FinTech Australia welcomes the Federal governments’ $2 billion package aimed at reinforcing Australia’s small business lending sector. Announced earlier this week, the agreement will see the government lend $2 billion towards packaged small business loans from challenger banks and emerging small business lenders. Read more
Australia has seven fintech companies, five of which are members of FinTech Australia, in the 2018 edition of the Fintech100 report published by KPMG announced on Tuesday, 23 October, 2018. This year, Australia is ranked fourth on the list trailing behind the United States, United Kingdom and China. Read more
Thirty-two leading Australian and New Zealand fintechs will showcase their businesses to global investors at Sibos in Sydney, the most important financial services conference in the world.
Curated by peak industry body FinTech Australia, the Oceania Lounge at Sibos 2018 aims to unveil some of our most promising local startups on a global stage.
Held in a different city each year, Sibos brings over 8000 delegates from financial service and technology companies around the world together to network and discuss major issues. Over 160 companies drawn from 32 countries exhibit as part of the event. Read more
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.
After nearly two years driving the rapid growth of Australia’s fintech industry, Danielle Szetho today announced her resignation as CEO of FinTech Australia.
The FinTech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK) and FinTech Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen the ties between each other’s FinTech industries and lift support for businesses seeking investment, partnerships and expansion into each other’s markets. Read more
A successful AUD$67 million capital raise by US-based consumer finance marketplace Credible on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) illustrates the strong and growing appetite for exposure to fintech by Australian investors.
Credible was founded as a student loan refinancing marketplace in San Francisco in 2012 by Australian-born entrepreneur Stephen Dash.