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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.
Fintechs continuing to drive customer centricity - report
“Fintech firms are finding success with a customer-centric focus that fills in gaps left by traditional firms."
Reckon and Prospa hit $10 Million loan milestone for Aussie SMBs
The online lending market in Aus is has grown at unprecedented speeds, demonstrating the demand for quick and fuss-free access to business capital.
Kiwibank Fintech Accelerator announces participants of latest cohort
Companies are using blockchain to manage payments, creating chatbots, helping freelancers fulfil their tax obligations, and much more.
Australia and Hong Kong strengthen 70 year FinTech relationship with MoU
“Partnerships like this are critical to ensuring the sustained success of the global fintech industry."
Bank South Pacific taps Oracle to lead digital transformation project
The bank is implementing Oracle’s FLEXCUBE solution and its Digital Banking Experience product in an effort to drive customer service innovation.
Aus payments fintech Verrency signs long-term agreement with UnionPay
Verrency’s services will be delivered via the UPI Wallet, Union Pay’s innovative API service.
TAS invests in growth by expanding technology leadership team
TAS has appointed five high-level team members to bolster their network engineering, IT service integration and marketing departments.
New Zealand's tech leaders get behind global blockchain platform
“We are too small to do global things on our own.”
Datacom expands fintech footprint with $20m deal
Finzsoft’s professional services team will move to Datacom, although customer contracts will remain with Finzsoft.
Kiwi fintech startups need to focus more on Asian markets
Kiwi startups can learn much from what’s happening in Fintech markets in China, India and Vietnam.
PocketWise helps Kiwis stay on top of their finances
The cloud platform compares a wide range of financial products from different New Zealand banks and financial service providers...
Trans-Tasman fintech bond tightened with refreshed focus on innovation
The FMA announced its decision to allow personalised robo-advice services in New Zealand.
Global fintech investment growing - report
Venture capital investments in fintech suggest that the gradual increase witnessed since 2014 has now shown a spurt in 2017.
Fintech disrupting international payments industry by ditching SWIFT network
InstaREM’s service differentiates itself in two ways: it’s transparent about the cost, and doesn’t take a cut of the money transferred as fees.
Innovation or irrelevance: The price of digital disruption
Amazon is just the latest guise of the combined business threats of innovation and competition in the marketplace.
Intersekt fintech festival promises world-first gender equality commitment
The decision is part of an ongoing campaign to drive increased levels of female participation in Australia’s most important startup sector.
IDC names top 10 fastest growing fintech companies in A/NZ
The companies were evaluated across key metrics such as addressable market, customer adoption, investments, chance of survival, and innovation.
Aussie fintech shaking up invoice finance and factoring announces NZ expansion
Waddle grants businesses a real-time view of available funding, with an automatic drawdown of funds against unpaid invoices.
Sydney charges ahead as a global FinTech leader, Melbourne not far behind
"Sydney’s recognition as a Global Leader is well deserved and long overdue."
Fintech redefining traditional rental bonds via digital profiles
"Trustbond recognises a person’s digital profile as an asset, putting money back in tenants’ pockets to spend on the things that matter to them."
Fintech startup helps Kiwis invest $7m for retirement
Ilumony monitors publicly available KiwiSaver funds to deliver financial advice to users online.