FinTech Startups

Mar
07

Power has shifted from banks to consumers: Bendigo Bank MD

A fundamental change in banking has occurred in a relatively short period of time: power has shifted from large financial institutions to consumers. In response, banks need to rethink how they serve their customers. That’s the view of Marnie Baker, managing director, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank. “The times are gone now where the power sits […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Banking . Borrowing . FinTech . Lending . Mortgage
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Mar
01

Australian small cap investors should turn focus to tech

Australian small cap investors should turn their focus to the increased use of technology across the financial services sector, and the investment opportunity it presents, according to DNR Capital. DNR Capital’s Australian Emerging Companies fund portfolio manager, Sam Twidale, said traditional financial services companies in Australia had long benefited from favourable regulation, limited competition and […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | FinTech . Investing
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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
27

Australia’s digital disruptors are invited to enter the Finder Awards 2019

Entries have now opened for the 2019 Finder Awards which celebrate the cutting-edge innovations of Australian businesses. Now in their fourth year, the Finder Awards shine the spotlight on Australia’s disruptors across a range of industries including banking, insurance, property, technology, retail, travel and, for the first time, sustainability. There are 12 categories open for […]

By Australian FinTech | FinTech
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Feb
26

Fintech gold rush tipped as KPMG finds Australian investment hit $842m in 2018

Big four professional services firm KPMG has tipped even more funding will come for Australian fintech players in the wake of new open banking rules and the banking royal commission, despite a huge rise in deals taking spending to $US600 million ($842 million) in 2018. In new local figures derived from its biannual global Pulse […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | FinTech . Investing . Venture Capital
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Feb
25

The royal commission sparked anger at the big banks. Bitcoin’s not the only alternative.

In the wake of the banking royal commission, many people are fed up with the big institutions, and are hunting for alternatives. But the growing number of options — everything from stashing your money under the mattress to investing in cryptocurrency or switching to a credit union — can be pretty overwhelming. And if you’re […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Banking . Bitcoin . FinTech
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Feb
22

Separating fintech from finance: Why we have fintech influencers

They’re becoming more influential than ever. In 2015, when fintech was well and truly in full swing, the first fintech influencer lists started appearing. While this is not when the influencers themselves started popping up, it is when the idea that they could be ranked, tracked and written about took hold. Fintech influencers have remained […]

By Elizabeth Barry | FinTech
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Feb
22

Five tips for getting the most out of your equity crowdfunding campaign, from founders who have been there

Since equity crowdfunding launched in Australia in 2017, startups in their droves have looked to the public to help take their venture to the next level — albeit some more successfully than others. But from the modest to the multimillion, what is it that made the successful raises successful? These founders have all been there, […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | FinTech . Investing
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