Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

Sydney fintech Frollo scores $65,000 grant to take “Fitbit for finance” app to the next level, and reduce stress for Australians

Fintech startup Frollo has taken home a $65,000 grant from the MetLife Foundation, having been named best financial solution for low- to moderate-income Australians at MetLife’s Inclusion Plus competition for its gamified personal finance solution. Frollo is a personal finance app that uses gamified features to help users identify and change bad spending habits. The startup […]

NAB Ventures secures another $50 million to invest in fintech startups: Here’s what the fund is looking for

Australian big-four bank NAB has allocated another $50 million to its corporate venture capital fund NAB Ventures, doubling the funds available to bring the total to $100 million. The fund was launched in 2016 with an initial $50 million to invest over three years. It has backed 12 businesses to date, including property investment startup […]

Australia Will Develop a Nationwide Blockchain Platform

Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has announced the formation of a data consortium in partnership with IBM and law firm Herbert Smith Freehills for the purpose of building a groundbreaking large-scale, cross-industry smart contract platform for Australian businesses to collaborate and do business within. When it is fully operational, the platform, which […]

How a Single Mother is Using Blockchain to Help People Get Home Loans in Five Days

In 2015, few things happened in Ruth Hatherley’s life that put her “at a bit of a crossroads”. The single mother-of-one then decided to invest all her life savings into creating a prototype of Moneycatcha. Today, Moneycatcha is one of Australia’s leading fintech startups that uses blockchain to make the process of getting home loans […]

Australians Can Pay Utility Bills With Bitcoin (BTC)

Cryptocurrency exchange Cointree announced a joint-venture with billing platform Gobbill to give Australian customers the opportunity to pay their utility bills with cryptocurrency. The goal of the union is to provide a solution for automated billing via crypto, with Gobbill functioning as the intermediary in the exchange, taking user funds in crypto and making the […]

FinTech Australia Gains Backing of Government to Support Annual Fintech Conference Intersekt

FinTech Australia has shared that the Victorian Government will increase its support for Fintech by signing on to be the major sponsor of Intersekt for the next two year. Intersekt is billed as the leading Fintech event in Australia. This year’s conference will feature the launch of the EY FinTech Census Report, the launch of FinTech […]

EY, Fintech Australia launch 2018 fintech census

Global assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services company EY has partnered with fintech industry peak body FinTech Australia to launch their third annual census aimed at tracking the growth and the progress of Australia’s fintech ecosystem. The 2018 EY FinTech Australia Census is designed to gather intelligence on the changes in the Australian fintech ecosystem […]

Ashurst hosts the 3rd Annual Australian Fintech Awards

The Australian fintech sector gathered in Ashurst’s Sydney offices on Wednesday 1 August to celebrate the 3rd Annual Australian Fintech Awards. The full list of winners of the evening include: Ashurst Fintech Startup of the Year: Trade Ledger Best Fintech Bank Collaboration of the Year: Look Who’s Charging Best Fintech Communications Campaign: XINJA Female Fintech Leader […]

Intersekt 2018 Fintech conference increased to three days: 29 to 31 October

Billed as the largest gathering of Australian Fintech start-ups, scale-ups, hubs, accelerators, policymakers, regulators, investors and advisers, Intersekt 2018 is devoted to examining, discussing and unlocking the potential of the Australia’s Fintech market. The conference will be showcased in the Peninsula venue in Melbourne’s Docklands, and will explore what is unique about the Australian Fintech […]

$108 MILLION: Australian fintech Airwallex just closed the second largest funding round in Australian history

Australian fintech Airwallex has announced the successful completion of a $US80 million ($108 million) Series B funding round. The latest capital injection — the second biggest funding round in Australian history — came from global venture capitalists and investors, including Asian giants Tencent and Sequoia China. Australian company Square Peg Capital also participated, after initially investing […]