Payments

Dec
21

Australia’s top 32 start-up tech successes and why they matter

Want to start the next billion-dollar tech company? You need to be male, in your mid-30s and only two or three years into running a start-up. Not-for-profit organisation StartupAus has compiled a list of Australia’s tech successes over the past 13 years, featuring businesses with valuations in excess of $100 million. The list of 32 […]

By Cameron Dart | Borrowing . FinTech . Payments . Peer-to-Peer
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Dec
21

Two FinTech disruptors hit the ASX

Two new Diversified Financial offerings listing on the ASX have the potential to shake things up for money lenders in both the consumer and commercial space. The companies are Directmoney (DM1) – a Peer to Peer (P2P) lender with a twist; and zipMoney (ZML) – a unique online credit provider for consumers and businesses. Both […]

By Cameron Dart | Borrowing . FinTech . Payments
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Dec
16

Big banks opt for Android over Apple Pay

Australian banks have snubbed Apple in favour of Google as six declared on Tuesday they will go with Android Pay in the first half of 2016, while Apple is salvaging its bid to grab a share of the banks’ dwindling merchant card fees. The deal with Google, announced in a blog post by director, product […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . FinTech . Payments
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Dec
10

Big four banks disrupt Apple’s mobile payments expansion

Apple is struggling to persuade the big four banks to sign up for its Apple Pay mobile payment system, people familiar with the matter say, as the technology giant works from an unfamiliar negotiating position: weakness, not strength. Apple rolled out the service in Australia last month with support for payment cards issued directly by […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech . Payments
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Nov
11

How fintech lender zipMoney boosted retail sales by 20 per cent

With $10 million worth of loans already allotted and having recently listed on the ASX, the innovative consumer finance company, zipMoney, appears to be taking the retail industry by storm. Distributing finance through more than 200 retailers and merchants, the fintech lender provides customers with access to loans of up to $2000 via a simple […]

By Cameron Dart | Borrowing . FinTech . Payments
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Nov
09

Fintech and loathing in Las Vegas: PromisePay’s journey to the world’s biggest fintech show

Money20/20 is the hottest fintech event on the planet. Since launching in 2012 it has grown more than 500% to become the veritable ‘Burning Man’ of financial services and payments, where the world’s biggest players and startups collide on the edge of the Nevada desert. For three days Las Vegas is transformed into “Fin City” […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech . Payments
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Nov
04

Invoice2go gets $15M to compete more directly with Square and PayPal

Since 2002, Invoice2go has provided small businesses with one tool—a simple way to create an invoice and send it to clients. Now, with $15 million in new funding, the company is preparing to expand more deeply into the small business product territory. Today, Invoice2go is partnering with Stripe to allow invoice recipients to pay their […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech . Payments
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Nov
02

BPay first to offer instant payments on banks’ New Payments Platform

Getting paid instantly by quoting a mobile number or email address will soon be possible. Big-bank-owned BPay will bury the need to memorise bank account numbers and allow people and businesses to pay each other with mobile numbers, emails or ABNs via the first payment service to be offered on the $1 billion New Payment […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . FinTech . Payments
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