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Marqeta Joins Forces With Afterpay For In-store Digital Card Offering in Australia & New Zealand

  Marqeta, a fintech unicorn that claims to be the first global modern card issuing platform, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Afterpay for in-store digital card offering in both Australia and New Zealand. The duo has also partnered in the U.S and Canadian markets According to Marqeta,… Read More

Regtech Startup First AML Launches in Australia

  First AML, an anti-money laundry regtech startup, announced on Tuesday it has launched its operations in Australia. Founded in 2017, First AML streamlines anti-money laundering compliance through its online identity verification system that may be used by individuals anywhere in the globe through a smartphone.  The… Read More

FinTech Australia Finalists Announced for “Finnies” Awards

FinTech Australia has announced the 2021 finalists for its annual “Finnies” award. According to an email, the group received 290 award entries across 20 categories. The category winners will be announced in person this year on June 9, 2021, at The Forum in Melbourne. FinTech… Read More

Milestone: Australian Blockchain Platform Fantom Surpasses Three Million Transactions

  Fantom, an Australia-based blockchain platform, announced over the week it has surpassed three million transactions. Founded in 2018, Fantom describes itself as a consensus-as-a-service (CaaS) platform for the next generation of distributed ledgers. “The team behind Fantom has created a consensus mechanism which is… Read More

DBS Bank and Contour to Expand Digital Trade Offerings in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore

DBS Bank and Contour have expanded their digital trade offerings to four new markets in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. As mentioned in a release, digital letter of credit capabilities will be offered in Australia, China, Hong Kong and Singapore starting this month. The announcement also… Read More

Australian Comparison Site Finder Confirms Acquisition of the GoBear Brand as Part of Global Expansion Strategy

Finder, a Fintech firm established in Australia back in 2006, has reportedy acquired the GoBear brand as it focuses on its international expansion plans. Now live in many different countries and serving over 10 million consumers globally each month, Finder is one of the world’s… Read More

Australian Banking Challenger Judo Bank Shares Top Factors SMEs Need their Banking Service Providers to Deliver

Australia-based banking challenger Judo Bank has released an SME Banking Insights report for February 2021. The extensive report notes that the Australian small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) segment remains the “largest battleground for revenue, profit and growth.” The report adds that this particular segment is… Read More

Australian Buy Now Pay Later Zip Announces Expansion Into Contactless Pay

Zip, an Australia-based buy now pay later (BNPL) platform, announced over the weekend its plans to expand into contactless payments. Zip describes itself as an interest-free payment solution for everyday spending. “With Zip, it’s win-win. Customers love the freedom and flexibility we offer them. Our retail… Read More

Railsbank Expands into Australia in Partnership with Digital Bank Volt

Railsbank, a Banking as a Service (BaaS) platform, has expanded into Australia in partnership with digital bank Volt. Founded in 2016, Railsbank is based in the UK and offers APIs and apps for financial services firms to offer modern services. Volt is the first digital… Read More

Australia Is Home to At Least 733 Active Fintech Firms, Up from 629 in September 2019: Report

Australia is currently home to at least 733 active Fintech firms, up considerably from 629 back in September 2019, according to the KPMG Fintech Landscape 2020 map. This represents an increase of 104 firms that joined the nation’s financial technology industry between September 2019 and… Read More

Fintech Australia Chair Simone Joyce Says Banks are “Risk Averse,” Suggests that Better Policies Are Needed to Support Fintechs

Rebecca Schot-Guppy, CEO at FinTech Australia, says that her organization thinks that Australia is on the right path in terms of financial technology adoption and its overall approach to developing its economy. Rebecca, whose comments came during the Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory… Read More

Westpac Group in Australia Reveals that Marketplace Lender SocietyOne has joined its Digital Banking Platform

The Westpac Group in Australia has revealed that SocietyOne is its second partner to join­ the institution’s new digital banking-as-a-service (BaaS) platform. SocietyOne is a key Fintech player in the nation’s digital lending sector (having originated more than $1 billion in loans). According to a… Read More

Australian Fintech Linkly Appoints Former AfterPay COO Frerk-Malte Feller As New CEO

  Linkly, an Australia-based fintech, announced on Wednesday it has appointed former Global COO of Afterpay, Frerk-Malte Feller, as its new CEO. According to Linkly, Feller previously held senior exceutive positions at eBay and PayPal.  “The company’s solutions and the recent move into online payments,… Read More

Australian Fintech InDebted Announces Expansion into the U.S. Market Through Acquisition of Delta Outsource Group

InDebted, an Australia-based fintech that specializes in digital debt collection for unsecured consumer debt, announced on Monday it has acquired Delta Outsourced Group Inc. as it prepares to expand its services to the U.S. InDebted reported that the U.S. is the fourth market it has… Read More

Open Banking: Australian Financial Institutions Plan to Fully Support Responsible Customer Data-Sharing Practices by Nov 2022

The introduction of Australia’s Consumer Data Right (CDR) laws on July 1, 2020 marked the initial phase of Open Banking in the country, which may improve the services offered by the local banking sector. More than 6 months into CDR and Open Banking in Australia… Read More

National Australia Bank Set to Acquire 86 400 to Accelerate UBank Growth

National Australia Bank Limited (NAB) announced on Friday it has entered into a scheme implementation agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in 86 400 Holdings Ltd, the holding company of Australian neobank, 86 400. According to NAB, the acquisition is to help accelerate UBank’s… Read More

Regtech Group formed by Steering Committee of Australia’s National Blockchain Roadmap Wants to Know if DLT will Improve Business Processes

The Regtech Working Group, formed by the Steering Committee of Australia’s National Blockchain Roadmap, is currently undertaking a consultation in order to gain a better understanding of the wide-ranging views and perspectives regarding the use and adoption of distributed ledger technologies (DLT). The consultation is… Read More

Birchal, Australia’s Leading Crowdfunding Platform, Reports on Sector Progress in 2020, Q4 Was Biggest Ever. Female Founded Firms Raised More than Year Prior

Birchal, the leading investment crowdfunding platform in Australia, has published a report on the entire sector of online capital formation as well as platform performance. The report tracks progress in the Australian “crowd-sourced funding” (CSF) industry (investment crowdfunding) via data aggregated by Birchal. The information… Read More

Bitcoin Exchange Operator in Australia Seeks $250K in Compensation for Systemic Discrimination Allegedly Carried out by Banks ANZ, Westpac

A digital currency trader is reportedly seeking $250,000 in compensation from Westpac and ANZ. The crypto investor claims that there’s systematic discrimination being carried out by some of Australia’s largest banks, which has allegedly cost him his once highly-profitable business. Allan Flynn has initiated proceedings… Read More

Australian Green Energy Fintech Brighte Secures $100 Million Through Latest Investment Round

Brighte, an Australia-based green energy fintech, recently announced it secured $100 million through its latest investment round. According to various media outlets, the round was led by Grok Ventures, the investment fund of Mike and Annie Cannon-Brookes. Founded in 2015, Brighte describes itself as a… Read More

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