse case studies to see our step-by-step processes in industries such as Healthcare, FinTech and Telecommunications.


What’s Next

DNX has the modernisation journey you’ve been waiting for.

Don’t wait for the future to pass you by, contact us today!

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CEO Sleepout

On 23 June 2022, leaders in business, community and government will once again sleep without shelter on one of the longest nights of the year to help change the lives of Australians experiencing homelessness. 

 

Homelessness is one of the key issues of our time and it doesn’t discriminate. Approximately 116,000 Australians of all ages and backgrounds will experience homelessness on any given night.  Attending the Vinnies CEO Sleepout will give you the opportunity to understand a little more about what Vinnies does to address this issue whilst raising money to help fund vital services for homelessness around NSW.

On the night, you will come together and meet with other like-minded business and community leaders who are looking to lead by example. You will also gain new insight through listening to the personal stories of people who have previously or are still experiencing homelessness and disadvantage. 

If you would like to nominate a peer or colleague, you can do so here:

https://www.ceosleepout.org.au/home?lightbox=/nominate-lightbox

 

If you would like to register, you can do so here https://www.ceosleepout.org.au/home?lightbox=/register-lightbox2022

and if you have any questions at all please reach out to the event manager, Katrina Ortolan – katrina.ortolan@vinnies.org.au

 

Envestnet | Yodlee onboards WeMoney as first Open Banking Solution Customer in Australia

Envestnet® | Yodlee® – a leading data aggregation and analytics platform powering dynamic, cloud-based innovation for digital financial services – has today begun onboarding Australian personal finance financial wellness and budgeting app, WeMoney, as its first existing customer to move from traditional data aggregation to Envestnet | Yodlee’s fully accredited and “Active” Open Banking solution Fastlink 4. The partnership with WeMoney becomes one of the first Outsourced Service Provider (OSP) and Accredited Data Recipient (ADR) relationships under Australia’s Consumer Data Right (CDR) regulation, which is a significant step in Australia’s open banking journey.

FastLink 4 User Interface, which soft launched in Australia in October 2021, has made Envestnet | Yodlee the first provider with two distinct advantages in-market: access to the most comprehensive CDR and non-CDR data sets, and access to multi-country, global open banking connections in regions including the UK and the U.S.

Envestnet | Yodlee’s FastLink 4 is the latest version of the user interface that enables consumers to securely and easily connect all their financial accounts in seconds, allowing financial service providers (FSPs) to optimise consumer experience. FastLink 4 supports Open Banking, complimenting the company’s existing data aggregation capabilities. This enables FSPs to access both CDR and non-CDR data, and offer personalised digital banking, lending, verification, and financial wellness experiences that rely on aggregated data. The result of this hybrid approach to data provisioning, is that Envestnet | Yodlee can provide the broadest coverage of financial data in the local market, including data streams such as superannuation, which are not yet covered under Australia’s CDR.

“FastLink 4’s presence in the Aussie market and onboarding WeMoney as Envestnet | Yodlee’s first local Open Banking customer marks an important milestone in our Open Banking journey,” said Tonia Berglund, Director of Product at Envestnet |Yodlee. “We are now able to provide a truly hybrid solution – meaning that Australian financial organisations like WeMoney can tap into both CDR and non-CDR data sets under one roof: the perfect solution during these early stages of CDR.”

Berglund continues, “Because of our size as an organisation as well the 20 years’ experience in aggregating data, we are able to offer the advantages and experience of a large company alongside some of the broadest data coverage and support available in the market.”

Speaking about becoming the first customer of FastLink 4 in Australia and following WeMoney’s recent CDR accreditation, Founder & CEO at WeMoney, Dan Jovevski, said: “The WeMoney Community and our team are incredibly excited about the direction of the Consumer Data Right and how tools like FastLink 4 will empower consumers to take advantage of more streamlined ways to improving financial wellness. We are very optimistic about the future developments in this space and the expansion of our partnership with Envestnet | Yodlee.”

Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy, and Women’s Economic Security, Jane Hume said, “This is an exciting development and demonstrates the importance of the changes to rules introduced last year to increase participation in the CDR and the direct flow-on benefits to consumers. New CDR-powered apps that support financial wellness will help grow Australia’s financial literacy.”

Envestnet | Yodlee has been a collaborative partner in shaping Open Banking and open finance technologies and policies across the AU, UK and U.S. and holds a unique position in being able to support companies of all sizes – from large banks to the smallest FinTechs – to innovate and best serve their customers both domestically and overseas.

This announcement follows a number of new regulatory developments unveiled by the Australian government that will allow for increased participation in the country’s Open Banking regime. The six new accreditation models will reduce barriers to participation by enabling organisations to securely access CDR data via accredited providers, such as Envestnet | Yodlee, without needing to become accredited data recipients themselves.

Temenos Named a Leader in Digital Wealth Management Platforms by Independent Research Firm

Temenos positioned the furthest for its wealth management product strategy and strength of its offering.

Temenos, the cloud banking platform, has been named a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Digital Wealth Management Platforms (DWMP) for Q1 2022.

Temenos received the highest scores in the strategy and current offering categories. The report states, “Temenos excels in most areas of product functionality…”, and “its innovation hub focuses on explainable AI/ML; environmental, social, and governance (ESG) capabilities; digital assets; and advanced analytics”.

The report, authored by Vijay Raghavan, Senior Analyst, Forrester, states: “Temenos’ wealth platform offers broad, off-the-shelf business capabilities along with access to a broad array of third-party fintech solutions. […] Temenos is a good choice for financial institutions worldwide looking for broad business capabilities, strong data and analytics, and a vendor with access to a global partner community and large marketplace of fintech solutions through its Temenos Exchange platform.”

According to the Forrester report, “Temenos stands out for its end-to-end digital wealth management capabilities. As one of the most established vendors in the DWMP space, Temenos’ knowledge of different markets has given it a diverse customer base in Europe, APAC, the Middle East, and Latin America, with a target of increasing market share in North America. Temenos excels in most areas of product functionality and has a roadmap and planned enhancements to ensure they will continue to do so.”

The Forester Wave™ evaluates the 12 most significant digital wealth management platform vendors against 27 criteria according to their current offering, strategy and market presence. Temenos received the highest possible score for various categories of the evaluation, including the Customer Experience, Execution Roadmap, Partner Ecosystem, and Planned Enhancements categories.

Max Chuard, Chief Executive Officer, Temenos, said: “We are proud of our leadership in this Forrester Wave, which is a testament to our continued investment in wealth management technology. With narrowing margins in retail, banks are focusing on wealth management in search of higher returns and business model diversification. The industry is also seeing a rapid change with a global generational transfer of wealth, steady growth of high-net-worth individuals, new asset classes, and new regulations. With superior digital customer experience, hyper-personalized services and highly automated processes powered by Temenos, these trends present real opportunities for wealth management firms to retain customers and attract a new generation of investors.”

Temenos believes that this position as a leader reflects Temenos’ commitment to wealth management and its global success serving some of the world’s largest wealth management firms. With Temenos Wealth solutions, banks can differentiate with hyper-personalized digital and human customer interactions. At the same time, wealth management firms can drive efficiencies through core automation and cloud technology.

Applications now open for London Tech Week Australia & New Zealand Trade Mission 2022

The UK Government, in conjunction with Australian and New Zealand national and state government partners, are thrilled to announce that London Tech Week (LTW) is back, in person, in London from 12 to 17 June 2022! Aussie and Kiwi tech scaleups will have the opportunity to join the first physical trade mission to LTW since 2019.

Applications to be a delegate on our trade mission are now open. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to participate in a curated programme of tailored events, networking opportunities and site visits across London during London Tech Week. Apply now.

