FinTech Startups

Nov
19

IvyPay to let Australian cryptocurrency owners pay bills or transfer funds

The time-saving, cost-cutting, ultra-secure promise of bitcoin and its cryptocurrency peers is some way off given low rates of adoption, but a new service is aiming to take Australians a step closer. IvyPay, a partnership between Australian cryptocurrency brokerage HiveEx.com and Australian-owned blockchain-based tech company Ivy, will let crypto owners use their assets to pay […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Bitcoin . Blockchain . Currency . FinTech . Payments
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Nov
15

Lumi raises $31.5m to improve small business lending

Australian fintech company and alternative lender Lumi has announced it has raised $31.5 million in Series A funding as part of its plans to give small- and medium-sized enterprises easier access to finance. As a result of the funding, Lumi will become the first pre-revenue fintech business lender to offer a warehouse securitisation program in […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Borrowing . FinTech . Lending . Venture Capital
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Nov
15

Xinja live with SAP Cloud for banking

Xinja today announced that it is live on SAP Cloud for Banking, after a rapid three-month implementation. While this is a global first for SAP, it also allows Xinja to accelerate development of innovative solutions for customers to make banking as easy and engaging as possible. Xinja has implemented SAP Cloud for Banking which comprises: […]

By Australian FinTech | Banking . FinTech
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Nov
12

Pelikin: Is this Aussie fintech about to shake up millennial travel?

It’s no secret that young Australians love to travel. Ask any millennial and they’ll likely be hard pressed to name a friend that hasn’t recently travelled overseas or isn’t planning to do so in the near future. In fact, according to research from Roy Morgan released in May, millennials are the most likely cohort in […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Currency . FinTech . Payments
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Nov
12

DIY super funds getting into Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

More do-it-yourself super funds are investing in cryptocurrencies as interest in investing in digital currencies rises among investors generally. While no hard data will be available until later next year when the Tax Office releases figures for the first time on how much cryptocurrency is held by funds, industry players say there are more self-managed […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Bitcoin . FinTech . Investing
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Nov
12

How the open banking API could transform financial services to benefit consumers

Until recently, the idea of waiting a day or two for a bank transfer to reach your account was normal, however consumers are starting to demand immediate and seamless payment alternatives. With upcoming developments in the Australian financial services sector, we should start to see these demands met – if not by banks, then by […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Banking . FinTech
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Nov
09

Equity Crowdfunding: A Fintech Story

  by Steve Kourabas* Digital Revolution The period following the global financial crisis of 2008 has brought with it massive changes to the digital economy. Almost every human interaction, and almost every organisation, has been impacted by the technology boom, which has brought with it new opportunities for innovation and dynamism. Developments in the area […]

By Australian FinTech | FinTech . Investing
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Nov
09

The Perth startup revolutionising small business bookkeeping

John Battley says while day-to-day expenses make up just 10-15 per cent of small or medium-sized business costs, they take up at least half of owners’ bookkeeping time. It’s an issue the Perth-based financial technology veteran said ate into business owners’ precious time and money — which is why he started Penny Inc. Penny Inc […]

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