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Sep
25

Sexiest Job of the 21st Century: Data Scientist

Data miner? Web analyst? Information wrangler? Harvard Business Review[1] labelled it the “sexiest job of the 21st Century” and the opportunities are exploding and salaries rocketing for astute professionals choosing “data science” as their career. As industries and governments worldwide race into the era of Big Data, James Cook University (JCU) is giving its students a head start with a […]

By Australian FinTech | FinTech
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Sep
25

PE titan Adrian MacKenzie backs RateSetter to disrupt bank lending

Private equity heavyweight Adrian MacKenzie says the financial services industry is “ripe for disruption” and “poised to see a technology revolution”, after his Five V Capital fund invested $8.5 million in RateSetter Australia in a deal that values the peer-to-peer lender at more than $100 million. RateSetter, which has matched $150 million of loans on […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Banking . Borrowing . FinTech . Investing . Lending . Peer-to-Peer . Venture Capital
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Sep
25

IRESS invests in leading Australian RegTech Lucsan

Australian technology leaders, IRESS and Lucsan, today announced a partnership that will accelerate the application of RegTech in the financial services landscape. IRESS is making an equity investment in Lucsan: an established, Australian-owned RegTech and data analytics company providing leading technology solutions to a wide range of companies, including Australia’s major banks.   Lucsan’s vision is […]

By Australian FinTech | FinTech . Investing
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Sep
25

Acorns Australia chief George Lucas on the challenges facing Aussie fintechs, and the future of the industry

Since launching its fintech offerings early last year, Acorns Australia has been embraced by consumers looking for alternatives to traditional financial institutions, but its chief executive and director George Lucas says Australia still has a way to go to improve innovation and support for startups in the space. Acorns is an app that allows users […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | FinTech . Investing
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Sep
25

Reimagining wealth management for the digital age

David Levi looks at why responding to the digital challenge is not just about defence but about shaping a new era of wealth management. As consumer needs and the financial landscape evolve, major banks are being forced to reconsider their approach to wealth management services. Colonial First State, for example, has predicted that the retirement […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | FinTech . Investing . Robo-Advice
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Sep
25

IDC names top 10 fastest growing fintech companies in A/NZ

IDC Financial Insights has unveiled a list of 10 fast-growing fintechs in Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) as part of the broader FinTech 101 list for Asia/Pacific. “IDC’s FinTech Fast 101” refers to the fast-growing fintech players in Asia/Pacific based on extensive on-ground analysis of the dominant fintech players within the region. 10 Fastest Growing FinTechs in […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Bitcoin . FinTech . Investing . Lending . Mortgage . Robo-Advice . Venture Capital
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Sep
22

Regulated Bitcoin banking will disrupt Aussie finance sector says DigitalX

The launch of regulated, global bank trading in digital currencies such as Bitcoin will be a disruptive game-changer, says Australian digital currency consultancy, DigitalX. DigitalX (ASX:DCC) was the corporate advisor to Europe-based Bankera, which recently closed an “initial coin offering” after raising €25 million ($37 million). An initial coin offering is an unregulated means of […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Banking . Bitcoin . Blockchain . FinTech
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Sep
22

‘Robo-advice’ reference turning SMSF investors away

Some SMSF trustees are ignoring automated advice services on the false assumption that none of these services involve any human overlay, says an automated advice provider. Speaking to SMSF Adviser, Six Park chief executive Pat Garrett said SMSF trustees often hear the word robo-advice and are off put because they think everything with the service […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | FinTech . Investing . Robo-Advice
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