Updates in the fintech industry September 5, 2019

Over the past two weeks,FinTech Australia heldIntersekt roadshow events at Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. We have thoroughly enjoyed strengthening relationships across the country and look forward to increasing the opportunities for all members. Tonight, we have the Adelaide Roadshow at Lot Fourteen with Prospa, tickets are still available till 4:30pm so get in quick. Next Monday, we will be holding the finale to our roadshows in Brisbane with amber, Cake Equity, Paypa Plane and Suncorp. Registrations and more information in the opportunities section.

We have had a good numberof registrations for Intersekt 2019. Register for Intersekt 2019 here.

We have been asked toproducea policy roadmap document which will aidSenator Hume in understanding the challenges in the ecosystem and help with future policy crafting.

The exclusive breakfast with Jack Dorsey event tomorrow has officially sold out. Looking forward to hearing from the CEO of Squareon developing product ideas, starting a company, attracting investment and disrupting financial incumbents.

I would also like to congratulateFrollo on the acquisition ofHipmoneyas well as the acquisition of Look who’s charging by Experian. It’s great to see these success stories in our members.

Lastly, I would like to personally congratulate Lauren Capelin, on her appointment to Partner at Reinventure. Lauren currently serves as Deputy Chair to FinTech Australia and we wish her all the best in her new role.

Rebecca Schot-Guppy

General Manager
FinTech Australia

Consumer Data Right

We are working closely with Treasury and ACCC to ensure that the roll out of the CDR framework is effective. This includes discussing the data available on day one of implementation to encourage adoption.

We are also working hard to ensure that intermediaries can operate on day one and that the costs of accreditation due to the security standards/privacy obligations are minimised.

R&D Tax

Late last week we met with the Minister for Innovation, Science and Industry the Hon. Karen Andrews. Minister Andrews is keen to get some case studies of R&D, both positive and negative to put to the Treasurer as the Software Guidelines and the interpretation of them have been deferred to the Treasurer’s office.

intersekt 2019 Roadshow

Intersekt 2019 will be better than ever with a 3 day program of leading international and national speakers, free workshops, optional satellite events and extensive networking opportunities with two social functions.

To give you a taste for what’s to come, we are hosting the following roadshow events!
– Wednesday, 4 SepCharn Tangson, Prospaat theAdelaide Roadshow
– Monday,9 SepAleksandar Svetski, Amber, Jason Atkins, Cake Equity, Simone Joyce,Paypa Plane in conversation with Suncorp Digital Labs at theBrisbane Roadshow

We currently have booths available for you to exhibit as well as different sponsorship packages. Please reach out to Rehan if you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring this year!

LendIt Fintech Europe 19

LendIt Fintech Europe is the continents Leading Event in Financial Services Innovation. This years event will attract 1,200+ fintechs, banks and investors from Europes most influential companies to learn, network and do business.

The 1:1 networking arena hosts over 2,000 meetings. And, 50 hot topic panel sessions are organized into 4 main tracks: Digital Banking, Lending Innovations, Cutting Edge in Fintech, and SpendIt at LendIt, our new paytech-focused track.

26th-27th September 2019

Use codeFINAUS15% for 15% off

CEBIT Sydney 2019 – Opportunity to exhibit with FA

CEBIT is a technology conference and exhibition that explores the impact that digitisation is having on business. We attract a comprehensive range of innovative organisations who showcase the latest in business technology to the varied audience of professionals who attend.

Exhibitors are given the opportunity to meet with 14,000 business professionals who are attending to understand thelatest developments in technology. Visitors will be given personalised suggestions for the event based on their interests and exhibitors will be in easy to find zones that will encourage face to face meetings.

29th and 31st October 2019
International Convention Centre

View the sponsorship and sales prospectus.
Reach out to Rehanif you wish to exhibit at this years CEBITfor exclusive member discounts

Speakership Opportunity at Paris Fintech Forum

Paris Fintech Forum will be back nextJanuary 28 & 29, 2020to host the 5th edition of theParis Fintech Forumat thePalais Brongniart in Paris.

If you want to get a chance tobe on stage among our amazing speakersyou canapplyon our website.

28th and 29th January 2020

RBI 2019 APAC – DigitalBankingConference

Join us for our hugely successful Banking Innovation Conference (APAC), Hong Kong, 10th-11th of September which will bring together 150+ high-profile speakers and individuals from the leading banks, FinTechs, regulators & tech providers within the region.

The focus will be on how to drive digital transformation through customer-centric open banking and payment innovation strategies. With industry leaders from ANZ Bank, Up, Volt Bank, Archa, Huawei, Morgan Stanley, DBS, HSBC and OCBC leading intense discussions and workshops.

September 10th-11th 2019
Hong Kong

Register today at our website using code EB to save $100 on passes or contact us directly regarding partnership opportunities.

Startup&Angels Melbourne

We are excited to invite you to the 6th edition of Startup&Angels in Melbourne, supported by Blue Rock and OVH!
Organised by Australiance, thisevent between startups and angelswillconsist of presentations by 4 startup founders, 1 advisor and 1 investor followed by networking. It is the perfect opportunity to chat with fellow investors and potential customers while enjoying some wine, beer and food

Use the promo code FINTECHFRIENDS for 20% off your ticket!

September 19th 2019
6:00am – 9:00pm
16/414 La Trobe St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

BDO’s Fintech Fridays – Capital Raising Considerations for Fintechs

While a company relies on their founders ambition and investment, there may come a time when outside capital is needed to finance further growth, execute a full or partial exit for owners, or optimise their capital structure.

Many successful businesses looking to accelerate growth arrive at this crossroad and, whilst access to finance may not be a challenge, determining which route to take may be.

With a variety of solutions available, join the BDO team to further explore how one of the following options may best suit your business strategy:
– Equity capital markets
– Private equity and venture capital
– High net worth investors
– Mezzanine debt
– Asset-based lending.

September 20th 2019
8:30am – 10:30am
BDO Sydney
Level 11, 1 Margaret Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

Future Banking 2019 Summit

The Future Banking Summit 2019will deliver a high level speaker line-up including representation from traditional banks moving into the digital arena, digital and neo banks coming to market and international case studies. Future Banking 2019 is here to cut through the hype and offer practical, insightful and visionary tools to ensure banks and financial institutions are on course to maintain and win market share amidst new competitors and evolving regulations.

The key themes for this years event which will be covered over the 2 days include:
The rise of neo banks in the Australian banking industry
Rethinking regulation and compliance
The current state of play for data and privacy issues
Customer Experience (CX)
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Innovation & leveraging APIs to create a better world of open banking

October9th-11th 2019

New England Venture Summit

Fintech Australia is pleased to announce its sponsorship and invite you to attend The New England Venture Summit presented by youngStartup Ventures

This exclusive venture summit will bring together over 800 VCs, Corporate VCs, Angel Investors, Investment Bankers, industry executives and founders of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies; will featuremore than 100 VCsas speakers and judges; presentations bymore than100 Top Innovatorsand high-level networking opportunities.

December 4th 2019
Boston, Dedham

Use discount code FAVIPand receive 10% off early bird rates


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