FinTech Hubs

May
20

Fintech inquiry ramps up its ambitions for Australia

A senate select committee on financial and regulatory technology will switch its focus to removing potential barriers to Australia becoming a fintech hub.

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Apr
30

Fintech Committee asks for separate software R&D scheme for Australia

The Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology has published its second report on the state of fintech and regtech in Australia, focusing again on how the government can do more to support research and development (R&D) activities, and, of course, promote blockchain. Round two from the committee makes a total of 23 recommendations and either builds on, or supersedes, the 32 it made in September. Australia's R&D laws have faced scrutiny from the country's startups and big business for many years. However, the 2020-21 federal Budget contained a AU$2 billion boost in additional research and development tax incentives (RDTI). The committee said while the changes were welcome, it wants further tweaks, recommending it […]
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Apr
08

Fintechs are ransomware targets. Here are 9 ways to prevent it.

Ransomware attacks are one of the most common fintech cybersecurity risks, and falling victim to one can be devastating — or disruptive at the very least.

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Mar
21

How Australia rose to become the third largest Regtech Hub

Australia has emerged as a major regtech hub with 80 firms in the country, sitting only behind the US and the UK in global standings.

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Mar
12

Australian FinTech goes global, launches new USA, UK and Ireland platforms

Australian FinTech has gone global – relaunching International FinTech and new country-specific platforms: US FinTech, UK FinTech and Ireland FinTech.

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Mar
04

Australian fintech investment in 2020 remains strong through COVID at US$1.4 billion

Investment in Australia’s fintech sector was strong at US$1.4 billion in 2020, despite a fall from a record $2.09 billion in 2019.

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Feb
16

AustCyber to merge with Stone & Chalk

AustCyber and Stone & Chalk have agreed to merge to boost Australia’s tech footprint and address gaps in the market exposed by Covid-19.

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Feb
15

Aussie blockchain community calls for more government support around the nascent tech

Blockchain Australia has again called on the government and regulators to provide more support for the local blockchain ecosystem.

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