FinTech

Apr
12

Aussie fintech Volt Bank starts by asking consumers what they want

In January, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) gave fintech startup Volt Bank a licence to operate without restrictions as an authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI). The green light was given to the new player following APRA approval in May 2018 to act in the Australian finance market as a Restricted ADI. The APRA approval gave [...]
By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Banking . FinTech
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Apr
12

Champion lender Jacaranda Finance sets a new pace for the fintech industry

Milton based lender Jacaranda Finance has been named the Champion of Financial Services at the Australian Small Business Champion Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Saturday the 6th of April. Held at Sydney’s The Star Casino, with over 1,100 guests in attendance, Jacaranda was publically recognised as a champion small business, and an up and [...]
By Australian FinTech | Borrowing . FinTech . Lending
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Apr
12

Emily Wilcox: Practifi’s Australian COO disrupting the American fintech space

Rising through the ranks of the crowded and male-dominated world of finance and technology, financial services firm Practifi’s COO Emily Wilcox recently spoke with Eric Dye on EPN–the Enterprise Podcast Network—about her emerging role within the field, how fintech is developing and what the future holds for CRMs and women in the financial services sector. [...]
By Reposted by Australian FinTech | FinTech
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Apr
12

HashChing outlines new funding plans

The COO of digital mortgage marketplace HashChing has revealed the company is repeating last year’s fundraising exercise after failing to achieve its $5m target. Last May, HashChing attempted to use equity crowdfunding space Equitise to raise $5m in a month and a half. Interested investors could back the fintech for as little as $250. However, [...]
By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Borrowing . FinTech . Investing . Lending . Mortgage
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Apr
11

WealthTech 100 list features Aussie savings startup, SavR

The recent announcement of the WealthTech 100 list was dominated by US and European companies, with Brisbane based SavR making an appearance for the first time. The WealthTech 100 is a list of the world’s most innovative Wealth and Fintech companies, selected from over 1000 candidates and finalised by a panel of industry expert judges. […]

By Australian FinTech | FinTech
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Apr
11

Bitcoin isn’t a boy’s club, women just aren’t getting involved

by Chantelle de la Rey, Amber co-founder, product owner and lead designer. A common question I get asked is ‘why is Bitcoin a boys’ club’? And ‘how do you cope with being a female in three male-dominated spaces?’ Well, let me ask you some questions. Why do you think it is a boy’ club? Why […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Bitcoin . Currency . FinTech . Investing
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Apr
11

KPMG: Australia’s AltFin sector worth $1B

KPMG, an advisory and audit company, has released numbers that say Australia has a 32 percent share of the APAC alternative finance market, according to reports. The market has grown 88 percent year over year and it’s worth a total of $1 billion, the company said. This news comes in advance of the fourth edition […]

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Apr
11

Blockchain incubator set to bolster Australian industry

Australia’s first incubator program dedicated to helping blockchain startups get their businesses up and running will be established in Adelaide. South Australian blockchain advisory firm Crypto SA has been awarded A$170,000 from the Federal Government to open the Crypto SA Lab in September. The incubator program will offer 10 blockchain startups free co-working space and […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Blockchain . FinTech
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