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Digital payments taking over Oz - threat or opportunity?
A report by Roy Morgan shows that over 70% of Australians are using at least one digital payment a year, with Gen X and Millennials leading the charge.
APAC FinTech network launches to encourage cross-border innovation
Nine associations formally launched the network by signing a Statement of Intent at the Asian Financial Forum event in Hong Kong.
Rewired: Meet the teams in Xero's new coworking space
The tenants include business analysis firm Futrli, payment platform GoCardless and UK digital bank Revolut.
NZ has a bright future in fintech
“We are seeing a real openness to open banking and a number of the banks have 20 or 30 collaborative Fintech projects on the go.”
APAC banks aim to use open source to enhance agility
“Open source is increasingly seen as a gateway to quick innovation."
Fintech startup Hnry extends oversubscribed pre-seed capital raise
Wellington-based fintech startup Hnry’s pre-seed capital raise was so popular that it was oversubscribed by $100,000 within days of launch.
Exclusive: The opportunities and challenges for Kiwi tech companies
"Many Kiwi companies start in NZ but innovate for the global market, this comes with a big set of challenges."
Fintech NZ drums up support for UK-NZ tech opportunities
“While New Zealand currently exports around $1.6 billion of traditional products to the UK, the big growth opportunity is hi-tech."
NZ-UK fintech collaboration could shake up traditional finance sector
If New Zealand and the UK collaborated on fintech projects, what kinds of challenges would we face and how could regulations shape our activities?
Exclusive: SWIFT payments boss on how fintech will impact businesses
Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with SWIFT head of Oceania Bill Doran to discuss how payments are changing on a global scale.
Insurtech a win-win for insurers and customers, expert says
“The insurance sector is also testing new technologies to better assess or manage their risks," comments InsurTech chair Jason Roberts.
Blockchain technology projects will be shelved from 2018 - GlobalData
While blockchain technology will have lost much of its gloss by 2025, it will have found its way into the heart of many key business processes.
Kiwi investment startup Sharesies celebrates one-year milestone
Online investment platform sees 15,410 customers sign up and $15.7milestone invested in 12 months.
Rackspace achieves AWS Financial Services Competency
The company demonstrated expertise with AWS and passed an assessment of their solutions in order to receive the designation.
Fintech Innovation Challenge finalists announced
Each finalist will have six minutes to present, followed by a four-minute Q&A session with a panel of industry experts.
Kiwi agritech startup flourishes with homegrown legal marketplace
Looking to disrupt the kiwifruit industry, Acuris Systems employed the services of a fellow Kiwi startup's online legal marketplace.
KPMG, CBA and Microsoft partner to simplify SMB business management
The venture is the first time a professional services firm, a bank and a technology company have come together in Aus to start a fintech venture.
Moment of truth for fintech accelerator participants
“The startups this year are a step up again from the ventures involved in the inaugural accelerator."
NZ crypto platform startup aiming to raise $1million
The company will use the money to grow its New Zealand user base before setting its sights on international expansion to markets such as Singapore.
Australia grants first banking license to fintech startup
Restricted licensees can call themselves a “bank” but cannot “actively” conduct business and have two years to become fully licensed.
NZ fintech sector growth outpacing rest of the world
The global average is 31 to 33% and New Zealand is growing at 48.5%.
Fintech Australia begins hunt for new CEO as Danielle Szetho steps down
"It is now time to hand over the organisation to a new CEO as the sector matures and the organisation scales to the next stage of growth.”
Rise of the super apps – shaping the future of finance
Money 2020 look at the evolving state of the financial services industry and the rise of super apps.
Finance services ready to spend for customer ID tech - Research
A Forrester Consulting study has revealed that 79% of financial service firms are willing to pay to improve customer identification and experience.