London Tech Week (LTW) is Europe’s largest technology festival gathering the world’s most inspirational founders, global leaders, senior investors and rising stars to collaborate and discuss the vital role of technology in society.

In 2020 and 2021 we saw an incredible 20,000+ attendees from across the globe for virtual LTW programmes, featuring 750+ leading speakers and innovators.

This year’s trade mission has been designed for Aussie and Kiwi scaleups in the following tech sectors who are considering expansion to the UK:

  • Future Technology – including artificial intelligence, big data and cyber security.
  • Educational Technology
  • Digital Health – including medtech and medical devices.
  • Financial Technology

Trade mission highlights:

  • Pre-mission briefing in May 2022 to network with other tech delegates in the lead-up to our travel to the UK
  • Access to a week-long programme of events from Sunday 12 June through to Friday 17 June
  • Hear from Trade Commissioners, Ministers and leaders from the tech ecosystem as they showcase UK opportunities
  • Attend roundtables, site visits, networking receptions and information sessions, including information on capital raising, brand building and accessing the UK market
  • Work with the UK Government to leverage support services and fast-track plans for a UK market entrance

There is no charge to join our ANZ programme or London Tech Week, but flights and accommodation are not included. Applicants will go through a competitive selection process based on readiness for UK expansion.

Open to Australian and New Zealand companies only. Victorian companies have been invited to apply via Global Victoria which is now closed.

Applications close on Tuesday 19 April 2022.

Good luck with your application!


Louise Cantillon
British Consul-General & Deputy Trade Commissioner APAC (Australia & New Zealand)
UK’s Department for International Trade

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Visa launches program to help creators navigate NFTs

One-year immersion program will bring together a global cohort of creators interested in building their business with NFTs

Right now, some 50 million artists, musicians and creators of all stripes publish content as a full- or part-time source of income1. With an estimated market size of more than $100 billion2, the creator economy is one of the fastest-growing categories of small business3.

To support this growth, today, we’re launching the Visa Creator Program, an initiative that aims to help digital-first artists, musicians, fashion designers, and filmmakers accelerate their small business through non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Each cycle of the program will support a selected group of entrepreneurs looking to deepen their understanding of the technology and platforms underpinning NFT commerce.

Growing a business with NFTs

Because NFTs can establish ownership and authenticity of digital goods and media, like images, videos, and music, they can help creators generate revenue and grow their business.

“NFTs have the potential to become a powerful accelerator for the creator economy,” said Cuy Sheffield, head of crypto, Visa. “We’ve been studying the NFT ecosystem and its potential impacts on the future of commerce, retail and social media. Through the Visa Creator Program, we want to help this new breed of small and micro businesses tap into new mediums for digital commerce.”

Community, mentorship and access for emerging artists

The Visa Creator Program is geared towards entrepreneurs working in art, music, fashion and film who are serious about incorporating NFTs into their business model, whether they’ve just minted their first NFT or have several successful drops under their belt.

“In the early days of my NFT career, I relied on a community of NFT experts and advocates to ground me in this new world,” says Micah Johnson, former professional athlete, the artist behind Aku, and one of the first participants to work with the Visa Creator Program. “I’m excited to work with Visa in providing that same type of mentorship to emerging artists setting out on their NFT journey.”

Selected creators will join a cohort-driven program designed to build and deepen their fluency in crypto commerce and traditional payments. The program is focused on supporting creators in five key area:

  • Technical and product mentorship: Mentorship with Visa’s team of crypto product and strategy leaders, to cover topics including: evaluating tradeoffs between underlying blockchain networks, smart contracts, and NFT marketplaces.
  • Community building: The opportunity to exchange ideas and problem-solve with a community of creators in various stages of their NFT journey.
  • Access to thought leaders: Hear from leading edge thinkers and researchers working across digital commerce, web3, crypto and payments.
  • Exposure to Visa’s clients and partners: Opportunities to engage with companies across Visa’s network of clients and partners.
  • Stipend: One-time stipend to help creators kick-start the next phase of growth.

