Tagged: australia

FinTech Australia Announces Winners of Finnie Awards

The winners of the inaugural Finnie awards were announced earlier today at a ceremony attended by more than 200 guests at Sydney’s Darling Harbour, according to FinTech Australia. The winners of 29 awards were chosen by 39 local and international judges from 158 entries. The… Read More

Estate Baron Adds White Label Option

Estate Baron, a Melbourne-based crowdfunding startup, has announced an initiative to allow property developers the ability to crowdfund their property development projects online by using the Estate Baron platform as a white label service. Estate Baron co-founder, Moresh Kokane, says that the concept will provide… Read More

Australian Taxation Office Recognizes Gobbill as Early Stage Innovation Company

I previously reported on Australian startup company Gobbill launching its online bill payment and management platform. Today, the company announced that it had received recognition from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) that it satisfies the requirements of an Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC). According to the company’s… Read More

VentureCrowd Calls Australian Crowdfunding Legislation a “Slow Motion Train Wreck”

While there has been some progress in the legislative odyssey of “Crowd-sourced equity funding”, as they call it down under, not everyone is pleased with the current results. VentureCrowd, a multi-class crowdfunding platform providing early stage, property and “crowd credit” finance, has labeled the process… Read More

Australia Expected to Extend Investment Crowdfunding to Proprietary Companies

The Australian government crafted updated “Crowd-Sourced Equity Funding” (CSEF) earlier this year.  The new rules will commence on September 29, 2017. But the bill was described as flawed by some as it only allowed  public companies to participate.  In Australia, the vast majority of companies… Read More

Fintech Australia Says Major Funding Buttresses Strength of Aussie-Asian Fintech Links

FinTech Australia is pointing to payments company Airwallex securing $13 Million USD in a Series A funding round as indicative of the strength of Australian-Asian Fintech links. FinTech Australian CEO Danielle Szetho said the announcement illustrated the strong and growing links between the two regions…. Read More

Australia Fintech Startup Airwallex Secures $13 Million USD During Series A Funding Round

Aussie fintech startup Airwallex announced on Monday it has secured $13 million USD through its latest Series A funding round. Participants of the round included Sequoia Capital China, Mastercard, and Tencent Holdings. Founded in 2015, Airwallex is described as a foreign exchange market that makes… Read More

FinTech Australia Reflects on First Year (Infographic)

FinTech Australia, the advocacy group promoting all things fintech related in Australia, celebrated its one year anniversary by sharing its “Year of Review.” The organization stated when it was launched in February 2016, it has more than 50 founding members, less than two months of… Read More

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