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Steve Weston, CEO & Co-Founder of Volt Bank

Neobank Volt closes $70m oversubscribed Series C; hits $100m total funding and sets sights...

Australia's first neobank, Volt Bank Limited (Volt) has closed a $70m Series C equity funding round, which was oversubscribed by $10m beyond the original target of $60m.

3 key business tips for startups down under looking to succeed in the new...

From fintech’s, to e-commerce, to blockchain, to other nascent tech firms, we are becoming a well-connected ecosystem of entrepreneurs that are helping the country become an innovations and inventions hub.

Are e-wallets a threat to society? The threats presented by the rise of mobile...

And our love affair with apps and all things mobile show no signs of abating. With a few taps we could own the latest high-end fashion accessory or purchase a car. We walk around with virtual banks in our palms, making seamlessly transactions across borders.
Jarred Baker, Groupee

Millennial-focused fintech app Groupee launches world’s first instant pay sharing platform

Millennial-focused fintech Groupee is pioneering the social payments landscape, introducing a world-first, real-time payment app that allows groups of people to instantly share the cost of any purchase, anytime and anywhere that accepts Visa tap-and-go payments.

Australian fintechs represented in Fintech 100: 7 companies named among the world’s leading fintechs

Australian fintech companies made a strong showing in the 2019 Fintech 100, announced recently by Fintech Innovators, a collaboration between fintech investment firm H2 Ventures and KPMG Fintech.

Disruptive Aussie fintech Douugh expands in the U.S., exports its financial wealth platform

On a mission to democratise banking and build the autonomous future of money management, Douugh is a consumer technology company that offers an AI powered financial wellness banking platform, delivered through a SaaS subscription model.

Aussie neobank secures strategic pre-IPO investment from Japanese financial group

AI-powered, challenger neobank Douugh, is pleased to announce a strategic investment from one of Japan’s leading financial services companies, Monex Group, Inc....

This fintech innovation hub has partnered with the South Australian government to expand into...

Asia’s largest fintech innovation hub, Stone & Chalk, is partnering with the South Australian Government to establish a start-up hub at...

Investments in fintech startups more than doubled in 2018 both locally and globally

Global investment in financial technology (fintech) ventures more than doubled in 2018, to US$55.3 billion, led by a surge in funding in China and strong gains in several other markets as investors placed larger bets in more mature startups, according to Accenture

Fintech startup Lumi raises $31.5 million Series A to transform small business lending

Alternative lender and new Australian financial technology company, Lumi, has completed a $31.5 million series A capital raise as it launches to take on the...

Startupbootcamp expands to Melbourne launching new fintech accelerator in collaboration with NAB, Vic Gov,...

Global accelerator program Startupbootcamp has announced it is expanding its extensive global FinTech presence to Melbourne, and will launch its FinTech Accelerator program in Victoria, backed by global leaders in the banking and insurance sectors.

AI fintech startup Douugh is looking to raise up to $5 million in funding...

Disruptive consumer fintech Douugh, announced the launch of it’s capital raise on leading market platform Equitise, looking to raise up to $5 million in funding.

Australia’s largest startup survey reveals first slump in startup business numbers in 4 years

12.5% fewer startups were active in 2018 than in 2017, in a result compiled in collaboration with world-leading data analysis organisation Data61.

Australia’s best and brightest fintech startups celebrated at 2018 Finnie Awards

The Finnies celebrate the remarkable achievements of Australia’s best FinTech businesses who are recognised for excellence in sectors such as lending, wealth management, payments, crowdfunding, blockchain, artificial intelligence and regtech.

Artificial intelligence startup Silent Eight wins top fintech/regtech award in Australia

Silent Eight bagged the main prize, edging out 10 finalists with roots from the US, UK, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The pitch fest was held in conjunction with the RegTech Association’s maiden #ACCELERATE RegTech 2018 event in Sydney recently.

Robo-adviser fintech startup Stockspot secures $3 million in Series B funding round

Led by Graham Tuckwell, Founder of ETF Securities, and Alium Capital an Australian growth focused fund, the latest capital raise will help strengthen Stockspot’s position as the country’s leading digital investment service.

The latest Startup Muster survey shows the opportunities, progress and challenges in Australia’s startup...

We trust this report will improve the understanding of not just our current ecosystem, but also those that will help build our future ecosystem.

5 ways cloud is fuelling the next wave of innovation in Australia’s fintech space

In fact, Australia’s fintech space is booming. It has been predicted that our fintech sector will reach $4.2 billion by 2020 (up from just under $250 million in 2015).

New start-up taking small business lending to the next level raises $8m in seed...

Sail has developed a unique algorithm that harnesses big data in real-time to offer fully customised lending decisions. In a matter of minutes, business owners can apply and receive a loan offer that is tailored to meet their needs.

Spark Festival is back to celebrate start-ups and innovation in Sydney this October

In only its second year, having rebranded from the highly successful Startup Week Sydney in 2015, Spark Festival is Australia's leading startup festival, organised by the startup community for the startup community. The first round of Spark Festival’s program features over 50 events across tracks including The Startup Journey, HealthTech, Going Global, Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Security, Social Enterprise, Fintech, Education, Diversity and more.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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