Tagged: fintech australia

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

FinTech Australia Reveals Initial Speaker Line Up for Inaugural Fintech Fest

  FinTech Australia and Next Money, along with the State Government of Victoria, a gearing up for their inaugural week long Fintech event –  Intersekt. The Fintech festival will be taking place in Melbourne, Australia from October 27 to November 3rd if you happen to… 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

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

Fintech Australia Comments on Report: Sydney Could Potentially Challenge Singapore as Fintech Hub

FinTech Australia is out with a comment on the report that was published by the Committee for Sydney regarding the Fintech sector in Australia. FinTech Australia welcomed the report, entitled “Scaling the Fintech Opportunity: For Sydney & Australia,” as it indicates that Sydney is a… Read More

FinTech Australia Points to Strengths & Opportunities as Outlined in Two Recent Reports

FinTech Australia is out with a statement saying that two recent independent reports bode well for the underlying strength of Australia’s Fintech industry and further opportunities for growth. Earlier this week, the Reserve Bank of Australia released a discussion paper on consumer payment methods.  On… Read More

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 Says Australia is Ahead of Other Advanced Markets Like US & Singapore in Fintech Adoption

Pointing to the recently published EY Fintech Adoption Index, Australia is doing a bit of chest pounding as their prominence in the Fintech sector rises. In a public release, FinTech Australia says Australia is now a world leader in Fintech adoption jumping ahead of other… 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

Australia Plans Week Long Fintech Festival “Intersekt” in Melbourne

Fintech leaders in Australia have announced a week long Fintech festival scheduled to take place at the end of November. The goal is to boost Asia-Pacific Fintech growth Australian festival to drive Asia-Pacific fintech growth. The festival will be held in Melbourne and is predicted… Read More

FinTech Australia Announces New Board of Directors

  FinTech Australia has announced the election of its new Board of Directors. The new Board is said to align with constitutional changes regarding gender diversity and representation from a broad number of states. On June 1, 2017, the Fintech industry association’s members voted in… Read More

FinTech Australia National Awards 2017 – Sydney

The event will celebrate the 2017 winners of The FINNIE Awards, Australia’s first-of-its-kind program, curated with and for the Australian FinTech community. The awards recognise and reward the community by honouring innovation, growth and collaboration within FinTech in Australia. ​ Our awards champion innovative approaches… Read More

FinTech Australia Announces Winners of Finnie Awards

The winners of the inaugural Finnie awards were announced earlier today at a ceremony attended by more than 200 guests at Sydney’s Darling Harbour, according to FinTech Australia. The winners of 29 awards were chosen by 39 local and international judges from 158 entries. The… Read More

Australian Fintech Award Finalists Announced

FinTech Australia has released the list of finalists for the inaugural Australian Fintech Awards or “Finnie Awards”.  There are 60 finalists selected from 158 entries competing in 30 different categories. A total of 39 judges, including 16 from overseas, rated the different award entries to… Read More

Fintech Australia Says Major Funding Buttresses Strength of Aussie-Asian Fintech Links

FinTech Australia is pointing to payments company Airwallex securing $13 Million USD in a Series A funding round as indicative of the strength of Australian-Asian Fintech links. FinTech Australian CEO Danielle Szetho said the announcement illustrated the strong and growing links between the two regions…. Read More

FinTech Australia Reflects on First Year (Infographic)

FinTech Australia, the advocacy group promoting all things fintech related in Australia, celebrated its one year anniversary by sharing its “Year of Review.” The organization stated when it was launched in February 2016, it has more than 50 founding members, less than two months of… Read More

FinTech Australia Adds Female Fintech Leader of the Year Award to Upcoming Finnies

There is growing global appreciation of women in Fintech, and FinTech Australia is recognizing this phenomenon with a new award for female Fintech leaders. FinTech Australia has announced the Female FinTech Leader of the Year award as part of its inaugural Finnies awards being held… 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

Australian MP Ed Husic Attacks Fintech Australia. Fintech Australia Hits Back.

Recently the Australian Senate approved a new investment crowdfunding law (Crowd-sourced funding). The final bill has been a long time in coming as Australia has made several attempts at improving access to capital for smaller firms be allowing issuers to raise capital online. But the… Read More