Australia has begun its trek towards an Open Banking Regime, but still has a lot to learn from the UK, which is much further down the implementation process. Chris Michael, the Chief Technology Officer with the UK’s Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) spoke with InnovationAus.com about the challenges and the journey the UK is facing … Continue reading What can Australia learn from the UK’s Open Banking Experience
Open Banking regulations are coming into force in jurisdictions around the world, including in the last couple of weeks in Australia, it’s important that Australian bankers understand what it means for them. Is it really going to challenge incumbents the way some say, and make certain business models obsolete? What do people mean when they … Continue reading Demystifying Open Banking : PWC Report
We spoke to Natalie Kennefick the winner of the Up & Coming PA of the Year 2018 at the Executive PA Awards. Natalie is the EA to the Head of Mass Market Retail Channels and Acting Head of Regional Sales & Execution at Optus. We asked Natalie for her insights on being an … Continue reading Insights from the winner of the Up & Coming PA of the year 2018, Executive PA awards
Build to Rent or Multifamily Housing is an asset class that has long enjoyed success in the US and more recently the UK. While its name is obscure, overseas markets provide a clear pathway for success. As State Governments in Australia tentatively dip their policy toes into the water, the global property industry is poised … Continue reading Build to Rent – a mysterious name but a clear path for success
It is continually becoming clear that Intelligent Automation is permeating every industry, banking, financial services, and insurance [BFSI] is no exception. Using RPA, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to streamline processes may save organizations time and money, but change seldom comes without challenge. Capgemini’s ‘Growth in the Machine: how financial services can move intelligent automation from … Continue reading Intelligent Automation and RPA – getting it right!
Major corporate regulators such as ASIC and the ACCC are setting a heightened regulatory environment across corporate Australia. Operating within a royal-commission environment as well as one driven by political and community action and constantly changing regulation, the need for compliance and transparency in dealing with regulators is paramount. A trusted, constructive relationship with key … Continue reading Dealing with regulators – what is your approach?
Workplace fatigue is a familiar and ongoing challenge for those in 24-hour industries. However, the rise of technology and the ability to work from almost anywhere has led to an increase in fatigue-related incidents across a number of sectors. There has been new legislations directly around fatigue in aviation and transport and an expansion to … Continue reading The dangers of workplace fatigue & how to manage the consequences
The United Kingdom, much like Australia has been slow to adopt the BTR model. Cultural bias towards ownership, low rental yields, favourable tax treatment towards private investors, you name it and the same reasons have been provided in both countries for why it will never happen. Yet in the past 5 years the UK’s adoption … Continue reading What lessons can Australia learn from the UK’s Build to Rent Sector?