FinTech Disruptors

Apr
15

Rejected by banks: SMEs struggle to secure finance

Research commissioned by OnDeck, a leading online SME lender, highlights the problems that small businesses face trying to secure finance. Two out of five SMEs surveyed have sought finance in the past. However, almost one in four (23%) have been knocked back by their bank. Rejection rates rise to 37% among businesses that have been [...]
By Australian FinTech | Borrowing . FinTech . Lending
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Apr
15

P2P borrowing up 45% year on year

Recent surveys conducted by ASIC have made it clear that the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending marketplace is continuing to grow in conjunction with the increasing demand for alternative funding sources. During the 2017-18 financial year, new P2P borrowing increased 45% to $433m, and outstanding loans were up 59% to $518m. While these numbers have “increased significantly” [...]
By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Borrowing . FinTech . Investing . Lending . Peer-to-Peer
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Apr
12

Australian FinTech company profile #5 – SavR

Company Name: SavR Website: www.savr.online Key Staff & Titles: Tim O'Shea - CEO, Costas Aletrari - CTO, Kevin Lacey - COO Location(s): Brisbane, Australia and Kansas City, USA In one sentence, what does your fintech do?: An Automated savings App to help people Plan, Savr FOR and Save ON their next Vacation How / why [...]
By Australian FinTech | FinTech
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Apr
12

Buy now, pay later apps turn focus to business owners

'Buy now, pay later' platforms have changed life for shoppers and now small businesses will be courted with the same model. "What we're seeing now is businesses getting really crunched around payment terms...it's like there's a freeze or a jolt in the system," Cloudfloat founder Aleem Habibullah says. Cloudfloat is preparing to soft launch its [...]
By Australian FinTech | FinTech . Payments
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Apr
12

Bravura circles competitor

The wealth management software firm has made a proposal to acquire another ASX-listed fintech that could value the latter at up to $170 million. Bravura Solutions submitted a non-binding indicative proposal to acquire all shares of GBST Holdings for a $2.50 per share in cash minus a special dividend of 0.35 per share subject to [...]
By Reposted by Australian FinTech | ASX . FinTech . Investing
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Apr
12

The Bitcoin Times – Officially Launched

The Bitcoin Times was created to cut through all the bulls#*% you may have read or heard about Bitcoin…(there’s lots of it). It’s not about “blockchain”, nor is it about “crypto”. It’s about what matters. It’s dedicated to Bitcoin, as a concept, as a monetary phenomenon & as a new form of global, digital collaboration [...]
By Australian FinTech | Bitcoin . Blockchain . FinTech
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Apr
12

From devolution to revolution: re-bundling the banks

Glenn Hodgeman, owner of the AltFi Australasia Summit, suggests that re-bundling and white labelling may be the future of lending in Australia. As Bill Gates once famously stated, “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten”. But given the [...]
By Australian FinTech | Banking . FinTech
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Apr
12

Aussie fintech Volt Bank starts by asking consumers what they want

In January, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) gave fintech startup Volt Bank a licence to operate without restrictions as an authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI). The green light was given to the new player following APRA approval in May 2018 to act in the Australian finance market as a Restricted ADI. The APRA approval gave [...]
By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Banking . FinTech
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