FinTech

Oct
29

Do you run a start-up that needs a co-workspace? These incubators want you

A batch of old and new co-working spaces and incubators are on the hunt for Sydney start-ups. As part of the StartupWeek Sydney festival, some of Sydney’s best-known start-up businesses opened their doors to give a rundown of the pitch process, business model and culture fit. Source: Do you run a start-up that needs a […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech
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Oct
29

Has fintech dropped the brand awareness ball?

Has fintech dropped the ball when it comes to brand building? Have we spent too much time developing great products and not enough time spruiking them? If recent research by East & Partners is anything to go by, then yes, yes we have. The study found 39 per cent of micro and SME businesses couldn’t […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . FinTech . Investing
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Oct
29

Fintech could close $2 trillion SME funding gap

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) worldwide are struggling for funding from traditional sources, opening up a significant business opportunity for financial technology (fintech) operators. According to a new white paper from the World Economic Forum (WEF), fintech companies are already leading the way in disrupting the financial services space, and are eyeing up the $2 […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . FinTech
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Oct
29

Six trends shaking up transaction banking

Fintech We are in the middle of a digital revolution, evident in the rise of fintech companies and technologies. For the first time, new technology such as Blockchain and Cloud based solutions were very visible at SIBOS (Swift International Banking Operations Seminar) and technology was the most talked about topic everywhere you went. Despite the […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . Bitcoin . Borrowing . FinTech
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Oct
28

Five bank fees likely to disappear thanks to technology

WHEN you look closely, you may be surprised at how many bank fees, charges and costs you incur; as a result of their cosy oligopoly, Australian banks have become the most profitable in the world, collecting $29 billion in profit in 2015 or $1600 from every adult Australian. This financial year, bank profits are expected […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . Bitcoin . Borrowing . FinTech . Peer-to-Peer
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Oct
27

Peer-to-peer lenders attract investors with double-digit returns

Savers are earning almost 10 per cent a year by lending online through banking’s answer to eBay. Peer to peer or P2P lenders, to use their cyber-savvy name, are auction sites for potential lenders and borrowers who bid an amount and an interest rate. The biggest are RateSetter​, aimed at ordinary investors, and SocietyOne​, which […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . Borrowing . FinTech . Investing . Peer-to-Peer
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Oct
27

Banks back focus on technology skills, start-up investor tax incentives

A federal Liberal MP says the government is considering effectively abolishing capital gains tax for investments in very-early-stage companies. Federal Liberal MP David Coleman, a former technology entrepreneur and venture capital investor, says the government’s innovation statement is considering changes to the tax system to encourage investment in start-up companies and seek to lift technology […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . FinTech . Investing . Venture Capital
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Oct
27

Four steps to make Australia a fintech powerhouse

There are four policy mechanisms every Australian state and federal government should be “majoring in” in order to build a globally competitive fin tech industry, according to the CEO of fintech hub Stone and Chalk, Alex Scandurra. He says Australia has all the basic ingredients, but lacks critical mass and the cultural focus that has […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech
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