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YBF is recognising diversity in fintech with the return of the Lift Off Awards

- September 20, 2019 2 MIN READ

Tech innovation leaders, YBF Ventures (formerly York Butter Factory), will be holding their second annual Lift Off Awards on November 21. Taking place once again in the Ballroom at YBF Melbourne, the awards will recognise the innovative contributions for entrepreneurs in the fintech landscape. Awards include Innovator of the Year, Collaborator of the Year, Rising Star, Coolest Branding and Star of… Read more »

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CommSec now has a smartphone app for small investors to trade on the sharemarket

- July 26, 2019 2 MIN READ

  Here’s an astonishing number about Australia’s $2 trillion sharemarket: just 4% of people trade online annually, despite the fact that it’s 22 years since the CBA launched CommSec, now the country’s largest online stockbroking firm. So the Commonwealth’s broking arm has taken matters into its own hands try make online trading easier and also… Read more »

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KPMG is looking for the 100 best fintechs in the world

- July 16, 2019 2 MIN READ

  Prospa co-founders Beau Bertoli and Greg Moshal – an Australian fintech success story. Photo: supplied Global advisory firm KPMG is on the hunt for the best fintech startups in the world to compile its annual Fintech100. Nominations close on July 31, with the final list for the 2019 KPMG & H2 Ventures Fintech100 being… Read more »

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Investment management platform Jacobi raises $11 million for European expansion

- July 9, 2019 2 MIN READ

Jacobi co-founders Greg Knox, Tony Mackenzie, and Tanya Bartolini. Source: supplied   The Brisbane investment technology platform has raised AU$11 million from US investors  Client base includes sovereign wealth and retirement funds, and asset and wealth managers with more than $1.5 trillion in assets under management Expands internationally with launch of UK office to target Europe.   … Read more »

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Suncorp is launching a fintech accelerator program

- May 16, 2019 1 MIN READ

Queensland financial giant Suncorp has announced plans for a three-month accelerator program for fintech startups. The Suncorp Digital Incubator Program is a 90-day accelerator offering access to mentors, designers, data/APIs and tech and business experts, at the bank’s Digital Labs in Brisbane. Applications are now open with the program kicking off in June. Chief Information… Read more »

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Afterpay partners with The Finnies

- April 29, 2019 2 MIN READ

Payments disruptor Afterpay rocked the industry when it took out fintech organisation of the year at the Finnies for the second year in a row last year. Now, the global buy now, pay later company has become the first winner to sponsor the Finnies and is a major sponsor for the 2019 Awards.

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Aussie FinTechs wanted for Accenture FinTech Innovation Lab 2019

- April 6, 2019 3 MIN READ

Applications are now being accepted for Accenture’s annual FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific, a 12-week program that helps early- and growth-stage fintech companies accelerate product and business development through mentorship with executives from top financial institutions. The sixth year of the Lab comes after global fintech investments more than doubled in 2018, to US$55.3 billion, led by a… Read more »

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Business lending startup Waddle raises $4 million

- March 19, 2019 2 MIN READ

Sydney fintech Waddle, which provides invoice financing for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) has raised $4 million in Series A funding from Allectus Capital. With the company in 2017 securing a $50 million wholesale facility, the funding will go towards scaling Waddle across Australia and accelerating the integration of its global financial services partners. Founded… Read more »