FinTech Australia elects new board in line with gender, State targets

FinTech Australia members have elected a new board, in line with constitutional changes to ensure gender diversity and representation from a broad number of States are key ongoing planks of the organisations governance. (more…)

New Australian regulatory technology strategy a strong platform for growth, industry groups say

A new report released by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) creates a strong platform to help Australia become a world leader in regulatory technology, two industry groups said today. (more…)

International flavour to Australian fintech award judges

A stellar range of judges from diverse international and domestic backgrounds will be choosing the best and brightest in the Australian fintech environment as part of the inaugural Finnie awards being announced on 24 May. (more…)

Stockspot secures Series B funding

– Leading robo-advice firm raises a further $3 million
– Powerhouse investors back Australias leading digital investment adviser
– Funds will be used to continue developing the product and grow clients

Stockspot, Australias leading digital investment adviser (robo-adviser) and fund manager, has today announced it has closed a $3 million dollar capital raise. (more…)

Major funding announcement shows strength of Australian-Asian fintech links

AUSTRALIAs fintech industry today welcomed news that major international investors, including from China, had backed a $US13 million capital raising for a Melbourne-based payments company. (more…)

A year in review for FinTech Australia

When FinTech Australia first launched in February 2016, it had just over 50 founding members, less than two months of runway in our bank account and a shaky concept of what the future would hold.

Just over a year later, I think our community can be justifiably proud of what weve achieved, so weve prepared an infographic outlining our milestones. (more…)

New award to recognise female fintech leaders

A new award has been created to celebrate the contribution of women to Australias fintech industry, amid concerns that only one in eight fintech leaders are females. (more…)

Sydney surfer startup founder is behind the world-hit contactless payment sunglasses

An Australian startup has been revealed as the key technology partner of new contactless payment sunglasses which have led to a world sensation after being unveiled at the iconic South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival. (more…)

Consumer choice key to financial open data revolution, policy roundtable hears

Greater consumer choice and a stronger Australian financial services industry will flow from proposed reforms to make it easier for customers to access their data, a major policy roundtable has heard. (more…)

Inaugural industry-backed fintech awards launched to showcase excellence

The fintech industry and the NSW Government-backed Jobs for NSW have come together to launch new awards to celebrate the world-class achievements of Australias financial technology pioneers. (more…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

PRESS RELEASE: FinTech Australia elects its founding Committee

FinTech Australia, a national association for the Australian FinTech Startup community, has announced the election of its founding Committee:

  • Simon Cant, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Reinventure, has been appointed President
  • Charlotte Petris, Founder and CEO of Timelio, has been appointed Vice President
  • David Ball, Australian Director and Country Manager of Yodlee, has been appointed Secretary
  • Nick Motteram, Co-Founder and Managing Director of On-Market BookBuilds, has been appointed Treasurer
  • Alex Scandurra, CEO of Stone and Chalk; Stuart Stoyan, Founder and CEO of MoneyPlace; and Jack Quigley, Founder and CEO of CrowdFundUp have been appointed to the governing Committee

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