Tagged: australia

Australian Fintech Airwallex Secures $8 Million Investment From Square Peg

Less than one year after securing $13 million during its Series A funding round, Aussie fintech startup Airwallex announced it has received an $8 million investment from Paul Bassat’s Square Peg. As previously reported, Airwallex was founded in 2015 and describes itself as a foreign exchange market that makes… Read More

Fundnel: a Leading Asian Marketplace Investing Platform that Does Crowdfunding Right

Launched in 2015, Fundnel is a Singapore based investment marketplace that provides unique access to early stage companies for individual investors previously cut out of the pre-IPO equation. Operated by a group of young, highly sophisticated executives, Fundnel is doing equity crowdfunding right and sets… Read More

Oh No! Australia Has Failed to Fix Equity Crowdfunding Rules that Would Make Private Companies Eligible & Must Now Wait Until Next Year

Australia has endured an interesting odyssey when it comes to equity crowdfunding legislation or crowd-sourced equity funding, as it is sometimes called. According to a report in InnovationAUS, the Aussie government failed to act on promised fixes that would allow private companies to gain eligibility…. Read More

RateSetter Australia Surpasses $200 Million in Loans

Last week, peer-to-peer lending platform RateSetter announced that it has surpassed $200 million for loans in Australia. The online lender reportedly launched in Australia nearly three and a half years ago.  “This week we passed through $200 million of loans matched between investors and borrowers…. Read More

Australian Securities and Investment Commission Partners with Canadian Securities Regulators on Fintech

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has signed a cooperation agreement with the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) to foster Fintech innovation, expand the network of information sharing and support Fintech startups. ASIC previously signed a bilateral cooperation agreement with the Ontario Securities Commission which… Read More

Australian Securities & Investment Commission Reviews Regulatory Sandbox & Proposes to Retain Fintech Licensing Exemption

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) had previously committed to review its regulatory sandbox and Fintech licensing exemption and upon review, officials have proposed to maintain the current status. The regulatory Fintech sandbox was introduced in December 2016 and enables eligible firms to test… Read More

Hyperwallet Facilitates Payments with Amazon in Australia

Hyperwallet, a global payment platform, has formed an arrangment with Amazon to be able to receive disbursements from sales on Amazon’s new Australian marketplace. Hyperwallet said it will now support international seller disbursements from Amazon with its multi-currency payout solution that enables Amazon Marketplace sellers… Read More

Australian Fintech Industry Approves: Legislation Passed on AML for Cryptocurrencies

FinTech Australia, the advocacy group for Australia’s burgeoning Fintech industry, has given its seal of approval following the Australian Parliament’s passage of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) legislation.  According to Fintech leaders, the governmental approach regarding cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, will position Australia as a world leader… Read More

Crikey! Credible Raises $50 Million with Initial Public Offering in Australia on ASX

Credible, a very promising early stage Fintech marketplace, has gone raised $50 million in an Initial Public Offering (IPO). While the IPO is in itself interesting, the fact that Credible listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is telling. The offering, described as the largest… Read More

ASX Will Migrate to Blockchain to Replace 20+ Year Old Trading System

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) will migrate away from its Clearing House Electronic Subregister System or “CHESS” to a system using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) commonly referenced as Blockchain. The CHESS platform has been in place since the 1990s. ASX said it is now taking… Read More

Yellow Brick Road Adds Prospa to Lending Panel in Boost to Aussie Small Business

Yellow Brick Road has added online lender Prospa to its lending panel. The move was described as an effort to diversify its lending offerings for Australian small business customers. Yellow Brick Road is a full service wealth management company that offers products and services for… Read More

Treasurer of Australia Scott Morrison Visits Online Lender Prospa’s New Office in Darlinghurst

Prospa, an online lender serving SMEs in Australia, had a visit from the Honorable Scott Morrison yesterday. The Treasurer of Australia help to open up Prospa’s new high tech Darlinghurst office, which apparently is quite large extending over two floors housing a team of 150…. Read More

Aussie Fintech Credit Clear Seeks $10 Million Through Series A Funding Round For Data-Driven Invoicing & Collections Platform

Australia-based fintech payments company Credit Clear announced on Thursday it has launched a $10 million Series A Capital Raise, seeking the funds in order to expand its revolutionary data-driven invoicing and collections platform globally. Launched in July 2017, Credit Clear has processed more than $180 million in debt for the corporates in Australia,… Read More

Here is ASICs Report on Cyber Security & Financial Firms

Cyber security risk in the financial services industry is profound and growing rapidly as all forms of finance move online. Recent high profile hacks and attacks exposing private information have dominated the news all too frequently. The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has just… Read More

Aussie Fintech MoneyMe Secures $120 Million Capital Facility Led by Fortress Investment Group

Australian consumer lending fintech, MoneyMe, announced on Tuesday it has finalized an AU$120 million asset-backed wholesale securitization facility led by $100 million from global investment manager, Fortress Investment Group, and joined with $20 million of bonds issued by corporate advisory, Evans & Partners. While sharing details about the investment, Clayton… Read More

Australian Securities & Investments Commissions Signs New Fintech Cooperate Agreement With Dubai Financial Services Authority

This week, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) announced it has signed a new fintech cooperate agreement With Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). According to the ASIC, this new agreement will enable it and the DFSA to refer innovative fintech businesses to each other… Read More

Mekong Business Initiative Teams Up With State Bank of Vietnam to Launch Fintech Challenge Vietnam

Australia-funded Mekong Business Initiative has teamed up with the State Bank of Vietnam to launch Fintech Vietnam Challenge, which is described as a global call to local and international companies to proposed fintech solutions which will benefit Vietnam. The program’s description reads: “The Fintech Challenge Vietnam inventivizes adoption… Read More

Soon to Launch Aussie Equity Crowdfunding Platform Sharequity Receives Support From Jack Quigley

Aussie equity crowdfunding platform Sharequity has reportedly been backed by Jack Quigley, a founding director FinTech Australia, and CrowdfundUP founder.  Founded by former GMP Asia Pacific Securities Chief Operating Officer, Geoff Reilly, Sharequity is an Australian equity crowdfunding platform that provides easy access to a… Read More

Australian Online Lender Prospa Tops Key Milestone as it Originates Over $500 Million in Loans

Prospa has claimed first in the race to originate over half a billion in small business loans. The online lender states that over the past 12 months, Prospa has experienced dramatic growth, doubling the size of its loan book. Prospa has now provided credit to… Read More

Australia & China Partner on Fintech as ASIC and CSRC Agree to Cross Promote Innovations in Finance

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has inked an agreement with the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) to cross promote Fintech firms in their respective markets. Australia has targeted Fintech as strategic for their economy. China is the largest Fintech market in the world…. Read More