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Westpac to Provide Tap-on-Phone Software to Australia’s Small Businesses

Westpac has announced that it will roll-out new technology which will “enable small businesses to accept payments from customers via their compatible Android mobile.” Westpac Tap on Phone leverages Airpay TAP technology from Australian payment technology provider Quest Payment Systems. It is being trialed with… Read More

Digital Bank Volt Fails, Will Return Banking License

Volt, a high-profile digital bank operating in Australia, has taken the extraordinary measure of announcing it will close its business, and return its banking license to regulators. In a post on the digital bank’s website Volt announced: “Volt has made the difficult decision to close… Read More

Fintech Splitit and Everyware to Bring Installments to Pay By Text

Splitit (ASX: SPT) and Everyware, a contactless payments and customer engagement solutions company, have agreed to a partnership “to bring Splitit’s Installments-as-a-Service platform to Everyware’s Pay By Text platform eliminating consumer friction for mobile installments.” Everyware will integrate Splitit’s Installments-as-a-Service into its platforms “to deliver… Read More

Banking Super App Douugh Nears Launch of Financial “Super App” in Australia

Douugh Ltd (ASX: DOU), the financial “Super App” on a mission to help clients spend “mindfully,” save more and build long-term wealth has launched into Beta in Australia. The beta launch, which will last for around 90 days, comes after Douugh acquired the necessary accreditation… Read More

Web3, NFTs Platform Immutable to Establish $500M Venture, Developer Investment Fund

Immutable, powering the “next generation” of Web3 games as the carbon-neutral, scalable platform for trading NFTs on Ethereum, has announced the launch of its inaugural development fund, Immutable Ventures. The Immutable Developer and Venture Fund is “dedicated to supporting web3 games and NFT-centric companies that… Read More

Identitii Signs SLA with Australian Arm of Dutch led Financial Services Group, Rabobank

Identitii Limited (ASX:ID8) is pleased to confirm it has signed a five-year SLA with the Australian arm of the Dutch-led multinational banking and financial services group, Rabobank. Rabobank Australia will “use Identitii’s Cloud-hosted reporting platform, to help further automate IFTI reporting to AUSTRAC.” John Rayment,… Read More

Fintech Australia Announces New Corporate Partnerships

Fintech Australia has signed up major corporate partners, establishing a total of 11 key partnerships within the last five months. Fintech Australia‘s ecosystem partnership program assists firms with collaborating with the Fintech sector and foster relationships with its major players. The new Gold tier partners… Read More

Currencycloud Licensed in Australia to Offer Multi-Currency Payments, Digital Wallet

Currencycloud, a payments and transfer Fintech based in London, has received a license to operate in Australia granted by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Currencycloud said it may now offer its “full suite” of services to Australian clients. This past January in advance… Read More

Commonwealth Bank Sets Another “Aggressive” Recruitment Target

Last year, Commonwealth Bank of Australia set itself the “aggressive” recruitment target of appointing 100 new engineers each month in a bid “to help the bank deliver against its strategy of providing global best digital experiences to customers.” Less than 12 months later and the… Read More

Property Intelligence Platform Archistar Receives Funding from NAB Ventures

Australian property intelligence platform Archistar recently finalized a $11 million strategic funding round led by NAB Ventures as it looks “to streamline the development application process by providing instant feasibility, compliance checks and concept designs for any site across Australia.” Skyfield, Skip Capital and a… Read More

ANZ Introduces Paid Gender Affirmation Leave for Australia, New Zealand Professionals

ANZ recently announced its Australian and New Zealand based employees who are affirming their gender will be able “to access six weeks of paid leave, and up to 12 months’ unpaid leave.” The newly created Gender Affirmation Leave will support staff as they “undergo any… Read More

SocietyOne Introduces Transaction, Savings Accts Powered by Westpac

In its “first” major corporate milestone following its acquisition by MONEYME Ltd (ASX:MME), digital finance platform SocietyOne has launched transaction and savings accounts “powered by Westpac’s Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS).” SocietyOne is Westpac’s second partner “to launch products through its BaaS platform with two new additions to… Read More

Digital Asset Custody Provider METACO Selected by Derivatives Exchange Mercari

Mercari Derivatives Exchange, a regulated Australian derivatives exchange market operator, has selected Switzerland-based METACO to provide digital asset custody technology. In a company statement, Mercari noted that it is deploying its technology on IBM Cloud leveraging the capabilities of IBM’s digital asset infrastructure. This past… Read More

Cboe Australia Offers First Ethereum ETF

Cboe Australia has announced the first Ethereum Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). Cboe Australia is a regulated stock exchange According to a statement by Cboe, the Cosmos Purpose Ethereum Access ETF (CPET) will soon be available to Australian investors. Cosmos is an Australian based asset management… Read More

BNPL: NAB Introduces Buy Now, Pay Later Option with No Late Charges

NAB has introduced a Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) solution that it says will not hit consumers with late charges, account fees or interest payments. The banking institution will reportedly allow clients to spend as much as $1,000 through a virtual credit card that’s embedded… Read More

Australian BNPL Fintech Openpay Secures $18.25M in Capital

Openpay Group Ltd (ASX: OPY) (Openpay / the Company) is pleased to announce the completion of a $18.25 million two-tranche Placement “to accelerate its pathway to profitability in the ANZ business.” ANZ CEO, Dion Appel said: “Openpay ANZ is accelerating its pathway to profitability through… Read More

Fintech Firm ForwardAI and Fifo Capital to Enhance SMB Loan Underwriting Process

ForwardAI, a Fintech providing aggregated access to accounting & business data and analysis, announced its partnership with Fifo Capital, a provider of business finance solutions in Australia. Through the partnership, Fifo Capital will be “enhancing its business loan underwriting process using accounting, financial and cash-flow… Read More

Monoova and Fintech TrueLayer to Introduce Data-enabled Payments in Australia via the Consumer Data Right

Monoova, a B2B payments solutions provider, and TrueLayer, a key player in open banking, are teaming up to harness financial and identity insights using Australia’s Consumer Data Right (CDR) “for smarter, faster, data-enabled payments in the Australian market.” The benefits of the combination of CDR… Read More

Australia: New Technology Hub Expected to Bring 200 New Jobs to Queensland

Westpac recently announced the opening of a new technology engineering hub on the Gold Coast, which will aim to create “up to 200 additional jobs in the state over the next few years.” The opening will “enable Westpac to expand its technology, engineering, and training… Read More

Aussie Fintech Peppermint Innovation Granted License to Operate as E-Money Issuer in the Philippines

Peppermint Innovation (ASX: PIL) has reportedly been granted a license in order to operate as an Electronic Money Issuer (EMI) by the Central Bank of the Philippines, “in one of the biggest regulatory milestones achieved by the company.” The EMI license authorizes the company “to… Read More

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