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Australia based BNPL Fintech Afterpay to Offer a Money and Lifestyle App with Assistance from Westpac

Australia-based Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) Fintech Afterpay (ASX:APT) says it will be diversifying its business operations with the introduction of a “money and lifestyle” app. The Money app has been developed following Afterpay‘s partnership with Westpac. Through their collaboration, Afterpay is able to operate… Read More

UK-based BaaS Fintech 10x Future Technologies Finalizes Oversubscribed $187M Round led by BlackRock, Others

London-based 10x Future Technologies, a Cloud banking solution provider, has finalized an oversubscribed $187 million Series C round. The company states: “10x Future Technologies is … focused on transforming banking to be 10x better for customers, banks and society. The group has developed its own… Read More

Bank Closures Continue Across the Globe, as Digital or Online Banking Becomes the Norm in Post COVID World

George Holland, Mayor of Moorhead, Mississippi, recalls the feeling he experienced when  Regions Bank announced it was shutting down its physical branch in his town just a few years back. As reported by NPR, Holland noted that it was the only banking service provider in… Read More

Fintech Australia Chair Simone Joyce Says Banks are “Risk Averse,” Suggests that Better Policies Are Needed to Support Fintechs

Rebecca Schot-Guppy, CEO at FinTech Australia, says that her organization thinks that Australia is on the right path in terms of financial technology adoption and its overall approach to developing its economy. Rebecca, whose comments came during the Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory… Read More

Westpac Group in Australia Reveals that Marketplace Lender SocietyOne has joined its Digital Banking Platform

The Westpac Group in Australia has revealed that SocietyOne is its second partner to join­ the institution’s new digital banking-as-a-service (BaaS) platform. SocietyOne is a key Fintech player in the nation’s digital lending sector (having originated more than $1 billion in loans). According to a… Read More

Bitcoin Exchange Operator in Australia Seeks $250K in Compensation for Systemic Discrimination Allegedly Carried out by Banks ANZ, Westpac

A digital currency trader is reportedly seeking $250,000 in compensation from Westpac and ANZ. The crypto investor claims that there’s systematic discrimination being carried out by some of Australia’s largest banks, which has allegedly cost him his once highly-profitable business. Allan Flynn has initiated proceedings… Read More

Westpac-backed VC Fund Reinventure Joins $90 Million for Kredivo’s Owner, Indonesia’s Leading “Buy Now Pay Later” Platform

Westpac-backed VC fund Reinventure aims to increase its presence in Asia’s Fintech economy. Reinventure has reportedly joined a $90 million investment round for Kredivo’s owner, Indonesia’s fast-growing “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) platform. Asia Growth Fund and Square Peg led Reinventure’s latest round for FinAccel,… Read More

Austrlia’s Digital Banks Xinja, Judo Bank, 86 400 Attracting Millions in Savings After Launching High Interest Rate Accounts

Australia-based digital banks Xinja, Judo Bank and 86 400 have been attracting millions of dollars worth of savings from the nation’s banking clients after the introduction of their high interest rate accounts. Traditional industry players like ANZ, Westpac, NAB and Commonwealth Bank have reportedly lost… Read More

Australian Banking Group Westpac Partners With Coupa to Help SMEs Get Paid Faster

Australian banking group Westpac announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with Business Spend Management (BSM) company Coupe to help businesses more efficiently manage their spending within a comprehensive cloud platform. Westpac reported that through the partnership both it and Coupe will enable customers to… Read More

ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, IBM, Scentre Group, & Westpac Participates in Live Pilot of Blockchain-Based Platform Lygon

ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, IBM (NYSE: IBM), Scentre Group and Westpac announced on Tuesday they have jointly launched a live pilot for Lygon, which is described as a new digital platform using blockchain technology to transform the way businesses obtain and manage bank guarantees that are often required… Read More

Westpac Announces $40,000 RegTech Challenge Launch

Australian banking group Westpac announced on Tuesday its 2018 Innovation Challenge, which gives startups a chance to win $40,000 and professional support to grow their business. According to Westpac, this year’s challenge is themed regtech and is seeking participants that will create a technological solution that helps companies… Read More

Westpac Launches New “Centsitive Objects” Designer Wearable for Customers

Australian banking group Westpac announced earlier this year the launch of its ‘Centsitive Objects,’ which is a new designer range of wearable accessories. This news comes just days after Westpac announced the launch of its Mobile Cheque Deposit feature. According to Westpac, Censitive Objects was designed exclusively… Read More

Westpac Introduces New Mobile Cheque Deposit Feature

Australian banking group Westpac announced on Monday the launch of its Mobile Cheque Deposit feature. According to Westpac, the new feature allows customers to upload a picture of the front and back of their cheque to the Westpac app and will usually clear and be in the… Read More

Westpac Banking Invests $40 Million into zipMoney

zipMoney (ASX:ZML) has announced a $40 million strategic investment from Westpac Banking (ASX:WBC). The investment was paired with an agreement for the two companies to explore the integration of Zip’s products and services into Westpac’s network across Australia. The investment will be by subscription of… Read More

Australian Government Eyeing Big Banks to Prevent Blockchain Monopolization

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), an independent arm of the Australian government that aims to regulate competition in the market and uphold national consumer law, has been closely eyeing four big banks to prevent attempts of monopolizing the blockchain industry in fintech. The banks… Read More

P2P Lender SocietyOne Hires Simon Schwarz as New COO as Firm Grows

Australia based peer to peer lending platform SocietyOne has added to its executive team with the appointment of new Chief Operating Officer Simon Schwarz. The new hire will help position the platform for further growth as the P2P lending industry continues to disrupt traditional banks… Read More

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