Tagged: australia

FinTech Australia Announces Upcoming Intersekt Fintech Festival to Have World-First Gender Equality Commitment

Fintech Australia announced its upcoming Intersekt Fintech Festival is set to be a world-first gender equality target and is part of an ongoing campaign to drive increased levels of email participation in the country’s startup sector. The festival is set to be held in Melbourne from… Read More

CCAF Asia-Pacific Report Shows Dramatic Rise for Alternative Finance in Australia

China is the biggest kid on the block when it comes to the emerging alternative finance market in the Asia Pacific region. In fact, China has the largest alternative finance market in the world driven by a fast growing economy, a highly connected population via… Read More

ASIC Releases Guidance on Crowdfunding in Australia which Commences on September 29th

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has just released guidance for public companies and crowdfunding platform operators to support them in using the new “crowd-sourced funding (CSF)” regime. The updated rules kick off on 29 September 2017. While rules only apply to public companies,… Read More

Australia to Fix Gap in Crowdfunding Regulations as Private Companies May Gain Eligibility in New Legislation

This week the Australian Parliament introduced new legislation that will extend crowdfunding or “crowdsourced equity funding” (as the Aussies call it) to private companies. This is an important fix that will create a far more robust and equitable crowdfunding ecosystem in Australia. Earlier this year,… Read More

PledgeMe Plans Expansion into Australia as Equity Crowdfunding Rules Improve

PledgeMe, a New Zealand based crowdfunding platform, has announced an expansion into Australia just as equity crowdfunding regulations are scheduled to change. Australia has been slow to improve their regulatory environment for raising capital online but improved rules will be in place soon. “Australia is… Read More

FinTech Australia Members Assembly Payments & CurrencyVue are Selected Participate in SWIFT Global Challenge

FinTech Australia is sharing that two of their members have been selected to participate in the Swift global FinTech challenge at LATTICE80 on 13 and 14 September 2017. This past June, SWIFT offered Fintech companies from around the world to develop new overlay services that leverage… Read More

Fintech Australia Shares: Australia Enjoys Spike in Fintech Investment

Earlier this week, Fintech Australia announced the Aussie country has enjoyed a spike in fintech investment during the second quarter of 2017. The organization shared the latest information from KPMG’s Pulse in Fintech report, which was released last month. According to the report, Australian fintech… Read More

Brief: German Platform Friendsurance Seeks to Disrupt Australia P2P Insurtech

The Berlin Insurtech company Friendsurance has now expanded its business to Australia, launching the “Cashback Bike Insurance,” the platform’s first P2P insurance solution outside of Germany. “In Germany, we have well over 100,000 customers, but that’s only the beginning. Friendsurance was from the outset was envisioned… Read More

Rebecca James Joins Prospa as Chief Marketing & Enterprise Officer

Prospa , a leading online lender catering to Australian SMEs, has appointed Rebecca James as its new Chief Marketing and Enterprise Officer. Prospa said the move was indicative of platform growth and the need to boost its executive bench. Prospa has been recognized as the Best… Read More

Timelio Receives Investment from Anthony Thomson, founder of Atom Bank & Metro Bank

Timelio, an online invoice financing marketplace operating in Australia, has received the backing of Anthony Thomson – a leading Fintech entrepreneur who is founder and Chairman of Atom Bank and founder and former Chairman of Metro Bank. Both Atom Bank and Metro Bank have positioned… Read More

Australia’s ASX Had 133 IPOs in 2016, the NYSE 37. Why is that?

Here is an interesting factoid, recently discovered. The ASX, or Australian Securities Exchange, the country’s primary market for trading securities is killing it in Initial Public Offerings in comparison to many of its global cousins. In fact, when you compare the ASX to some of… Read More

Equitise is Self Crowdfunding A$1.25 Million

Investment crowdfunding platform Equitise has launched a self-crowdfunding round on its own platform. Opened only for wholesale and sophisticated investors, during the next four weeks Equitise is seeking A$ 1.25 million for platform growth. The company states that A$250,000 is already being underwritten by an… Read More

FinTech Australia & EY Launch Census on Fintech Growth

FinTech Australia has announced that the EY FinTech Australia Census 2017 is underway to help create a more vibrant Fintech industry down under. The two groups are asking that all industry participants complete the questionnaire before September 3rd. So you better hurry. This years survey… Read More

Merger Ahead: BTCS Signs LOI with Blockchain Global Limited

BTCS Inc. (OTCQB: BTCS), a blockchain technology focused company, has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to merge with Blockchain Global Limited (formally Bitcoin Group), an Australian blockchain company, subject to a number of conditions . “As early movers in a rapidly developing industry, we’ve assembled… Read More

New Australian Multi Channel Crowdfunding Platform Igniteme Launches Ahead of Regulatory Changes

At some point in the coming weeks, the regulatory regime for investment crowdfunding (also referred to as Crowd-Sourced Funding at times) will change. The updates will be an improvement over the existing environment for businesses looking to raise capital online in Australia. Igniteme is the… Read More

SocietyOne Celebrates Five Year Anniversary Of Helping Customers

Australia-based online lender SocietyOne announced on Monday it is celebrating its five-year anniversary of helping customers achieve their lending needs. This celebration comes less than two months after the lending platform surpassed $300 million in total originations. The lender revealed that more than 13,000 customers thanks… Read More

FinTech Australia CEO Issues A Statement on Anti-Money Laundering & Terrorism Financing Laws

Following the Coalition Government’s announcement of its first stage of reforms to strengthen the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act, FinTech Australia’s CEO, Danielle Szetho, issued a statement on the situation.  According to a press release issued by the Australian Minister of Justice, the new bill… Read More

Australian Fintech Debuts New Fintech Job Platform

Australian FinTech announced the launch of its new fintech employment marketplace platform, Australian FinTech Jobs. Founder and CEO, Cameron Dart revealed to Finextra that the new website will promote fintech, financial services, banking, legal, and IT employment opportunities in Australia. Dart stated to the media… Read More

Westpac Banking Invests $40 Million into zipMoney

zipMoney (ASX:ZML) has announced a $40 million strategic investment from Westpac Banking (ASX:WBC). The investment was paired with an agreement for the two companies to explore the integration of Zip’s products and services into Westpac’s network across Australia. The investment will be by subscription of… Read More

Fintech Australia Shares 2017 Australian Fintech Update (Infographic)

On Saturday, Fintech Australia released a new infographic that revealed more details about the Australian fintech industry’s successes so far this year. This infographic comes just after the organization revealed that Sydney could potentially challenge Singapore as a fintech hub. The organization shared: “We’ve prepared… Read More