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Major Australian fintech Tyro just hired the UBank founder as its CEO

UBank founder Gerd Schenkel has been hired as Tyro Payments’ new CEO to build the fintech company’s next-generation bank. Schenkel has been hired by Tyro, Australia’s fast-growing nextGen banking institution, to run an ambitious growth plan and a strong public advocacy campaign. “When someone of Gerd’s talent becomes available you grab the opportunity with both hands,” says current CEO Jost Stollmann. “Now that Tyro has a bank licence and $100 million in new capital, Gerd joining the Tyro team as new CEO is the last piece needed to deliver very strong growth in the years ahead.” Stollmann, the company’s largest shareholder, will continue as a full time executive director. Gerd […]

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Fintech platform launches new digital loan push

To digital mortgage service uno, the ideal customer is one who doesn’t want to discuss home loans face-to-face or over the phone. “Traditional brokers are for people who want to go see someone face-to-face or have someone come to their house,” uno founder and chief executive officer Vincent Turner told Australian Broker. “For people who don’t want that, they’re going to find a digital mortgage service like uno as more suitable for their needs.” The firm’s recent marketing push – including an ad in which prospective buyers inspect a house in which some rooms are closed off – highlights the public’s feeling of not receiving all the necessary information on […]

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InvestmentLink signs Harmonee as first data grant recipient

InvestmentLink, Australia’s largest independent financial data source, today announced financial planning software developer Harmonee as the first recipient of the company’s data grant. The grant is designed to support emerging companies in the Australian fintech sector and provides access to a feed of financial account and investment fund data at no cost for a period of 18 months. Harmonee is developing a platform to help financial advisers offer streamlined services to clients. As well as enhancing the advice offering, the platform will provide remote and mobile access to portfolios and reporting. “Data feeds are vital for us to deliver our solutions. Not only will we be able to offer real-time […]

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Oct
14

The coolest 100 people in Australian tech

Business Insider Australia’s Tech 100 is a comprehensive list of the coolest people in Australian tech. It highlights achievements in the sector over the past 12 months. Congratulations to those cool people from the world of FinTech, FinTech Startups and FinTech Hubs & Accelerators, FinTech VC’s and Investors in Australia….   12. & 13. Dan Petre and Craig Blair, co-founders, AirTree Ventures 15. Jason Yetton, MD and CEO, SocietyOne 20. Stuart Richardson, founder and managing partner, Adventure Capital; co-founder, York Butter Factory 21. Paul Bassat, co-founder, Square Peg Capital 23. Maile Carnegie, group executive digital banking, ANZ 24. Jost Stollmann, CEO, Tyro Payments 25. Niki Scevak, managing director, Blackbird Ventures […]

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Oct
04

UBS invests big in blockchain future

Global investment bank UBS is throwing its resources behind the blockchain’s transformative potential, investigating a range of applications such as smart bonds, cross border payment transactions on the distributed ledger and a digital representation of physical currency. In 2015 the bank opened an innovation lab designed to explore how the blockchain could be used by the financial services sector and how it would disrupt traditional banking models. Now its research will turn into reality. UBS group chief operating officer Axel Lehmann told The Australian Financial Review the blockchain could be “the next internet” in terms of its potential, but there were still questions to be answered. “We don’t want to […]

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Sep
28

Financial and technology industry leaders get behind H2Ocean

Australia’s first listed venture company, giving investors a way to access the rapidly emerging fintech sector, has been given a boost with the news that many of Australia’s leading financial services and technology industry figures are supporting the ASX IPO of H2Ocean Limited. Following its official launch by non-other than the Treasurer of Australia, the Hon. Scott Morrison, it has emerged that financial industry heavyweights including: Link Group Chairman Michael Carapiet and Perpetual Guardian founder Andrew Barnes have thrown their support behind the IPO as have technology industry pioneers including: Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes, AfterPay Executive Chairman Anthony Eisen, Ratesetter Australia CEO Daniel Foggo and General Assembly Australia founder Riley Bachelor. “After spending my life in financial […]

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Sep
06

Macquarie and broking firms unite to launch fintech platform

Macquarie Business Banking and four commercial broking firms have joined together to launch a “first-to-market” technology platform that could “revolutionise commercial broking in Australia”. Allfin Financial Services, BKK Finance, Heritage Property Finance and Stamford Capital have joined Macquarie Business Banking to form Kubio, a group that provides a cloud-based business origination platform “built from the ground up by brokers, for brokers”. The mobile-optimised platform aims to provide brokers with “flexible and fast solutions” to drive back-office efficiencies, such as the ability to monitor and track deal flow and boost comprehensive reporting. It is available to all commercial lenders irrespective of whether loans are placed with Macquarie. The fintech platform provides […]

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ANZ Apple Pay users hit 250,000

Around a quarter of a million ANZ Banking Group customers are understood to be using Apple Pay, a number that exceeds the bank’s expectations four months after the service was launched. It’s also a number that’s set to rise, with ANZ to announce on Tuesday that its Mastercard customers are also able to load their credit cards into Apple’s digital wallet. Apple has restricted ANZ’s reporting of the number of cards that have been loaded onto Apple Pay since it jumped ahead of its rivals at the end of April and struck a deal with the tech giant to allow ANZ Visa and American Express cards to be loaded onto […]

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