FinTech Voice October 21

Thank you to all who attended the Finnie Awards 2021 evening last week. The strength of the industry is really shown with the growing, highly engaged community. If you missed the awards, here’s the highlights playlist on Youtube.

As you may already know, this is my last FinTech Voice newsletter to you as CEO of FinTech Australia. It has been an absolute privilege and pleasure to be part of this industry body. Until the next CEO joins the team, Rehan D’Almeida, Head of Partnerships and Marketing, will continue sharing updates about the industry. If you have any feedback or require any support, the team is always available.

We hope our EY FinTech Australia Census 2021 webcast yesterday was insightful. The detailed report can be found here.

We are also excited to announce our upcoming event with Austrade, this time focusing on Bridging the Australia-UK FinTech Landscape. Join the discussion with key industry leaders on 28 Oct.

We’re also hosting a DLT as a Service webinar in association with ASX along with our members DigitalX and Boulevard Global. Learn more about ASX’s new DLT technology and how it works – 28 OctRegister here

Our new FinTech Australia podcast series launched last week is now live! In case you missed it earlier, do check out the first episode here, with more to come every week. The podcast will cover the industry landscape in Australia – challenges, opportunities and some big stories from our community.

Finally, we also welcome our growing member base with new members – Digitalx Limited, KGI Hong Kong Limited, Luz Financial Solutions, Migain and Netsol Technologies Australia.


Signing off for the last time

Rebecca Schot-Guppy
FinTech Australia

EY FinTech Australia Census

EY, FinTech Australia and Austrade hosted a special webcast yesterday – October 20 discussing the outcomes of the EY FinTech Australia Census 2021.

For a detailed reports and more insights on the census, click here!

InsurTech Whitepaper

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

Digital ID Consultation

We are collecting member feedback

For further information on the consultation, click here.

👩🏻‍🎓 For those who missed out on the first round, Victoria Government has announced its Digital Jobs Program Round Two starting from January 2022 – High quality digital internship program hosted by leading Victorian Businesses. Join the industry briefing session on 28 October 2021 and found out more. Register here

🇮🇳 Fintech OI is offering a 3-month virtual program – The India FinTech Market Access Program which will focus on possibilities of developing an India strategy for your FinTech venture, with the help of local experts. To learn more about the program

🗞️ 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

₿ Join the virtual panel discussion on DLT as a Service hosted by FinTech Australia in association with ASX, Fintech Australia members DigitalX and Boulevard Global. Learn more about ASX’s new DLT technology and how it works – 28 OctRegister here and join the insightful session

🛒 Join Riskified in the celebration of their new office launch in Melbourne and a webinar on how you can mitigate fraud and grow your eCommerce revenue – Nov 10, 5:30 PM AEDT. For more info, visit here

🇬🇧 FinTech Australia and Austrade are presenting a webinar on UK Fintech opportunities – Join the panel on 28th October. This session will highlight the UK’s market regulations, trends and opportunities as it relates to fintech exporters. Register here

💰 Join the special edition of the Fintech Pitch Contest and Angels Night x Spark Festival hosted by Startup&Angels on 28 October – 4 PM – 5:30 PM AEDT. The event will feature four fintech startups founders who will be pitching and sharing their startup journeys. Book your spot today!

🇻🇳 Vietnam is poised to emerge as one of Southeast Asia’s most competitive fintech markets. Join the Fintech in Vietnam Launch event to get an overview of the Vietnamese Fintech landscape and some of the growth opportunities for Australian Fintech companies – 27 Oct – For more info and registration, visit here

🚀 Launch Academy are hosting a live pitch event. Six hand-selected companies exclusive to Launch’s programs will virtually present a 90-second pitch in front of Launch.VC’s community of 1,000+ founders, investors and industry experts. Join LIVE for free from anywhere in the world on November 17 – Register here

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

  • TransUnion, a global insights and information company, recently announced its investment in UK-based fintech Monevo – a personal credit platform and API empowering lenders to deliver highly personalised credit offers to consumers via comparison websites and other third parties.
  • LAB Group, recently partnered with one of Australia’s preeminent investment and wealth management firms Shaw and Partners to enhance the organisation’s client onboarding experience.
  • To allow businesses to capture tax-compliant receipt information in real-time, without the waste, DiviPay and Slyp, two fintechs sparking change across Australia’s financial landscape have a partnered nationally. Will further integrate.
  • Following the commercial release of the Spenda Payment Suite in May 2021, this week Cirralto released a major software upgrade involving a strategic investment of $1.1m to unlock multiple competitive advantages to the Spenda system.
  • Adatree has launched its COVID Hotspot Alert, an innovative new service using the power of CDR to keep Australians safe during the pandemic by leveraging a user’s card purchase data and matching with COVID Hotspot locations released by the Government.
  • Databricks, the Data and AI company, has become a gold partner in FinTech Australia’s corporate partnership program – joining other major technology companies such as Facebook, Google, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Xero.
  • Frollo has released the second edition of its Open Banking API performance monitor. Data from the Fintech shows 98.9% of API calls are successful and data is returned in 0.84 seconds on average.
  • Mambu, the market leading cloud-native SaaS banking platform, combined with Rich Data Corporation’s (RDC) cutting edge AI-powered decisioning SaaS platform, is set to enable innovative credit solutions in the local financial services sector.
  • Envestnet | Yodlee recently collaborated with Intuit QuickBooks to provide Financial Data Connections to millions of small businesses wherein Intuit will integrate Yodlee’s data aggregation capabilities into its accounting software, enabling customers to view all their finances in one place.
  • Global Processing Services (GPS) raises over US$300 million to accelerate technology development and global growth.
  • Award-winning aggregator, Loan Market, selected GBST’s Equate solution to provide a suite of lending calculators to its network of more than 1500 mortgage brokerages across Australia and New Zealand.
  • Payble aims to combat ‘Bill Shock’ as COVID-19 financial hardships decimate Australian households empowering Australians to use a smart app, reducing ‘billing stress’ and helping consumers to proactively co-ordinate and appropriately manage payments without the high cost.
  • MyBond appoints Patrick John Esangga as Head of Marketing.
  • Monochrome Asset Management has announced the launch of Monochrome Research, an independent research division providing investment-grade insights, FPA-accredited education and expert-led research to assist investors in navigating the digital asset industry.


Upcoming Events
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    June 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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    June 23
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    September 7 - September 8

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