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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

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

FinTech Australia: Cast Your Votes For the Inaugural Finnie Awards

FinTech Australia announced the upcoming inaugural Finnie Awards, which is set to honor the leading achievements of the Australian fintech sector over the past twelve months. It is supported by Jobs for NSW.  “FinTech Australia plays a very active role in engaging the FinTech Community across… 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

Australia Launches Industry-backed Fintech Awards to Showcase Emerging Sector

  The Australian Fintech industry and Jobs for NSW have joined to launch new awards to celebrate the achievements of Australia’s financial technology pioneers. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, Skills and Small Business, John Barilaro, stated that Jobs for NSW will provide $80,000… Read More

Blockchain Project Chronobank Joins FinTech Australia

Blockchain project Chronobank announced on Sunday it has officially joined national Australia Fintech Industry Association, also known as Fintech Australia. FinTech Australia, which was founded in October 2015, has more than 70 startups, venture capital funds, hubs, and accelerators throughout Australia that specialize in fintech that… Read More

EY Publishes Fintech Australia Census: A Tier One Fintech Nation

EY has published the first Fintech Australia Census.  The report is designed to be the “most detailed and comprehensive analysis of the Australian Fintech ecosystem.” The document was produced in concert with Fintech Australia, the advocacy group created to help boost utilization and awareness of Fintech…. 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

Fintech Australia Receives $300,000 from Launch Victoria, Will Help With Forthcoming Fintech Summit

Fintech Australia has received a sizeable grant from LaunchVic in the amount of $300,000. The funding comes at a great time as Fintech Australia is gearing up for its inaugural Fintech Summit that is scheduled to occur this coming November. Fintech Australia is partnering with… Read More