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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 19
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 18
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 18
APAC banks aim to use open source to enhance agility
“Open source is increasingly seen as a gateway to quick innovation."
23 Oct 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
Fintech Australia begins hunt for new CEO as Danielle Szetho steps down
"It is now time to hand over the organisation to a new CEO as the sector matures and the organisation scales to the next stage of growth.”
12 Mar 18
Rise of the super apps – shaping the future of finance
Money 2020 look at the evolving state of the financial services industry and the rise of super apps.
12 Mar 18
Finance services ready to spend for customer ID tech - Research
A Forrester Consulting study has revealed that 79% of financial service firms are willing to pay to improve customer identification and experience.
06 Mar 18
Fintechs continuing to drive customer centricity - report
“Fintech firms are finding success with a customer-centric focus that fills in gaps left by traditional firms."
02 Mar 18