TrueLayer appoints Rob Hale as Head of Banking in Australia as local growth continues to accelerate

  • Rob is a highly experienced banking technology expert and a leading advocate for consumer-centric innovation harnessing the power of the Consumer Data Right (CDR).
  • TrueLayer’s team continues to expand in Australia and New Zealand across product, engineering, operations, commercial and marketing functions. 

TrueLayer, the global open banking pioneer, announces the appointment today of Rob Hale as Head of Banking in Australia. 

An expert in banking technology and strategy, with extensive experience in Australia and overseas, Rob is a leading advocate, innovator and collaborator in the open finance movement in Australia, harnessing the power of the CDR. 

He joins TrueLayer from Regional Australia Bank (RAB) where he was Chief Digital Officer and prior to that Chief Information Officer. Under Rob’s guidance, Regional Australia Bank was the first Australian bank to achieve the status of both Data Holder and unrestricted Accredited Data Recipient under the CDR. 

“It’s been great to be involved at the genesis of CDR and help a bank to seize the opportunity in open banking. That is why I’m particularly excited to be joining TrueLayer as we look to the next horizon of the CDR – action initiation and payments,” Rob said.

“TrueLayer is bringing its global open banking expertise into Australia to help international and local clients access CDR data in the right way. I’ll be devoting my time to supporting banks, fintech firms and others to harness the power of open data to deliver new services for Australian consumers and businesses,” he continued.

TrueLayer’s CEO of Australia & New Zealand, Brenton Charnley, has warmly welcomed Rob to the team, saying: “We’ve built a solid foundation in Australia and launched our global Open Banking

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Platform to deliver amazing open banking-powered customer experiences. We’re delighted that someone of Rob’s calibre has chosen to join us as Head of Banking. He is a leading advocate for the CDR and the critical role it is playing in transforming Australian financial services. His knowledge of what it takes for banks to deliver open banking will be invaluable. There is so much opportunity to open up the whole of finance, working with banks and non-banks to deliver innovation in banking, lending and payments.”

In September, TrueLayer was approved by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) as an unrestricted Accredited Data Recipient under the CDR and launched its global Open Banking Platform in Australia. The TrueLayer Open Banking Platform is backed by proven, market-leading data and payments APIs that currently process more than half of all open banking traffic in the UK, Ireland and Spain. 

About TrueLayer 

TrueLayer is a global open banking platform that makes it easy for anyone to build better financial experiences. Businesses of every size use TrueLayer to power their payments, access financial data, and onboard customers across the UK, Europe and Australia. Founded in 2016, TrueLayer is trusted by millions of consumers and businesses around the world. Our vision is to create a financial system that works for everyone. 

Media Contact (Australia)
Brenton Charnley, CEO of Australia and New Zealand
+61 (0)419 178 552 

Media Contact (UK)
Geoff Whitehouse, PR and Communications Lead
+44 (0)7766 555077 

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