FinTech Voice, July 30 2020
We hope everyone is well as we start to approach Finnies season! With only 3 weeks to go until applications close, we encourage all fintechs to apply to have a chance to have your talent and hard work recognised at Australia’s largest fintech awards. Expect to hear our big announcement about the Finnies soon. This week we have a wealth of updates for you regarding our policy work, events, and opportunities.
Over the next couple of weeks, we are hosting a series of online roundtables and webinars. Tomorrow, we will be hosting an update and fireside chat with Senator The Hon Andrew Bragg and Rebecca Schot-Guppy, CEO of FinTech Australia which will include an update from Senator Andrew Bragg about the Senate Select Committee inquiry into fintech and regtech. On 12 August we will be hosting a roundtable with the NPP where an update will be provided on the take-up and usage of the NPP and the NPP’s roadmap and future capability development.
In terms of policy work, we are currently continuing to work hard on our response to the ACCC’s Intermediaries consultation that is representative of the industry, as well as providing informal feedback to ASIC regarding the Enhanced Regulatory Sandbox. We have finalised and published our submission to ASIC regarding the ePayments Review, which can be found on our website. We are also currently working with our Blockchain and Digital Currency policy working group in respect to deregulation, and the future of the blockchain roadmap. Additionally, we have received a number of member complaints in respect of AFCA. We are organising a roundtable to discuss these complaints with AFCA.
Thank you again to Frollo for sponsoring this week’s newsletter. Your continued support of FinTech Australia and the broader fintech ecosystem is greatly appreciated. We would also like to welcome Tribe Digital Ventures, Symphony Communications Services and Yieldhub as our newest members!
Over the past two weeks, our Five Fintechs on Fridays, which has been kindly sponsored by ID Exchange, has featured Up, XBert, Athena, Monoova and Cashrewards and Zscore, Brighte, Medipass, Stockspot and myprosperity. In our Member Spotlight series, we spoke to Wisr CEO, Anthony Nantes, about the purpose that drives their business, and Medipass CEO, Jonathan Davey about their journey, the impact of COVID-19, and his future plans for the business. If you would like to be involved please let us know by reaching out to Jazz@fintechaustralia.org.au.
If you need to chat or want to discuss anything, please feel free to give me a call.