Tagged: australia

Symbid Files for Reverse Stock Split & Name Change in SEC Documents

Symbid (OTCMKTS:SBID) has filed an 8-K Amendment to enact a reverse split of its shares and a name change to “Sincerity Applied Materials Holdings Corp” – thus ending its chapter as a publicly traded security. Symbid, the first crowdfunding company to publicly trade shares on… Read More

ASIC and OJK Sign Fintech Agreement Promoting Innovation

In an attempt to promote innovation in their financial service markets, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) and Indonesia’s Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK) have entered into a Fintech Cooperation Agreement. Stated in a release Friday the 21st in Melbourne, the agreement creates a framework for collaboration… Read More

Update: Aussie Social Platform Gather Online Acquires Secret Algorithm As Seedrs & Equitise Campaigns Surpasses £400,000 in Total Funding

Australia-based social discovery platform Gather Online announced on Friday it has acquired a new secret algorithm. This news comes just as the online portal surpassed £400,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs and Equitise. The initiative was launched last month, seeking funding for growth and… Read More

Australian Property Lending Platform LendEx Appoints Two New Board Members

LendEx, a leading Australian peer-to-peer lending platform for direct commercial property lending, has appointed two new prominent board members as non-executive directors. LendEx has added Brian Benger and Kim Jenkins to help guide the growing online lender. Benger said he was delighted to join the LendEx… Read More

Peppermint Innovation Provides Services for Unbanked Filipinos

Peppermint Innovation is a Fintech firm focused on the commercialisation of a mobile banking, payments and remittance technology, designed for banks and other institutions. The company’s vision is to provide mobile payments, money services, and remittances to anyone and to anywhere in the world. Founded… Read More

Success: Aussie Platform Gather Online Overfunds on Seedrs

Gather Online, an Australia-based gather and share platform, has successfully secured its initial £245,000 funding target on equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs. The website launched the initiative recently to raise the funds for expansion. As previously reported, Gather Online was launched in early 2015 and describes as a… Read More

FinTech Australia Says Competition in Banking is Needed to Benefit Consumers & Business as Government Seeks to Reduce Barriers for Fintech Startups

It is a truism that increasing competition in the banking sector will benefit both consumers and businesses. Yet high hurdles remain in place for emerging Fintech companies to challenge established financial firms such as banks. FinTech Australia, the advocacy group promoting all things Fintech related,… Read More

Australian Platform Gather Online Seeks £245,000 Seedrs & Announces Upcoming Equitise Initiative

Gather Online, an Australia-based gather and share platform, has recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The website is currently seeking £245,000 as it prepares to expand. Gather Online, which was launched in early 2015, describes itself as a social discovery platform that allows users to… Read More

Australian MP Ed Husic Attacks Fintech Australia. Fintech Australia Hits Back.

Recently the Australian Senate approved a new investment crowdfunding law (Crowd-sourced funding). The final bill has been a long time in coming as Australia has made several attempts at improving access to capital for smaller firms be allowing issuers to raise capital online. But the… Read More

Australian Accelerator H2 Takes in Seven New Fintech Startups

Sydney Australia-based Fintech accelerator H2 has recently accepted its new round of startups, including the sports trading game FanTrade and personal chef delivery app DishMe. These companies differ from H2’s typically financial focus. This new company approach can be explained by a January blog post by Toby… Read More

Australian Delegation Visits China Pitching Fintech Innovation

Austrade, the Australian government trade commission for exporters and information for companies wanting to do business with Australia, is in China this week. A delegation of Aussie representatives are in Shenzhen and Shanghai sizing up Fintech opportunites.. Austrade says the emergence of China’s vibrant Fintech… Read More

Austrade & Commonwealth Bank of Australia Partner Up to Boost Fintech Collaboration with UK

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and Austrade have signed a new collaboration agreement designed to improve the flow of Fintech innovation between the UK and Australia. Austrade is the Australian government’s ministry of Trade, Tourism and Investment. The agreement is said to be used… Read More

Fintech Australia Welcomes Approval of Crowdfunding Legislation

Fintech Australia lauded the Australian Parliament’s vote to support the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-Sourced Funding) Bill of 2016. The advocacy group said the approval of the equity crowdfunding law will provide a major avenue for companies to raise capital and create new jobs. Fintech Australia CEO… Read More

FinTech Australia: Cast Your Votes For the Inaugural Finnie Awards

FinTech Australia announced the upcoming inaugural Finnie Awards, which is set to honor the leading achievements of the Australian fintech sector over the past twelve months. It is supported by Jobs for NSW.  “FinTech Australia plays a very active role in engaging the FinTech Community across… Read More

Pay with Your Shades: WaveShades Powers Contactless Payment Sunglasses, Partners with Visa

At South by Southwest (SXSW) this week, Visa unveiled contactless payment sunglasses.  The glasses incorporate the technology created by a “Sydney surfer startup founder” who is part of the Australian Fintech scene. Visa shared the WaveShades sunglasses at SXSW to an international audience. The back… Read More

Pozible Becomes Certified B Corporation

  The Australasian rewards-based crowdfunding platform Pozible has joined the Certified B Corp movement. Pozible, the largest platform of its kind in Australia,  has announced is is joining a growing group of businesses that believe in generating a positive impact on the world and “durable prosperity… Read More

Former ING Direct Australia CEO Vaughn Richtor Joins RateSetter Board, Will Help Evolve P2P Loan Marketplace

Vaughn Richtor, current ING Advisor and former CEO of ING Direct Australia and  Growth Countries Asia has joined the RateSetter board, according to news services. Richtor commented that P2P loan marketplaces have “the potential to introduce more competition in financial services” and ultimately benefit the end consumer. “Vaughn’s track record… Read More

Equitise Pivot: Crowdfunding Portal Launches New Syndicate Platform to Connect VC’s & Angels with Retail Investors

Crowdfunding platform Equitise has launched a new “Syndicate” platform to connect Australian VCs and Angel Investors with retail investors. The shift was described as a bit of a pivot for the Australian / New Zealand – funding platform. Equitise said it was frustrated by the… Read More