FinTech Voice October 07: Sponsored By Signiflow

We’re in the last quarter of 2021 and we can’t wait to get to meet in person again!

Over the last fortnight, FinTech Australia held two important events – the roundtable with Minister Hume and the Fintech Megatrends Webinar with Amazon Web Services. We were delighted to have such a high level of engagement during the roundtable and record attendance for the Webinar.

We are excited to celebrate the success of fintech on October 13 (5:45 pm – 7:00 pm AEDT)Save the date and join us at the Finnies 2021 awards night next week

Save the date for the Finnies 2021!

Celebrate the night with your FinTech peers, virtually!

 

Following on from our recent submission in response to the Consumer Data Right version 3 of the rules consultation, the Government has finalised their amendments to the Consumer Data Right Rules (version 3 of the rules).

You may have also received a separate email day before yesterday inviting you to the 2021 edition of the EY FinTech Australia Census. We hope you can join us for the special webcast with EY, FinTech Australia and Austrade to hear, for the first time, the outcomes of the EY FinTech Australia Census 2021 on Wednesday, 20 October 2021.

If you are searching for great people with digital skills, join the Digital Jobs Program in association with Vic Gov’s Digital Jobs program:to bring new skills and new talent into your business. Businesses can host candidates through a 12-week internship arrangement (partially subsidised by VicGov) after candidates receive 12 weeks of free digital skills training through the program.

Finally, we also welcome our growing member base with new members – CODAT, Fincue, Quest Finance Australia and Canvas

Regards,

Rebecca Schot-Guppy
CEO
FinTech Australia

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InsureTech Whitepaper

We are continuing to work closely with our Insurtech policy working group and policy partners towards completing our whitepaper.

Questions on Notice

We have submitted our responses to the Select Committee on Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre in relation to the questions we took on notice regarding cryptocurrency, de-banking and the ACCC’s proposed changes to the laws surrounding mergers & acquisitions.

A copy of our responses is available to read, here.

Digital ID

We are submitting on the Government’s latest Draft legislation release for the Australian Government Digital Identity System. We are collecting member feedback

Further information on the consultation is available here.

Consumer Data Right Rules

The Government released their CDR Rules version 3 update – available here.

👩🏻‍🎓 The demand for digital skills is growing, and the Victorian Government’s new Digital Jobs program is helping build Victoria’s digital workforce to help businesses thrive. Over the next three years, mid-career Victorians will complete a six-month program that includes 12 weeks of industry-backed training followed by 12 weeks in a paid digital job with a Victorian business. Some of the state’s top employers will host candidates, including ANZ, Carsales, Zendesk, Amazon and MYOB.
If you are searching for great people with digital skills, learn more and apply now

🗞️ NSW Going Global Export Program 2021-2022 is now open for applicants. Through this free engagement program, NSW Government will provide knowledge, expertise, and support to expand your business to the right customer in the right global markets. Enroll today! – Link here

🏦 BDO Australia is hosting their free virtual masterclass series. In three, two-hour financial education sessions, they will help you understand your business’s numbers and plan for a sustainable future. Learn more about the masterclass here

📊 A panel discussion on How Consumer Data Right (CDR) payment initiation intersects with PayTo presented by New Payments Platform (NPP) on October 12Register here and join the panel

📱 Want to know more about how technology is playing a key role in delivering leading experiences through the different phases of the design process. Join the webinar on Technology Initiatives: Design & Discover the Right Solution with Jade World12 October – Register here

💲 Hear from the leading Business and Industry leaders at the online launch event, exploring Fintech in Vietnam and learn how Australian companies can be part of the emerging fintech sector. Register for Fintech in Vietnam Event Launch on 27 Oct – 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM AEDT

💰 Save the date for the Fintech Connect webinar hosted in collaboration with the Australian Trade & Investment Commission, the Canadian Trade Commission, and the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. A webinar featuring local and international speakers in the fintech industry. Book your slots here

📊 Join the online launch event exploring Fintech in Vietnam and learn how Australian companies can be part of the emerging fintech sector with FinTech in Vietnam Event launch on 27 October. For more information and registration, visit here

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

  • Openpay supported by Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) has now launched its BNPL and B2B payments services in the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is now receiving e-invoices from suppliers to combat fraud and improve payment times – selecting Link4 as an Access Point provider
  • BTC Markets recently ran a survey with over 1,800 participants to find out more about what the average Australian cryptocurrency investor looks like.
  • IDEMIA, globally renowned for Augmented Identity and for their innovation in payment cards now provides a member exclusive metal card offer
  • Leading commercial credit reporting agency CreditorWatch recently launched its Future of Fintech 2021 thought leadership paper, which is a comprehensive overview of the state-of-play across Australia’s vibrant fintech sector.
  • Australian founded and headquartered payments disruptor, Till Payments (Till), has closed its Series C funding round, raising $110 million in private capital for global and local expansions.
  • GetCapital, a provider of credit and payment platforms to Australian businesses, recently joined the Tech Council of Australia.
Upcoming Events
  1. EY FinTech Australia Census 2021

    October 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  2. FinTech Connect: Share. Network. Grow.

    October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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