Supporting new forms of small business

The Visa Creator Program is part of Visa’s ongoing efforts to help small and micro businesses gain greater access to the digital economy. Through community-based initiatives like the Visa Creator Program and She’s Next, Visa is focused on digitally enabling small and micro businesses through opportunities to access funding, resources and expertise.

As the concept of ‘small business’ continues to expand and evolve, from mom-and-pop storefronts to content creators and gig economy workers, Visa is excited to support the next generation of entrepreneurs in scaling a business and getting paid.


To learn more about the Visa Creator Program and how to get involved, visit the Visa Creator Program.

GPS announces new partnership with Mastercard

Global Processing Services announces new partnership with Mastercard to power ‘Next Generation Payments’ technology to global fintechs

  • Mastercard deepens a decade long collaboration with GPS, launching and scaling hundreds of card programmes for some of the most successful fintechs in the world
  • GPS recently raised over US$400 million in new capital to accelerate investment in open API, cloud-based technology, driving global expansion into many of the world’s largest markets over the next three years

Global Processing Services (“GPS”), a leading global payment technology platform, today announced a new strategic partnership with Mastercard.

Today’s announcement expands on the two firms’ longstanding relationship stretching back over a decade. Together, GPS and Mastercard have worked in partnership to launch and scale hundreds of card programmes for some of the most successful and innovative fintechs in the world including RevolutStarling Bank and Curve, amongst many others across Europe and Asia-Pacific.

In January 2022, GPS announced a significant capital injection of over US$400 million providing GPS with a bench of experienced global growth investors including Advent International – through Advent Tech and affiliate Sunley House Capital – Viking Global InvestorsTemasek, the global investment company headquartered in Singapore; and MissionOG, a US-based growth equity firm.

GPS intends to invest strongly in international expansion and product development with an eye on new and fast-growing verticals where adoption continues to rise including digital banks, crypto, BNPL, open banking and cross border payments, and as a result, Mastercard has made a strategic investment into the company.

GPS plays a crucial role in enabling fintech customers of networks such as Mastercard to deliver a trusted and dynamic digital commerce experience to billions of consumers who use physical and virtual cards – innovatively, quickly, and securely.

Through GPS’s modern and agile cloud-based technology, fintechs can access a diverse and expanding suite of modern open APIs that enable ambitious and disruptive players to scale at speed. Fintechs can also access GPS’s unique ecosystem of international partners, freeing them up to focus their time and resources on what truly matters to them – delivering an exceptional customer experience and continuous product innovation that disrupts and advances traditional banking, payment and lending services.

Jason Lane, Executive Vice President Market Development Europe, Mastercard, said: “We are excited to be formalising our partnership with GPS, working with them to build the fintechs of the future. Mastercard has a long history of partnering with fintechs, ensuring we have the programmes, products and tools that every innovative financial company needs even as the sector continues to evolve. We provide the solutions and expertise to iterate with fintech companies at each stage, transform together and achieve scale at pace.”

Joanne Dewar, Chief Executive Officer at GPS, said: “Our partnership with Mastercard is a resounding endorsement of our API-first payment technology platform and our bold vision for the future of payments. Together, for over a decade, we have helped to reliably scale many customers at speed. We welcome them as a GPS investor and we are ready to support many more future Mastercard fintech customers to scale into global businesses with the innovation, speed, and security they expect.”


Contacts

Louisa Bartoszek / Sumeet Vermani

Marcom@globalprocessing.com

GST reform in post COVID-19 Australia

Since Australia’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) was introduced in 2000, there have been numerous opinions over the years on what role GST has in the tax reform agenda.

This report highlights views from tax experts on broadening the base or increasing the rate.


In a post COVID-19 environment, GST reform has returned to the fore as a means through which to achieve economic growth – generate revenue to support ongoing government expenditure.

