EOI for Trade Mission CB Insights: Future of Finance

This year FinTech Australia is planning a trade mission to California for the CB Insights: Future of Finance. The mission to the US will include access to the conference, a full-day program and various social and networking events to allow participants to meet with industry partners and other thought leaders. (more…)

Industry Updates: Delegation to the UK and big policy wins!

It’s already mid-February and there is a lot of positive noise about fintech in the community, parliament and the papers. The first of what we hope will be policy inroads for the fintech community passed this week being the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No 2) Bill 2019. The bill allows for the regulatory sandbox to be expanded and for an increased testing period to help fintechs create a minimum viable product to take to market.  Thank you to everyone that has been involved in getting this important piece of legislation passed.

We have so much on the horizon to look forward to – from the Senate Inquiry hearings to two roundtables with Treasury, Regulators and members, and two new submissions. (more…)

FinTech Australia x UK Department for International Trade April 2020 Trade Mission Innovate Finance Global Summit

This year marks the two year anniversary of the UK-Australia Fintech Bridge as such FinTech Australia will be leading a trade mission to Innovate Finance Global Summit (IFGS), supported by UK DIT from 20 – 23 April 2020.

Agenda

Monday, 20 April: IFGS 2020 Day 1

Tuesday, 21 April: IFGS 2020 Day 2

Wednesday, 22 April: International Day, run by Innovate Finance

Thursday, 23 April: Full day program, run by UK DIT (Scaleups only)

Access to the conference is included through the mission. In addition to this, there will be various social and networking events to allow participants to meet with industry partners and other thought-leaders.

The successful UK-Australia Fintech Bridge, launched in 2018 simplifies access in both directions and opens up opportunities for UK and Australian fintechs.

The trade mission will provide opportunities for participants to meet and network with the UK’s world leading financial services ecosystem, and for UK companies to learn more about the exciting fintech innovations and opportunities in Australia.

Applications close Wednesday, 19 Feb

Apply Now

Cost

Scaleups: $1,000
FA Member Corporates: $2,000
Non-Member Coporates: $3,500

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Kickstart the decade with Asia’s biggest disruptors at Money20/20 in Singapore

Money20/20. No, not the year 2020 but perfect, 20/20 vision. As in, see-into-the-future-of-money type vision. Money20/20 brings that future into crystal clear focus, so those in the industry can plan, create, collaborate – and take their businesses forward. 

With that goal in mind, the region’s biggest change-makers are joining the line-up in Singapore, with keynotes including: 

– Douglas Feagin, President of International Business, Ant Financial Services Group – Armand Hartono, Director, PT Bank Central Asia, Tbk – Jason Thompson, CEO, OVO – Jason Gardner, Founder & CEO, Marqeta – Muhamad Fajrin Rasyid, Co-Founder & President, Bukalapak – Anubrata Biswas, MD & CEO, Airtel Payments Bank 

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Apply for Tech23

Could your company be one of the Tech23 in 2019?

As a truly national forum spanning 11 years, Tech23 brings together the Australian innovation ecosystem to celebrate young companies creating great things with deep tech.

Each year Tech23 selects a cohort of 23 young Australian high-growth companies and introduces them to experienced entrepreneurs, founders, investors and potential customers who are interested in their vertical or technology.

Applications close on 23 August so get in quick!

http://tech23.com.au/2019/

Australian UK fintech mission: Lendit fintech Europe

The UKs Department for International Trade (DIT) in partnership with Fintech Australia is looking to bring a delegation of leading Australian fintech companies to London for Lendit Fintech Europe 2019.

LendIt Fintech Europe is the continents Leading Event in Financial Services Innovation. This years event will attract 1,200+ fintechs, banks and investors from Europes most influential companies to learn, network and do business and will take place from 26 – 27 September 2019.

DIT will curate a programme of events to facilitate meetings and introductions to the UK fintech ecosystem. Australian fintechs ready to expand to the UK are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity.

https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200191695&

23rd-27th September 2019
London

 

Go-No-Go

Are you a part of B2B technology start-up looking to expand into the UK?

Newfound, who specialise in scaling ambitious technology companies to new markets, have just launched their Go-No-Go promotion to support businesses looking to launch in the UK. Youll have to be quick to apply as applications close 31st July.

The winning company will benefit from:

– 25,000 worth of market entry support

– A bespoke market validation report

– Market introductions to identified key stakeholders

– 1-week free accommodation for a scheduled UK market visit

Apply now at gonogo.newfound.global

If you have any further questions regarding the programme, please do not hesitate to contact Harry McPhail at harry.mcphail@newfound.global

NAB innovation portal

NAB recently partnered with Israels Bank Leumi and Canada-based CIBC to launch anonline portalthat provides Fintechs with an opportunity to submit partnership proposals directly to the banks.

Through the portal, Fintechs can understand specific customer problems the banks are looking to solve for, choose which banks they want to pitch to and send their proposal directly to the selected banks partnerships team. A response can be expected from banks within seven days.

This is a fantastic opportunity for Australian Fintechs as it not only provides a channel for connecting with the partnerships team within NAB, but also provides an opportunity to scale into global markets by connecting with banks from around the globe.

Check out the portal here:www.globalfintechlink.com

Pitch to Emirates NBD

A unique opportunity has come up for Australian fintechs ready to go international. Apply to pitch to Emirates National Bank Of Dubai (EmiratesNBD).

Austrade is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Australian fintechs to showcase via videoconference capabilities in 3 key areas:
1. Compliance
2. AI (excluding algorithms and chat bots)
3. Cognitive robotics/ automation

EmiratesNBD is one of the largest banks in the region with total assets of AUD 208 billion. The Group has a significant retail banking franchise in the UAE and is a key participant in the global digital banking industry, with over 90 per cent of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. The bank was declared the Most Innovative Financial Services Organization of the Year at the 2017 BAI Global Innovation Awards. The bank currently has 234 branches and 1076 ATMs and SDMs in the UAE and overseas and a large social media following. The Group has operations in the UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom and representative offices in China, Indonesia, Turkey and Mumbai.

Applications will be referred to EmiratesNBD for shortlisting.

Please email Naila Mazzucco for further details on how to apply: Naila.Mazzucco@austrade.gov.au

Exhibit with FinTech Australia at CEBIT 2019

CEBIT is a technology conference and exhibition that explores the impact that digitisation is having on business. They attract a comprehensive range of innovative organisations who showcase the latest in business technology to the varied audience of professionals who attend. CEBIT Australia 2019 will feature a reimagined content program that will help you with key digital transformation issues that will help your organisation innovate and grow. Over 200 expert speakers will deliver keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops and lightning talks.
The event will run from 29th – 31st October at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.
Reach out toRehanif you wish to exhibit at this years CEBIT.