A year in review for FinTech Australia

When FinTech Australia first launched in February 2016, it had just over 50 founding members, less than two months of runway in our bank account and a shaky concept of what the future would hold.

Just over a year later, I think our community can be justifiably proud of what weve achieved, so weve prepared an infographic outlining our milestones. (more…)

457 Visa Changes – What you need to know

In a sudden announcement yesterday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that the Government will abolish the Subclass 457 Temporary Skilled Work visa and replace it with a new work visa that tightens controls of temporary skilled migration. The changes are aimed at improving the integrity of the visa system and putting Australians first.

What do these changes mean for your business, and what do you need to think about right now to respond to these changes? (more…)

Government visa changes a disaster for innovation agenda and startup community

The Australian Governments changes to the skilled visa policy are a disaster for Australias startup community, stopping small innovative firms from overcoming yawning skills shortages, an industry group said today. (more…)

New award to recognise female fintech leaders

A new award has been created to celebrate the contribution of women to Australias fintech industry, amid concerns that only one in eight fintech leaders are females. (more…)

FinTech Australia supports crucial moves to increase banking competition

Australias fintech industry today threw its support behind proposals to increase banking competition by making it easier for new market entrants to get bank licences and access bank-held customer financial data. (more…)