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May
23

Understanding the SME mindset

In 2017, the number of business owners turning to their primary bank for a loan declined 14%. Scottish Pacific CEO, Peter Langham, explains why brokers are uniquely positioned to capitalise The latest SM Growth Index by Scottish Pacific paints a clear picture of SME owners, their pain points, and their funding needs and intentions. For brokers, […]

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May
22

Think you’ve innovated? Enter the finder Awards 2018 to show ‘em what you’ve got

We’ve seen our fair share of fintech innovations over the past few years. From robo-advice to peer-to-peer (P2P) lending to Blockchain, innovation has been offered in spades within the Australian marketplace. The finder Awards 2018 celebrates excellence in local business innovation by recognising creativity and impact across key industries including banking, property, retail, travel and […]

By Australian FinTech | Banking . Blockchain . FinTech . Peer-to-Peer . Robo-Advice
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May
22

Bank limitations create opportunities for non-bank lenders

Winners and losers from new bank regulations Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of an economy, but given the changes to bank regulations the sector is increasingly a ‘loser’. In Australia, SMEs employ around 70% of the workforce and produce around 55% of business economic activity. However, two key changes continue to […]

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May
22

RateSetter Australia extends green deal

RateSetter Australia has announced an 18-month extension to its green loan marketplace. The UK peer-to-peer lender’s Australian subsidiary is working with the Australian government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to bring clean energy borrowers and investors together. The marketplace was seeded with AUS$20m from the CEFC and provides affordable finance options to Australian homeowners and […]

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May
08

Westpac says fintech partnerships paying off

Westpac’s $100 million investment in the Reinventure venture capital fund is paying off for the bank, according to group CEO Brian Hartzer. Reinventure has made 20 investments in areas including distributed ledger technology, payments, data analytics, digital currencies, social networking and P2P lending. Those investments are increasingly a strategic asset for Westpac, Hartzer told a […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Banking . FinTech . Payments . Peer-to-Peer . Venture Capital
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Apr
26

P2P lender’s growth due to consumer ‘rebellion’

Peer-to-peer lender RateSetter has attributed its recent rapid growth to consumers actively rebelling against the big banks. The company has just passed the milestones of 10,000 investors and $250million in loans and says it is thanks to the Royal Commission’s scrutiny of the four major lenders. Research amongst RateSetter’s investor base has found that long-term […]

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Apr
19

Crowd2Fund prepares to cross fintech bridge to Australia

Leading P2P lending platform Crowd2Fund are launching an Australian office by becoming one the first UK-based companies to utilise the new ‘FinTech Bridge’ between the UK and Australia. The Enhanced Cooperation Agreement, signed in March 2018 between the FCA and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), will make it easier for regulated FinTech companies […]

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Apr
13

N2N Connect buys a stake in Australian peer-to-peer lender

N2N Connect Bhd has agreed to acquire a 28% stake in an Australian peer-to-peer lending company for AU$2.8mil (RM8.33mil) cash. The company told the stock exchange today that the acquisition of OurMoneyMarket Holdings Pty Ltd is not expected to have any “material effect” on its earnings and net asset for the financial year ending Dec […]

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