Investing in FinTech

Mar
21

Do start-ups stand a chance in the face of ‘crypto winter’?

Cryptocurrencies have lost more than $400 billion from their global market cap over the past 12 months, but despite this Australian start-ups remain determined to weather the fallout from “crypto winter”. “The best time to build something is where there’s a lull in the market,” says co-founder of cryptocurrency investment app Amber, Aleks Svetski. Market tracker […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Bitcoin . Blockchain . FinTech . Investing
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Mar
19

Aussie ETF industry breaks another record

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have continued on their growth trajectory as the Australian ETF industry broke new records last month, with a monthly funds under management (FUM) increase of $2.3 billion, BetaShares’ February Australian ETF Review has said. This figure eclipsed the previous record set in November 2017, and the industry now stands at $44.8 billion. […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | FinTech . Investing
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Mar
19

What’ll Waddle do with $4m injection?

Small business lender fintech start-up Waddle will step up its efforts to crack overseas markets and take a larger share of the big four bank’s local market share after closing a $4 million series A funding round. The funds, sourced from tech venture capital firm Allectus Capital, will be used to grow the fintech’s footprint […]

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

The investment millennials are turning to instead of property

Millennials now make up 29% of all exchange traded fund investors in Australia, compared to 19% five years ago. The number of Australians invested in exchange traded funds (ETFs) continues to rise, with more than 385,000 investors as of October 2018 representing a 20% increase for the year prior. Of these 385,000 Australians invested in […]

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Mar
15

UBank launches world’s first consumer Green Term Deposit certified by the Climate Bonds Initiative

UBank is now offering Australians with a sustainable way to invest with today’s launch of the world’s first Green Term Deposit in the customer space certified by the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI). UBank’s Green Term Deposit is matched to a portfolio of renewable energy projects such as wind and solar power, and low carbon transport […]

By Australian FinTech | Banking . FinTech . Investing
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Mar
12

Aussie online investors grow in Q4, despite volatile markets

Despite a relatively volatile market towards the end of 2018, online traders in Australia were not deterred, leading to an uptick in the population of online investors in the second half of 2018, according to the 2018 2H Online Broking Report by Investment Trends. Specifically, for the six months to December of 2018, the population […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | ASX . FinTech . Investing
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Mar
12

Pintec acquires Australian credit risk solution provider InfraRisk

Beijing-based fintech solutions company Pintec has bought Australian credit risk solution provider InfraRisk. Financial details were not disclosed. Melbourne-based InfraRisk will be a “wholly-owned unit”, and Pintech is looking to get more financial institutions (FIs) through its “SaaS Plus” [Software-as-a-Service] model, and “explore new market opportunities in developed countries”. Nicholas Davies, founder and CEO of […]

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Mar
11

Sydney startup Earnd raises $2.5 million for app that allows you to get paid early

Earnd, a Sydney-based fintech startup, has raised $2.5 million for its app, which allows people to withdraw their wages as they earn them. The investment comes from some big names including NAB Ventures, Pocketbook founders Alvin Singh and Bosco Tan, BPAY CEO John Banfield, and others. Earnd said the money will be used to grow […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | FinTech . Investing . Payments
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