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Jan
22

Why Sydney tops Silicon Valley for FinTech

Vincent Turner is Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Uno Home Loans. He has been in fintech his whole working life, starting way before the term fintech was coined. Vincent spent five years in Silicon Valley, as Founder of fintech Planwise. He founded the valley’s fintech Meetup group and made the Forbes 50 list. Vincent is also one of the few fintech founders in Australia to partner successfully with a Big Four bank. Dexter Cousins of Tier One People caught up with Vincent where he shared his unique story and perspectives. What is Uno? uno is Australia’s first online mortgage broker. Our role at uno is to help customers narrow […]

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Nov
06

How Westpac is investing in fintechs and spending $1 billion on digital transformation

Westpac’s annual results show how far the bank has gone to transform itself into a digital showcase and how it has been heavily investing in the rise of disrupting fintechs. Out of a total investment of $1.4 billion, the bank spent more than $800 million in system upgrades, digital transformation, and innovation. CEO Brian Hartzer says the focus has been on delivering technology platforms, while simplifying and automating processes to make banking easier. “We have already migrated 100 applications onto our cloud infrastructure platforms which are now largely complete,” he says. “Additionally we have over 120 APIs in production and another 180 in development.” Among digital initiatives are Siri for […]

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Oct
26

uno Home Loans appoints Anthony Justice as CEO

Online mortgage broker uno Home Loans has appointed Anthony Justice to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Anthony joins uno having spent the last decade in senior management roles in the financial services industry, including CEO of IAG’s Australian Consumer Division. uno Home Loans Chairman Abi Cleland said: “Anthony has extensive financial services experience; an impressive track record of leading and transforming customer-focused businesses; and strong alignment with uno’s values.” “We are delighted Anthony has come onboard to lead the charge as uno ramps up its growth trajectory and continues to shake up the home loan industry.” Anthony Justice said: “Getting a home loan is one of the biggest financial […]

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Oct
24

Can Australia afford another Christmas?

With the Christmas festive season fast approaching, many Australians are gearing down and getting ready to drop a fair bit of cash over the summer months. As Christmas is known to be the most expensive time of year, the lead up to it can prove to be quite a stressful time for many Australian households. Nifty Finance is offering Australians an affordable, easily accessible and convenient way of carrying their finances through the Christmas months. The Brisbane-based Fintech company is quickly proving to be a viable alternative to the usual methods of coping with temporary financial needs, especially over the holiday period. Managing director of Nifty Finance, Andrew Bell, stated […]

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Oct
23

uno cracks the formula for 10-minute home loan recommendations

Online mortgage broker uno Home Loans has introduced technology that delivers refinancers a credit proposal for a cheaper home loan in the time it takes to drink a coffee. Watch the video here. The new refinancing pathway on uno’s platform digitises the process to combine a property valuation; ID verification; instant credit check; collection of current loan details; verification of income, expenses and liabilities; and assessment with credit policies from nine lenders. This expedited process – which would take days with a traditional broker – addresses a major barrier to more Australians refinancing and saving. uno Home Loans Founder and Chief Innovation Officer Vincent Turner said, “Many Australians know they […]

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Jun
15

The Finnies. The Winners!

Congratulations to the 2018 Finnie Awards Finalists and Winners! FinTech Organisation of the Year WINNER: Afterpay FINALISTS: ● Afterpay ● Avoka ● BRICKX ● Class Limited ● Cover Genius ● Flamingo AI ● Invoice2Go ● MoneyPlace ● OnMarket ● Prospa ● RateSetter Australia ● SocietyOne ● Stockspot Emerging FinTech Organisation of the Year (company must be <2 years old) WINNER: Civic Ledger FINALISTS: ● Civic Ledger ● Finch ● InDebted ● LanternPay ● Link4 ● Longevity App ● Look Who’s Charging ● Medipass ● Till Payments ● TIQK ● TravelbyBit Outstanding FinTech Leader of the Year (can be from any field) WINNER: Katherine McConnell – Founder and CEO, Brighte FINALISTS: […]

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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 ● BRICKX ● FirstStep Investments ● Link4 ● Valiant Finance Emerging FinTech Leader of the Year ● Brad Delamare – CEO, Tank Stream Labs ● Louis Edwards – Head of Renewable Energy Finance, RateSetter Australia ● Nick Molnar – Co-Founder & CEO, Afterpay ● Jack O’Reilly – Director, funding.com.au ● Rebecca Schot-Guppy – Community Manager, […]

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Nov
07

Jacaranda Incubator Program – Backing Australian Fintech

Jacaranda Finance is on the hunt for Australia’s most exciting, high growth potential Fintech startup, establishing the Jacaranda Incubator Program.   Background Jacaranda Finance is one of the fastest growing financial technology start-ups in Australia. With the recent launch of the new and improved Jacaranda decisioning engine, the young startup analyses vast quantities of data from numerous data sources within seconds. This allows the company to make smarter credit decisions and expand the availability of fair, affordable, responsible and more transparent credit solutions for consumers. “It’s no longer hard, expensive or impossible to acquire and process large volumes of data relating to our applicants”, says Daniel Wessels, CEO of Jacaranda. […]

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