The first-ever virtual Finnies Awards are just a few weeks away. But there’s one thing that every fintech should do before then, and that’s vote in our first People’s Choice Award. This award gives you, the community, the ability to single out your favourite fintech (from our finalists) and show your recognition of their work.… Read more »
Many in the fintech sector will remember 2020 as a period of tough decision making, hardship and sacrifice. Countless plans for growth have been adapted or scuttled altogether in the name holding the business together, to weather this once in a lifetime pandemic. But by the end of October, we believe we will have a… Read more »
FinTech Australia managing director Rebecca Schot-Guppy appeared before the Senate Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology last week. The committee is investigating the potential and opportunities in FinTech and RegTech for Australian business and consumers and initiatives to promote startups in the sectors. The committee is due to hand down its final report in… Read more »
TransferWise Vice President of Growth Nilan Peiris had one major not-so-secret to the $3.5 billion company’s growth to reveal at the recent launch of Intersekt in Melbourne. Customer evangelism drives growth. In real terms: over 80% of their customers use TransferWise’s service after hearing about it from a friend. TransferWise now has over 5 million… Read more »
Before we get to the good stuff, we wanted to offer context which underscores just how much of an achievement it is to make this shortlist. This year there was a massive 237 entries for the Finnie Awards across all 18 categories (not including Biggest Raise of the Year). That’s 30 per cent more than last year.
The Finnies awards night plays a key role in celebrating our best and brightest and pushing our industry to test its own limits.
Now might be exactly the right time in Australia to start a fintech, but what exactly the best investors are looking for can be a mystery for new founders.