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Swiss the Richest Per Capita While Aussies Boast Highest Median Wealth

While the Americans and Chinese have more collective wealth, it is the Swiss who are the richest per capita, new numbers from BuyShares.co.uk show. The Swiss have average per capita wealth of $674,000, which is 33 per cent more than the USA or Hong Kong…. Read More

Credit Suisse backed SME Lending Fintech Tradeplus24 Finalizes $25M Raise led by European Family Office

Credit Suisse-backed SME lending Fintech Tradeplus24 has finalized an “oversubscribed” $25 million pre-series B equity raise, which was led by a European family office with an established track record of investing in “high-growth” startups like Klarna, Delivery Hero, and Lyft. Existing investors Credit Suisse, SIX… Read More

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

Proptech OwnHome Raises $3.6 million to Help Renters Gain Home Ownership

OwnHome, an Australian Proptech seeking to help turn renters into homeowners, has raised $3.6 million from investors including Global Founders Capital, Entrée Capital, AfterWork, and InVentures. OwnHome had previously secured seed funding from the Commonwealth Bank’s x15 Xccelerate program. The company notes that skyrocketing property… 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

UK’s Open Banking Fintech TrueLayer Appoints Tilen Chetty, Dan Gaskin to Focus on APAC Expansion

TrueLayer, the global Open Banking solution provider, reveals that it has hired technical professionals in Australia in order to expand operations in the APAC region. Tilen Chetty will be joining TrueLayer in Sydney as Product Lead and Dan Gaskin will be working out of the… Read More

Kristo Käärmann, Co-founder and CEO of Global Fintech Wise, Reveals Company Continues to Lower Cross-Border Transfer Fees

Kristo Käärmann, Co-founder and CEO of Wise (previously dba TransferWise), which aims to make money work without borders, notes that they’re building the world’s most international account. 1/ @Wise Q2 Mission Update is here. Our team is 2,600 people now. How much progress did we… 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

BNPL Fintech Laybuy Reports 200% Growth in Active Customers, $32.6M in Total Group Income, Up 137% YoY

Gary Rohloff, Co-Founder and Managing Director at New Zealand’s Laybuy, a Buy Now, Pay Later or BNPL Fintech, notes that last week, they released their FY21 annual report – which is the first since listing on the Australia Stock Exchange (ASX) in 2020. Gary writes… 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

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

Digital Transformation Enabler Mobiquity to Expand Operations into APAC Region, Appoints New VP of Business Development Financial Services

Mobiquity, a full-service digital transformation service provider, revealed that it has expanded its operations into the Asia-Pacific. The company’s APAC expansion will be supported by the appointment of ex- Microsoft and IBM Director, Gustavo Quiroga, who will be serving as Vice President of Business Development… Read More

Commonwealth Bank’s Venture Scaling Unit, x15ventures, Selects Stone and Chalk, to Scout Founders to Help Reimagine Retail Experience

x15ventures, which is Commonwealth Bank‘s venture-scaling unit, has chosen Stone & Chalk, Australia’s Impact Network for emerging tech startups and scale-ups, in order to assist with recruiting seasoned founders to take part in Xccelerate21, which focuses on reimagining the retail experience. Xccelerate21 is described as… 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

Trust Payments, a Unified Payments Group, Adds Buy Now Pay Later Fintech Service Zip

Trust Payments, the multinational unified payments group, has teamed up with Zip, the first Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) service to join its diverse network of payment partners. The agreement means that merchants based in the UK that are using Trust Payments’ platform may provide… 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

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