FinTech Voice – January 28, 2022 – Sponsored by ABF Events

We’re proud of Australian businesses and this Australia Day we want to celebrate them and their resilience through challenging times. We also recognise the nation’s first people and celebrate all Australians at home and abroad. With new evolving and advancing industry trends, we aim to bring in new initiatives, partnerships and submissions. With your constant support and feedback, we will continue to provide resources and services to our growing community.

We are also happy to announce that global banking software company, Temenos has joined FinTech Australia’s corporate partnership program– helps foster relationships with the fintech industry’s key players and help companies better collaborate with the sector

With respect to policy updates, the Government released a report on outcomes from the Consumer Data Right (CDR) Strategic Assessment building on the momentum of Open Banking. We recently submitted the Privacy Act Review to the government. Also, the government is seeking stakeholder views on exposure draft legislation basis the consultation paper on Employee Share Schemes.

Reach out to our team, if you have queries or require any additional information. We are also currently open for sponsorships for both The Finnie Awards and The Intersekt conference.

Finally, we welcome our newest member this fortnight – BLOCK EARNER, FIRST AML, BROKERIT PTY LTD, CAPE PTY LTD, MULTI SERVICE PTY LTD (DBA TREVIPAY), HAAS (HAY AS-A-SERVICE) and WYCH AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

Regards,

Rehan D’Almeida
Head of Partnerships and Marketing
FinTech Australia

FINTECH21 Crypto & Blockchain is a boutique showcase of Australia’s leading FinTech (financial technology), crypto, blockchain and emerging tech business products, services presented by leading companies and innovative startups. Engage with innovative and cutting-edge FinTech, Crypto & Blockchain and Emerging Tech products and services to elevate and scale your business! Visitors can register to attend the FINTECH21 exhibitor showcase for free over two days and engage with a range of FinTech & Blockchain products and services during Small Biz Week. Click here for more details and registration.

CDR Report

The Government released a report on outcomes from the Consumer Data Right (CDR) Strategic Assessment.

Check out the Government’s latest Consumer Data Right – Strategic Assessment Outcomes Report

Privacy Act Consultation

Based on our members’ feedback, we recently submitted to the Online Privacy Bill section early this week, view the final submission here.

Employee Share Schemes

The Government is seeking stakeholder views on exposure draft legislation basis the consultation paper. We will be seeking member inputs and feedback for this.

🤝🏻 Cake is assisting with the production of the inaugural State of Australian Startup Funding report and microsite. The report will paint a comprehensive data-driven picture of Australian startup funding as it stands today. Please take part in the 2-minute survey here

💹 Fintech startup accelerator F10 has launched an Incubation Program in Singapore. The program will support early-stage startups built on Klaytn, a blockchain platform developed by internet giant Kakao Corp. The 3-month program kicks off in April 2022. Visit here to learn more and register.

📖 Join the Fintech in Vietnam Program delivered by Asialink Business in association with Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER) and Austrade starting 10 March 2022 – a comprehensive online training series for Australian business leaders in the Fintech sector who are exploring opportunities to plug-into Vietnam’s fintech market. Learn more about the program and apply today! Use code FINTECHAUS100 for free registration!

💲 FinTech Australia is partnering with FINTECH21, a two-day, two-stream program on Blockchain & Crypto and Fintech Trends. Book your tickets for Australia’s largest fintech event of 2022 – 23-24 March 2022. Also, reach out to us for speaking and exhibiting opportunities. Use Code FAU15

Don’t miss all the news and insights from our members and corporate partners from our newsroom. Please also forward announcements, case studies and insights to include in our newsroom.

  • VoxSmart enhances product development with new formed Product Advisory Council
  • Airwallex launches global payment services in Singapore – better solution for local businesses operating internationally
  • GPS announces over US$400m investment close
  • Frollo recently published its 2021 Open Banking API performance monitor
  • Change Financial: Simplifying payment experiences worldwide
  • Codat on new research on big opportunity for Open Finance: Majority of SMEs say financial integrations increase their efficiency
  • Shift grows merchant team
  • Sandstone Technology recognised as ‘Company of the Year 2021- BANKING’ by APAC Business Headlines
  • Temenos Launches Industry’s First AI-Driven Buy-Now-Pay-Later Banking Service on the Temenos Banking Cloud
  • Introducing Australian Data Exchange x NUAI: A partnership that unites consumer privacy with the innovation of artificial intelligence
  • Transformd Appoints Kathy Thomas as New Global Head of Operations and Delivery
  • Third anniversary of Episode Six and HSBC’s partnership shows the power of banks and fintechs working together
  • Link4: WA pilot program for eInvoicing gets underway
Upcoming Events
  1. Finnies 2022

    June 23
  2. 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