wealth management

Jul
06

Stockspot lowers fees but reduces honeymoon period

Robo-adviser Stockspot has halved the period of its free introductory offer for savers with less than $10,000 but has compensated clients with lower fees thereafter. Stockspot has reduced the initial fee-free offer for savers with small balances to six from 12 months. Thereafter, instead of charging a $77 annual advice fee plus a 0.92 per cent management fee, the automated advice platform has introduced a flat $79.20 annual management fee. The new fee model comes as competition in the robo-advice sector heats up, with recent launches of competitors such as Superstash and Six Park, which is backed by former federal finance minister Lindsay Tanner, founding head of the Future Fund […]

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Jul
01

Ignition Wealth superannuation tools drive superfund engagement

Ignition Wealth is Australia’s leading provider of superannuation tools and calculators. Since 2010 our tools and calculators have been used by superannuation funds to drive member engagement and provide excellence in client experience.   “With 750,000 members served over the past six years we know that user friendly tools and calculators hold the key to powerful member engagement. Our technology allows superfund clients and prospective clients to do their financial homework while becoming comfortable with the superfund. This leads to a solid growth in the superfund’s business.” Mark Fordree, CEO, Ignition Wealth.   The Ignition Wealth wealth management solutions are hosted on the superfund’s own website or mobile app. Recognising […]

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Jun
24

1st Annual Australian FinTech Awards 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the 1st Annual Australian FinTech Awards 2016! FINTECH INNOVATION IN PAYMENTS – Afterpay FINTECH INNOVATION IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (ROBO ADVICE) – Owners Advisory by Macquarie Group FINTECH INNOVATION IN LENDING (FOR FINTECH) – SocietyOne BEST INNOVATION IN CYBER-SECURITY & ANTI-FRAUD – Entersoft BEST FINTECH COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN – Acorns BEST RESEARCH IN FINTECH – Panalitix BEST FINTECH-BANK COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR – OnDeck Capital’s partnership with CBA FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR – Daniel Foggo of RateSetter FEMALE FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR – Loretta Joseph of the Sydney Stock Exchange FINTECH CTO/CIO OF THE YEAR – Glenn Riddell of RateSetter INSURE-TECH STARTUP OF THE YEAR – […]

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Jun
23

Blockchain more than hype: Nikko AM

Speaking on a panel at the Bloomberg buy-side forum, Nikko Asset Management managing director Sam Hallinan described blockchain as “the new facilitator”, one that is set to drastically improve efficiency in the sector. “It could be deemed hype, but it could also be the biggest change to asset management in years,” he said. Blockchain’s capacity to list and reconcile transactions and trades represents a marked shift from traditional methods, which rely on several phonecalls and paperwork, Mr Hallinan said. “The current method of reconciling trades hasn’t changed in 40 years,” he added. According to Mr Hallinan, the change to retail market interaction triggered by robo-advice is significant, and he noted […]

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New platform makes switching easier for SMSFs

Term deposits are the latest sector of finance to feel the push of digitisation with the launch of Cashwerkz’ platform, which offers a quick and simple way for investors to manage term deposits. Cashwerkz chief executive, John Edginton, said that cutting the time that is spent on switching and managing deposits was the key for attracting self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) customers and advisers. “The time and paperwork required to open or switch term deposits was a major disincentive and prevents many investors from achieving the best market return,” he said. “Cashwerkz customers only need verify their identity once, and then have the flexibility of switching between different term deposits.” The […]

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The ten year gap in financial services technology

In my estimation, technology in traditional financial services lag other industries by about a decade. Having trouble remembering what your online life was like in 2006? Here’s a benchmark: Facebook, Twitter, and the iPhone are each more than 10 years old. Sure, the word fintech has been all the rage the past couple of years, but it’s not a good sign when the word “tech” is wrenched into a moniker to explain what the companies involved actually do. We don’t refer to Uber as “taxitech,” just like we don’t think of Airbnb as “hoteltech.” It just works. It’s how we live. I’m not sure who coined the term fintech, but I can confidently say it’s been popularised […]

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Fintech to launch ‘lite’ money management tool

Moneysoft — a revamped version of a leading PMF tool — will be launched for financial advisers, mortgage brokers and superannuation funds next quarter. Moneysoft Lite has been developed to support advisers who are implementing cashflow management systems by providing client engagement tools. Moneysoft head of operations, Jon Shaw, said that the development of Moneysoft Lite would include new and enhanced functionality available in the flagship cloud-based Moneysoft solution. Set to include an intuitive interface to guide users, automated account balances, bespoke report delivery and share data control, the PMF will customise how clients can benefit from cashflow-based advice. “Moneysoft Lite will help advisers capitalise on the mounting interest in […]

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May
16

Rubik to Partner with MyState on Digital Banking Transformation

MEDIA RELEASE: Rubik Financial Limited (ASX: RFL), a leading technology company delivering innovative banking, wealth and lending solutions to the financial services industry, has been selected by MyState Limited (ASX: MYS), a diversified financial services group, to partner on the transformation of their digital channels and customer experience offering. Rubik’s technology solution, which will go live in August, will enable MyState to offer their customers a superior digital experience, including access to MyState’s products and services from the device of their choice (desktop, smartphone or tablet) via the operating system of their choice (iOS, Android, Windows), and at the time of their choice. Iain Dunstan, Chief Executive Officer of Rubik, […]

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