The 2019 EY FinTech Australia Census is now open. If you are a fintech startup, we encourage you to participate in this year’s census. Help us be better informedinour advocacy work and policy discussions. We willbe sharing the survey link in our next newsletter and onsocials shortly – so keep a look out for that!
The second consultation is open for Treasury for the Open Banking Instrument. Thank you to everyone who contributed. Thesubmission draft is underway andisdue on Friday 12th July.
We are also excited to announce NAB as our new ecosystem partner to showcase partnership opportunities with global banks through their newly launchedinnovation portal.
Austrade has compiled areporton thefintech ecosystem in Latin America. More info below.
My trip to London was a success with a lot of international interest in Intersekt 2019. The conference will take place from October 15th to 17th.If you are interested in partneringwith us or exhibiting at theconference, please reach out to Rehan for more information.
Austrade has compiled thisreport to provide a high-level overview of the fintech ecosystem in Latin America. It looks into potential opportunities, regional forecasts, regulatory frameworks as well as detailing how Austrade can aid in engagement with this market.
National Australia Bank
We are pleased to announce NAB as our new Fintech Australia ecosystem partner.
NABs Digital & Innovation team has a dedicated partnerships team which closely monitors the global fintech market for opportunities to work with ambitious companies to deliver new capability to its customers. The team has recently launched an online portal with two overseas banks to streamline the pitching process between banks and Fintechs (see opportunities section of this newsletter).
We are looking forward to working with the NAB team in a number of areas including our events, providing support and introductions for our members and developing solutions to take to market.
The LendIt Fintech Europe 2019 – Attend or exhibit
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.
The 1:1 networking arena hosts over 2,000 meetings. And, 50 hot topic panel sessions are organized into 4 main tracks: Digital Banking, Lending Innovations, Cutting Edge in Fintech, and SpendIt at LendIt, our new paytech-focused track
Check out their event prospectus for exhibition opportunitieshere!
26th-27th of September
Business Design Centre
Register todayusing code FINAUS15% to save 15%on passes
Intersekt 2019- Opportunity toExhibit
Now in its 4th year, the annual FinTech Industry Conference Intersekt, is the leading and most thought provoking conference. It is the largest gathering of Australian Fintechs, hubs, accelerators, policymakers, regulators, investors and advisors, devoted to examining, discussing and unlocking the potential of Australias Fintech market.
Intersekt 2019 will be better than ever with a 3 day program of leading international and national speakers, free workshops, optional satellite events and extensive networking opportunities with two social functions. We currently have booths available for you to exhibit.
Please reach out to Rehan if you are interested in exhibiting this year!
CEBIT Sydney 2019 – Opportunity to exhibit with FA
CEBIT is a technology conference and exhibition that explores the impact that digitisation is having on business. We attract a comprehensive range of innovative organisations who showcase the latest in business technology to the varied audience of professionals who attend.
Exhibitors are given the opportunity to meet with 14,000 business professionals who are attending to understand thelatest developments in technology. Visitors will be given personalised suggestions for the event based on their interests and exhibitors will be in easy to find zones that will encourage face to face meetings.
29th and 31st October 2019
International Convention Centre
The Paris Fintech Forumwill be back next January 28 & 29, 2020 to host the 5th edition of the two-dayunder the high patronage of M. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.
Expect an outstanding speaker line up, an amazing international crowd of attendees being mostly decision makers (c-level and directors), not to mention more than 100 amazing partners.
28th and 29th January 2020
Applications for speakership are now open for the 2020 Paris Fintech Forum!
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:
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.
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.
The first phase of Open Banking has arrived in Australia! Does a customer need to come to the bank? Physically or Digitally? For many years theres been calls for banking to be flipped on its head, for competition to be increased, for the unfair advantage of the Big Financial players to be levelled out. Regulators globally believe its a fundamental necessity to empower consumers.
Open Banking is set to be a gamechanger, will it deliver on this promise? And what does it mean for you as a consumer? As a Startup? As a Technologist? What opportunities will it bring?
Join us for a night of three expert opinions on Open Banking
July 18th 2019
Level 3, 315 Brunswick St
Fortitude Valley, QLD
5 Steps To Growth: Lessons from TransferWise
TransferWise is excited to present an exclusive masterclass for the Australian business and startup community, featuring TransferWise VP of Growth, Nilan Peiris.
Join Nilan at Stone and Chalk, Melbourne, where he will share TransferWise’s growth journey as well as explain how running an organisation of autonomous independent teams, has enabled TransferWise to scale at supersonic speeds to become Europe’s most valuable fintech.
Stone & Chalk
710 Collins Street
Docklands, VIC 3008
RBI 2019 APAC – DigitalBankingConference
Join us for our hugely successful Banking Innovation Conference (APAC), Hong Kong, 10th-11th of September which will bring together 150+ high-profile speakers and individuals from the leading banks, FinTechs, regulators & tech providers within the region.
The focus will be on how to drive digital transformation through customer-centric open banking and payment innovation strategies. With industry leaders from ANZ Bank, Up, Volt Bank, Archa, Huawei, Morgan Stanley, DBS, HSBC and OCBC leading intense discussions and workshops.
10th-11th of September
Register today at our website using code EB to save $100 on passes or contact us directly regarding partnership opportunities.