FinTech Voice June 16, 2022

Dear Community,

It’s almost the Finnies Gala Night! If you are unable to make it for the in-person event in Melbourne, we will still have it streamed online! Plan your own little home/office party. Add the details to your Google or Outlook calendar or save the Youtube link.

Watch this space for the Intersekt fintech conference launch and more updates about our plans for the new financial year. After our three successful roadshows in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne, we’re headed to Brisbane on 6th July. Register early as we have limited space for the event.

We’re also excited to have recently added five new corporate partners – 1835i, OneSpan, Endava, Palo Alto networks and Thales. If you are require any support from them, please reach out to us. We thank them for their support and look forward to working with them closely. Exciting initiatives planned.

For any queries, feedback or suggestions please reach out to us.

We recently made our submission for the Treasury’s Crypto asset secondary service providers Consultation. Rest can be accessed through the Policy section below.

Finally, we welcome our newest member this fortnight – DINEIRO PTY LTD, CARD ACCESS SERVICES PTY LTD and APICKLE


Rehan D’Almeida,
General Manager,
FinTech Australia

Two consultations to enhance the digital asset ecosystem

Thank you to all members who shared their inputs on the call with our policy partner King and Wood Mallesons.

Please find the final submission to the Treasury’s Crypto asset secondary service providers Consultation.

Roundtable on debanking

The Council of Financial Regulators which comprises of Treasury, APRA, RBA, ASIC, AUSTRAC and ACCC are tasked with writing an options paper on de-banking. We will continue to seek suggestions/feedback from our members and follow-up with the council to ensure there is further action taken.

🤝🏻 Monetary Authority of Singapore is hosting its Global FinTech Hackcelerator 2022. It is a great opportunity for fintech companies to gain access to some of the fastest growing markets in Singapore and the region. Applications open till 26 June. For more info, visit here

📇Open Banking Excellence (OBE) has joined forces with Accenture, the UK Government’s Department of International Trade (DIT), Innovate Finance, NatWest and the University of Oxford to develop a first-of-a-kind global Open Finance Index. The index helps to understand about Australia’s domestic readiness to develop Open Banking and Open Finance ecosystems. Take part in their quick survey here.

📣 Tune into a Breaking Banks Fintech Podcast’s 444th Episode on Rise of Embedded Finance in Australia & Digital for good. Sponsored by Austrade, some great minds will join the session to talk about how Australian capability can act as a launch pad for global innovations, and investments within the fintech and insurtech ecosystems. Check out the 30-min session here.

💻 Join ASEAN Online Workshop Series presented by AWS to learn how to approach modernisation journey, sustainably. Learn more about specific application workloads such as Windows, SAP and Databases on AWS. Register for the session here

📁 Oracle is hosting its Fintech & Cloud Native webinar. The team will come together to talk about the best practices for adopting cloud native architecture in Fintechs on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – 21 June. Click here for more info and registration

🤝🏻 Stone & Chalk powered by Pivott presents the Pivott Talent Jam. Get a chance to pitch your company and ideal candidate criteria in under a minute. Passionate jobseekers will then participate in a speed networking session – 5 July. Get your tickets here

💻 Stone & Chalk will be opening a Scaleup Hub at Tech Central in July 2022 to power scaleups that are shaping Australia’s economic future. This is Stone & Chalk’s second Hub in Sydney. To know more about the tour of the hub, visit here

Don’t miss all the news and insights from our members and corporate partners from our newsroom.

  • LAB Group integrates with Praemium to deliver secure onboarding and improve user experience
  • Nano Digital Home Loans is extending its product suite to help home buyers and property investors navigate Australia’s complex housing market.
  • Radium Capital in funding boost for Spacecubed Accelerator
  • Currencycloud gains ASIC licence to operate in Australia
  • Mambu released a new report on how banks can be more sustainable
  • Basiq launches Smart Payments to accelerate Australian fintech ecosystem
  • Dacxi conducted a research Australia’s wealth health
  • InvestHK introduces expanded programme for Global Fast Track 2022 to help fintech companies connect with Asian corporate clients and investors
  • Change Financial announced its partnership with Finzsoft to sign agreements with four New Zealand mutuals to offer direct issuing, processing, and card management solutions
  • Mambu partners with Western Union to integrate its solution into the latter’s next generation real time multi-currency digital wallet
  • TreviPay recently teamed up with payment processor Compaynet to power its B2B trade credit product
  • Zai waives PayTo fees, saving Australian businesses thousands of dollars
  • WeMoney announces winners of inaugural personal loan & car loan awards
  • Mambu partners with Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to develop Unloan, the CBA group’s new digital home loan

Ep 2: Fintechs Acceleration of Growth Since COVID

Ep 1: The Evolution of Payments

Scaling Product Globally


Lee Hatton – Afterpay: FinTech Australia Podcast

Anthony Jones – Visa AUS/NZ

Tim Cameron – TransferWise