Robo-Advice

Oct
02

Why Fintech Is The Most Important Industry Right Now

This is a fantastic article on Australian FinTech. And it’s also great information to pass onto those who don’t understand what FinTech is and are unaware of how they can benefit from using Australian FinTech products. Fintech is beginning to disrupt the financial world as we know it. The financial industry is now more focused than ever on technological innovation than at any other time. It’s so important, Malcolm Turnbull referred to it in his first speech as PM. But, for those unfamiliar with the term, here’s a quick explainer. Put simply, Fintech is financial technology; a digital revolution. It’s about major changes to asset management, business and personal loans, […]

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Sep
30

More super funds tipped to launch robo-advice

More superannuation funds are looking to implement automated “robo-advice” for members as a way of satisfying the competing demands of bringing down fees, while also improving their members’ access to financial advice. The pressure on funds to improve advice is coming from both regulators and a growing band of tech-savvy, bank-owned competitors.At the same time fees are in the firing line, and some super funds cannot afford large teams of financial advisers. “Robo-advice” is basic financial advice that a super fund can provide to members via online tools. Normally, it takes into account personal details such as the individual’s age, balance and retirement savings goals. It is increasingly viewed as […]

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P&N Bank to trial Decimal’s financial advice platform

Decimal Software, an Australian Securities Exchange-listed company that has developed a robo-advice platform, has entered the mutual banking market, striking an agreement with WA-based P&N Bank. Under the deal, which could be announced to the ASX as early as Tuesday, P&N will evaluate Decimal’s cloud-based platform with a view to implementing it to enhance the experience of customers shopping for financial advice. Decimal’s software is already being used by QSuper and Mercer, and the Sydney-based company has plans to sell into other financial services business, including banks, in Australia and the United States. It is hoping to capitalise on the need for financial institutions to accelerate their response to consumer-driven […]

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P&N Bank to trial Decimal’s financial advice platform

Decimal Software, an Australian Securities Exchange-listed company that has developed a robo-advice platform, has entered the mutual banking market, striking an agreement with WA-based P&N Bank. Under the deal, which could be announced to the ASX as early as Tuesday, P&N will evaluate Decimal’s cloud-based platform with a view to implementing it to enhance the experience of customers shopping for financial advice. Decimal’s software is already being used by QSuper and Mercer, and the Sydney-based company has plans to sell into other financial services business, including banks, in Australia and the United States. It is hoping to capitalise on the need for financial institutions to accelerate their response to consumer-driven […]

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Jun
22

Robo-adviser Stockspot raises capital from H2, Rocket Internet

Stockspot, a robo-adviser seeking to disrupt wealth managers by offering a low-cost, automated financial advice process, has completed a capital raising and welcomed onto its register the Berlin-based start-up investor Rocket Internet, and H2 Ventures, the new fintech venture capital fund run by brothers Ben and Toby Heap.Stockspot, founded in 2013 by former UBS portfolio manager Chris Brycki, has 3000 registered users after launching in May last year. It won’t disclose funds under management but says these have tripled this calendar year. Source: Robo-adviser Stockspot raises capital from H2, Rocket Internet

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Mar
31

High time to find out what you’re missing out on

If you’re being ripped off by banks and other financial institutions a new website, monetise.com.au, will tell you even though you may have suspected nothing.It threatens to do to comparison websites, which are being reviewed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), what Uber is doing to taxis. Source: High time to find out what you’re missing out on

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