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Oct
18

ASIC tightening regulation on ICOs is a positive move for the industry

ASIC recently announced that it has shut down several Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) for misleading or deceptive statements in their marketing and operation of unlicensed managed investment schemes. This once again casts the spotlight on the unregulated nature of the Cryptocurrency industry and the need for investor protection. Cryptocurrencies and, by association with the larger category of […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Currency . FinTech . Investing
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Oct
16

Australian FinTech partners with Digital Surge, Brisbane’s first Digital Currency Exchange Platform

Australian FinTech is excited to announce its official partnership with Digital Surge, Brisbane’s first digital currency exchange platform. This new partnership will help us continue to grow the local FinTech industry, helping both newcomers and experts thrive in the Crypto industry. Digital Surge is an Australian digital currency ecosystem that enables the use of digital […]

By Australian FinTech | Bitcoin . Currency . FinTech . Investing
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Oct
16

AFL great says Hayne will help robo-advice make mark

The findings of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry could play into the hands of robo-advice, reckons Ted Richards, the former AFL great turned director at Australian robo-advice platform Six Park Asset Management. “The royal commission has been sad for certain parts of Australia, but a fantastic opportunity […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | FinTech . Investing . Robo-Advice
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Oct
16

NAB backs smart receipts start-up Slyp started by ex-PayPal and ANZ execs

A smart receipts start-up co-founded by two former PayPal executives and an ANZ executive, Slyp, has raised $2 million in funding from some of the country’s most significant fintech funds. NAB Ventures and Westpac’s Reinventure have both backed the company in its latest raise, as it aims to “not just digitise receipts, but bring them […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Banking . FinTech . Investing . Payments . Venture Capital
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Oct
15

Superannuation ripe for blockchain

Australia’s $2.7 trillion superannuation system has a lot to gain from adopting distributed ledger technologies (DLT), but the industry will want more clarity around blockchain applications before it jumps in. Bravura Solutions global head of wealth management product Michelle Lusty says blockchain and DLT will find success in wealth management once they begin to offer […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Blockchain . FinTech . Investing
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Oct
12

Digital Surge introduces new changes to help drive Bitcoin adoption

Bitcoin trading platform Digital Surge has announced important updates to to help onboard new customers and simplify the process of investing in Bitcoin. Better rates to Buy & Sell Bitcoins Digital Surge operates a full reserve order book meaning that all the trades on the exchange are fully backed by money in their bank and […]

By Australian FinTech | Bitcoin . FinTech . Investing
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Oct
12

Gateway Bank joins term deposit facilitator Cashwerkz

Award winning Australian Authorised Deposit-taking Institution (ADI) Gateway Bank joins the Cashwerkz platform to offer its term deposit products to Australian investors. Gateway Bank recently signed an agreement with Cashwerkz to offer its term deposit products on the platform, which include term deposits with investment terms between 3 months and 5 years. The addition of […]

By Australian FinTech | Banking . FinTech . Investing
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Oct
11

AI platform claims it can advise at 1/20th of cost

A US-based digital platform wanting to set up a presence in Australia says it is able to provide financial advice through artificial intelligence for 5 per cent of the cost of a human adviser. New York-based fintech firm Pefin said its platform uses AI technology to provide holistic, affordable and fiduciary financial planning and advice, […]

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