The female founders and executives from Brighte, Paypa Plane, Athena Home Loans and Adatree are among the biggest winners of the annual FinTech Australia Finnie awards. For the first time in the six-year history of the Finnies, women received all of the top awards. Katherine McConnell, CEO and co-founder of Brighte, and Simone Joyce, CEO… Read more »
It’s a case of fourth time lucky for Fintech Australia’s annual Finnies awards, which are being held tonight, October 13, after covid outbreaks and lockdowns in NSW and Victoria saw them postponed four times. From the original date in June, to July, and then moving it September in the hope that Sydneysiders could join the… Read more »
Fintech Australia has announced it will postpone the annual Finnies awards until September to give Sydney-based fintechs the chance to be part of the celebrations. It’s the second time rolling COVID-19 lockdowns have forced the date to shift. Originally scheduled for June 9, The Finnies awards then moved to July 21, after Victoria went into… Read more »
Airwallex took out four major awards at the 2020 Finnies, including the top prize, Fintech Organisation of the Year and the People’s Choice Award. The company also received the Excellence in Payments award, while the Melbourne-based global unicorn’s co-founder and president, Lucy Liu, was named Emerging Fintech Leader of the Year. Airwallex and Athena Home… Read more »
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 »
Fintech Australia board members at The Finnies (l-r), Lauren Caplin of Reinventure, Simone Joyce of Paypa Plane, chairman Alan Tsen, GM of Stone & Chalk Melbourne, Carla Harris of Longevity, Melissa Mack of MoneyPlace, GM Rebecca Schot-Guppy, and Tim Dean of Credi.com. Up Bank, Airwallex and Afterpay are among the major winners of the 2019… Read more »
Often the best fintech innovations seem incredibly simple but deceptively complex to implement and maintain and grow. In fintech there can be a fine line between disruption and breaking the law, as the Australian financial services industry is heavily regulated for the benefit of protecting consumers. This is just one reason why law firm… Read more »
Brighte founder and CEO Katherine McConnell has been named Australia’s fintech leader of the year and Afterpay the fintech organisation of the year at the second annual Finnie Awards.