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Sep
07

ANZ, Bendigo join Matchi fintech platform | afr.com

Here’s another article on how some of the big incumbent banks are getting in on the fintech act… ANZ Banking Group and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank have joined a global matchmaking platform called Matchi, to help them link with global start-ups, in a sign incumbents are not limiting their engagement with fintech to local hubs […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . FinTech . Investing
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Sep
02

AMP invests in fintech start-ups Macrovue and MoneyBrilliant | afr.com

Here is yet another article on a well-established financial institution investing in some fantastic Australian FinTech companies like Macrovue and MoneyBrilliant. It seems the ‘sleepy giants’ of the Australian finance industry are starting to wake up and realise the importance and positive effect that Australian FinTech companies are having and going to have on the […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech . Investing . Venture Capital
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Sep
02

Carlyle backs Prospa securitisation to boost SME lending

This is great news for Australian FinTech company Prospa. It’s also a very positive sign to see global companies investing in Australian FinTech companies – it appears others are starting to see the potential here in Australia. Global alternative asset manager the Carlyle Group has invested $50 million in the first securitisation deal in Australia […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech . Investing
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Jul
31

IAG makes ‘smart move’ to name Peter Harmer as innovation boss

Insurance Australia Group has appointed former commercial insurance boss Peter Harmer as chief executive of its new digital innovation hub, as the $14.4 billion insurer ramps up its technology drive. Source: IAG makes ‘smart move’ to name Peter Harmer as innovation boss

By Cameron Dart | FinTech . Insurance . Investing
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NAB Ventures created to invest $50m in fintech

It seems the big banks are getting behind Australian FinTech which is great to see!   National Australia Bank has created an “innovation fund” that plans to invest $50 million over the next three years in Australian and offshore start-ups to enhance the bank’s development of customer-centric products and applications. Source: NAB Ventures created to […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . Investing
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Jul
23

FinTech Investments Quadruple: Top Trends To Watch

Investments into FinTech startups recently quadrupled, growing from just over $3 billion in 2013 to over $12 billion in 2014. And consider alongside that another trend showing that crowdfunding will surpass VC in 2016 as a funding source–given that crowdfunding itself is a segment of the FinTech market. Source: FinTech Investments Quadruple: Top Trends To Watch

By Cameron Dart | FinTech . Investing . Venture Capital
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Jul
14

Investing opportunities in FinTech

Investment Investment in FinTech takes two directions. Firstly you can invest your funds into companies such as peer to peer lenders for them to distribute as loans. This takes the form of either direct investment for the wholesale investor or investment into managed investment schemes that administer the funds for a fixed return. Obviously as […]

By R.James | Investing
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Jul
14

Afterpay: Ron Brierley backing fintech start-up | The Australian

Legendary corporate raider Ron Brierley and a host of alumni from his former Guinness Peat Group have joined a group of wealthy investors in backing online commerce-tech start-up Afterpay to target the $100 billion market for online retail and e-services. Source: Afterpay: Ron Brierley backing fintech start-up | The Australian

By Cameron Dart | FinTech . Investing . Payments . Venture Capital
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