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WeMoney wins 3 Finnies at the FinTech Australia awards

- June 8, 2024 2 MIN READ

WeMoney was the biggest winner at the annual FinTech Australia Finnie Awards, taking home the silver in three categories, including the People’s Choice Award for fintech of the year. The annual awards, which recognise the best in Australian fintech, saw FrankieOne take home the top gong as Fintech Organisation of The Year award, while digital… Read more »

Rehan D'Almedia

FinTech Australia is holding a second Consumer Data Right Summit featuring CDR’s ‘godfather’ Scott Farrell

- May 21, 2024 2 MIN READ

Following the massive success of its inaugural CDR (Consumer Data Right) Summit last year, FinTech Australia will run its second gathering in Sydney to start the new financial year. The CDR summit at The Hilton in Sydney on Wednesday, July 3, will showcase local and international experts, policy makers, founders and builders discussing the future of… Read more »


Here are the finalists in Fintech Australia’s 2024 Finnies awards

- April 22, 2024 3 MIN READ

FinTech Australia has announced the finalists for Australia’s most prestigious annual fintech business awards, The Finnies. This year’s awards attracted more than 322 entries across 19 categories, resulting in shortlist of 154 finalists. The Finnies are judged over two rounds by more than 70 experts from the fintech ecosystem. The first round saw around 30 judges… Read more »


Fintech Citro launches rewards program for retirees, saving up to $1500 a year

- March 20, 2024 2 MIN READ

Fintech Citro has launched a rewards program for Australians around retirement age, offering savings from more than 200 retailers. AMP-backed Citro launched in 2023 and already has more than 75,000 members on its platform. They receive tailored content and insights to help them take control of their finances as they approach and manage their retirement.… Read more »

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL60

Airwallex gets into Formula 1 with McLaren

- February 8, 2024 2 MIN READ

Global payments fintech Airwallex has signed a multi-year partnership deal with the McLaren Formula 1 team, joining the likes of Google Cloud, Chrome, Salesforce and Dell as backers of the recently refreshed F1 cars. McLaren’s 2024 challenger, the MCL38, will be revealed on February 14 ahead of the ahead of the season opener in Bahrain this… Read more »

Rehan D'Almedia

FinTech Australia has teamed up with Westpac and ANZ for a reverse pitch event 

- February 1, 2024 2 MIN READ

FinTech Australia has holding a reverse pitch event later this month in a collaboration with major banks ANZ and Westpac, as well as fintech investor 1835i. The initiative will see ANZ and Westpac share selected problem statements across banking-related areas such as sustainability, payments and fraud and scams for fintech startups to tackle as part… Read more »


Airwallex sets up for IPO by 2026

- January 15, 2024 2 MIN READ

Airwallex, the Melbourne-born fintech unicorn, is preparing to list publicly over the next two years according to one of its cofounders. The international payments business, last valued at US$5.5 billion (A$8.5bn) when it raised US$100 million in late 2022, turns 10 next year, having raised US$902 million in the seven years since it was founded… Read more »

Malia Forner

EY’s annual fintech census finds the number of new startups emerging has dropped dramatically

- November 29, 2023 5 MIN READ

Australian fintechs are looking offshore for success, hampered by the funding climate and regulatory complexity account to the latest EY FinTech Australia Census. The eighth census, a collaboration between Ernst & Young and industry group FinTech Australia, reveals a mature sector that overall is performing well. A record 88% of respondents said they are post-revenue,… Read more »

ConnectID MD Andrew Black

Fintech Australia Payments Plus launches a digital ID that protects you data from hackers

- October 17, 2023 2 MIN READ

While the federal government trundles along with the roll out of a national digital ID framework, Australian Payments Plus (AP+), the consortium fintech backed by BPAY, eftpos and NPP Australia, has developed its own solution to tackle verification, fraud and identity theft, ConnectID. ConnectID lets people verify their identity to third parties without having to repeatedly… Read more »

BNPL, Afterpay, Klarna

Buy now pay later is turning into a massive problem, rather than solution, for younger New Zealanders, trapping them in debt

- September 7, 2023 4 MIN READ

There are few stores without an Afterpay logo displayed on the door, or that don’t offer Laybuy at their online checkout. And these schemes are particularly popular with younger consumers. But what price might these buyers be paying for the conveniences of buy now, pay later? Our new research investigated how young New Zealand adults… Read more »