FinTech Hubs

Mar
18

New landing pads for Irish fintechs in Sydney and Melbourne

Stone & Chalk has partnered with Enterprise Ireland to “bridge the Aussie-Irish fintech gap”. Irish fintech companies looking to enter the Australian and Asia Pacific markets will be able to take advantage of landing pads at Stone & Chalk’s hubs in Melbourne and Sydney, according to an announcement made today. The landing pads have been […]

By Elizabeth Barry | FinTech
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Mar
08

Stone & Chalk supports Indigenous startup initiative

Fintech hub Stone & Chalk has partnered with not-for-profit Barayamal to provide Indigenous entrepreneurs with co-working spaces and access to investors, as part of its Indigenous Accelerator program in Victoria. The initiative, happening for first time in Victoria, will see five Indigenous startups receive a funding total of $50,000 in grants, also receiving support through […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | FinTech
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Feb
28

Labor to boost ASIC’s fintech capability in Perth

Labor will provide fintechs based in Perth with more regulatory support, pledging an increase in funding for the corporate regulator so it can extend its “innovation hub” to the city and help start-ups connect with the Asian region. Shadow minister for the digital economy Ed Husic and Clare O’Neil, shadow minister for financial services, will […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | FinTech
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Feb
20

Techboard data shows the startling growth of the Australian fintech sector

US-based data company CB Insights recently reported that VC investment in Australian Fintech had grown from $67m in 2017 to $343 million in 2018. While this does show massive growth in funding for Australia’s fintech sector, data from Australian Startup Data Company Techboard indicates that this represents a significant understatement of the sector’s growth. Techboard […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | FinTech . Investing . Venture Capital
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Nov
12

Mastercard shifts tech hub to Sydney

Payment cards giant Mastercard has moved to shift a significant portion of its research and development work to Sydney, announcing today it will combine a new ‘global tech hub’ with its corporate and operations offices in St Leonards. The launch of the new facility, which will house more than 550 Mastercard employees, comes as card […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | FinTech . Payments
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Nov
07

The lucky country for fintechs

A new report points to Australia as a leader in supporting the development of fintech solutions and exploring their potential. In a new research paper, the Alliance for Financial Inclusion has reviewed the varying approaches of some of the world’s developing, emerging and developed nations to cultivating fintech offerings. On regulatory attitudes, the report highlights […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | FinTech
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Oct
23

Huge Sibos event shows surging clout of banking and fintech

More than 7000 global bankers have flooded into the International Convention Centre in Sydney on Monday for an unprecedented opportunity to download the latest cutting-edge thinking about global finance over the next four days. And by the looks of hundreds of booths representing the world’s biggest banks in the vast exhibition hall – which are […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Banking . FinTech
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Oct
19

Fintech Bridge: UK sends large Fintech delegation to Australia for SIBOS, Intersekt

The UK Department for International Trade, along with the Prime Minister’s Fintech Ambassador Al Lukies, are heading to Australia as part of the “GREAT Britain showcase.” The group will be participating in Sibos 2018 taking place in Sydney. According to the UK government, the delegation’s aim is to identify and develop business opportunities with potential Australian […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | FinTech
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