Adelaide-based fintech and digital lender Tic:Toc today announced the appointment of Shantell Williams as chief technology officer to supercharge the company’s next growth phase.
Fintech Airwallex has raised US$200 million in an oversubscribed Series E financing round, giving the company a US$4 billion valuation.
COMPANY NEWS: Snowflake, the data cloud company, today announced the Financial Services Data Cloud, which unites Snowflake’s industry-tailored platform governance capabilities, Snowflake- and partner-delivered solutions, and industry-critical datasets, to help financial services organisations revolutionise how they use data to drive business growth and deliver better customer experiences.
Global payments provider Square is set to buy Australia’s buy now pay later platform Afterpay in a deal which values the company at $39 billion.
RMIT is set to become the first Australian university to implement a dedicated cloud supercomputing facility on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to drive digital innovation in research and education at scale.
Australian fintech Hay has launches Hay-as-a-Service, managed by the Appian Low-Code Automation Platform, to streamline and automate the management of its embedded finance platform with low-code plus complete automation.
Cross-border payments company Airwallex has announced that its second Australian engineering hub will be located in Sydney.
Ward joins the fintech from Pepper Money, where she was previously Group Head of Financial Planning & Analysis.
Melbourne-founded payment platform Airwallex has raised another US$100 million in an extension to its series D round.
According to security vendor Eset, 68% of Australian consumers use a free fintech application or platform, but less than half of them don't know whether their data is being sold.
Augmented identity provider IDEMIA and French banking-as-a-service firm Treezor plan to launch what they claim is the first eco-friendly credit card by a fintech in France.
Melbourne-based fintech Airwallex has closed its series D funding round, raising US$160 million and attracting new investors.
Australian digital bank UBank is partnering with fintech startup Basiq, leveraging machine learning to give customers a "more complete picture" of their finances.
Australian fintech and payment plan provider Payright has launched into the New Zealand market, in its first international venture.
Agtech and fintech – especially "green fintech" (fintech that aims to support sustainability, inclusivity, transparency, etc rather than merely reducing friction so that people spend more) – has a lot of potential for Australia and New Zealand, but require the development of appropriate skills.
Australia's 29th Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, will speak on "innovation and opportunity in an environment of rising authoritarian populism, anti-global and protectionist agendas", after which he'll have a one-on-one with Freelancer CEO and founder, Matt Barrie.
The UK has been announced as the lead partner country at CEBIT 2019 which will take place from 29-31 October in Sydney.
An international delegation of leaders from Singapore and ASEAN banks and the Association of Banks of Singapore are set to meet with their New Zealand counterparts, as well as local FinTech leaders, for a one-day forum this month designed to develop and drive collaboration and digital innovation.
Open banking holds enormous potential to reshape the banking industry and the broader economy, as well bringing greater control and benefits to Australian consumers and small businesses, according to a fintech practice leader at professional services firm KPMG.
Deliveroo is partnering with Australian fintech app, Solo & Smart, in a deal the food delivery company says will make it easier for its 8999 riders to automatically save a percentage of their income to meet their tax obligations.
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