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Credit Assessment Platform Uplinq and Ranqx to Accelerate Digital Lending to SMBs

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Uplinq, the global credit assessment platform for small and medium sized business lenders, strengthens its global reach with Ranqx, a digital SMB loan origination, decisioning and monitoring platform “for lenders and banks.” With the help of Uplinq’s advanced technology, New Zealand based Ranqx will be… Read More

ePayments Teams Up with Alchemy Pay for Australian, New Zealand Crypto Payments

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Fiat-crypto payments provider, Alchemy Pay (ACH), has teamed up with merchant payment provider, ePayments, in order to provide cryptocurrency payments and services in New Zealand and Australia. ePayments will integrate with Alchemy Pay “to provide to their merchants with crypto payment acceptance, as well as… Read More

MogoPlus Chooses TrueLayer for Open Banking Data Access in Australia via Consumer Data Right

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MogoPlus, the international “experts” in bank transaction data insights, will reportedly work with TrueLayer, a key player in open banking, to “access financial data using Australia’s Consumer Data Right (CDR).” As mentioned in an update shared with CI, MogoPlus is in “the process of becoming… Read More

Open Banking Fintech Bud Launches Business Operations in Australia

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Open Banking Fintech firm Bud has confirmed its Australian market debut after obtaining accreditation from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in order to offer a range of Open Banking services. The Fintech firm, named an international player in Open Banking intermediary services in Forrester’s… Read More

Digital Transformation: Bank of Queensland Continues Tech Modernization with Move to Cloud-enabled Debit Card Management from Fiserv

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Bank of Queensland (BOQ) is bringing an improved set of capabilities to debit card holders as part of the banking institution’s extensive digital offering. With the migration of its debit cards to the FirstVision platform from Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a provider of payments and… Read More

Aussie Digital Asset Fund DNA Tracker Fund Has Successful 2021

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Australian digital asset vehicle DNA Tracker Fund has recorded a 184.35 per cent net return on investment over the nine months since its inception Dec. 1, 2020, the company said this week. DNA Tracker provides Australian and New Zealand wholesale investors with access to a diversified… Read More

Digital Lending Platform Trade Ledger Teams Up with ScotPac to Create Origination and Underwriting Solutions

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Trade Ledger, an international digital lending platform, has teamed up with ScotPac, Australia and New Zealand’s biggest non-bank SME lender, in order to develop an origination and underwriting experience for business funding. As mentioned in a release, the partnership demonstrates the scope of the Trade… Read More

BNPL Fintech Laybuy Reports 200% Growth in Active Customers, $32.6M in Total Group Income, Up 137% YoY

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Gary Rohloff, Co-Founder and Managing Director at New Zealand’s Laybuy, a Buy Now, Pay Later or BNPL Fintech, notes that last week, they released their FY21 annual report – which is the first since listing on the Australia Stock Exchange (ASX) in 2020. Gary writes… Read More

New Zealand BNPL Fintech Laybuy Introduces All-Digital Buy Now Pay Later Card in the UK

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New Zealand based Buy Now, Pay Later Fintech firm Laybuy is introducing its all-digital BNPL card in the United Kingdom, allowing clients to carry out in-store purchases with just a tap of their smartphones. Clients will be able to load the payment card into their… Read More

New Zealand’s BNPL Fintech Laybuy to Further Expand UK Operations After Securing A$35M

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New Zealand’s Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) Fintech Laybuy has acquired A$35m in capital in order to expand business operations into the UK markets. Laybuy‘s latest investment round has come as part of a private placement and will be used to make additional investments into… Read More

Marqeta Joins Forces With Afterpay For In-store Digital Card Offering in Australia & New Zealand

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  Marqeta, a fintech unicorn that claims to be the first global modern card issuing platform, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Afterpay for in-store digital card offering in both Australia and New Zealand. The duo has also partnered in the U.S and Canadian markets According to Marqeta,… Read More

New Zealand: Snowball Effect to Offer Investors Access to OurCrowd’s OC50 Fund

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Investment crowdfunding platform Snowball Effect will offer platform investors access to OurCrowd’s OC50 Series IV Fund. Snowball Effect has partnered with OurCrowd to give investors in New Zealand a simple way to get access and exposure to global investment opportunities. OurCrowd is one of the… Read More

Blockchain Powered Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Max Crowdfund Announces Expansion to New Zealand

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Max Crowdfund, a blockchain-powered real estate crowdfunding platform, announced on Thursday it has expanded its services to New Zealand. The platform will launch in the country under Max Crowdfund NZ Agency Limited.  Max Crowdfund reported that the launch in New Zealand will allow investors to… Read More

Harmoney Update: Exceeds Loan Origination Prospectus Forecasts For Six Months to December 2020; New Zealand Loan Origination Increased by 44% to NZ$89 Million

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Australasia’s peer-to-peer lending marketplace Harmoney announced this week it has exceeded its loan origination forecasts for the six months to 31 December 2020 (on an unaudited basis), delivering total loan originations of NZ$194m for the period, 2% ahead of Prospectus forecasts. The marketplace also revealed… Read More

Equitise Reports 2020 Funding Results

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Equitise, one of the first platforms to receive an Australian retail crowdfunding license back in 2018, has shared some data platforms for platform performance for 2020.  As we all know, 2020 was a challenging year as COVID impacted all industries to varying degrees. But like… Read More

New Zealand-Based Medicinal Cannabis Company Phytotecnia raises over $300,000 Days After Launching Crowdfunding Campaign on PledgeMe

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Phytotecnia, a New Zealnd-based medicinal cannabis company, launched its equity crowdfunding campaign publicly through PledgeMe on Monday. The investment raised more than $300,000 privately days prior to the launch.  Founded in 2019, Phytotecnia was created by Irene López-Ubiria and Álvaro Vidiella-Salaberry, who were also part… Read More

COVID-19 Vaccine Firm Raises Over NZ $1.5 Million in One Hour on PledgeMe

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PledgeMe is reporting that over NZ $1.5 million was raised for Covid-19 Vaccine Corporation Limited (CVC) in less than an hour of the securities offering being live on the platform. It appears that the investment was filled from a single individual, according to the offering… Read More

New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority Hires Specialists for Fintech and Environmental, Social, Corporate Governance Projects

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New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has hired two specialists who are focused on helping the regulator with managing and overseeing Fintech and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) projects. Binu Paul, a Fintech entrepreneur, will be serving as Specialist Lead, Fintech. He’ll be reporting… Read More

Following Series A Funding Success, U.S. Fintech Payrix Announces Australia & New Zealand Expansion; Completes Acquisition of

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U.S. fintech Payrix announced on Wednesday it is set to expand its services in Australia and New Zealand, as well as completed its acquisition of Brisbane-based payment service provider, IntegraPay. The expansion efforts come just days after Payrix announced it secured $50 million through its… Read More

Aussie Fintech Credit Clear Reportedly Asked Investors to Value it 6x its Historical Revenue for its Planned IPO

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Australia-based Fintech firm Credit Clear has reportedly asked investors to value it at around 6x its historical revenue for its planned or upcoming initial public offering (IPO). Bell Potter, the firm’s broker, shared the new terms with clients on August 25, 2020. As first reported… Read More

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