Fintech Australia Opens New Front in Apple Pay War

Richard Gluyas from The Australian has been covering the battle between Apple and Australian banks over their grumpiness with Apple around the tech giants determined lockout of third party digital-wallet providers. (more…)

Australia To Lead International Blockchain Standardisation Project

Australias growing blockchain industry has received a much welcomed boost with the announcement that The International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) has agreed to appoint Australia to the position of secretariat for the international technical committee. (more…)

Attention NSW FinTechs interested in heading to Korea

NSW Government has secured 2 booth spaces at GMV2016, and would like to invite 4 NSW Companies who want to explore Korea market. (more…)

FinTech Australia partner with LaunchVic on inaugural FinTech Summit Collab / Collide 2016

FinTech Australia is pleased to launch its inaugural national FinTech Summit, FinTech Australia Collab / Collide 2016, in partnership with LaunchVic and the Victorian Government. Australias national FinTech Summit curated with and for the Australian FinTech community (more…)

Announcing the 2016 FinTech Australia Census

FinTech Australia and our great partners, EY Sweeney, are pleased to launch the inaugural FinTech Australia Census.

This Census is the first of its kind – a National, in-depth survey of FinTech Startups, examining FinTech-specific challenges such as licensing, bank partnerships and effectiveness of FinTech-specific Government initiatives. (more…)

NSW Opportunity: Israel Calling

FinTech Australia is supporting this great collaborative initiative by the NSW Government and Austrade.

Up to 10 NSW fintech and cyber security start-ups have the opportunity to take part in an intensive accelerator program in Tel Aviv, Israel. This is perfect for start-ups who are ready to go global, looking to build networks, access Israeli Mentors or solve deep tech problems that might help their start-up in its next phase of growth. You’ll also help build Sydneys reputation as a leading Asia Pacific innovation hub. (more…)

Kids Bank wins Brisbane's inaugural FinTech Startup Weekend

Brisbanes inaugural FinTech Startup Weekend has just been completed with 11 teams pitching their new products to a panel of judges on Sunday night. (more…)

Opinion: Testing Digital Advice Algorithms

The below opinion piece is in response to a recent submission by the Financial Planners Association in response to ASIC’s Robo Advice Consultation Paper 254. (more…)

FinTech Australia’s Focus Areas for ASIC Regulatory Sandbox CP 260 Submission

FinTech Australia is calling out to the Australian FinTech community to contribute their thoughts and experiences to ASICs Regulatory Sandbox Consultation Paper 260. (more…)

Building fintech castles in ASIC’s regulatory sandbox the play we need

This piece originally appeared in The Australian on June 14, 2016. View the original here.

When peer-to-peer lender MoneyPlace built its founding team no one anticipated that it would take 18 months to gain regulatory approval. Thats a long time in limbo for any business but for a start-up a delay of this length can be crippling. (more…)

Why the Fintech Regulatory Sandbox is a Game Changer

Today ASIC released its consultation paper on the regulatory sandbox to our Fintech
Melbourne community.

It provides details of the plan that allows early stage fintech startups to test their products on
customers. (more…)

PRESS RELEASE: FinTech Australia appoints Danielle Szetho as CEO to connect and support Australia's FinTech Ecosystem

FinTech Australia, Australias national FinTech Association, is pleased to announce the appointment of Danielle Szetho as its Chief Executive Officer. The appointment was made by the Associations Committee. (more…)

Call for comments on Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) Reform

FinTech Australia has been invited to represent the Fintech industry as a member of the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) Stakeholder and Operations Forum. With a Government response to a review of the Personal Property Securities Act under development, now is the ideal time for FinTech Australia to bring the voice of the Fintech sector to the discussion. (more…)

PRESS RELEASE: FinTech Australia Welcomes the Treasurer’s response to the FinTech Australia Reform Priorities

Today Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison MP formally announced the governments response to FinTech Australias Reform Priorities Paper. FinTech Australia is thrilled to see the government boldly committing to support FinTech Australias ambition of making Australia the leading market for FinTech innovation and investment in Asia by 2017. (more…)

ANNOUNCEMENT: FinTech Australia seeks its founding CEO – Applications Close April 4th 2016

FinTech Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation with a vision to make Australia the number one market for FinTech in Asia. Founded in November 2015, our membership base comprises over 50 startups, venture capital funds, hubs and accelerators across Australia that specialise in FinTech. We have seven committee members based in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. (more…)