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Two Ministers’ thoughts on blockchain in Oz
Minister Karen Andrews, and Minister Simon Birmingham have released a joint statement on the national blockchain roadmap and extra $100,000 funding.
19 Mar 2019
OneSpan uses AI to tackle financial account fraud
Its new solution uses machine learning to protect online and mobile channels, as well as meet compliance requirements for transactional risk analysis
13 Feb 2019
How Fintech will impact Kiwi businesses in 2019
New Zealanders will supposedly experience more changes in financial technology in 2019 than ever before.
05 Feb 2019
Digital payments taking over Oz - threat or opportunity?
A report by Roy Morgan shows that over 70% of Australians are using at least one digital payment a year, with Gen X and Millennials leading the charge.
22 Jan 2019
APAC FinTech network launches to encourage cross-border innovation
Nine associations formally launched the network by signing a Statement of Intent at the Asian Financial Forum event in Hong Kong.
17 Jan 2019
Rewired: Meet the teams in Xero's new coworking space
The tenants include business analysis firm Futrli, payment platform GoCardless and UK digital bank Revolut.
20 Nov 2018
NZ has a bright future in fintech
“We are seeing a real openness to open banking and a number of the banks have 20 or 30 collaborative Fintech projects on the go.”
08 Nov 2018
APAC banks aim to use open source to enhance agility
“Open source is increasingly seen as a gateway to quick innovation."
23 Oct 2018
Fintech startup Hnry extends oversubscribed pre-seed capital raise
Wellington-based fintech startup Hnry’s pre-seed capital raise was so popular that it was oversubscribed by $100,000 within days of launch.
08 Oct 2018
Exclusive: The opportunities and challenges for Kiwi tech companies
"Many Kiwi companies start in NZ but innovate for the global market, this comes with a big set of challenges."
30 Jul 2018
Fintech NZ drums up support for UK-NZ tech opportunities
“While New Zealand currently exports around $1.6 billion of traditional products to the UK, the big growth opportunity is hi-tech."
23 Jul 2018
NZ-UK fintech collaboration could shake up traditional finance sector
If New Zealand and the UK collaborated on fintech projects, what kinds of challenges would we face and how could regulations shape our activities?
17 Jul 2018
Exclusive: SWIFT payments boss on how fintech will impact businesses
Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with SWIFT head of Oceania Bill Doran to discuss how payments are changing on a global scale.
06 Jul 2018
Insurtech a win-win for insurers and customers, expert says
“The insurance sector is also testing new technologies to better assess or manage their risks," comments InsurTech chair Jason Roberts.
19 Jun 2018
Blockchain technology projects will be shelved from 2018 - GlobalData
While blockchain technology will have lost much of its gloss by 2025, it will have found its way into the heart of many key business processes.
01 Jun 2018
Kiwi investment startup Sharesies celebrates one-year milestone
Online investment platform sees 15,410 customers sign up and $15.7milestone invested in 12 months.
31 May 2018
Rackspace achieves AWS Financial Services Competency
The company demonstrated expertise with AWS and passed an assessment of their solutions in order to receive the designation.
30 May 2018
Fintech Innovation Challenge finalists announced
Each finalist will have six minutes to present, followed by a four-minute Q&A session with a panel of industry experts.
24 May 2018
Kiwi agritech startup flourishes with homegrown legal marketplace
Looking to disrupt the kiwifruit industry, Acuris Systems employed the services of a fellow Kiwi startup's online legal marketplace.
22 May 2018
KPMG, CBA and Microsoft partner to simplify SMB business management
The venture is the first time a professional services firm, a bank and a technology company have come together in Aus to start a fintech venture.
15 May 2018
Moment of truth for fintech accelerator participants
“The startups this year are a step up again from the ventures involved in the inaugural accelerator."
15 May 2018
NZ crypto platform startup aiming to raise $1million
The company will use the money to grow its New Zealand user base before setting its sights on international expansion to markets such as Singapore.
14 May 2018
Australia grants first banking license to fintech startup
Restricted licensees can call themselves a “bank” but cannot “actively” conduct business and have two years to become fully licensed.
08 May 2018
NZ fintech sector growth outpacing rest of the world
The global average is 31 to 33% and New Zealand is growing at 48.5%.
04 May 2018