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Gobbill, a Fraud Detection and Payment Automation Firm, and AirPay Integrate AliPay, WeChat Payments into Today Australia Media Platform

Australia-based Gobbill, a fraud detection and payment automation firm, and AirPay, a Chinese mobile payment company, have integrated Alipay and WeChat payment functionality into a media platform, called Today Australia. The integration will allow users to make payments via a feature called “ToPay,” which comes… Read More

Digital Bank 86 400 Appoints Two New Business Development Managers to Help Expand its Presence in Mortgage Broking Sector

Digital bank 86 400 has confirmed that it has recently appointed two new business development managers in order to expand its presence in the mortgage broking sector. Hien Nguyen, a former FAST partnership manager, and Zac Harb, ME Bank’s key account manager, have reportedly joined… Read More

Parliament of Australia: Select Committee on Fintech & Regtech Re-Opens Comments on Sector in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic

The Australian Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology (ie Fintech and Regtech) has re-opened a consultation in light of the ongoing Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Australian Parliament: “Since the committee finished its last round of public hearings in February, Australia’s… Read More

Challenger Bank Virgin Money Is Evaluating Plans to Shut Down Physical Branch Locations, Following Coronavirus Outbreak

Challenger bank Virgin Money is reportedly evaluating its plans to shut down its physical branch locations as lenders begin to increasingly focus on reducing the potentially negative impact of an economic downturn, resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Hundreds of jobs, which had been created… Read More

Digital Banking: Australia’s Tyro Payments Reports that its Transaction Volumes are Steadily Increasing During Coronavirus Outbreak

Sydney-based Tyro Payments (ASX: TYR), an Australian Fintech institution that specializes in merchant credit, debit and EFTPOS acquiring, reports that its transaction volumes during the past three weeks have been steadily increasing. Tyro Payments notes that from March 1 to March 20, there was a… Read More

COVID-19 Impacts Australian Stock Exchange Transition to DLT Based Replacement for CHESS

Earlier today, the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) announced that its planned replacement for CHESS – the backbone system of the stock exchange has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The exchange said the implementation timetable has been altered due to the uncertainty created by the unfolding… Read More

Digital Banking: Australia’s Neobank Xinja Secures $433 Million in Capital from Dubai’s World Investments

Dubai’s World Investments is reportedly investing $433 million in Australia-based digital bank Xinja over the next couple years. This, after the mobile-first bank’s steady customer growth. Subject to pending regulatory approvals, Xinja bank will be able to access $160 million in capital immediately. The remaining… Read More

Fintech Australia Postpones Finnies Awards Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

FinTech Australia announced on Monday it has postponed its 2020 Finnies Awards amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the organization, the Finnies is Australia’s only industry-backed fintech awards and the event gives more than 100 fintech startups the opportunity to be recognized for their achievements…. Read More

Australian Telecom Firm ZipTel to Acquire Fintech Firm Douugh Ltd

Australia-based ZipTel Ltd (ASX: ZIP), a local telecommunications firm that provides international roaming and various calling solutions, has committed to a binding agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of Douugh Ltd. Douugh Ltd is a Fintech company that aims to use artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced… Read More

Prospa CEO Comments on Australian Government’s Support of Small Lenders to Back Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

Yesterday (March 19), the Australian Government announced an investment of up to $15 billion to enable smaller lenders to continue supporting Australian consumers and small businesses due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In a statement by The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Treasurer of Australia, he… Read More

Major Australian Digital Banks 86 400, Volt Bank, Up Slash Savings Account Interest Rates, Following Reserve Bank Cuts

Three major Australian neobanks have slashed their interest rates by 0.25% during the past few days, following the decision taken this month by the nation’s reserve bank to reduce rates. 86 400 was reportedly the first Australian digital bank to reduce the maximum interest rate… Read More

Airwallex Announces New Partnership With Xero For SMB Customers Payments

Airwallex, an Australia-based fintech company, announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with small business platform Zero to help Airwallex’s small-to-medium business (SMB) customers seamlessly reconcile their domestic and international payments. As previously reported, Airwallex was founded in 2015 and is described as… Read More

Fintech Unicorn Marqeta Announces First Australian Transactions & Continues Expansion

Marqeta, a fintech unicorn that claims to be the first global modern card issuing platform, announced on Tuesday it has begun transacting in Australia. The company reported it will also be supporting two of its major global customers, Klarna and Doordash with their own expansions… Read More

Digital Banking Platform Mambu Selected by Australian Fintech Hay

Aspiring digital bank Hay has selected Mambu to power its platform as a full service neobank. According to a note from Mambu, Hay will its API based core banking platform to provide financial services in Australia. Hay opened up its waitlist for a digital transaction… Read More

Xinja Bank “Pauses” Opening of New Stash Savings Account to Maintain Current Rate for Existing Customers

Xinja Bank, an Australia-based neobank, announced on Thursday it is hitting the “pause” button of opening new Stash Savings Accounts in order to maintain current rates for existing customers. Xinja reported that Stash is a savings account linked to your Bank Account (transaction account) designed… Read More

Australian Neobank Xinja Bank Launches Series D Investment Round

Xinja Bank, an Australia-based neobank, announced on Wednesday it has launched its Series D investment round to attract more sophisticated investors, with a minimum of $20,400 to invest. The banking group, which now holds more than $300 million in deposits already, is looking to raise… Read More

Digital Banking: Australian Consumers Turn to Judo, Xinja, Volt, and 86 400 to Take Advantage of Market Leading Interest Rates

Smart savers have increasingly been turning to all-digital banking platforms or neobanks. They’ve been depositing their savings into virtual accounts in order to benefit from highly competitive interest rates. According to the latest data from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), Judo Bank had been… Read More

Online Lender Prospa Has originated over $1.4 billion in loans to date across Australia and New Zealand

Leading SME online lender Prospa Group Limited (ASX:PGL) has published results for the six months ended 31 December 2019 (HY20). According to the Fintech, total loan originations for the 6 month period were $306.8 million, bringing originations for the calendar year (CY19) to $583.0 million,… Read More

Australia’s Neobank Xinja Bank Reaches $200 Million in Customer Deposits Less than a Month After it Launched

Australia-based digital bank Xinja has reached the $200 million mark in total customer deposits. The digital bank was launched less than a month back and it has already managed to accumulate the large sum of money via its popular Stash savings account. After only a… Read More

Australian Neobank Volt Announces Partnership With Global Retailer Cotton On Group

Australian neobanking group Volt announced on Monday its new partnership global retailer, the Cotton On Group, introduce team members and customers to the Volt experience. Volt claims this is the first partnership of this type between a neobank and major retailer in Australia. Volt also… Read More

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