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.
A record number of entries have been lodged for this year’s Finnies – Australia’s only industry-backed fintech awards.
A total of 215 entries were received, well up from the 158 entries in 2017.
Here’s a list of member announcements during the month of April.
We have noticed media reports this morning about a survey by Oracle into Australia’s fintech market penetration, compared to other international markets.
We have not had the benefit of seeing the survey at this time.
Australian corporate regulator ASIC’s commissioner, John Price, has called out “innovation” as a concept about which it is easy to wax lyrical, but “difficult to apply in practice”.
Melbourne is edging closer to Sydney in the world financial centre rankings, according to the just-published March 2018 Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI).
The GFCI – produced by London-based commercial think-tank Z/Yen – is regarded as the pre-eminent ranking index for financial centres across the globe.
FinTech Australia members and partners were among the big winners at the Momentum Media FinTech Business awards held on 22 March in Sydney.
In just my first week as interim CEO, I thought I would write a quick note to members and the broader fintech community.
It’s been another particularly busy few weeks, with some very exciting announcements from our members.