FinTech Voice: New GM Announcement, 2 June 2022

Dear Fintech Community,

Thank you so much for the overwhelming support with the announcement of my new role as General Manager. I look forward to bringing together the relevant stakeholders in the industry to build a united voice and promote further innovation in the country.

As always, I am keen to hear from you all on your pressing challenges that we, the industry association, can work towards addressing on priority. Please also reach out if you have any other feedback and suggestions.

All eyes are now on the Finnie awards Gala night. It took less than a week to sell out! We may have a second batch of tickets planned and a waitlist is already put in place for this. Don’t miss out!

This week a few members along with myself and our board are meeting with Treasury to discuss about de-banking. We will also be working on Fintech Australia’s priorities and thoughts for the new government.

We recently organised a roundtable with members in crypto to discuss trends in the Cryptocurrency market and how Gift Cards can add value to Crypto exchanges and their customersIn association with Blackhawk Network, watch the virtual roundtable with some of Australia’s top C-Suite leaders in the Cryptocurrency space. Access the roundtable using this link.

Finally, we welcome our newest member this fortnight – IPAYD and EXTRASJAR

Regards,

Rehan D’Almeida,
General Manager,
FinTech Australia

Two consultations to enhance its digital asset ecosystem

Our members have shared their initial thoughts with our policy partner King and Wood Mallesons. We are currently drafting the final submission.

Statutory Review of the Consumer Data Right: Issues paper

The paper released on 16 March seeks written feedback on whether the CDR framework is fit-for-purpose to provide benefits for consumers, increase competition, and drive innovation and will inform the Review. It sets out the purpose, Terms of Reference, and context for the review, relevant background on the development of CDR policy and legislation over time, and specific consultation questions. The issues paper can be found here.

The submission can be found here.

 

🤝🏻 ITC Asia is back with an in-person event at Singapore Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre from 7 – 9 June 2022. The 3-day event will showcase new innovations, share how to increase productivity and reduce costs, and ultimately aim to enrich the lives of policyholders. Pre-conference workshops & kick-off reception on 7 June 2022. Learn more about the event here.

💹 Stand with Ukraine by working with some of their best design and dev teams on your upcoming projects. In a situation that feels bigger than all of us this is an opportunity to support other professionals and their families, where in some cases they may be forced to live on a single income. Visit here to know more.

📇 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.

 

🌐 Google Australia is presenting a startup event: Innovate & Grow with Google. Join the team on 9 June 2022 to learn how Google is helping Aussie startups build, grow and scale. They are bringing together founders, VCs and Google specialists for an afternoon of innovation, connection and fun! For more info, visit here

💭 Think & Grow in association with Hi-bob presents Attracting and Retaining Talent in Tech. Learn how to attract and keep the best in a hyper-competitive market. Join the team on June 7, 8 AM at Alto Event Space in Melbourne for a panel and networking breakfast. Register here

🔐 The RegTech Association will be holding an event on 2 June to learn more about solutions for employment compliance for your own business, your clients/customers and/or stakeholders. This Open4Business will allow you a sneak peek into what problems these solutions and approaches address. Book your slots for the online session.

📁 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

💸 Basiq is bringing data and payments together to create a true open finance platform. This is an event you don’t want to miss as they unveil Open Banking payments via the Basiq platform, to enable richer customer experiences and insights. Join them for an afternoon of exciting industry & platform updates + stick around for a drink and chat afterwards with people in the Fintech community – 7 June 2022Register today.

💰 FinTech’s biggest conversation, Money20/20 Europe is back to Amsterdam this 7 – 9 June 2022 – place where the fintech community loves to do business and this year it’s bigger, sharper and giving unparalleled show experiences. Visit here to know more and register. Discount code – FIN200

🤝🏻 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. 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.

  • Spenda on how digital payment technologies and process automation are helping businesses capitalise on stronger growth opportunities
  • Bupa elevates car, home and travel insurance offerings in partnership with Open
  • MyBond – a start up journey to scale up to support the underdog renters and the community
  • InDebted launches into the UK
  • Sandstone on Mobile Banking Apps – The good, the bad and the ugly
  • Moneytech, partners up with Vow Financial|Yellow Brick Road to further strengthen their lending panel.
  • DataCo Technologies, a new Australian startup born out of 1835i has launched a pioneering new technology platform.
  • MyBond turns one and embarks on a celebratory scale-up
  • DNX Solutions has launched the Data Modernisation Solution, a customised and comprehensive solution for businesses

 

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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