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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 […]

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Sep
21

Affinity takes Scottish Pacific on first trip into the $4s

Affinity Equity Partners is offering more than $600 million for debtor finance company Scottish Pacific. Street Talk understands the private equity firm’s indicative bid values Scottish Pacific in the “mid to high $4s” a share range, and was made subject to due diligence, funding and the sorts of approvals usually seen when a buyout firm […]

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Sep
18

What’s the deal with equity crowdfunding, and should I do it?

What’s changed? The updated legislation passed on September 12, including an amendment from Labor which means it will come into effect in 28 days. Equity crowdfunding will now be available to private companies, but there are still some restrictions. Companies must have less than $25 million in turnover and gross assets, and funds raised will […]

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Sep
18

AI, VR and fintech in focus as Microsoft takes on its first Aussie start-ups

Artificial intelligence and financial services based start-ups provide the majority of the first cohort of global tech giant Microsoft’s first Australian accelerator program. The program, known as ScaleUp, was announced in February and targets start-ups that have typically received initial funding and are looking to expand. It promises to help fast-track their growth by linking […]

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Sep
17

Are ICOs here to stay? Despite plunging crypto prices and faltering companies, blockchain startups stay bullish

It’s official: the more than 80% decline in cryptocurrency prices over the past eight months has officially trumped the dot-com bust of the early 2000s. Back in the year 2000, the Nasdaq Composite Index’s plunge came in at 78% from peak to trough as share prices for tech companies collapsed. Cryptocurrency poster child Ethereum’s crash […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Blockchain . FinTech . Investing
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Sep
17

Raiz Invest brings financial insights to life with Facebook chatbot

Raiz Invest, the mobile-first micro-investing platform, has today launched a chatbot to improve the user experience. Customers can ask Ashlee chatbot specific questions about their account or the financial markets and get general customer support. Much like a personal fitness coach, the aim is to help Australians have a healthier relationship with their finances. With […]

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Sep
17

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Create Your Own Cryptocurrency

Introduction Did you know, there are different forms of money? Not just real and counterfeit. Those categories were relevant in the 20th century. Now we have Cash money, digital money or money that can be accessed through online mediums, and plastic money which refers credit cards and debit cards. But in the last decade, the […]

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Sep
17

IOOF offloads AET Corporate Trust unit for $51.6 million

IOOF Holdings Limited has entered an agreement to sell its fully owned subsidiary, AET Corporate Trust, to financial technology and infrastructure company Sargon for $51.6 million. AET Corporate Trust has approximately $30 billion of funds under supervision and the move by IOOF follows the firm’s governance, culture and conflicts of interest management coming under scrutiny […]

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