Australia’s fintech industry association today welcomed a new report which finds that small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are continuing to turn to fintech and other non-bank lenders for their growth fund needs.
After nearly two years driving the rapid growth of Australia’s fintech industry, Danielle Szetho today announced her resignation as CEO of FinTech Australia.
After two years of helping to drive the rapid growth of the Australian fintech industry, FinTech Australia is looking for a new CEO to lead the charge.
FinTech Australia aims to serve the national fintech community through a range of services and programs aimed at advocacy, support, education and network development. We have successfully driven the fintech agenda across the nation, resulting in real, positive change in areas such as Crowdfunding, Digital Currency regulation and Open Data.
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, FinTech Australia and theBankDoctor.org today joined forces to release a report which outlines the steps taken by fintech lenders to increase transparency and disclosure.
Below are some significant announcements from our members during the month of February 2018:
Fintech ties between Australia and the United Kingdom were strengthened last week when the London Lord Mayor Charles Bowman travelled down under with a fintech business delegation.
Mr Bowman met with various government and business leaders, regulators, and trade bodies in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. He discussed his plans for the City of London to be a home away home for Australian fintech startups.
FinTech Australia today welcomed news that the Australian Government will legislate to empower customers by requiring banks to allow these customers to access their own data.
“An open banking regime is key to giving consumers more choice of financial services providers, a greater understanding of their financial standing and overall more control over their financial future,” said FinTech Australia chair Stuart Stoyan.
Australia’s fintech industry today called for the speedy approval and implementation of private company equity crowdfunding legislation to help more Australian small-to-medium sized businesses to access the funds they need to grow.