News & Analysis

Founders respond to the Senate’s fintech and regtech issues paper

- October 25, 2019 5 MIN READ

Liven co-founder Grace Wong The Australian Senate’s Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology released an issues paper  this week ahead of its inquiry into the sector. The committee will look at the size and scope of the opportunity for Australian consumers and business arising from financial technology (fintech) and regulatory technology (regtech); barriers… Read more »

News & Analysis

EY FINTECH CENSUS: The Hayne royal commission was a blessing, but now money is tight

- October 17, 2019 4 MIN READ

The 2019 EY FinTech Australia Census reveals the Hayne Financial Services Royal Commission was good for the local fintech sector 42% of fintechs say relationships with existing financial institutions improved over the past year 77% of fintechs are now post-revenue and median revenue has grown 80% from 2018 Nearly half report a stronger uptake of… Read more »

Opinion

How fintech put customers back at banking’s core

- October 17, 2019 3 MIN READ

The traditional banking sector has well and truly been disrupted. In a recent PwC report on how fintech is shaping financial services, it estimates the cumulative global investment in the space could exceed 150 billion over the next few years. So, what exactly is it that fintech is bringing to the table to warrant all… Read more »

News & Analysis

This new fintech app lets investors manage their property portfolio on a phone

- October 17, 2019 2 MIN READ

Properlytics, a new proptech platform for property owners to keep track of the value of their investments has been released by Brisbane fintech developer Brodie Haupt. Designed so investors can manage and track the performance of their real estate portfolio and keep all the information at their fingertips, Properlytics saves hours in record-keeping and staying… Read more »

News & Analysis

Australia’s top fintech investors will debate the latest funding trends in Melbourne

- October 16, 2019 2 MIN READ

The most recent trends in fintech investment in Australia will be debated by some of the investors at the forefront of the sector a special Techboard Roundtable in Melbourne this Friday, October 18. Presented in association with Fintech Australia and the Intersekt Festival, the Techboard roundtable discussion will  focus on the future of funding for… Read more »

News & Analysis

‘A LACK OF MOATS’: NY business professor who predicted WeWork’s demise picks apart Afterpay

- October 9, 2019 2 MIN READ

As WeWork began its ill-fated IPO attempt a few months ago, NYU Stern School of Business Professor Scott Galloway delivered several devastating assessments of the business, which many of his predictions coming to pass. In the wake of WeWork’s plumment, Prof Galloway has turned his attention to the fintech startup darlings offering buy now pay… Read more »

Other

Fintech Fair Go Finances changes hands in $20 million deal

- September 24, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Paul Walshe, CEO of Fair Go Finance Perth-based fintech startup Fair Go Finance, has a new owner with Skybound Capital Australia buying a 60% in the business from European parent company MyBucks SA as part of a $20 million investment. Skybound Capital is a global wealth management business, with around AU$1.5 billion in funds under… Read more »

News & Analysis

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 »

News & Analysis

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 »

Prospa
Other

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 »

News & Analysis

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 »