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Time for fintechs to shine – nominations for 2017 Fintech 100 open
The annual Fintech 100 includes both the leading 50 established fintechs and the most intriguing 50 "emerging stars” around the world.
New deal seeks to make China more accessible for AU businesses - and vice versa
“This agreement provides Hong Kong businesses with the opportunity to engage themselves in the Australia market."
Aussie fintech promises to deliver 22-second home loan approvals
By delivering the first genuinely online and fully automated home loan, Tic:Toc hopes to redefine the way customers secure home finance.
Khonology: Competition or collaboration between fintech and banks?
"Many new fintech enterprises have come about as a direct result of people’s inability to access funds or resources through more traditional methods."
Australia - world leaders in FinTech adoption, ahead of U.S & Hong Kong
“Fintech is no longer just an industry with future potential - it is now an industry which is delivering great on-the-ground outcomes."
Fintech startup launches pocket Kiwisaver advisor
Ilumony monitors publicly available KiwiSaver funds in New Zealand to deliver financial advice to users online, helping to optimise their returns.
FinTech Australia maps the industry's ecosystem
"The map is arguably the best visual representation yet of our fintech industry, which is the largest startup sub-sector."
Open banking - Australia, behind the eight ball, report says
Many understand that Open Banking is the new normal, but they are still unclear about how to proceed.
Victorian government reinforces focus on fintech, announces new hub in Melbourne
The proposal comes on the back of the government’s announcement of Melbourne’s first fintech festival later this year.
Intersekt festival to drive Asia-Pacific fintech growth
Intersekt will run from October 27 until November 3 and will be held in partnership with FinTech Victoria, York Butter Factory and Next Money.
Collaboration, not competition - key to success for Aussie FinTech sector
The report finds that technology giants such as Apple and Amazon threaten the emerging FinTech industry and Australia’s traditional banking sector.
Separating fintech noise from reality - Gartner
The ongoing hype around fintechs affects bank CIOs’ ability to engage with them.
New Aussie RegTech strategy set to accelerate industry
In the report, regtech is defined as technology that helps businesses comply with regulations efficiently and inexpensively.
Blockchain consortium R3 raises US$107m to fund financial distributed ledger infrastructure
Investors include major banks worldwide such as Bank of America, Barclays, Nordea, BNP Paribas Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and Societe Generale.
AgriDigital & Prospa amongst top winners at the Australian FinTech Awards
We reveal the full list of winners at the Australian Finnie Awards.
Fujitsu embarks on new SaaS venture in Japan with APAC up next
Fujitsu has entered new territory by commencing sales in Japan of cloud-based solutions for lending and leasing businesses - with APAC next.
58 finalists vie for top spot at Australian Fintech Awards
58 finalists were chosen from 158 award entries across 30 categories, but who will win the Australian Finnies this year?
APIs – the key to collaboration between fintech and traditional finance institutions
APIs provide the necessary security, governance, and scalability, while still allowing the rich enablement users require.
Australian budget reaffirms commitment to fintech industry
Australia is hoping to establish a regional fintech advantage in a fast-moving global environment.
Major fintech funding round highlights importance of Asia-Australia connections
Airwallex held what is believed to be the biggest Series A capital raise for any Australian non-lending fintech company, backed by Asian investors.
Kiwi fintech startup wins international social enterprise award
Banqer received the Economic Citizenship Education Award at the Global Inclusion Awards ceremony in Berlin, a first for NZ companies.
Mobile payroll service makes life easier for small agritech businesses
Simply Payroll recently signed a strategic partnership with Federated Farmers providing free set up, training and support for the mobile service.
Kiwibank fintech accelerator teams progressing well in lead up to Demo Day
Two months into Kiwibank’s Fintech Accelerator, we catch up with programme manager Rosie Wall on how teams are doing in the final stretch.
Startups: You’re hogging the FinTech limelight, says PwC survey
PwC’s New Zealand Global FinTech Report says that startups are taking up too much of the limelight when it comes to FinTech.