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Fintech disrupting international payments industry by ditching SWIFT network
InstaREM’s service differentiates itself in two ways: it’s transparent about the cost, and doesn’t take a cut of the money transferred as fees.
Innovation or irrelevance: The price of digital disruption
Amazon is just the latest guise of the combined business threats of innovation and competition in the marketplace.
Intersekt fintech festival promises world-first gender equality commitment
The decision is part of an ongoing campaign to drive increased levels of female participation in Australia’s most important startup sector.
IDC names top 10 fastest growing fintech companies in A/NZ
The companies were evaluated across key metrics such as addressable market, customer adoption, investments, chance of survival, and innovation.
Aussie fintech shaking up invoice finance and factoring announces NZ expansion
Waddle grants businesses a real-time view of available funding, with an automatic drawdown of funds against unpaid invoices.
Sydney charges ahead as a global FinTech leader, Melbourne not far behind
"Sydney’s recognition as a Global Leader is well deserved and long overdue."
Fintech redefining traditional rental bonds via digital profiles
"Trustbond recognises a person’s digital profile as an asset, putting money back in tenants’ pockets to spend on the things that matter to them."
Fintech startup helps Kiwis invest $7m for retirement
Ilumony monitors publicly available KiwiSaver funds to deliver financial advice to users online.
Fintech startup attracts record investment at Flux Accelerator Demo Day
Genoapay allows ten weekly payments at no cost for the services like automotive, dental and vets which people need.
Australia Post launches commerce hub to help SMBs go and grow online
AlphaCommerceHub provides a single API and consolidated user interface to easily connect merchants to the full range of commerce services.
Sydney at the heart of Australian fintech industry – KPMG
60% of all fintech companies in Australia are basing themselves in Sydney.
Time for fintechs to shine – nominations for 2017 Fintech 100 open
The annual Fintech 100 includes both the leading 50 established fintechs and the most intriguing 50 "emerging stars” around the world.
New deal seeks to make China more accessible for AU businesses - and vice versa
“This agreement provides Hong Kong businesses with the opportunity to engage themselves in the Australia market."
Aussie fintech promises to deliver 22-second home loan approvals
By delivering the first genuinely online and fully automated home loan, Tic:Toc hopes to redefine the way customers secure home finance.
Khonology: Competition or collaboration between fintech and banks?
"Many new fintech enterprises have come about as a direct result of people’s inability to access funds or resources through more traditional methods."
Australia - world leaders in FinTech adoption, ahead of U.S & Hong Kong
“Fintech is no longer just an industry with future potential - it is now an industry which is delivering great on-the-ground outcomes."
Fintech startup launches pocket Kiwisaver advisor
Ilumony monitors publicly available KiwiSaver funds in New Zealand to deliver financial advice to users online, helping to optimise their returns.
FinTech Australia maps the industry's ecosystem
"The map is arguably the best visual representation yet of our fintech industry, which is the largest startup sub-sector."
Open banking - Australia, behind the eight ball, report says
Many understand that Open Banking is the new normal, but they are still unclear about how to proceed.
Victorian government reinforces focus on fintech, announces new hub in Melbourne
The proposal comes on the back of the government’s announcement of Melbourne’s first fintech festival later this year.
Intersekt festival to drive Asia-Pacific fintech growth
Intersekt will run from October 27 until November 3 and will be held in partnership with FinTech Victoria, York Butter Factory and Next Money.
Collaboration, not competition - key to success for Aussie FinTech sector
The report finds that technology giants such as Apple and Amazon threaten the emerging FinTech industry and Australia’s traditional banking sector.
Separating fintech noise from reality - Gartner
The ongoing hype around fintechs affects bank CIOs’ ability to engage with them.
New Aussie RegTech strategy set to accelerate industry
In the report, regtech is defined as technology that helps businesses comply with regulations efficiently and inexpensively.