FinTech Australia secures seven new major corporate partnership

FinTech Australia has signed up seven new major corporate partners, including technology giant Oracle.

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

The new Gold tier partners include: insurance specialists ii-A, enterprise technology company Oracle Australia and global business process management solutions provider WNS.

The new ecosystem partners include: business certification and efficiency specialist BSI Group, corporate advisors Latimer Partners, customer experience organisation Probe CX and AI-powered eKYC and AML compliance platform Jumio Corporation.

FinTech Australia Head of Strategic Partnerships Rehan D’Almeida said: “The ecosystem program plays an instrumental role in allowing us to support the fintech industry. This is the biggest burst of growth that it has seen since its inception, and that demonstrates an escalating interest from other companies in Australia’s fintech sector.”

“Given the program is growing and still retaining members, we’re pleased to say that it is having the intended aim of better integrating more companies with the fintech community. We welcome ii-A, Oracle Australia, WNS, BSI Group, Latimer Partners, Probe CX, and Jumio Corporation to the program and look forward to working with each company in seeing it gain further insight and connections in one of the fastest growing sectors of Australia’s startup economy.

Cherie Ryan, VP and Regional Managing Director, ANZ, Oracle said: “Australia’s fintech space is absolutely buzzing. Working with financial institutions of all sizes across the globe Oracle Cloud, combined with Oracle Banking Open APIs, provides an ecosystem and platform to help drive innovation, deploying open banking principles and regulation. Joining FinTech Australia enables us to continue our commitment to open collaboration and innovation in banking.”

Polina Kesov, Director, ii-A said: “At ii-A we have always focused on taking an innovative approach to progressively grow our business. Therefore, it is through our own experiences and knowledge of the market, we are looking forward to delivering insurance solutions to support FinTech Australia and its members.”

Jay Venkateshwaran, Business Unit Head, Banking & Financial Services, Hi-Tech & Professional Services, WNS said: “FinTech Australia has been playing an instrumental role in building pathways for industry and government to work together to accelerate growth of the sector. We are excited to be part of the vibrant fintech ecosystem in Australia. With our extensive experience of working with fintechs in the US and Europe, we look forward to fruitfully engaging with the amazing line-up of fintech players who are becoming forces to reckon with down under.”

Mark Nesbitt, Principal, Latimer Partners said: “Latimer Partners is delighted to partner with fintech Australia. As corporate advisers focused exclusively on the digital economy, Fintech is a major focus for our firm and throughout our global network. Australian fintechs are increasingly attracting the interest of global strategic and financial buyers and investors and we have been privileged to advise a number of highly successful companies on their M&A and capital raising transactions. We look forward to working with the Australian fintech ecosystem and we welcome questions and enquires from members.”

Dushyant Sanathara BSI’s General Manager – Finance and IT said: “BSI Group is pleased to join FinTech Australia as a partner. Governance, risk mitigation and compliance (GRC) are integral to sustainable growth for a fintech organization. BSI Group is committed to collaborate, support and improve GRC posture of members of FinTech Australia. We’re the world’s first standards body and founding member of ISO providing services across global business streams such as knowledge, where we shape globally accepted best practice standards; our assurance and regulatory services, delivering audits and conformity assessment; and our digital trust offering through our consultancy stream. BSI is your business improvement partner.”

Andrew Hume, CEO, Probe CX said: “As a market-leading CX and digital transformation organisation with 18,000 employees across four countries, Probe CX is committed to collaborate and support the fintech industry to help deliver NEXT-generation customer experience capabilities into their organisations. We are excited about partnering with FinTech Australia to share our wealth of experience and understanding of the challenges the industry faces.”

Frederic Ho, VP of APAC, Jumio said:“Jumio’s mission is to protect the online ecosystems of businesses through a unified, end-to-end identity verification, eKYC and AML platform. We’re excited to join FinTech Australia’s ecosystem partnership program to connect and collaborate with the Australia’s fintech community to build a trusted and secure online financial services platform for their customers.”

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