New Board Appointments for FinTech Australia

Following on from our recent Board election, and in line with the new Company Constitution, the FinTech Australia board has made a number of appointments. (more…)

Australia becomes world leader in fintech adoption

FinTech Australia today welcomed a major report which shows that Australia has among the best fintech market penetration in the world, ahead of other advanced markets such as Hong Kong, Singapore and the United States.

The EY FinTech Adoption Index shows that Australia is now ranked fifth highest out of 20 surveyed markets for fintech consumer adoption. (more…)

Fintech small business lenders support research survey

New research will aim to establish current trends and best practice in the growing fintech lending market to small and medium-size enterprises (SME).

Fintech small business lenders will be surveyed as part of a collaborative research project by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) with industry organisation FinTech Australia and independent SME finance expert Neil Slonim from the BankDoctor.org.

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FinTech Australia releases fintech ecosystem map

Australia’s fintech industry body today released its first member ecosystem map, which helps build domestic and international understanding of the nations fintech strengths and diversity, particularly in wealth generation and lending.

The map lists 119 members of FinTech Australia, along with the nations key financial services regulators.

“The map is arguably the best visual representation yet of our fintech industry, which is the largest startup sub-sector in Australia according to the most recent Startup Muster survey,” said FinTech Australia CEO Danielle Szetho.

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Australian festival to drive Asia-Pacific fintech growth

Australian fintech industry leaders today announced that Melbourne would later this year host a week-long fintech festival, which is expected to be the most influential event of its type in the Asia-Pacific region. (more…)

Blockchain reports to strengthen Australia’s position as world leader

Two new reports from Australian governments leading data innovation research group could cement the countrys position as a world leader in blockchain innovation and development, according to industry group FinTech Australia. (more…)

FinTech Australia elects new board in line with gender, State targets

FinTech Australia members have elected a new board, in line with constitutional changes to ensure gender diversity and representation from a broad number of States are key ongoing planks of the organisations governance. (more…)