crowd funding

Crowdfunding still too costly says Sharesight chief

New crowdfunding rules would still put equity raising online out of the reach of investment app Sharesight, says chief Doug Morris. About 80 per cent of the New Zealand company’s tens of thousands of customers (it won’t disclose exact figures) are Australian, with the rest mainly in NZ and Canada. It “crowdfunded” 75 per cent […]

By Australian FinTech | FinTech
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Oct
20

Why these giant Chinese companies could destroy Australia’s fintech ambitions

Fintech companies are some of the hottest startups around right now. Incredibly, more than 20 are now valued over $US1 billion. Australian credit reference fintech, Veda, might get bought for $2.2 billion. The possibilities offered by fintech are enormous. Mobile payments, payment terminals, smart contracts, smart bonds, P2P lending and crowdsourcing are all examples of […]

By Australian FinTech | Banking . Borrowing . FinTech . Payments . Peer-to-Peer . Venture Capital
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Oct
15

FinTech changing the landscape

The emerging world of financial technology, or fintech, is having an impact on everything from the way new products are funded through to the culture and practices of major banks and financial institutions. According to Simon Cant, co-founder and co-managing director of venture capital player Reinventure Group, fintech is basically anything providing some version of […]

By Australian FinTech | Banking . Borrowing . FinTech . Peer-to-Peer
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Aug
30

Bruce Billson endorses disruptive online SME lenders

Fantastic article featuring many Australian FinTech companies and their ability to cause disruption to the big banks. Also great news to see the Australian government supporting this disruption. The Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson has backed a flurry of new online lenders targeting small and medium businesses to pressure the big banks to extend […]

By Australian FinTech | Banking . Borrowing . FinTech . Peer-to-Peer
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Jul
23

FinTech Investments Quadruple: Top Trends To Watch

Investments into FinTech startups recently quadrupled, growing from just over $3 billion in 2013 to over $12 billion in 2014. And consider alongside that another trend showing that crowdfunding will surpass VC in 2016 as a funding source–given that crowdfunding itself is a segment of the FinTech market. Source: FinTech Investments Quadruple: Top Trends To Watch

By Australian FinTech | FinTech . Investing . Venture Capital
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Jul
14

Investing opportunities in FinTech

Investment Investment in FinTech takes two directions. Firstly you can invest your funds into companies such as peer to peer lenders for them to distribute as loans. This takes the form of either direct investment for the wholesale investor or investment into managed investment schemes that administer the funds for a fixed return. Obviously as […]

By R.James | Investing
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Jun
14

Caitlyn Argyle crowd-funding Gold Coast house deposit on Indiegogo | Gold Coast Bulletin

THE property market on the Gold Coast can be near-impossible to break into for young people but a savvy 17-year-old might have come up with an ingenious solution. Caitlin Argyle wants to crowd fund her first home deposit. Source: Caitlyn Argyle crowd-funding Gold Coast house deposit on Indiegogo | Gold Coast Bulletin

By Australian FinTech | Borrowing . FinTech
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