FinTech Startups

Sep
21

Bit Trade gears up to launch Australia’s first currency-backed stablecoin in partnership with Emparta

Australia’s longest standing digital currency exchange, Bit Trade, has announced a partnership with blockchain company Emparta to design and launch the country’s first Australian Dollar-backed stablecoin. Stablecoins are digital currencies pegged to a reserve or stable asset such as fiat currency and are used for trading and exchange-related purposes. Commenting on the announcement, Bit Trade […]

By Australian FinTech | Currency . FinTech
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Sep
21

The app increasing your super while you spend

A new phone app is helping people get big returns on their retirement savings, and Nine News has revealed how you can start earning NOW with as little as five dollars. A new app called Raiz is helping consumers use their spare change to boost retirement savings through an easy-to-manage investment account. And former financial […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | FinTech . Investing
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Sep
21

How is fintech regulated and have we got it right?

One of the big questions yet to be answered when it comes to fintech is: how do we effectively regulate the industry? Normally, banks, credit unions or any other company that lends money comes under Responsible Lending regulations, and any institution that accept deposits need to be on the government’s list of Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | FinTech
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Sep
20

Digital banking and neobanks

If all you’ve ever known is dollarmites and the big four, the idea of an online bank may seem a bit intimidating to you. But as banks roll out new app features and handy online services, the reliability of online banking grows, and makes room for digital banks and neobanks to emerge. If you’re curious […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Banking . FinTech
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Sep
20

Sydney fintech Frollo scores $65,000 grant to take “Fitbit for finance” app to the next level, and reduce stress for Australians

Fintech startup Frollo has taken home a $65,000 grant from the MetLife Foundation, having been named best financial solution for low- to moderate-income Australians at MetLife’s Inclusion Plus competition for its gamified personal finance solution. Established in 2016, North Sydney-based Frollo is a personal finance app that uses gamified features to help users identify and […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | FinTech
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Sep
20

‘The clock is ticking for banks’: Morgan Stanley warns banks need to up their game before they get disrupted

Banks need to transform themselves or they’ll be left in the dust by new fintech companies, according to a new report. With fintech companies raising $58 billion globally in the first half of 2018, banks are feeling more pressure than ever to spend on their own technology. This is compounded by the fact that fintech […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Banking . FinTech
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Sep
20

Fintech 101: Core concepts for the future of banking

Everyday it feels like someone, somewhere has coined a new banking term. But as Australia continues to take big steps towards innovation, the average Aussie might feel left in the dark when it comes to understanding what’s in store for the future of banking. So to keep you in the loop with all the latest […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Banking . FinTech . Investing . Payments . Robo-Advice
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Sep
19

Brave fintech MoneyMe to test the market

Trying to list a financial services company while a royal commission into banking is going on is not for the faint-hearted, but it does not appear to be preventing small financial technology lender MoneyMe from attempting the move. Moneyme.com.au offers personal loans, cash loans, short-term loans and fast cash advances and is attempting to launch […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Borrowing . FinTech . Lending
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