Fintech

Afterpay shares crashed through the $100 barrier after announcing a savings account deal with Westpac

- October 20, 2020 2 MIN READ

Shares in Melbourne-based buy-now-pay-later fintech Afterpay are up more than 5% in the first hour of trade this morning to top $100 after the company announced it had signed a deal with Westpac to offer savings accounts and cash flow tools to its Australian customers. The partnership will allow Afterpay (ASX:APT) to provide Westpac (ASX:… Read more »

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E-billing startup Link4 lands an Australian Treasury contract to speed up invoice payments

- September 21, 2020 2 MIN READ

An Australian Government promise to pay its suppliers faster has led to a collaboration between an e-invoicing startup from South Australia and the federal Treasury. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, invoice delivery service provider Link4 will connect Treasury with the Pan-European Public Procurement Online (PEPPOL) network, allowing the government department to instantly receive invoices from… Read more »

Funding

Swedish fintech Klarna is now the world’s 4th most valuable fintech after US$650 million raise

- September 15, 2020 2 MIN READ

Swedish buy now pay later (BNPL) fintech Klarna is now Europe’s most valuable fintech – the 4th most valuable globally – following a US$650 million equity raise that values the business at US$10.65 billion (AU$14.54bn). The latest valuation nearly doubles the US$5.5 billion valuation following a US$460 million raise in August 2019. The round was… Read more »

News & Analysis

Billionaire miner Andrew Forrest is getting into fintech

- July 13, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Western Australian mining magnate Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest is moving into the fintech space, backing consumer-to-business payments startup Azupay, taking an undisclosed majority stake through his investment company Tattarang. Azupay is the first and only to go live on the New Payments Platform (NPP), which is being implemented by the NSW Government’s Department of Customer Service.… Read more »

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News & Analysis

Square’s former Australian boss is launching a business payments fintech with $6.3m seed raise

- June 30, 2020 2 MIN READ

A former executive from Jack Dorsey’s payments company Square is launching a new payments and financial services fintech targeting business. Melbourne-based Zeller, founded by Ben Pfisterer and Dominic Yap, has landed $6.3 million in seed funding led by Square Peg Capital, which previously invested in fintechs such as Stripe, Airwallex, Prospa and Athena, alongside Apex… Read more »