Sydney – 17 January 2019 – FinTech associations from across the Asia-Pacific region have announced the formation of the Asia-Pacific FinTech Network. The new network will facilitate greater collaboration throughout the region and encourage innovation across borders.Read more
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
FinTech Australia, the peak industry body for the financial services, technology and innovation industry today expressed growing concern that further delays in securing the passage of the comprehensive credit reporting bill would hurt consumers and small businesses.
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.
Australia’s fintech industry will benefit from a number of important support measures in tonight’s 2018-19 Australian Budget but will be forced to wait for the big news about the details of Australia’s open banking framework.
The first phase of Australia’s open banking regime should be designed to assist Australians get a better deal on mortgages and credit cards, as well as help overcome responsible lending problems highlighted in the Financial Services Royal Commission, Australia’s fintech industry said today.