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NZ-UK fintech collaboration could shake up traditional finance sector
If New Zealand and the UK collaborated on fintech projects, what kinds of challenges would we face and how could regulations shape our activities?
Exclusive: SWIFT payments boss on how fintech will impact businesses
Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with SWIFT head of Oceania Bill Doran to discuss how payments are changing on a global scale.
Insurtech a win-win for insurers and customers, expert says
“The insurance sector is also testing new technologies to better assess or manage their risks," comments InsurTech chair Jason Roberts.
Blockchain technology projects will be shelved from 2018 - GlobalData
While blockchain technology will have lost much of its gloss by 2025, it will have found its way into the heart of many key business processes.
Kiwi investment startup Sharesies celebrates one-year milestone
Online investment platform sees 15,410 customers sign up and $15.7milestone invested in 12 months.
Rackspace achieves AWS Financial Services Competency
The company demonstrated expertise with AWS and passed an assessment of their solutions in order to receive the designation.
Fintech Innovation Challenge finalists announced
Each finalist will have six minutes to present, followed by a four-minute Q&A session with a panel of industry experts.
Kiwi agritech startup flourishes with homegrown legal marketplace
Looking to disrupt the kiwifruit industry, Acuris Systems employed the services of a fellow Kiwi startup's online legal marketplace.
KPMG, CBA and Microsoft partner to simplify SMB business management
The venture is the first time a professional services firm, a bank and a technology company have come together in Aus to start a fintech venture.
Moment of truth for fintech accelerator participants
“The startups this year are a step up again from the ventures involved in the inaugural accelerator."
NZ crypto platform startup aiming to raise $1million
The company will use the money to grow its New Zealand user base before setting its sights on international expansion to markets such as Singapore.
Australia grants first banking license to fintech startup
Restricted licensees can call themselves a “bank” but cannot “actively” conduct business and have two years to become fully licensed.
NZ fintech sector growth outpacing rest of the world
The global average is 31 to 33% and New Zealand is growing at 48.5%.
Fintech Australia begins hunt for new CEO as Danielle Szetho steps down
"It is now time to hand over the organisation to a new CEO as the sector matures and the organisation scales to the next stage of growth.”
Rise of the super apps – shaping the future of finance
Money 2020 look at the evolving state of the financial services industry and the rise of super apps.
Finance services ready to spend for customer ID tech - Research
A Forrester Consulting study has revealed that 79% of financial service firms are willing to pay to improve customer identification and experience.
Fintechs continuing to drive customer centricity - report
“Fintech firms are finding success with a customer-centric focus that fills in gaps left by traditional firms."
Reckon and Prospa hit $10 Million loan milestone for Aussie SMBs
The online lending market in Aus is has grown at unprecedented speeds, demonstrating the demand for quick and fuss-free access to business capital.
Kiwibank Fintech Accelerator announces participants of latest cohort
Companies are using blockchain to manage payments, creating chatbots, helping freelancers fulfil their tax obligations, and much more.
Australia and Hong Kong strengthen 70 year FinTech relationship with MoU
“Partnerships like this are critical to ensuring the sustained success of the global fintech industry."
Bank South Pacific taps Oracle to lead digital transformation project
The bank is implementing Oracle’s FLEXCUBE solution and its Digital Banking Experience product in an effort to drive customer service innovation.
Aus payments fintech Verrency signs long-term agreement with UnionPay
Verrency’s services will be delivered via the UPI Wallet, Union Pay’s innovative API service.
TAS invests in growth by expanding technology leadership team
TAS has appointed five high-level team members to bolster their network engineering, IT service integration and marketing departments.
New Zealand's tech leaders get behind global blockchain platform
“We are too small to do global things on our own.”