News & Analysis

Financial advisers are backing a crowdfunding campaign for an $11 million independent ratings startup

- July 5, 2019 3 MIN READ

Adviser Ratings CEO Mark Hoven and MD and co-founder Angus Woods. Source: supplied Sydney-based independent financial advice rating and data startup Adviser Ratings has turned to crowdfunding as it seeks to respond the banking royal commission’s findings into conflicts of interest in the sector. The Series A raise through equity crowdfunding platform Birchal launched publicly… Read more »

Profiles

FinTech startup Map My Plan helps users reach their money goals without linking them to other financial products

- February 24, 2016 4 MIN READ

From the first budget apps to apps helping users build solid investment portfolio, fintech startups have done a lot to make financial planning and investing accessible to a wider audience that may not necessarily have the means to engage professionals to handle their money. However, many of these services, like traditional financial planners, link advice to associated financial products, taking a commission.