Whether it’s broadening the base to remove exemptions or increasing the rate, GST reform has been a politically sensitive topic for years.

However, given the pandemic induced deficit and long-term economic impacts, GST reform may well have a central role to play in providing sustainable revenue growth and productivity gains through the abolition of less efficient taxes

THIS REPORT INCLUDES:

  1. The case for GST reform in Australia
  2. The background for reform globally
  3. Local calls for reform
  4. Broadening the base, reducing inequality
  5. Ways to remove complexity

This report presents the varied perspectives and viewpoints of key tax specialists around the country on proposed GST tax reform.


Download the report here

PSC Insurance Brokers joins FinTech Australia’s partnership program

PSC Insurance Brokers (PSC), part of PSC Insurance Group an Australian-owned multi-national ASX listed insurance broker, has joined FinTech Australia’s partnership program offering industry boards and management teams access to experienced insurance advice and global broking solutions.

FinTech Australia’s ecosystem partnership program helps companies collaborate with the fintech sector and foster relationships with its key players.

The addition of PSC as a corporate partner of FinTech Australia comes after PSC’s launch of a joint initiative with PSC’s UK portfolio business, Paragon International Insurance Brokers (Paragon), aimed at specialist risk advice to the Australian professional, technology and financial services sectors. Paragon’s expertise is across Directors & Officers, Financial Technology Errors & Omissions, Cyber and Mergers & Acquisitions insurance.

Rhys James, a Managing Principal with PSC, said: “We are thrilled to partner with FinTech Australia as we have worked for over a decade negotiating cover for growth stage start-up and public fintech clients in Australia, United Kingdom and the United States.  This partnership will help deliver targeted insurance services and resources for Australian fintech boards and management teams.”

FinTech Australia’s Head of Strategic Partnerships Rehan D’Almeida added: “Insurance is vital in building any financial business, yet there is work to be done in raising awareness across our members of various products and new trends in the industry. We welcome Rhys and PSC colleagues in Sydney, Melbourne, as well as each Australian capital city, as an insurance partner of FinTech Australia.”


Key Contacts

PSC Insurance Brokers
Rhys James, Managing Principal at PSC 

rjames@pscinsurance.com.au
0498 365 377

FinTech Australia
Harrison Polites

harrison@themediaaccelerator.com.au
0409 623 618


About PSC Insurance Group

PSC Insurance Group is a high-growth international insurance platform that harnesses the energy and successes of its portfolio businesses. With operations in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Hong Kong, PSC is an Australian owned multi-national ASX listed insurance broker and has an annual premium volume over AUD $2Billion.


About Paragon International Insurance Brokers

Paragon is a specialist insurance broker, operating in the Lloyd’s of London, Bermuda, European and International Specialty markets. Paragon has market-leading capabilities and experience in the Financial, Professional and Casualty Lines sectors. With a broad, independent platform, Paragon delivers the best services and resources for clients, to deliver risk transfer solutions, claims advocacy and risk management services. Its bespoke, highly-personalised approach is unique in the insurance industry.


About FinTech Australia

FinTech Australia is a national association for the Australian fintech startup community. Our vision is to make Australia the leading market for fintech innovation and investment by working with both sides of government, industry and the Australian fintech community to create a supportive environment and partner ecosystem in Australia and abroad.

Paragon: Guide to Insurance Support for Start-ups and Scale-ups

PSC Insurance Brokers and Paragon International Insurance Brokers are part of PSC Insurance Group (ASX: PSI)

Paragon is a specialist insurance broker, operating in the Lloyd’s of London, Bermuda, European and International Specialty markets. We have market-leading capabilities and experience in the Financial, Professional and Casualty Lines sectors.

With a broad, independent platform, we can deliver the best services and resources for our clients and broker partners.

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Upcoming Events
  1. Intersekt 2022

    September 7 - September 8
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