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Australian Digital Banking Challenger Alex Is Planning to Secure $7.1 Million via Series B Round

Australia based Alex, a digital banking challenger, is reportedly planning to secure about A$10m (appr. $7.1 million) in capital through a Series B investment round. As first reported by the Financial Review, Alex’s team of senior management professionals have been focused on acquiring additional funding by approaching various… Read More

Australian Fintech Unicorn Airwallex Secures $40 Million in Additional Funding to Expand Operations Globally

Airwallex, an Australia-based Fintech company, has reportedly extended an existing $250 million investment round by $40 million (appr. AUD 57 million). Scott Farquhar, the co-founder at Atlassian, has joined the funding round through his firm, Skip Capital. Airwallex has managed to secure substantial investments so… Read More

Australian Fintech WeMoney Secures $2 Million in Seed Funding to Launch Financial Wellness Platform

Dan Jovevski, a Fintech professional and former banker at National Australia Bank (NAB), has reportedly helped his company, WeMoney, with securing $2 million in capital in order to provide a service that helps young consumers with making better financial decisions. As reported by the Financial… Read More

Fintech Australia and Big Four Auditing Firm EY to Extend their Involvement in Supporting Country’s Financial Technology Initiatives

Fintech Australia, a member-driven organization that’s focused on supporting the financial technology ecosystem in the country, has reportedly teamed up with Big Four auditing firm Ernst & Young Australia (EY). Through the partnership, both organizations will aim to support EY’s further involvement in local Fintech… Read More

National Australia Bank Unveils No-Interest “StraightUp” Credit Card

National Australia Bank (NAB) announced on Wednesday the launch of its new no-interest “NAB StraightUp” credit card. According to NAB, the card made its debut in response to Australians wanting more control over their finances. “For a flat monthly charge, customers can get access to… Read More

Fintech Investments in Australia Down to $548 Million in H1 2020 from $1.3 Billion from Last Year: Report

Fintech investments in Australia reached $376.5 million during H1 2020, which represents a 150% increase when compared to the same period from last year when $149.05 million for raised by Fintechs in the country. But there was a significant drop in mergers and acquisitions (M&A)… Read More

Australian Online Lender Prospa Says More Support Needed for Open Banking Adoption, Agrees with Fintech Report from Senate Committee

Prospa (ASX: PGL), an online small business lender based in Australia and New Zealand, has reportedly welcomed the interim report recently released by the Senate Committee on Fintech and Regtech. But Prospa has also come to an agreement with other industry participants that a lot… Read More

Consumer Data Right Legislation Should Make it Easier to Compare Fintech Products, According to Australian Government Official

The Consumer Data Right (CDR) legislation in Australia has been introduced to enhance the nation’s modern banking sector. It’s also supposed to make it easier to match or compare different financial products across a range of industries in the country, according to Senator Jane Hume,… Read More

Consumer Lender Plenti, which Rebranded from RateSetter Australia, Reportedly Planning to Raise AUD 55 Million via IPO

Plenti, a consumer lending platform (previously known as RateSetter Australia), has announced that it will carry out an initial public offering (IPO), in order to secure AUD 55 million in capital. Plenti’s management noted that they’ll offer 33.1 million shares at the rate of $1.66… Read More

Online P2P Lender Robo.cash Claims it’s Still Profitable, Despite COVID-19 related Issues, and Is Preparing for IPO in Dec 2020 in Australia

Online peer to peer (P2P) lender Robo.cash is reportedly getting ready to conduct its initial public offering (IPO) in Australia in December of this year. Robocash Group, which is the parent company of Europe based P2P lender Robo.cash, will be the next Fintech service provider… Read More

Australian Senator Andrew Bragg Recommends Adopting Latest Fintech and Regtech Solutions to Ensure Country Remains “Globally Competitive”

Senator Andrew Bragg, the Chair of the Senate Select Committee on financial technology and regulatory technology in Australia, recently introduced an interim report which included 32 different recommendations. Bragg noted that as the country tries to cope with its first recession in the past three… Read More

Fintech Investments in Asia Pacific Surged 9.1% to $1.4 Billion during Q2 2020, as Investors Shift Focus from India to Australia, Other Regions: Report

Investments in private Fintech firms based in the Asia-Pacific increased by 9.1% to $1.4 billion during Q2 2020, when compared to Q1 2020, according to a report from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The Q2 APAC Fintech Funding Report (released on August 25, 2020) notes that… Read More

Australian Stock Exchange listed Fintech 9Spokes Reportedly Seeking $10 Million to Grow Customer Base for its Software as a Service Platform

Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed Fintech firm 9Spokes International (ASX:9SP) is reportedly planning to secure new investments. 9Spokes aims to use the funds to grow its customer base,  by providing various software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions.. The Fintech company announced its fundraising plans on August 26, 2020…. Read More

Online Banking Payments Platform Trustly Announces Australian & Canadian Expansion

Trustly, a Sweden-based online banking payments platform, announced on Wednesday it has expanded its services to Australia and Canada. Founded in 2008, Trustly claims its account-to-account network bypasses the card networks, letting consumers make fast, simple, and secure payments to merchants directly from their online… Read More

Chainalysis Announces New Partnerships With Australian Cryptocurrency Businesses CoinSpot & CoinJar to Improve Compliance Standards

  Blockchain security and analytics firm Chainalysis announced on Monday it has formed partnerships with Australia-based payments provider Assembly Payments and cryptocurrency exchanges CoinSpot and CoinJar to improve compliance standards. Chainalysis reported that CoinSpot and CoinJar will use Chainalysis KYT (Know Your Transaction) and Chainalysis… Read More

Reserve Bank of Australia: Use of Cash Declines During COVID But No Strong Case for CBDC Even While Working on Proof of Concept for e-AUD

The Reserve Bank of Australia, Payments System Board, recently held a meeting to review several issues including the issuance of Central Bank Digital Currency (CDBC). The Bank noted that the Australian payments system has performed well during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cash during COVID has become… Read More

Australian Digital Bank Startup Parpera Plans for $800,000 Funding Goal via Securities Offer on Equitise

Australia based Parpera, a Fintech firm that’s focused on developing a digital ​banking solution for business owners and freelance or gig economy workers, has opened shares for trading with Equitise, an equity crowdfunding platform. Established by former EY management consultant Daniel Cannizzaro, Parpera shares are… Read More

RateSetter’s Australian P2P Lending Platform Rebrands to Plenti Following Acquisition By Metro Bank

RateSetter, a leading UK based peer to peer lender, has rebranded its Australian P2P lending platform to Plenti. Head of Marketing at Plenti, Sebastian Paulin, shared more details about the rebranding, by stating: “As Plenti, we want to help our customers make the most of… Read More

Australian Neobanks Continue to Slash Interest Rates on Savings Accounts due to Economic Challenges Created by COVID-19

Even though interest rates offered by challenger banks or neobanks in Australia (and globally) are generally higher than those offered by incumbents, Mozo reports that these all-digital banking platforms have been lowering their rates. Analysis performed by Mozo reveals that three neobanks were forced to… Read More

Australia: Online Lender Prospa Recognized as Fintech

Prospa (ASX: PGL), an online lender operating in Australia and New Zealand, has been recognized as the Fintech Lender of the Year by the MFAA National Excellence Awards. This is the third year running that Prospa has received the accolade. Prospa also shares that some… Read More

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