New Australian regulatory technology strategy a strong platform for growth, industry groups say

A new report released by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) creates a strong platform to help Australia become a world leader in regulatory technology, two industry groups said today. (more…)

Winners of inaugural Finnies awards announced

The head of a trail-blazing agricultural supply chain solutions company and the joint CEOs of an influential Australian small business lender have been crowned by their peers as Australias fintech industry leaders for 2017.

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Global FinTech Leader of the Year candidates

As part of the Finnies, we’ve opened voting for our Global FinTech Leader of the Year award. This award recognises an individual from the Global FinTech community who has demonstrated a commitment to innovation that directly and positively impacts Australia, and also improves the delivery of a financial service to businesses or consumers using technology. (more…)

Australian budget a big boost for Australian fintech

Open financial data reforms, reduced barriers for banking licences, an expanded regulatory sandbox and digital currency tax cuts are among the major initiatives in the 2017-18 Australian budget welcomed by Australias fintech industry body. (more…)

International flavour to Australian fintech award judges

A stellar range of judges from diverse international and domestic backgrounds will be choosing the best and brightest in the Australian fintech environment as part of the inaugural Finnie awards being announced on 24 May. (more…)

Stockspot secures Series B funding

– Leading robo-advice firm raises a further $3 million
– Powerhouse investors back Australias leading digital investment adviser
– Funds will be used to continue developing the product and grow clients

Stockspot, Australias leading digital investment adviser (robo-adviser) and fund manager, has today announced it has closed a $3 million dollar capital raise. (more…)

Major funding announcement shows strength of Australian-Asian fintech links

AUSTRALIAs fintech industry today welcomed news that major international investors, including from China, had backed a $US13 million capital raising for a Melbourne-based payments company. (more…)