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 »

FinTech Australia General Manager Rehan D'Almeida

Here are the finalists of the FinTech Australia Finnie awards for 2023

- April 17, 2023 3 MIN READ

The finalists for FinTech Australia’s seventh annual business awards, known as The Finnies, have been announced. This year’s awards received over 300 entries from over 250 fintechs across 19 categories, with judges shortlisting 156 finalists. FinTech Australia general manager Rehan D’Almeida said they’re announcing the finalists a bit later than usual due to the deliberation… Read more »

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The Finnies: FinTech Australia launches new ‘positive impact’ award

- January 31, 2023 2 MIN READ

FinTech Australia has announced the new Positive Impact award, which celebrates social impact in fintech. They are now calling for entries for its seventh annual awards.  The Positive Impact award will consider the social, environmental, and economic impact of fintech companies. They introduced the new award to honour work on this within the sector.  FinTech… Read more »

Fintech Australia's head of strategic partnerships Rachel Hopping

Fintech Australia adds strategic partnerships head as Monoova founder joins board

- December 5, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

FinTech Australia has appointed Rachel Hopping as its first head of strategic partnerships. The new role will primarily engage with FinTech Australia’s 400 corporate partners, which include Visa, Mastercard and AWS. Hopping joins FinTech Australia after a two-year tenure at Superhero, joining as Marketing Manager in 2020 before being promoted to Head of Strategic Partnerships. FinTech… Read more »


FinTech Australia appoints Nick Kavass as its first Policy Lead

- July 19, 2022 2 MIN READ

FinTech Australia has appointed former federal government adviser Nick Kavass as its first Policy Lead. Kavass brings nearly a decade of experience across government agencies including The Commonwealth Treasury and ASIC to the role. He most recently served as a policy adviser for former Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Housing Michael Sukkar. The new role… Read more »


Swoop CEO Andrea Reynolds headlines Fintech Australia’s Intersekt

- July 14, 2022 2 MIN READ

Ticket sales for FinTech Australia’s annual conference, Intersekt 2022, have opened, with the event set to repeat last year’s sellout status. FinTech Australia GM Rehan D’Almeida said this year’s Intersekt promises to be the biggest yet, featuring several international speakers, including the founder and CEO of the UK’s leading finance fintech Swoop, Andrea Reynolds, who… Read more »

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A former FinTech Australia intern, Rehan D’Almeida, is now MD, as CEO Andrew Porter resigns after just 4 months

- May 31, 2022 2 MIN READ

FinTech Australia CEO Andrew Porter is stepping down as CEO less than four months after taking the top job. FA chair Simone Joyce announced the news its Sydney-based boss had tendered his resignation today. The member organisation’s head of Strategic Partnerships and Marketing, Rehan D’Almeida, who began at FinTech Australia as a marketing intern five years… Read more »

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FinTech Australia reveals 2022 Finnies finalists

- May 6, 2022 3 MIN READ

The finalists for FinTech Australia’s sixth annual business awards, known as The Finnies, have been announced. More than 290 entries were received for this year’s awards, across 20 categories, with the judges selecting a shortlist of 125 finalists. FinTech Australia CEO Andrew Porter said the calibre of entries continues to rise each year for the… Read more »


Entries for the 2022 Finnies Awards are now open

- February 9, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

There has been some truly remarkable progress in the fintech industry in the past year. We’ve seen records for funding rounds broken, women leaders in the industry excel and a number of companies make significant headway with new technologies and policies. Today, we’re calling on all companies in the sector to put their hand up… Read more »

Andrew Porter

FinTech Australia names investor Andrew Porter as its new CEO 

- February 7, 2022 2 MIN READ

FinTech Australia has appointed financial services investor, advisor and long time executive Andrew Porter as its new CEO. Porter brings more than two decades of experience in the financial services sector to the position, including holding senior roles at three global payments fintechs OFX, World First and TransferMate. FinTech Australia chair Simone Joyce said Porter’s… Read more »

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Australian fintechs now have a map of potential investors

- November 9, 2021 2 MIN READ

FinTech Australia has released a  new map for fintechs detailing investors in the sector. The map showcases investors from across the country, featuring a variety of funders including venture capitalists, angel funds, corporate investors, crowd-funding options and incubators. It’s available for free for people in the fintech and startup communities. The map is free to… Read more »