Category: Community Post

Australia opens its doors to UK fintech collaboration with mayoral visit

City of London Lord Mayor Charles Bowman with the participants in a Committee for Sydney roundtable held in Sydney on 12 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.

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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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Sponsor our end of year infographic and opinion piece

We have an opportunity for a fintech community leader to sponsor our end-of-year infographic and opinion piece, which will outline the industry’s achievements during the second half of 2017 and predictions for 2018.

Our half-year infographic, published in August, (pictured left) received widespread domestic and international media, and social media attention.

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Comment on Australian Securities Exchange decision to use distributed ledger technology

Below is a comment given to The Australian newspaper on the decision by the Australian Securities Exchange to use distributed ledger technology for its settlement and clearing system for equities transactions.

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When it comes to blockchain and distributed ledger technology, Australia is going beyond the hype and instead developing real solutions and governance for this technology. The ASX announcement is further evidence of this.

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