Australia

9 Hottest Aussie Fintech Startups for 2020

In 2019, Australia’s fintech industry continued to grow and mature. By the end of the year, the country was home to 629 active fintechs, which is a 8% increase since September 2018, according to the KPMG Australian Fintech Landscape 2019.

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News Sentiment Analytics Platform RavenPack Expands Into Asia Pacific

After seeing an increase in demand from customers in the Asia Pacific region, RavenPack, a market leader in NLP and big data analytics, has decided to set up a dedicated office in Sydney, Australia Heading up the expansion will be

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Australian Fintech Investment Sees a Staggering 252% Jump in 2019

Investment in Australia’s fintech sector smashed previous records in 2019, jumping to US$1.913bn spurred by the acquisition of Property Exchange (PEXA) and the US$280 investment in neobank Judo, according to the Pulse of Fintech H2’2019, a bi-annual report on global

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A Look at Australia’s New 5-Year National Blockchain Roadmap

On February 7, the Australian government released its national blockchain roadmap in which it said it was exploring the potential benefits of blockchain to create new economic growth and improve productivity. The Australia National Blockchain Roadmap sets out a strategy

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Australian Cryptocurrency Exchange Launches in Singapore

Australian based cryptocurrency exchange Independent Reserve announced the expansion of its services to Singapore and Asia Pacific. Citing positive moves by Singaporean regulators like the introduction of the Payments Services Act, its CEO and founder Adrian Przelozny felt that it

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Australia Stock Exchange to Work With VMWare and Digital Assets on DLT

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has signed a three-party memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Digital Asset and VMware to work together on distributed ledger technology (DLT) initiatives in Australia and New Zealand. Under the principles in the agreement, ASX plans

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Experian Invests in Yet Another Data Startup in Asia Pacific, Look Who’s Charging

Experian today announced its acquisition of Look Who’s Charging, the Australian fintech startup which has solved the everyday frustrating problem of unrecognised bank transactions by providing instant clarification on the merchant behind a transaction. Look Who’s Charging is integrated with

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World Bank Issues Second Tranche of its Kangaroo Blockchain Bond Via Bond-i

The World Bank has raised an additional AUD 50 million for its Kangaroo bond due August 2020 – the first bond created, allocated, transferred and managed through its life-cycle using distributed ledger (blockchain) technology. The successful tap expands market participation

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Swift Brings World Open Banking Sandbox For Fintechs

SWIFT in conjunction with Australia’s New Payments Platform (NPP) have launched a sandbox that allows independent fintechs to test the NPP network—an Australian, industry-wide infrastructure to enable almost real-time, 24/7 payments. The network is Australia’s bid to replace the clunky legacy infrastructure

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P2P Lending in Australia and New Zealand

Since the arrival of peer-to-peer (P2P) lending in Australia and New Zealand, in 2012 and 2014 respectively, the practice has become more and more popular.   P2P lending in Australia The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) reported a total

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