The Finnies, Rebecca Schot-Guppy

FinTech Australia launched a LinkedIn talent marketplace to help displaced tech workers find new jobs

- April 14, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

FinTech Australia has launched a talent marketplace for Australian fintechs on LinkedIn, in a project backed by Tier One People. The marketplace, run through LinkedIn Groups, aims to connect candidates with prospective employers and help any talent displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic find new opportunities. Even before the project went live this week, leading Australian… Read more »


Fintech Assembly Payments is launching e-commerce joint venture with UK banking giant Standard Chartered

- February 12, 2020 2 MIN READ

British banking multinational Standard Chartered is launching a joint venture company with fintech Assembly Payments to develop next generation payment solutions for the US$29 trillion e-commerce sector. The deal is a major coup for Assembly Payments, which launched in Melbourne in 2014, began providing online payment solutions with escrow services for marketplaces and platforms, before… Read more »


5 things you should know about tech today

- February 10, 2020 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Monday team. Here’s what we’ve seen.   1.  iFined for slowdown The French version of the ACCC, the DGCCRF, has fined Apple €25 million (AU$41m) for the 2017 iOS update that slowed down older iPhone models. Apple’s sin was not slowing down the phones, which the company claimed was to prolong the life of… Read more »


Judo Bank is on the hunt for another $400 million

- February 6, 2020 2 MIN READ

Judo Bank, the nascent fintech for SMEs, is once more on the hunt for cash, hoping to find another $400 million in a round 3 capital raise, just seven months after it set the Australian record for private funding for a startup round, with the same figure.  The digital bank’s round 2 was initially meant… Read more »


Marketing is not magic: the real secret to the global growth of fintech unicorn TransferWise

- September 2, 2019 2 MIN READ

TransferWise Vice President of Growth Nilan Peiris had one major not-so-secret to the $3.5 billion company’s growth to reveal at the recent launch of Intersekt in Melbourne. Customer evangelism drives growth. In real terms: over 80% of their customers use TransferWise’s service after hearing about it from a friend. TransferWise now has over 5 million… Read more »

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Meet this year’s Finnies finalists

- May 7, 2019 2 MIN READ

Before we get to the good stuff, we wanted to offer context which underscores just how much of an achievement it is to make this shortlist. This year there was a massive 237 entries for the Finnie Awards across all 18 categories (not including Biggest Raise of the Year). That’s 30 per cent more than last year.