Tagged: danielle szetho

FinTech Australia: Sydney & Melbourne Startup Hubs a Boon for Fintech

Both Sydney and Melbourne have announced the creation of startup hubs. Sydney has proposed an 11 floor innovation center that will be the largest in the southern hemisphere. In fact, Jobs for NSW has stated it would invest $35 million in the facility. A Fintech… Read More

FinTech Australia Publishes Fintech Ecosystem Map

FinTech Australia is out today with a Fintech Ecosystem Map visually representing the ever-changing and growing number of entities participating in innovative finance in Australia. FinTech Australia says it intends on updating the map every six months to keep things current. Currently, the map lists… Read More

FinTech Australia Says Competition in Banking is Needed to Benefit Consumers & Business as Government Seeks to Reduce Barriers for Fintech Startups

It is a truism that increasing competition in the banking sector will benefit both consumers and businesses. Yet high hurdles remain in place for emerging Fintech companies to challenge established financial firms such as banks. FinTech Australia, the advocacy group promoting all things Fintech related,… Read More

Fintech Australia Welcomes Approval of Crowdfunding Legislation

Fintech Australia lauded the Australian Parliament’s vote to support the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-Sourced Funding) Bill of 2016. The advocacy group said the approval of the equity crowdfunding law will provide a major avenue for companies to raise capital and create new jobs. Fintech Australia CEO… Read More

Pay with Your Shades: WaveShades Powers Contactless Payment Sunglasses, Partners with Visa

At South by Southwest (SXSW) this week, Visa unveiled contactless payment sunglasses.  The glasses incorporate the technology created by a “Sydney surfer startup founder” who is part of the Australian Fintech scene. Visa shared the WaveShades sunglasses at SXSW to an international audience. The back… Read More

Fintech Industry Says Australia in Strong Global Blockchain Position as it Releases Roadmap for Blockchain Development

Following the release of an important standards roadmap, the leading body for Australia’s Fintech industry said the country was well positioned to take advantage of emerging Blockchain technology or distributed ledger technology (DLT). Standards Australia has recently released its Roadmap for Blockchain Standards Report, which outlines how… Read More

FinTech Australia Receives $200,000 Funding Grant From Federal Treasury

FinTech Australia, a national association for the Australian FinTech Startup community, announced earlier this month it received a $200,000 funding grant from the Federal Treasury. This news comes just a few months after the organization secured $300,000 from Launch Victoria. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison MP revealed details… Read More