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Australia: Equity Crowdfunding Volume Doubles in First Half of 2021

Investment crowdfunding in Australia, or crowd-sourced funding (CSF), has doubled in the first half of 2021 in comparison to the same period year prior according to a note provided by Birchal. In aggregate since CSF became legal, over 144 Australian SMEs have raised over $100 million… Read More

Australia based BNPL Fintech Afterpay to Offer a Money and Lifestyle App with Assistance from Westpac

Australia-based Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) Fintech Afterpay (ASX:APT) says it will be diversifying its business operations with the introduction of a “money and lifestyle” app. The Money app has been developed following Afterpay‘s partnership with Westpac. Through their collaboration, Afterpay is able to operate… Read More

Polygon (MATIC), Enjin (ENJ) Trading Now Available for US, Canada, Australia Residents via Kraken

After digital asset firm Kraken’s listings of Enjin (ENJ) on May 14 and Polygon (MATIC) on May 17 for most jurisdictions, the company is pleased to confirm the availability of Polygon and Enjin trading for US, Canada and Australia residents. Trading for both assets are… Read More

Australia’s Neobank Volt to Acquire Neo-lending Platform Australian Mortgage

Australia’s first neobank Volt has reportedly acquired neo-lending platform Australian Mortgage, enabling it to provide “fully-verified” approval times of less than 15 minutes on its new digital mortgage product. As mentioned in a release shared with CI: “This is a material improvement compared to many… Read More

Australia based BNPL Fintech Zip to Allow Clients to Easily Purchase Microsoft Products

With changing consumer habits for digital purchasing and a significant increase in customer demand for Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) payment services in the Australian market, Fintech firm Zip has decided to join forces with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). Zip says the new partnership is designed… Read More

Australia Stock Exchange listed Cirralto Ltd to Acquire Sydney based Fintech Invigo Pty Ltd

Cirralto Limited (ASX: CRO) has committed to a binding share sale agreement in order to acquire Sydney-headquartered Fintech firm, Invigo Pty Ltd. with a completion date of July 12, 2021. The deal is currently subject to the fulfillment of conditions precedent under the SSA. The… Read More

Kraken Now Offering Solana Trading, Staking in US, Canada, Australia, Covalent Trading Starts July 6 in Certain Areas

Following digital asset firm Kraken’s listing of Solana (SOL) on June 17, 2021 for most jurisdictions, the company is pleased to confirm that Solana trading and staking will be available to US, Canada and Australia residents as well. As mentioned in an update from Kraken:… Read More

Blockchain based Digital Identity Solution, Connect ID, from Australia’s eftpos Group to Serve as New Fintech Unit

Australia-based eftpos Group has introduced its new digital identity solution that will serve as a standalone Fintech division. The new initiative, called Connect ID and created with assistance from SecureKey, is currently live, with the stated goal of making it simpler for consumers in Australia… Read More

UK’s BankiFi Expands Operations to Australia

UK-based technology platform BankiFi has entered the Australian Financial Services market to provide quick payment transfer, allowing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and avoid issues like late payment and other cashflow-related woes. The company has already been engaging with Australian financial services organizations from its… Read More

Australia’s Open Banking Fintech Frollo Introduces Real-Time Balance Checks with Siri for Budgeting App

Australia-based Frollo, the “purpose-driven” Fintech firm that offers financial management and Open Banking services, has introduced a new feature for its budgeting app that allows customers to check their real time balance with Siri and the firm’s Open Banking connections. Some common use-cases for voice… Read More

Neobank Volt Announces Alliance with Australian Finance Group Ltd, Extends Series E Funding Round

Volt, an Australian digital banking service, has partnered with Australian Finance Group Ltd (ASX:AFG) – a large mortgage aggregator. The partnership with Volt is a significant sign of confidence for the emerging Fintech. Simultaneously, Volt has extended its Series E funding round. According to a… Read More

Australian Insurtech Expense Check Secures AU$4 Million Global Expansion; Rebrands to Kanopi

Expense Check, an Australian insurtech, announced on Monday it raised AU$4 million through its latest investment round, which was led by Holland Insurance Company. The company also revealed that it has rebranded to Kanopi as it prepares to expand its local presence and launch into… Read More

London based BaaS Platform Railsbank Hires Ben Smith as GM for Australia, as Part of APAC Expansion

Railsbank, an established embedded finance platform, has reportedly hired Ben Smith as General Manager for Australia as the banking-as-a-service (BaaS) platform expands operations across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Smith has earned a degree in Chemistry from The University of Manchester before he moved to… Read More

Payments Giant Mastercard Joins $25M Round in Australian Payment as a Service Fintech mx51

Mastercard has reportedly joined a $25 million investment round in Australia-based payments-as-a-service Fintech mx51. As noted my mx51’s management: “We empower our partners to connect seamlessly with merchants and their customers. mx51 is the first Australian fintech to develop a bank-grade, modern, end-to-end Payment as… Read More

Australia Stock Exchange listed BNPL Fintech Zip to Acquire Twisto, UAE’s Spotii

Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)-listed Buy Now, Pay Later Fintech Zip is reportedly expanding its business operations into European markets and the Middle East. Zip says it’s acquiring European BNPL Fintech Twisto and UAE’s Spotii as well. Zip reportedly took part in a €16 million investment… Read More

x15ventures, a Venture Scaling Initiative by Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Launches Platform for Helping Digital Businesses

x15ventures (x15), which is Commonwealth Bank of Australia‘s venture-scaling division, has introduced a stand-alone or independent platform for helping new digital initiatives and business owners with fulfilling regulatory, risk and compliance requirements – which are part of scaling operations. The “xStack” platform is based on… Read More

Dutch Financial Services Group Rabobank to Spin Off Fintech TreasurUp with Assistance from Australia’s OFX

Rabobank, a Dutch multinational banking and financial services group, has reportedly decided to spin off its TreasurUp initiative via a Series A round with assistance from Australia’s cross-border payments Fintech OFX. Rabobank will still be a shareholder in TreasurUp, while management and TreasurUp’s engineering partner… Read More

Australia’s Stake, a Commission Free Brokerage App, Secures $30M from Tiger Global, DST Global

Australia’s commission-free brokerage app Stake has acquired $30 million in capital from Tiger Global and partners of DST Global in order to support the firm’s expansion into European markets. Stake provides retail investors with access to over 4,400 US stocks and exchange-traded-fund (ETFs), along with… Read More

UK’s Property Investment Marketplace CrowdProperty Launches Independent Australia Division

Property investment marketplace CrowdProperty has reportedly launched its Australia-based division in order to support property development in the country. David Ingram has been appointed as the Chief Executive for CrowdProperty’s business operations in Australia. CrowdProperty has issued over £100 million in loans to UK-based property… Read More

Australian BNPL Firm Zip Receives Strategic Investment in TendoPay, a Pay Over Time Fintech in the Philippines

Australia-based Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) Fintech firm Zip Co has reportedly decided to expand its global operations. Zip has received a strategic investment in TendoPay, a BNPL service provider operating in the Philippines. This latest investment marks Zip’s initial steps into Southeast Asia, which… Read More

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