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FinTech Australia Announces New Board of Directors

FinTech Australia is in the midst of a transition. Just as the Fintech industry continues to shift and change direction, Australia’s leading Fintech advocacy group adjusts and adds new names to its leadership. According to the group, the new board of directors will take shape… Read More

2018 Finnie Awards: FinTech Australia Recognizes Best in Financial Innovation, Katherine McConnell is Australia’s Outstanding Fintech Leader of the Year

FinTech Australia has shared the 2018 Finnie Award winners. The second annual industry event recognizes the best in financial innovation in the fast growing sector of finance. Receiving the top award of Australia’s outstanding FinTech leader of the year is Katherine McConnell, the founder and CEO of… Read More

Fintech Australia Now Calls For Comprehensive Credit Reporting Legislation to Progress After Lobbyists & Banks Encouraged Delays

Following further delays of credit reporting legislation, FinTech Australia announced on Friday it is now calling for the legation to continue to progress. The organization reported that despite a proposed July 1st implementation date, the legislation is still in the House of Representatives and there… Read More

The 2018 Finnie Finalists from FinTech Australia

FinTech Australia has revealed the finalists for their 2018 Finnie Awards. Fintech focused companies are competing for 23 different categories. Overall, 89 companies were selected as finalists from over 200 submissions. The finalists were reviewed by 81 domestic and international judges. The Finalists are as follows:… Read More

FinTech Australia Selects Brad Kitschke as New CEO

Brad Kitschke has been selected as the new CEO of FinTech Australia. Kitschke follows in the footsteps of founding CEO Danielle Szetho who announced her resignation earlier this year. Sarah Worboys acted as interim CEO during the executive search. Kitschke has a history of working with… Read More

FinTech Australia: A Government-Backed Open Banking Framework will be a Game-Changer for Consumers and Businesses

FinTech Australia is lauding the Aussie Government’s policy push regarding Open Banking. The advocacy group says the Australian decision has pushed back against big banks to open true banking reform by next year. “A government-backed Open Banking framework will be a game-changer for consumers and businesses,… Read More

FinTech Australia Chair Stuart Stoyan Welcomes Government Budget, Says Big News Coming on Open Banking

FinTech Australia says their industry will benefit from the 2018-2019 Australian Budget but big news on Open Banking will wait for a future date. Stuart Stoyan, Chair of FinTech Australia, says he welcomes a number of funding measures outlined in the budget. These include: $44.6… Read More

FinTech Australia’s Open Banking Working Group Says First Phase Should Include Both Deposit and Lending Products

“Stop knee-jerk anti-competitive measures by banks” FinTech Australia is out with a note on the push to achieve Open Banking rules – somewhat similar to what the UK kicked off this past January. The advocacy group responded to a submission by the Australian Banking Association… Read More

Still Time: FinTech Australia Extends Deadline for 2018 Finnie Awards

FinTech Australia has extended the deadline for nominations regarding the 2018 Finne Awards. The new deadline is now midnight April 8th.  Judging is scheduled to take place immediately after the deadline with finalists notified on Monday, May 7th. It all comes together for the gala… Read More

Australia Can’t Wait to use the Fintech Bridge Established with the United Kingdom

Today, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced an updated agreement signed with Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison to firmly establish a Fintech bridge between the two countries. This virtual bridge will see both public officials and private partiers working together to foster Fintech… Read More

FinTech Australia Points to Report that Highlights Growth in Fintech Lenders as Traditional Finance Declines

  FinTech Australia, is highlighting a report this week that points to the decline in traditional fince options (IE Banks) and the ongoing rise in SMEs using Fintech platforms to address their capital needs. The report is courtesy of the Scottish Pacific SME Growth Index, released… Read More

Danielle Szetho Resigns from FinTech Australia, Search for New CEO Commences Immediately

Danielle Szetho, the longtime CEO of FinTech Australia, announced her resignation today following two successful years of guiding the young organization to become the leading voice for innovative finance in Australia. FinTech Australia said that Sara Worboys will take over as interim CEO beginning March… Read More

FinTech Australia & NSW Government’s Jobs for NSW Join to launch the 2018 Finnie awards

FinTech Australia and the NSW Government’s Jobs for NSW are joining to launch the 2018 Finnie awards. According to FinTech Australia, a total of 23 awards will be presented including Fintech Organisation of the Year, Outstanding Fintech Leader of the Year, Female Fintech Leader of the… Read More

FinTech Australia, Australian Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman, and theBankDoctor Join in Report on Transparency and Disclosure by Fintech Lenders

Three Australian groups have joined together to produce a report that outlines the steps taken by Fintech lenders to boost both transparency and disclosure. FinTech Australia, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, and theBankDoctor published a report today that reviews Fintech lending to… Read More

FinTech Australia Welcomes Government’s Pursuit of Open Banking Policy

“Open banking regime will empower customers, enhance competition and drive Australian innovation” FinTech Australia today welcomed news that the Australian Government will legislate to empower customers by requiring banks to allow these customers to access their own data. The Government has published a report on… Read More

FinTech Australia Tells Aussie Government it is Time to Act on Legislation to Empower Private Company Equity Crowdfunding

Australia enacted new crowdfunding regulation (Crowd-sourced funding) in 2017 but left a gaping shortcoming  in the new rules. For some obtuse reason, only unlisted public companies may crowdfund up to $5 million under current law. The vast majority of SME businesses in Australia are private companies thus… Read More

The Australian Tax Office Creates Taskforce on Tax Issues Regarding Cryptocurrencies, FinTech Australia Responds

In December, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) posted an explanation of tax treatment regarding Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. In response to recent media reports that ATO has set up a new taskforce to examine tax issues around cryptocurrencies, FinTech Australia has posted a response. Danielle Szetho, FinTech… Read More

Changing of the Guard: FinTech Australia Appoints Stuart Stoyan as Chair as Founding Chair Simon Cant Decides to Step Down

Stuart Stoyan, the founder and CEO of Melbourne-based company MoneyPlace – the second fully licensed marketplace lending platform, has become FinTech Australia’s new chair following the departure of founding chair Simon Cant. Stoyan has agreed to be FinTech Australia’s acting chair until June 2018 when… Read More

FinTech Australia: Regulatory Pathway for Challenger Banks Just OK, Could be Improved

FinTech Australia has provided a comment on the consultation paper published in August regarding authorising new entrants into the banking industry. The creation of digital challenger banks in Australia is a welcomed move but, according to FinTech Australia, needs some improvement. The discussion paper proposes… Read More

FinTech Australia & FinTech Indonesia Sign MOU in Collaboration Push

FinTech Indonesia and FinTech Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in a move designed to propel the mutual development of Fintech in both jurisdictions. FinTech Australia is the leading voice of the emerging Fintech industry in Australia. The group is actively engaged with… Read More