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Dec
12

Sydney fintech Avoka completes $16m capital raising

Avoka Technologies, the global leader in digital customer acquisition software for financial services, today announced the completion of an approximately A$16 million equity raising from existing institutional and professional investors.   The latest financing follows a similar equity raising in June 2016 and reflects substantial confidence in Avoka’s growth plans based on the recent announcement […]

By Australian FinTech | FinTech . Investing . Venture Capital
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Dec
11

The time is now for financial advisers to embrace fintechs

Advisers need to think about fintech services as more than just potential competitors for their market and start thinking about how to capitalise on the sectors’ strengths, writes Sharesight’s Douglas Morris. Recently, the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) released a white paper on fintech titled Mapping Fintech to the Financial Planning Process – Why […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | FinTech . Investing
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Dec
11

Traders brace for volatile bitcoin futures launch

The newest way to bet on bitcoin will arrive when futures of the cryptocurrency that has taken Wall Street by a storm begin trading. The first bitcoin future trades are set to kick off at 6pm New York time on Sunday (10AM AEDT Monday) on CBOE Global Markets Inc’s CBOE Futures Exchange. This has given […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Bitcoin . FinTech . Investing
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Dec
11

Why most Australians don’t invest in shares

The vast majority of Australians have never invested in shares, and there’s no great mystery why – they can’t afford it. But the rise of fintech solutions such as Acorns has made share trading more accessible to everyday Australians, a survey by comparison site Finder suggests. The online survey of 2017 Australians aged 18 to […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | ASX . FinTech . Investing
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Dec
08

Credible founder Stephen Dash comes home for biggest ASX tech IPO of 2017

A 33-year-old Australian tech entrepreneur, who left Australia five years ago for Silicon Valley, will return home to ring the bell at the Australian Securities Exchange on Friday as his fintech company Credible becomes the biggest local tech float of the year. Stephen Dash, a former investment director at Mark Carnegie’s private equity, venture capital […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | ASX . Borrowing . FinTech . Investing . Lending . Venture Capital
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Dec
08

Bitcoin shakes off bubble warnings in race past $US16,000 mark

Bitcoin touched $US16,000 for the first time on Thursday, extending its advance this month to almost 70 per cent as concerns mounted the cryptocurrency’s rapid rise masks risks. The world’s biggest cryptocurrency is surging on expectations that new bitcoin derivatives products expected to begin trading this month will boost mainstream demand. Some of the world’s […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Bitcoin . FinTech . Investing
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Dec
06

Advice industry must think bigger: Netwealth

Australia’s financial advice industry should pay heed to the likes of Facebook, Google and Uber if it is to meet the evolving expectations of clients. Speaking at the inaugural IMAP InvestTech conference in Sydney today, netwealth joint managing director Matt Heine said the advice industry is not thinking big enough, putting itself at risk of […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Blockchain . FinTech . Investing . Robo-Advice
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Dec
06

Commonwealth Bank to deliver ‘world-first’ issuance of a bond on the blockchain

The bank’s head of blockchain has revealed the Commonwealth Bank is currently implementing with a large world issuer in what will be a ‘world-first’ issuance of a bond on the blockchain that it hopes to bring to market in 2018. The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is expecting to be the first to implement the […]

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