Australia

Fast-Growing Aussie Insurtechs Choose Singapore as Gateway to Southeast Asia

Singapore’s burgeoning fintech landscape, reliable physical infrastructure and progressive regulations are attracting Australia’s fast-growing high-potential, insurtech startups looking to take on Southeast Asia. Citing the city-state’s strategic location, high digital adoption, vibrant ecosystem of industry stakeholders eager to embrace cutting-edge

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How Will PayPal and Citi Fare in Australia’s Crowded BNPL Space?

Competition is heating up in Australia’s buy now, pay later (BNPL) market as US digital payments giant PayPal and incumbent bank Citi are entering the \vercrowded space. Just last week, PayPal launched its BNPL service to retailers in Australia, a

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GoBear Finds Buyer in Australian Based Financial Marketplace Finder

Finder, a fintech firm company founded in Australia in 2006, has acquired the GoBear brand as it accelerates its global expansion. Live in over countries and servicing more than 10 million consumers globally every month, Finder is a fast growing

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Australia Saw Over 100 New Fintechs in 2020 as The Sector Matures

Australia is home to 733 active fintech companies, up from 629 in September 2019, reveals KPMG’s Fintech Landscape 2020 map. This represents an increase of 104 companies that joined the sector between September 2019 and December 2020. The infographic, released

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Stripe Partners Australia’s Afterpay to Offer BNPL Services

Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) platform Afterpay will be offering its payment services to Stripe merchants through a seamless integration. The partnership enables both new and existing Stripe merchants to offer Afterpay services which allows their shoppers to pay in

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The State of Open Banking in Australia in 2021

The introduction of the Consumer Data Right (CRM) on July 1, 2020 saw the launch of the first phase of open banking in Australia, marking the debut of a new era in the domestic banking sector. Now more than six

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Australia Begins Blockchain Trial With Singapore for Cross Border Trade

The Australian Border Force (ABF) begins a blockchain trial for cross border trade with Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). This partnership is in line with the bilateral Australia-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement. A trial was launched on 23 November with

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Competition Heats up in Australia’s Neobanks, Digital Banks Market

Since 2019, a wave of digital banks have arrived in Australia on a back of favorable legislation changes which took place in 2018. Today, Australia is home to five independent, licensed neobanks, in addition to a plethora of digital banking

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Credit Suisse-Backed Tradeplus24 Partners in Australia for SME Loan Offering

Credit Suisse-backed and SME focused fintech Tradeplus24, has joined the Australian Finance Group’s panel of finance providers to offer its loan product. AFG is an Australian mortgage broking group, with 2,975 finance brokers that work with close to 7,500 Australians

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Lack of Access to Capital Hindering Australia’s Potential to Be a Leader in Regtech

Limited access to funding and long sales cycles are hampering Australia’s regtech industry, preventing the sector from realizing its full potential, according to industry trade group the Regtech Association (RTA). The RTA, which conducted qualitative research of 33 regtech companies

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