FinTech

Oct
13

Fintech 100 is looking for the next global fintech innovators

Nominations are open for inclusion in the ‘Fintech 100’ list, which will recognise leading fintech innovators from around the world. The list is being compiled by Australian-based fintech investment firm, H2 Ventures in collaboration with KPMG International’s global fintech practice. Fintech Innovators was established to analyse the fintech space globally. The Fintech 100 will include […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech
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Oct
13

PromisePay to propel payments for Airtasker start-up | The Australian

Australian online marketplace start-up Airtasker has recruited Westpac-backed fintech firm PromisePay to power its transactions. PromisePay, which recently secured funding from Westpac’s Reinventure Fund, as well as 99 designs co-founder Mark Harbottle, Australian venture capital firm Rampersand and US fintech venture capitalists Cultivation Capital, works with marketplaces and on-demand platforms in the US and Australia […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech . Payments
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Oct
12

INDX.GURU is the latest fintech startup looking to decode the stock market and be a champion for everyday investors

From Simply Wall St to Stockspot and StockLight to FirstStep, many Australian startups have emerged in the past few years attempting to decode the stock market, make it more accessible to investors of all ages and experience levels and offer an alternative option to paying financial advisors exorbitant fees to manage investment portfolios. The latest […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech
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Oct
12

Fintech firm GetCapital ties up with China’s Alibaba | The Australian

In its last financial year, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba generated $US394 billion ($537bn) of transactions on its platforms as businesses around the world sourced and sold a bewildering range of goods. It is the sort of number that has not been missed by the swarm of new fintech (financial technology) companies scouring for partners to […]

By Cameron Dart | Borrowing . FinTech . Investing
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H2 Ventures and KPMG call for established and emerging startups to nominate for the FinTech 100 list – Startup Daily

Australian FinTech-focused investment firm H2 Ventures and KPMG are calling on local fintech startups to nominate themselves for the global FinTech 100 list, which will celebrate 50 established startups and 50 ’emerging stars’, or undiscovered companies. The established startups will be ranked according to criteria including total capital raised, rate of capital raising, and location […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech . Investing
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Oct
09

Follow RateSetter’s pace on transparency, and other ways fintech lenders can win bank share

This article is one of the reasons AustralianFintech.com.au exists – to make more Australians aware of FinTech products & companies, and how these FinTech products can help everyday people and businesses alike. Small business owners seem largely unaware of who fintech lenders are and what they do. In a survey conducted by business banking research […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech
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Oct
08

Preference for digital payments makes Australian banking ripe for fintech disrupters

Australian consumers’ love of contactless payments has helped push the country up global rankings that measure the use of non-cash payments across the world. Australia had the fourth-highest number of non-cash payments per person in the world, the report by consultancy Capgemini and bank RBS said. There were more than 300 non-cash transactions per person […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . FinTech . Payments
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Oct
07

Fintechs furthest thing for some SMEs’ minds | The Australian

The challenge for companies seeking to disrupt the banking sector’s bulging profits has been laid bare by research showing more than a third of small businesses can’t name a single “fintech” brand. “It is abundantly clear that businesses across the board not only want, but need additional business banking service,” said Martin Smith, head of […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . FinTech
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