Payments

May
22

Square boosts Australian business with new HQ and engineering hub

Square today announced it is expanding operations in Australia, opening a new, larger headquarters to support the growing team in Melbourne, which will include the company’s first engineering hub outside of North America. Square co-founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey, was in the new Melbourne CBD location today to make the announcement and celebrate the company’s […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech . Payments
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May
16

Afterpay lands in the US, keen for a slice of $3.8 trillion market

Afterpay (ASX: ATP) has taken its first steps into the United States market through a landmark deal with the parent company of consumer lifestyle brand Urban Outfitters. This week the company launched its payment plan services across the URBN network, which includes brands Anthropologie, Free People and Urban Outfitters, comprising one of the largest fashion […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Borrowing . FinTech . Lending . Payments
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May
16

FinTech Australia announce finalist for The Finnies 2018

FinTech Australia and Jobs for NSW have come together for the second year to host the national fintech awards, The Finnies. The Finnies will culminate in a Gala Awards Night Wednesday 13 June 2018 in Sydney. For more information go here. Here is the full list of finalists for the 2018 Finnies: Best Workplace Diversity […]

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May
15

MYOB and BPAY join forces to offer a new payment option for Australian small businesses

MYOB has collaborated with BPAY to add a new payment option to its Invoice Payments solution. The collaboration will see MYOB, one of Australia’s leading providers of business management solutions, offer BPAY payments solutions to small businesses, in addition to the existing credit card payment option as part of its online business solutions.   MYOB’s […]

By Australian FinTech | FinTech . Payments
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May
14

60% of Australians pay bills using BPAY

Australians have a knack for downplaying their greatest inventions, and BPAY is one of them. 20 years ago BPAY was introduced across nearly every bank in the country to help people pay bills and to help businesses get paid. On average people pay 5 or 6 bills a month, and around 60% of Australians pay […]

By Australian FinTech | Banking . FinTech . Payments
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May
14

Facebook is reportedly exploring the creation of its own cryptocurrency

Facebook is looking into creating its own cryptocurrency, according to a report by news network Cheddar. Unnamed sources familiar with the matter said Facebook was “very serious” about its consideration of building a decentralised digital currency, the site reported. Cryptocurrencies are digital-only money designed to be secure and anonymous. There are more than 1500 different […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Currency . FinTech . Payments
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May
11

Microsoft builds digital wallet service into Outlook

Microsoft has revealed it will soon be introducing payments in Outlook to help users to pay bills or invoices, right in email, without needing to switch to another app or service. Powered by Microsoft Pay, the company said enabling payments in Outlook would offer customers a fast and secure way to pay from within email. […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | FinTech . Payments
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May
10

Peppermint launches international remittance business Bizmoto

Peppermint Innovation Limited announces the launch of its new online international remittance portal, Bizmoto, aiming to leverage off its burgeoning Philippines mobile-banking platform. Bizmoto, which roughly translates into “Your Business” in Filipino language, allows money to be transferred from Australia to the Philippines and is initially focussing on enabling ex-pat Filipinos living in Australia and […]

By Australian FinTech | Banking . Currency . FinTech . Payments
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