Month: November 2016

FinTech Australia welcomes the introduction of bill to improve Crowd-sourced Equity Funding Legislation

Today a new bill has been introduced into parliament aimed at improving Australia’s recently created Crowd-sourced Equity Funding, or “Equity Crowdfunding” legislation. FinTech Australia welcomes the introduction of this bill, which represents a substantial step forward in making Australia internationally competitive in this vitally important area. Read more

FinTech Australia welcomes direction of reforms proposed in Productivity Commission Draft Report to put consumers in control

Last week, the Productivity Commission released its draft report into Data Availability and Use. The research examines the costs and benefits of unlocking data held by the public and private sector, and of providing consumers with more transparency and control over Data. This in turn empowers consumers to make more informed decisions, and creates a more efficient, competitive business landscape. Read more

FinTech Australia receives $200,000 funding grant from Federal Treasury to promote Australia internationally as a leading FinTech innovation destination

FinTech Australia, the peak industry body for the Australian fintech industry, has received a much needed $200,000 funding grant from Federal Treasury to promote the emerging Australian fintech ecosystem internationally as a leading FinTech innovation destination. Read more