Five Fintechs on Friday – January 21, 2022

The new edition of the five fintechs on Friday is here!

Welcome back and wishing you a happy and prosperous new year. This is the first newsletter on Five FinTechs on Friday for 2022, as we kickstart the year with new announcements and initiatives.

But first, news from the industry…

Verrency, one of the fastest-growing fintechs in payments services goes global. DiviPay raises $20 million Series A to fortify its full-stack spend management suite for SMEs.

Also, Fundsquire partners with Railz to offer an integrated, quicker, and transparent funding platform and Wisr appoints new Non-Executive Director, Cathryn Lyall, to the Board.

Below are five fintechs to know about this fortnight!

 

Zepto

Anchored by its merchant origins, Zepto creates real-time, data-driven, account-to-account merchant payment solutions for the on-demand economy. In 2021, Zepto was the first Australian non-bank payments provider to become an Accredited Data Recipient under the ACCC’s Consumer Data Right, and the first non-bank FinTech to connect directly to the New Payments Platform [NPP] as a Connected Institution. Zepto’s composable API lets merchants acquire, receive, disburse, identify parties, establish consent, create virtual accounts and reconcile automatically. Zepto’s payment messaging is granular & real-time, supporting smarter, data-led business decision making and customer experiences.

 

OnMarket

OnMarket is a capital raising platform and advisory business that uniquely pairs retail and sophisticated investors with Australian businesses – covering a wide-breadth of industries and simplifying the opportunity to invest in SMEs in all stages of growth – from Seed to IPO and beyond. The end of 2021 saw OnMarket achieve the milestone of raising over $170m for 220 Australian businesses from 66,000 investors – positioning them as the leading capital raising platform in Australia. OnMarket welcomes all types of investors to support the Australian start-up space and invest with impact. Learn more about your opportunity with OnMarket here.

 

Assurance Lab

AssuranceLab is a cloud-native audit partner using supporting Regtech and specialising in the “SOC” standards. We help our tech clients unlock Open Banking (ASAE 3150), support publicly listed enterprises (SOC 1), and satisfy security and compliance for global enterprise sales (SOC 2). We launched our Open Banking accreditation services this year with our first audit and application completed last month. We’re now offering no fees until accreditation to kick-start the next wave of innovative, data-driven fintech’s!

 

Ignition Advice

Ignition is a leading global advice technology specialist for financial institutions seeking to help more customers access financial advice in a fast and scalable way. We help clients combine the power of digital intelligence with a human touch to enable smarter, more flexible and secure advice delivery. We partner with banks, insurers and wealth managers worldwide. Our SaaS platform integrates seamlessly into existing systems enabling clients to deliver a customer-centric experience that brings a customer and adviser together into a single advice workflow. We have been featured in global media including Australian Financial Review and UK Financial Times and have released a series of Insights papers. Our latest paper discusses Social Responsibility and Digital Advice. Check it out here: Insights – Ignition Advice | Digital advice. Made human.

 

Binance Australia

Binance Australia is a digital currency exchange platform that enables Australian customers to easily buy and trade cryptocurrencies with Australian Dollar (AUD). Binance Australia offers users deep liquidity and convenient deposit and withdrawal methods while leveraging cutting-edge technology from Binance.com’s advanced trading platform. For more information, visit: https://www.binance.com/en-AU/

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