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Australia’s first academy launches for businesses wanting to ride crowdfunding wave in 2019

Australian businesses will learn how to become crowdfunding champions – thereby helping to avoid an emerging ‘credit crunch’ – as part of a government-supported private academy to be addressed by two international experts. Sydney-based ReadyFundGo has launched a crowdfunding academy – which is the first of its type in the country – to operate across Australia during early February. The academy has received funding from the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme. The academy launch comes amid evidence that 2019 will be a turning point for the business crowdfunding sector, thanks to new regulatory changes, credit shortages and rising interest in the fundraising option. In October last year, the Australian Government commenced […]


New digital bank will provide first genuine alternative to Big Banks

Australians will soon have a genuine alternative to the Big Four banks, with the launch of 86 400. Worked on under stealth for the past two years and announced publicly for the first time today, 86 400 has been investing heavily in proprietary technology to build a more efficient, digital bank. Among its 60-strong team, it boasts UK neobank veteran, Anthony Thomson, former ANZ Japan CEO Robert Bell and former Cuscal CIO Brian Parker. Anthony Thomson, 86 400’s incoming chair said: “Australians deserve more from banking. They expect better treatment and a better experience, and that’s exactly what we’re here to provide.” 86 400 will launch in beta towards the […]


Picking your peer-to-peer platform provider to invest

Disruption is not just happening to retail, hospitality and taxis. It’s also happening in financial services, especially banks, where borrowers and lenders are finding ways to engage, cutting traditional players out of the picture. At best, in this scenario, both investors and borrowers can end up winning, with better lending rates and higher returns. This sector is worth investigating for investors comfortable with debt, but be prepared to do your homework. The sector is expanding rapidly with a range of new businesses, offering differing features. But for most investors the field can be split into peer-to-peer lenders and corporate bonds. The lenders Funds are available for personal commitments such as […]


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Luxury Escapes books its dream holiday with zipMoney

Partnership between leading Australian travel retailer and digital payments platform enables Australians the option to travel now and pay later.   Luxury Escapes announced it had become the largest Australian travel retailer to partner with ASX-listed zipMoney Limited (ASX: ZML) and is now offering Australians the option to travel now and pay later.   Luxury Escapes General Manager, Blake Hutchison, said the agreement with zipMoney meant Luxury Escapes’ million-plus members now have the flexibility to book their holiday today and pay over time in interest-free instalments.   “Luxury Escapes is delighted to partner with zipMoney to simplify our members’ online travel booking experience,” Mr Hutchison said.   “We want every […]


InPayTech Limited Initial Public Offer to close this Friday 18 November 2016

Integrated Payment Technologies Limited (InPayTech) will close its Initial Public Offer (IPO) at 5:00pm this Friday, November 18, 2016.   The close date for the Offer is in line with the prospectus.   InPayTech Limited Executive Chairman Don Sharp said the IPO has already exceeded its minimum capital target of $3,000,0000. “With a maximum raising of $5,000,000, we can confirm that the formal close date will be observed this week, unless the requisite spread needs for listing required by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) are not met,” he said.   Integrated Payment Technologies Limited (InPayTech) is an Australian financial technology business, creating an innovative overlay capability with broad domestic and […]


Thank You & Merry Christmas!

From the team at Australian FinTech, we’d like to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us over the past 12 months.


The finalists of the 2019 Fintech Business Awards have been announced

The finalists of the 2019 Fintech Business Awards have been announced. Congratulations and good luck to all the finalists – both individuals and companies: Individual Categories Femtech Leader of the Year Amreeta Abbott – NowInfinity Emily Hollingum – Balance Impact Jacqui Henderson – Advice Intelligence Jodi Stanton – SendGold Lorraine Longhurst – Basiq Lucy Liu – Airwallex Shannon Bernasconi – WealthO2 Sophie Gerber – TRAction Fintech Terri Ho – YTML Group Fintech Entrepreneur of the Year David Scognamiglio – Credit Simple Eric Wilson – Xinja Jacqui Henderson – Advice Intelligence Kevin Liao – YTML Group Leo Tyndall – Marketlend Luke Howes – Proviso Robin Sands – Link4 Russell Medcraft – […]