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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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FinTech Australia launches regulatory map for global fintech companies looking to expand Down Under

- September 30, 2021 2 MIN READ

FinTech Australia has released a new tool for early-stage and global fintechs expanding into Australia that offers clear guidance on the country’s financial services licensing laws. Created in partnership with law firm K&L Gates and Austrade, the regulatory map is a global first and aims to greatly ease overseas companies’ expansions into Australia and assist… Read more »

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Fintech Australia says the sector should set a minimum benchmark for paid parental leave of 12 weeks

- September 16, 2021 2 MIN READ

FinTech Australia has released an industry policy featuring guidance after consulting with the sector, setting out best practice for parental leave entitlements. The policy says employers should offer 12-week paid parental leave at full pay, including superannuation, with partners entitled to two weeks parental leave at full pay. Under the Fair Work Act, employees (including… Read more »

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Entries to The Finnies are closing soon

- March 19, 2021 2 MIN READ

Entries for Fintech Australia’s annual Finnie Awards are closing in less than two weeks on March 30. There are now 20 categories in total, including the Excellence in Open Data award, for how companies are managing and controlling their data, and a Hall of Fame award to commemorate a company that has made a lasting… Read more »