FinTech Australia renews call for additional tax benefits for startup collaboration following release of major innovation review

Australias fintech community today renewed its call for additional tax benefits for companies and research institutions that collaborate with startups to create growth and jobs, in the wake of the release of a major review into Australias innovation eco-system. (more…)

FinTech Australia welcomes the introduction of bill to improve Crowd-sourced Equity Funding Legislation

Today a new bill has been introduced into parliament aimed at improving Australias recently created Crowd-sourced Equity Funding, or Equity Crowdfunding legislation. FinTech Australia welcomes the introduction of this bill, which represents a substantial step forward in making Australia internationally competitive in this vitally important area. (more…)

FinTech Australia supports implementation of new AML/CTF framework

Australias growing FinTech sector is reliant on an efficient and quick implementation of the new Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism financing Act, Rules and Regulations (AML/CTF Regime) which should make provisions for new technologies such as digital currencies, digital currency exchanges and digital wallets. (more…)

Opinion: Testing Digital Advice Algorithms

The below opinion piece is in response to a recent submission by the Financial Planners Association in response to ASIC’s Robo Advice Consultation Paper 254. (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…)

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…)

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…)

FINTECH AUSTRALIA SUBMISSION: FinTech Australia Recommendations for Reform of the Australian Financial Services

The following document has been prepared in consultation with Fintech Australia, the national financial services technology industry body, for the purposes of providing the Department of Treasury with clear recommendations for financial reform that would improve the operating environments for Fintech companies, in turn boosting the Australian economy.

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Making Australia Lucky by Design; A Call to Action to Support FinTech

The Financial Services industry is on the cusp of disruption. Technological innovation, rapidly changing consumer expectations, and the attractiveness of large profit pools have made this disruption imminent as FinTech ventures gather pace. (more…)