Fintech Voice: Participate in our Annual Census

Dear Community,

We hope you are well and staying safe in these uncertain times.

After three amazing years at FinTech Australia, creating a thriving industry, I announced last week that I am moving on to a new role at IAG Firemark Ventures in November and FinTech Australia is looking for a new CEO. View the Job Description and if you are interested please email chair@fintechaustralia.org.au.

A gentle reminder to all who haven’t completed the Census yet. We have attached a unique link and if you’re a Fintech, please use the link below. As Australia’s economy is steadily recovering from the pandemic, it is imperative to clearly gauge fintechs growth and policy drivers in this sixth edition of EY FinTech Australia census.

The September 15 date for the Finnies looks increasingly unlikely and we are currently working on two alternative contingency plans. We will soon be finalising these plans and will let you know as soon as possible but please keep Wednesday, October 6 free.

FinTech Australia is proud to have submitted its CDR 3rd version Draft Rules submission after extensive member feedback. Thank you to all of those involved in the process. We continue to have a range of ongoing consultations, including a new CDR consultation and the AML/CTF consultation. We also have a few virtual events available in the policy space.

Finally, we want to give a warm welcome to our new members – Nona Digital, Clever, Till Payments, Haventec, Thrive.

If you need to chat or want to discuss anything, please feel free to give me a call.

Regards,

Rebecca Schot-Guppy,
CEO
FinTech Australia

FinTech Australia’s Annual Census

Calling out to all Fintechs to get involved in our Fintech Census! If you have the unique link, please use that to pause and continue from where you left off. Else, use the link below.

Please complete FinTech Australia’s annual census via this link.

Strategic Assessment of the CDR Consultation

We are currently working with our members to put together our submission on our Strategic Assessment of the CDR consultation.

Consumer Data Right – 3rd version of Draft Rules

We are proud to make our submission to Treasury after extensive member feedback.

Please see the final copy, here

✈️ Trans-tasman Fintech event: FinTech Australia and Austrade are pleased to present this webinar looking at the Trans-Tasman Fintech Opportunities. Register to join the webinar event, here.

📋 Fintech Survey: In 2020 #FinTech firms in APAC called for more regulatory support in a #COVID Rapid Assessment Study. Working with World Bank & WEF, The Global COVID-19 FinTech Market Impact & Industry Resilience Study is underway. Please complete the survey here – https://bit.ly/2UPR4Uc

📈 Incubation Program: F10 Singapore is looking for early stage FinTech & InsurTech Startups to join the next Incubation program. Apply here before 30th July for the first screening round and become part of F10’s global innovation ecosystem the shape the future of Banking & Insurance.

💵 Tax incentives and Capital access: RSM Australia partners with Radium Capital to host a presentation on R&D tax incentives and capital access. With focus on business innovation and maximizing ROI .REGISTER HERE to join on 25 August 2021 1:00 – 2:00pm AEST

📈 Tech Pitch Night: Join YBF, Silicon Beach Australia, Women in Emerging Tech and Algorand Foundation to pitch your emerging tech startup at Melbourne Connect Innovation Week. It’s all happening at Melbourne Connect. Apply to pitch by tapping Here.

🗼 FinCity.Tokyo: Following their series of Global Networking webinars from last year, Tokyo Metropolitan Government are delighted to present you their first event for 2021. They will introduce the updates in initiatives to support and attract foreign financial companies, both by public and private sectors. Join them on August 26,2021. Register Link 1 or Link 2

🏡 Easy Home Loans: Are you interested in hearing new and insightful research on the home loan experience as well as unique insights on how the loan process can be made more simple, connected, and all about the borrower? Join corporate partner Google’s briefing session – Join here26 August 2021 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+10

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