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How the consumer data right could be as revolutionary as plumbing – and also make personal information safer and easier to share

- September 19, 2023 4 MIN READ

Back in 2017, The Economist published a headline that became a meme. It said data had become the new oil. By that it meant that the world’s biggest and most profitable companies no longer worked with oil, as they had throughout the 20th century, but with data. By 2022, three of the world’s five most… Read more »

Sherlok CEO Adam Grocke

Mortgage rate fintech Sherlok raises $3.4 million

- July 3, 2023 2 MIN READ

South Australian customer retention fintech Sherlok has raised $3.4 million to help mortgage brokers get better home loan deals for their clients. The round was led by VC Rampersand, with participation from Investible and its Club Investible syndicate, supported by Paloma and Common Sense Ventures.  A pioneering use case of open banking from the three-year-old… Read more »

Rehan D'Almedia

FinTech Australia and open banking companies want the federal government to sort out a consumer data right roadmap

- May 30, 2023 3 MIN READ

Australia’s roll out of open banking under the consumer data right (CDR) is stalling ahead of the third anniversary of its introduction, with industry lobby groups and the fintech sector calling on the federal government to put in place a long sought-after roadmap for CDR implementation. FinTech Australia and the Financial Data and Technology Association… Read more »


Consumer data right startup TrueLayer puts Australian operations on hold

- November 22, 2022 2 MIN READ

UK software startup TrueLayer has halted Australian operations just 18 months after its arrival. TrueLayer’s software is an intermediary for other startups looking to use the data available under the the Consumer Data Right (CDR) and open banking regime to develop new fintech products. While the British fintech unicorn’s API platform currently processes more than… Read more »


Consumer data startup raises $7.5 million in Series A

- August 15, 2022 2 MIN READ

Queensland consumer data right startup Biza.io has raised $7.5 million in a Series A. The round led by OIF Ventures and Jelix Ventures in the first raise for the Brisbane fintech after five years of bootstrapping. Biza helps banks, financial institutions, energy retailers and others in the CDR space with Software-as-a-Service solutions for both data… Read more »


A major bank has been fined for failing to share customer details under the Consumer Data Right

- July 13, 2022 2 MIN READ

Complaints from the fintech sector that some major banks have been slow to get with the program when it comes to open banking have proved true with the competition watchdog slapping a $133,200 fine on the Bank of Queensland. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued the penalty and infringement notice against BoQ for allegedly… Read more »

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The Australian government wants feedback on the next steps in open finance from the Consumer Data Right

- March 15, 2022 2 MIN READ

Consultation on expansion of the Consumer Data Right (CDR) to open finance has been kicked off by the Australian government.  A consultation paper released today calls for public input on datasets to be considered from non-bank lending providers, offering fintechs the chance to develop innovative consumer use cases.  Earlier this year, the federal government announced… Read more »

Brenton Charnley, CEO – Australia & New Zealand, TrueLayer

In 2021, the Consumer Data Right train finally left the station. But where is it going? And when will it get there?

- December 22, 2021 4 MIN READ

Open banking in Australia is the first train to leave the station under the Consumer Data Right (CDR). This past year has been critical in laying the tracks.  We have 72 banks registered by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) with the status of Data Holder, so they can now supply data. This covers… Read more »

Rob Hale

Regional Australia Bank’s Rob Hale signs on as head of banking at TrueLayer

- November 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Former Regional Australia Bank (RAB) chief digital officer Rob Hale has joined TrueLayer as the fintech’s Head of Banking. Hale, a banking technology expert, championed the Consumer Data Right (CDR) at RAB, helping make it the first Australian bank to be both a Data Holder and unrestricted Accredited Data Recipient. “It’s been great to be involved… Read more »

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How open banking is helping fintechs thrive

- September 1, 2021 3 MIN READ

The fintech ecosystem is booming and is showing no signs of slowing down. Research from KPMG showed that, despite being in the middle of a pandemic, there has been an increase in the number of fintechs active in Australia, with 733 FinTechs recorded. Investment in Australia’s FinTech sector has also soared, with US$1.4 billion invested… Read more »