FinTech Disruptors

SelfWealth announces new product offerings

Peer-to-peer investment start-up SelfWealth is preparing to launch two products at the end of this month aimed at addressing “the frustrations” that consumers face in financial advice today. Known as SelfWealth INTELLIGENCE and TRADING, founder Andrew Ward said the two products are targeted at simplifying stock trading by allowing a larger number of investors to […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech . Investing . Peer-to-Peer
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Fintech Revolution Comes to Mid-Market Capital Raising

Innovation and growth amongst SMEs in Australia continues to be stunted in the wake of the GFC, resulting in staff being laid off and businesses facing an increased risk of bankruptcy. At a time when innovation is being pushed as a national agenda, 400,000 small- and medium-sized companies say a lack of finance is preventing […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech . Investing
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Mar
18

Moroku releases Australia’s first device agnostic, mobile business and payments platform

Moroku has released Australia’s first device agnostic, mobile business and payments platform. Designed to allow small businesses to manage their customers, products and sales, the Marrakash android app not only creates and stores orders, when installed on an NFC enabled phone the app can take “Tap and Go” credit card payments. Until Marrakash, merchants need […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech . Payments
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Mar
18

Stockspot set to revolutionise the investment landscape with new technology

Fintech company Stockspot is set to revolutionise the Australian investment landscape, by becoming the world’s first automated investment service to offer clients the option to personalise their portfolio with investment themes. Stockspot Themes is a new offering that lets qualifying investors steer the direction of their portfolio, by choosing from 14 different investment themes, including […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech . Investing . Robo-Advice
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HashChing cracks the growth hacking code with young millennials

Growth hacking – the new buzzword for the techies – a growth strategy for businesses heartily embraced by many bold and out of the box startups and denounced by the conventional marketer. Simply put, growth hacking refers to using creative and technical marketing techniques with the sole purpose of growth. Current online users are quite […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech
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Mar
18

Federal government set to introduce “regulatory sandbox” to help early-stage fintechs

Treasurer Scott Morrison has outlined the government’s plans to remove regulatory hurdles for early-stage startups in a move that could further push Australia towards being a regional leader for fintech, Fintech Melbourne founder Andrew Lai says. Morrison says a range of policy changes, including the introduction of a “regulatory sandbox”, will be released next week […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech
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Mar
18

Start-ups to banks: Wake up, Australia

It is Australia’s great sense of complacency that has opened the big four banks up to competition from an array of fintech disruptors, who are forming their own ecosystems to challenge the majors. That was the key message from a panel of financial technology players at a business conference yesterday who argued that the $30 […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . FinTech . Peer-to-Peer
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Mar
18

Invoice trading is the new darling of Australia’s fintech loan market

Invoice trading, where companies put up their unpaid invoices to get cash for their businesses, is booming in Australia. It’s grown from almost nothing two years ago to $US105 million ($A140 million) in 2015, according to the first comprehensive research of the fintech loan market in Asia-Pacific. This alternative way for small businesses to raise […]

By Cameron Dart | Borrowing . FinTech . Peer-to-Peer
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