Here’s a list of member announcements during the month of May.
Australia has its first licensed digital challenger bank, following a decision by a key Australian Government regulator to establish a new pathway to allow these banks to be established.
On 4 May, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) published its new “restricted authorised-deposit taking institution” framework.
The policy head who helped Uber to launch in Australia has been appointed CEO of the association representing fintechs disrupting Australia’s traditional financial services industry.
Brad Kitschke has been appointed as CEO of FinTech Australia.
Australia’s fintech industry has welcomed an Australian Government decision to put the customer first by pushing back against big bank delaying tactics and introducing open banking reforms from mid-next year.
Australia’s fintech industry will benefit from a number of important support measures in tonight’s 2018-19 Australian Budget but will be forced to wait for the big news about the details of Australia’s open banking framework.