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Australian Fintech finalists at the 2018 Optus My Business Awards

Congratulations to the Australian Fintech companies nominated for the 2018 Optus My Business Awards: Fintech Business of the Year Airwallex AtlasTrend BGL Corporate Solutions Curve Securities Huddle Insurance Moneycatcha MoneyMe SocietyOne Tic:Toc Home Loans Wisr Business Leader of the Year Anthony Nantes, Wisr Young Business Leader of the Year Chaz Prezident, Start-up Business of the Year Trade Ledger   Winners of the 2018 Optus My Business Awards will be announced at The Star, Sydney on Friday 9 November 2018.


Neo-lender raises $4m in capital

A neo-lender has raised more than $4million from shares, saying the investment acknowledges the transformation of the business. Wisr, which has also released its figures for the last financial year, provides personal loans and technology products to help borrowers. It will use the funds to take a more innovative approach on how loans are funded and to potentially increase margins. The capital will also assist in helping the company’s ongoing growth initiatives as part of its customer acquisition and retention strategy. Commenting on the capital raise, Anthony Nantes, chief executive officer, said, “We are delighted with the strong support we received from the capital raise. “This investment acknowledges the transformation […]


Fintechs tell Labor a credit report delay will entrench bank power

Labor’s push to delay a law requiring the major banks to put more customer data into credit reports will entrench the big four’s market dominance and keep the cost of personal loans unnecessarily high, five of the nation’s leading marketplace lenders have said. In a letter to shadow treasurer Chris Bowen, the CEOs of SocietyOne, RateSetter, MoneyPlace, Harmoney and WISR said a further delay to mandating big bank participation in the ‘comprehensive credit reporting’ (CCR) regime will “continue to entrench a fundamental competitive imbalance between the big four and other lenders”. The letter is a response to Mr Bowen’s move last week to call for a delay to CCR by […]


Alceon makes strategic investment in DirectMoney to support growth and innovation initiatives

DirectMoney today announced that Alceon, an alternative investment manager with more than $1 billion of assets under management, will take a strategic stake in the Company to fund growth and innovation initiatives. The investment will be structured through an initial placement of $600,000 at $0.042 per share (being 14,285,715 new shares), a 56% premium to the price at close of trading on 9 February 2018 and equivalent to a 3.1% shareholding. Alceon will also be granted an equal number of call options enabling them to increase their investment in the company by approximately $1.14 million at $0.08 per share, a 196% premium to the price at close of trading on […]