FinTech

Jul
01

Resellers, get yourself a Bitcoin account and get to know blockchains

Don’t know what the hell I’m talking about? Bitcoin should need no introduction. If you haven’t heard of the world’s best-known cryptocurrency then spend some time with our old friend Mr Google and get up to speed. The news here isn’t Bitcoin itself. It’s the backend technology that makes Bitcoin work which has found itself […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Bitcoin . Blockchain . FinTech
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Jul
01

NAB launches instant card feature with NAB Pay

Whether you’ve lost your card or left it at home, you can now use NAB Pay to make contactless payments with your Android phone. NAB is the latest bank to launch a new feature to add to the contactless payments bandwagon. With the launch of a new instant card feature on the NAB Pay app, […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Banking . FinTech . Payments
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Jun
30

ANZ backs private blockchain, but won’t go public

Like all the big banks, ANZ Banking Group is experimenting and investing in blockchain technologies, but don’t expect it to adopt a public ledger any time soon. The recent hack of the Decentralised Autonomous Organisation (DAO), a cryptocurrency experiment built on the Ethereum blockchain network that raised more than $US150 million worth of cryptocurrency, served […]

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Jun
30

Link Digital Solutions announces partnership with Ignition Wealth

Super advice tools integrating with online portals to increase consumer engagement   Digital and mobile solutions provider Link Digital Solutions today announced its successful integration with digital advice provider Ignition Wealth. The integrated offering will provide superannuation fund members with seamless access to advice tools directly through Link’s online member portals.   “The partnership with […]

By Australian FinTech | FinTech . Robo-Advice
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Jun
29

Which fintech innovations are really adding value to customers?

Financial services, of all sectors, has seen some of the most significant technology innovations in recent years. Banks and insurance companies have been very keen to leverage technology in such a way that is mutually beneficial to both vendor and consumer, and now even superannuation is getting involved in the technology revolution. While there is […]

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Jun
29

NAB’s Andrew Thorburn: ‘We are a fintech company’

National Australia Bank must harness the hunger of start-up companies if it is to fend off competition from technology-based rivals, chief executive Andrew Thorburn says. Amid predictions the banking sector will face intense disruption from digital businesses, Mr Thorburn on Tuesday said fintech firms were attracting more and more funding in a world of ultra-low […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Banking . FinTech . Investing
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Jun
28

Fintech is going to be much bigger than you think

If payments can be made anywhere, anytime, across any device, why do you need a currency? Or even a bank? The “fintech” revolution is upon us – but what we’ve seen may only be the start of it. Fintech – a term coined with the listing of peer-to-peer lending platform LendingClub on the New York […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Banking . Bitcoin . FinTech . Payments . Peer-to-Peer
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Jun
27

2 Upcoming FinTech IPOs

For decades financial services in numerous flavours were the exclusive province of the banking sector. To get a loan, pay bills, apply for credit cards, or transfer money, consumers and corporations alike turned to banks. It is hard to imagine the rise of the Internet is little more than 20 years old and the rise […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | ASX . FinTech . Payments . Peer-to-Peer
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