FinTech

Oct
26

Helping Kids Become Financially Savvy

It’s rare to meet a person who has never experienced anxiety about money, at least once in their lifetime. For many of us, it all comes down to a lack of knowledge. But imagine if you were well-educated in the basics of money, from childhood? That’s the intention behind fintech start-up Piggy – a digital […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . FinTech . Payments
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Oct
26

ASX considers blockchain for clearing and settlement

Bitcoin’s much-lauded transaction record, blockchain, is being seriously considered as a replacement for the Australian Securities Exchange’s clearing and settlement system. Managing director Elmer Funke Kupper said the ASX, which is in the middle of replacing its trading systems, had a once-in-a-generation opportunity to install the best technology, and blockchain could reduce cost, save time […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . Bitcoin . FinTech
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Oct
23

The FinTech future is here

Viewing the below chart of web searches, you could be forgiven for thinking that fintech has only really emerged in the past year. But the financial services sector has been innovating with technology for centuries – so why has it got so big recently? Source: Google The coming together of financial services and technology is […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . FinTech . Insurance . Robo-Advice
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Oct
22

Pin Payments is happily perched in Perth

Nearly every day someone will tell Grant Bissett that he should move his startup away from Perth. All-in one multicurrency payment platform Pin Payments has been based in the Western Australian capital since its inception while running business development out of Melbourne, and co-founder and CEO Bissett has remained steadfast in staying put in his […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech
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Oct
22

The need to be shrewd in the property boom

It’s said that buying a property is one of the most stressful life events. Further, mortgage lender incompetence, bank and finance problems are in the top 20 most stressful aspects of selling a property. For two people, those frustrations spawned the next big idea to hit the FinTech industry. Mandeep Sodhi, a loyal customer to […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . Borrowing . FinTech
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Oct
22

What You Really Need To Know About Working In Fintech

This is a great article to read if you’re thinking of working for or an Australian FinTech company From the outside, the tech industry can look like a homogenous sector, populated either by entrepreneurial whiz kids or bearded computer ‘geeks’. However, as with most industries, once you get beneath the surface, it becomes clear that […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech
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Oct
21

Turnbull promises national digital identity, fintech committee

The federal government has adopted the majority of recommendations made in last year’s financial systems inquiry report, promising to deliver a national federated digital identity framework and a public-private sector innovation committee for the financial sector. In its long-awaited response to the December 2014 report, tabled today, the federal government also said it would ask […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech . Investing
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Oct
20

Fintech marriage spawns next-gen platform

Advisers can now automatically track their clients’ bank, superannuation and investment account balances, determine the optimal way to invest funds and monitor a client’s financial progress with a new integrated money management, debt recycling and strategic advice platform made possible by the collaboration of two leading fintech companies. Cloud-based technology providers Moneysoft and Prospera have […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech
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