FinTech Association of Hong Kong Partners with FinTech Australia to Help Encourage Closer Collaboration

The FinTech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK) and FinTech Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen the ties between each others FinTech industries and lift support for businesses seeking investment, partnerships and expansion into each others markets. (more…)

Registration is Now Open for The Second China (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition

This is a major international competition hosted by Shenzhen Municipal Peoples Government.

The worlds most highly talented tech innovators, entrepreneurs and dealmakers will gather at the 2nd China Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition to be held in Shenzhen in April 2018. (more…)

Why 2017 was a turning point for Australian fintech

By Stuart Stoyan, Chair of FinTech Australia

Stuart Stoyan

Australia’s fintech industry had a strong finish to 2017 in a year that saw growth and change that our members can be bullish about.

We now make up about one fifth of the Australian startup industry (according to the latest Startup Muster report) and have among the best fintech market penetration in the world according to EY.

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Sponsorship opportunities for Finnies and research and education program

FinTech Australia has opened up sponsorship opportunities for this year’s Finnies industry awards and an exciting new research and education program.

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Stuart Stoyan is appointed FinTech Australia’s new chair

Stuart Stoyan, who is the founder and CEO of Melbourne-based fintech company MoneyPlace, has become FinTech Australias new chair after the associations founding chair Simon Cant decided to step down.

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Member Showcase for January 2018

Despite the fact it’s still the holiday season, there have been plenty of announcements from our members during the month of January.

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FinTech Australia comment on ATO cryptocurrency taskforce

FinTech Australia and one of its members, Blockchain Global, provided the following comments to InnovationAus in response to media reports that the Australian Tax Office has set up a taskforce to examine tax issues around cryptocurrencies.

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FinTech Australia members out of the blocks on crowdfunding

Three FinTech Australia members – Birchal, Equitise and OnMarket – were first out of the blocks to take advantage of the Australian Governments commencement of legislation supporting the equity crowdfunding of public companies.

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Insurtech Australia co-founds Global InsurTech Alliance

Insurtech Australia today announced the launch of the Global InsurTech Alliance (GITA) a new network of organisations to facilitate global connectivity in insurance innovation. (more…)

Melbourne home to two dedicated fintech hubs

Melbournes growing strength as a fintech destination was emphasised at the close of 2017 with the launch of a new blockchain innovation centre and an announcement that the Victorian Government will back two fintech startup hubs.

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