FinTech Disruptors

Apr
12

Champion lender Jacaranda Finance sets a new pace for the fintech industry

Milton based lender Jacaranda Finance has been named the Champion of Financial Services at the Australian Small Business Champion Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Saturday the 6th of April. Held at Sydney’s The Star Casino, with over 1,100 guests in attendance, Jacaranda was publically recognised as a champion small business, and an up and [...]
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Apr
12

Emily Wilcox: Practifi’s Australian COO disrupting the American fintech space

Rising through the ranks of the crowded and male-dominated world of finance and technology, financial services firm Practifi’s COO Emily Wilcox recently spoke with Eric Dye on EPN–the Enterprise Podcast Network—about her emerging role within the field, how fintech is developing and what the future holds for CRMs and women in the financial services sector. [...]
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Apr
12

HashChing outlines new funding plans

The COO of digital mortgage marketplace HashChing has revealed the company is repeating last year’s fundraising exercise after failing to achieve its $5m target. Last May, HashChing attempted to use equity crowdfunding space Equitise to raise $5m in a month and a half. Interested investors could back the fintech for as little as $250. However, [...]
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Apr
11

WealthTech 100 list features Aussie savings startup, SavR

The recent announcement of the WealthTech 100 list was dominated by US and European companies, with Brisbane based SavR making an appearance for the first time. The WealthTech 100 is a list of the world’s most innovative Wealth and Fintech companies, selected from over 1000 candidates and finalised by a panel of industry expert judges. […]

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Apr
11

Bitcoin isn’t a boy’s club, women just aren’t getting involved

by Chantelle de la Rey, Amber co-founder, product owner and lead designer. A common question I get asked is ‘why is Bitcoin a boys’ club’? And ‘how do you cope with being a female in three male-dominated spaces?’ Well, let me ask you some questions. Why do you think it is a boy’ club? Why […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Bitcoin . Currency . FinTech . Investing
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Apr
11

KPMG: Australia’s AltFin sector worth $1B

KPMG, an advisory and audit company, has released numbers that say Australia has a 32 percent share of the APAC alternative finance market, according to reports. The market has grown 88 percent year over year and it’s worth a total of $1 billion, the company said. This news comes in advance of the fourth edition […]

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Apr
11

Unique marketplace driving alternative finance

The fourth annual AltFi Australasia Summit is approaching, with alternative finance leaders convening to discuss the future of the industry on 15 April. “Alternative lenders are currently facing a unique convergence of market happenings: reduced trust in traditional lenders, the upcoming shift to open banking, and the impending introduction of comprehensive credit reporting,” said the […]

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Apr
11

Australian FinTech company profile #4 – Gobbill

1. Company Name: Gobbill 2. Website: www.Gobbill.com 3. Key Staff: Shendon Ewans (CEO & Co-founder), Quentin Marsh (CTO & Co-founder) 4. Location(s): Melbourne based, Australian company. 5. In one sentence, what does your fintech do?: Automate bill payments by extracting invoice details, checking for fraud and paying using card or bank accounts.  6. How / why […]

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