FinTech Australia’s Focus Areas for ASIC Regulatory Sandbox CP 260 Submission

FinTech Australia is calling out to the Australian FinTech community to contribute their thoughts and experiences to ASICs Regulatory Sandbox Consultation Paper 260. (more…)

Building fintech castles in ASIC’s regulatory sandbox the play we need

This piece originally appeared in The Australian on June 14, 2016. View the original here.

When peer-to-peer lender MoneyPlace built its founding team no one anticipated that it would take 18 months to gain regulatory approval. Thats a long time in limbo for any business but for a start-up a delay of this length can be crippling. (more…)

Why the Fintech Regulatory Sandbox is a Game Changer

Today ASIC released its consultation paper on the regulatory sandbox to our Fintech
Melbourne community.

It provides details of the plan that allows early stage fintech startups to test their products on
customers. (more…)

PRESS RELEASE: FinTech Australia appoints Danielle Szetho as CEO to connect and support Australia's FinTech Ecosystem

FinTech Australia, Australias national FinTech Association, is pleased to announce the appointment of Danielle Szetho as its Chief Executive Officer. The appointment was made by the Associations Committee. (more…)

Call for comments on Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) Reform

FinTech Australia has been invited to represent the Fintech industry as a member of the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) Stakeholder and Operations Forum. With a Government response to a review of the Personal Property Securities Act under development, now is the ideal time for FinTech Australia to bring the voice of the Fintech sector to the discussion. (more…)

PRESS RELEASE: FinTech Australia Welcomes the Treasurer’s response to the FinTech Australia Reform Priorities

Today Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison MP formally announced the governments response to FinTech Australias Reform Priorities Paper. FinTech Australia is thrilled to see the government boldly committing to support FinTech Australias ambition of making Australia the leading market for FinTech innovation and investment in Asia by 2017. (more…)

ANNOUNCEMENT: FinTech Australia seeks its founding CEO – Applications Close April 4th 2016

FinTech Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation with a vision to make Australia the number one market for FinTech in Asia. Founded in November 2015, our membership base comprises over 50 startups, venture capital funds, hubs and accelerators across Australia that specialise in FinTech. We have seven committee members based in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. (more…)

PRESS RELEASE: FinTech Australia elects its founding Committee

FinTech Australia, a national association for the Australian FinTech Startup community, has announced the election of its founding Committee:

  • Simon Cant, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Reinventure, has been appointed President
  • Charlotte Petris, Founder and CEO of Timelio, has been appointed Vice President
  • David Ball, Australian Director and Country Manager of Yodlee, has been appointed Secretary
  • Nick Motteram, Co-Founder and Managing Director of On-Market BookBuilds, has been appointed Treasurer
  • Alex Scandurra, CEO of Stone and Chalk; Stuart Stoyan, Founder and CEO of MoneyPlace; and Jack Quigley, Founder and CEO of CrowdFundUp have been appointed to the governing Committee

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PRESS RELEASE: Announcing the launch of FinTech Australia, an Association for Australian FinTech Startups

Today Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison MP formally announced the launch of a FinTech Advisory Group to work with the government on financial services policy reform. This represents the culmination of many months of effort by members of the FinTech community, who have worked with the government, and Treasury in particular, to make FinTech a national priority. (more…)

FINTECH AUSTRALIA SUBMISSION: Fintech Australia policy discussion paper on Tax Incentives for Early Stage Investors

Fintech Australia Incorporated (Fintech Australia) provides this submission to support the policy development work of the Australian government following the release of the above noted policy discussion paper. (more…)