FinTech Startups

Mar
21

Scott Morrison scraps GST on Bitcoin, cuts fintech red tape

Treasurer Scott Morrison said digital currencies such as Bitcoin will be exempt from GST and restrictions on crowdfunding eased, under changes to boost the fintech sector. The government will also reduce tax barriers for venture capital investing in fintech companies and is working with the corporate regulator on a “regulatory sandbox” for start-ups that will […]

By Cameron Dart | Bitcoin . FinTech . Peer-to-Peer . Venture Capital
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Mar
18

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

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

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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Mar
18

Fintech start-up Afterpay plans ASX listing

Fintech start-up Afterpay — backed by legendary corporate raider Ron Brierley and a host of alumni from his former Guinness Peat Group — plans to list on the Australian Securities Exchange to supercharge growth plans after signing up more than 100 retailers to its online e-commerce product in the past nine months. Afterpay, whose backers […]

By Cameron Dart | ASX . FinTech . Payments
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Mar
15

truRating launches in Australia, empowering businesses to capture mass customer feedback at point-of-payment

Award-winning UK-based point-of-payment rating system, truRating, has officially launched in Australia, giving businesses a straightforward and cost-effective way to collect immediate feedback from their customers when they pay. Using the payment terminal, truRating presents customers with a single feedback question, asking them to rate an aspect of their experience using a scale of 0-9 on […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech . Payments
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Mar
15

MEDIA RELEASE: DomaCom

MEDIA RELEASE   For immediate release Monday March 14, 2016   The willingness of more than 4500 mum-and-dad investors to commit more than $70 million to acquire a stake in the iconic S. Kidman & Co pastoral holding demonstrates the huge retail appetite for investment in agricultural assets.   Arthur Naoumidis, chief executive officer of […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech
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