20
May 15

Fintech Ecosystem: Innovation, Disruption and Collaboration

Technological innovations focusing on the financial industry has led to a rapidly growing new ecosystem called Fintech.  A biological ecosystem generally comprises of organisms portraying continuously evolving relationships in a specific climate, leading to complex, non-linear structures. This is exactly what we are seeing with the Fintech entities. The economic climate is just right! The … Continue reading Fintech Ecosystem: Innovation, Disruption and Collaboration

13
May 15

Time for Digital Financial Innovation

The advent of the Internet has often been compared to invention of the printing press in the late 15th century. Like the Internet, the printing of books made information ubiquitous and readily accessible, empowering people with knowledge they used to change and expand their world. What is often forgotten in this analogy is that the revolution … Continue reading Time for Digital Financial Innovation

29
Apr 15

Facilitating Innovative Fintech Businesses – a Regulator’s Perspective

The upcoming opening of Stone and Chalk in Sydney is an example of the increasing recognition of the value of an innovative, vibrant fintech sector by Government and businesses. Innovation in financial services was also an important theme of the recent Financial System Inquiry (FSI) which recommended changes by Government and regulators that could facilitate … Continue reading Facilitating Innovative Fintech Businesses – a Regulator’s Perspective

07
Apr 15

Collaboration Vital to Future of Fintech – Advice from an Investor

“Build a great product in a big market that’s supported by a great team” – simple advice for Fintech entrepreneurs from Managing Director of venture capital group, Reinventure, Danny Gilligan. There is no doubt that the opportunities for Fintech startups are huge – particularly from a collaborative perspective – but we still have some way … Continue reading Collaboration Vital to Future of Fintech – Advice from an Investor

01
Apr 15

Alternative Finance in a Digital Economy

In the era of technology, social media, internet and e-commerce, alternative finance provides an opportunity to raise funds through the internet and reach a wider audience, gaining greater exposure and distribution than one would have gained through the traditional methods. People nowadays demand convenience and instant gratification. Online payments services, cloud security and electronic identity … Continue reading Alternative Finance in a Digital Economy

27
Mar 15

How Banks can Leverage Fintech to be the Centre of your Universe

You can sense that the banks in Australia are beginning to really take Fintech seriously. I was lucky enough to attend the last Fintech Meet-Up held at Macquarie Bank, hosted by UKTI and global Fintech doer, Kim Heras. Not only was the evening a great opportunity to hear success stories from local and international Fintech … Continue reading How Banks can Leverage Fintech to be the Centre of your Universe

19
Mar 15

Claire Cockerton’s 6 strategies to improve Australia’s position in fintech

Australia ranks in the top 10 on the World Bank’s ease of doing business rankings, while Sydney is already an important financial centre for the Asia-Pacific region. Australia can build on this position, leveraging Sydney’s importance as a financial hub and the country’s business-friendly regulatory environment to encourage greater levels of entrepreneurship in general and … Continue reading Claire Cockerton’s 6 strategies to improve Australia’s position in fintech

18
Mar 15

What needs to happen to accelerate Fintech success down under

The recent announcement of the Fintech Hub Stone and Chalk Opening in Sydney in May has been a big kick starter to Fintech in Australia. But what does the sector need to do to continue accelerating its success? Last week we highlighted 3 Steps to Making Sydney the Region’s Fintech Hub so this week I took a moment to ask … Continue reading What needs to happen to accelerate Fintech success down under