FinTech

Banks shadow box with online business lenders

Banks are courting a rash of new online lenders that have moved quicker than their giant rivals to use technology to give better deals to small businesses.Prospa has been quietly building its small business loan book for two years. It is one of several local and international players discussing mutually beneficial deals with banks that […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . Borrowing . FinTech
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Feb
11

CoinJar to put brakes on Bitcoin volatility | The Courier-Mail

Australian Bitcoin start-up CoinJar has taken on one of Bitcoin’s chief criticisms, allowing consumers and businesses to bypass the cryptocurrency’s volatility and peg its price against a currency of their choice.Hedged Accounts was unveiled on stage at Europe’s biggest financial technlogy conference Finovate, and means that for example if a user holds $400 worth of […]

By Cameron Dart | Currency . FinTech . Payments
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Feb
10

Coinjar to reveal Bitcoin volatility salve

Australian bitcoin exchange Coinjar will unveil plans to fix the value of the highly volatile cryptocurrency for its clients and offer conversion to a range of different currencies at a financial technology conference in London on Tuesday as it moves to compete with remittance providers. From late Tuesday, Coinjar joins a number of other bitcoin […]

By Cameron Dart | Currency . FinTech . Payments
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Sep
01

Australia’s FinSuite joins Asia-Pacific fintech accelerator program

Australian startup FinSuite has been selected as one of eight companies to participate in the 2014 FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific accelerator program. The lab was launched by Accenture in June, in collaboration with some of the world’s biggest financial intuitions and supported by Cyberport and Airbnb. The program nurtures early-stage companies from around the world […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech
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