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Dec
08

5 Tips For Better Understanding Peer-to-Peer Property Lending in Australia

As a bumper year for property investment comes to a close, emerging trends towards non-bank finance in the property space gather steam heading into the new year. Developers need more funds to deliver their projects as the major banks pull back on finance. As more investors get comfortable with researching higher yielding investment opportunities, we take a look at the key things you need to know about ‘Peer-to-Peer’ (P2P) debt-style lending in the Australian property market.   Don’t Chase High Returns If a debt offering is returning 18-30% and is a mezzanine type, deal chances are it is extremely risky. A developer is only paying this pain money as a […]

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Nov
22

Barry Lambert predicts 2017 The Year of the Robo

“YOU DON’T REVOLUTIONISE YOUR COBB & CO BUSINESS BY BUYING FASTER HORSES.”. IGNITION WEALTH INVESTOR AND MENTOR BARRY LAMBERT PREDICTS 2017 THE YEAR OF THE ROBO Digital financial advice is poised for rapid uptake in Australia, with 2017 set to be the year when professional financial businesses adopt ‘robo-advice’ as an essential element of their client offering. Ignition Wealth is at the forefront of the pack of Australian digital financial advice technology providers.   “Everyone is talking about the cloud revolution and many are looking to change their technology because they want to look smarter. Changing technology is very expensive if it does not revolutionise your business. Financial planning, a […]

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Oct
13

Blockchain report: Where are we now, and where are we going?

A report by international law firm Allens investigates the use cases for blockchain and where the technology is now. International law firm Allens, which has offices in Australia and Asia, has released a detailed report investigating the attributes, problems and possible use cases for blockchain. The report’s lead authors say blockchain first got on Allens’ radar in 2012 due to a junior lawyer’s penchant for blockchain, and the fascination stemmed from there. “We’ve seen distributed ledger technology move out of the lab and onto the C-suite agenda of our clients, from startups to multinational giants with centuries of transactions behind them,” they said. While perspectives are many and varied, the […]

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Oct
11

How can I better manage my portfolio?

Managing your own portfolio means you can minimise fees and maximise returns, but if you’re not using the right tools, you could be creating more work for yourself. Here are some handy ways to make investing easier. If you’re a retail investor in Australia and you’re not using technology, you are probably missing out. There are plenty of new investing tools that are out there for the DIY investor that can make life easier. Whether it’s using an online broker to execute your trades instead of a full service stockbroker or using one of the many portfolio management tools to help you work out your investment position, it’s becoming easier […]

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Gelato Messina launches world leading mobile payment app

Gelato Messina, pioneers of weird and wonderful gelato creations and one of Australia’s most popular brands, are ditching their cash-only policy and moving towards mobile payments to the joy of cashless customers nationwide. On 4th October 2016 Messina launched a mobile payment and loyalty app that allows customers to pay with their phone and be rewarded with points. Points are redeemable for gelato, merchandise and unique Messina experiences — including the chance for one loyal customer to take seven friends on a seven course gelato experience at the Messina Creative Department. Powered by LOKE, a Melbourne fintech startup, customers will be able to add their preferred payment type, including their Paypal account, […]

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Oct
04

InPayTech Limited announces Initial Public Offer to raise up to $5 Million

Integrated Payment Technologies Limited (InPayTech) has today announced the launch of its Initial Public Offer (IPO) to raise up to $5 Million including oversubscriptions, and apply to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The IPO opens on October 17, 2016 through a prospectus issued by InPayTech and lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) on September 23, 2016. InPayTech is an Australian financial technology company that has created a unique payments process (the Process) in support of Australia’s banking, wealth management and superannuation sectors. InPayTech will capitalise on Government regulation to enhance its business in: Superannuation, via the Single Touch Payroll (STP) initiative of the Australian Taxation […]

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Oct
03

Australia leads the way in revolutionary blockchain technology

Good news on the #Innovation front! Australia leads the way in developing international standards for blockchain technology. Neil Buckland explains this new technology predicted to revolutionise practically anything! Australia leads the way for incorporated blockchain technology Blockchain technology has been in the news a lot recently. Many industries are even predicting it could be the future for the way in which they operate. Australia has recently received the go-ahead to develop the international standards of the technology; a move which Standards Australia says will create better market confidence and certainty. So what exactly is blockchain technology and how could it aid businesses? Understanding blockchain technology Blockchain technology is most commonly […]

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Sep
15

HotCopper lists on ASX

Australia’s most popular stock market and investment forum, HotCopper, today announced its successful listing on the ASX. Chairman Steve James said the business was already performing strongly with significant potential upside due to its large subscriber base of self-directed investors. “We have around 550,000 unique visitors per month, and 250,000 members who are predominantly retail, sophisticated and SMSF investors,” he said. “Our membership base represents a big percentage of the 605,000 Australians who invest through an online broker[1], and numbers are growing every month. We plan to maximise this growth opportunity and make HotCopper an indispensable part of investing in Australia.” Mr James said plans for new revenue streams included […]

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