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Australian Financial Advice SaaS Platform Lumiant Now Seeking Up to $1.5 Million Through Newly Launched Equities Crowdfunding Campaign

Australian financial advice software as a service (SaaS) platform Lumiant announced on Monday it is now seeking $1.5 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Equitise. Founded earlier this year, Lumiant describes itself as a soon-to-be live, interactive client experience SaaS solution that drives “better”… Read More

Australia: Former Bitconnect Promoter John Bigatton Charged Following ASIC Investigation

Bitconnect, a legendary crypto scam that was exemplified by a viral video, has emerged once again as the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has announced charges against Bitconnect promoter John Bigatton following a long investigation. From August 2017 to January 2018, Bigatton was said… Read More

Aussie Fintech Douugh Launches in the US in Partnership with Mastercard

Australia based neobank Douugh Ltd (ASX:DOU) has launched its app in the US following a partnership with Mastercard. Douugh reports that it has been in beta with U.S. consumers since early-2019 and is now officially launching to the wider market. Douugh Founder and CEO, Andy… Read More

Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Forced to Shut Down All-Day Monday due to Glitch in New Trading System from Nasdaq

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) had to shut down for business on Monday (November 16, 2020) due to a software issue in a newly installed trading system – which was provided by Nasdaq. ASX’s management noted that the software glitch had created inaccurate market data… Read More

Australian Fintech Finspo, which Offers Aggregated View of Cost of Banking Services, to Launch Mortgage Brokering Platform

Australia-based Fintech firm Finspo, which offers an aggregated view of the cost of banking services used by consumers, has reportedly decided to branch out into the mortgage broking business. Finspo’s management has confirmed that they’ll introduce a mortgage broking capability as part of the company’s… Read More

Binance Australia Adds AUD Deposits via PayID/Osko to the Exchange’s App

Binance Australia recently added Australian Dollar (AUD) deposits through PayID/Osko to the Binance app. Customers in Australia are now able to make deposits in AUD without having to pay any fees. These transactions can be processed through PayID (directly from customers’ Australian bank accounts).  As… Read More

Open Banking: Customers of Australia’s Big Four Banks Now Able to Effectively Share Financial Data with Home Loan Providers

Customers of Australia’s four major banks (which includes the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac Banking Corporation, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, and National Australia Bank) are now able to share their home loan and mortgage offset data with accredited or approved recipients. This option… Read More

Australian Neobank Xinja Is Working on Finalizing $433 Million Investment Deal from Dubai’s World Investment Group

Australian neo-bank Xinja recently noted that it’s working cooperatively with Dubai’s World Investment Group (WIG) in order to close the $433 million investment deal that was announced in March 2020. At present, the bank is working with auditors so that they can address concerns regarding… Read More

Brokerage Firm Mortgage Choice to Add Digital Bank 86 400 to its Residential Lending Panel

Mortgage Choice, an established brokerage firm, will be offering its brokers access to Australian digital bank 86 400. The broker has reportedly added the challenger bank to its residential lending panel. Emma Dupont-Brown, GM at Mortgage Choice, stated that adding the digital bank would mean… Read More

Buy Now Pay Later Payments Platform AfterPay Set to Offer Savings Accounts & Cash Flow Tools to Australia Customers

  Afterpay, a digital platform that offers interest-free installment plans for online purchases, is continuing its expansion efforts by launching a savings account and cash flow tools in Australia. The latest expansion comes just a couple of months after Afterpay announced its expansion into Canada…. Read More

Online Lender Prospa Reports Challenging COVID-19 Operating Condition

Prospa Group Limited (ASX: PGL) has posted a trading update for the quarter ending September 30, 2020 (1Q21). Prospa is an online lender serving Australian and New Zealand SMEs. According to Prospa total loan originations during Q1 came in at $80 million up 265% on… Read More

Australia: Online Capital Raising Platform Stax Claims First Offering to Accept Crypto, Plans Float on Sydney Stock Exchange

Stax, an online capital formation platform, is claiming to be the first marketplace in Australia to receive investments paid in crypto in advance of an initial public offering (IPO). Stax seeks to crowdfund offerings with both AUD and crypto. West Coast Aquaculture Group Ltd (WCA)… Read More

India’s Tata Consultancy Services Partners Australian Neobank Volt to Power New Banking as a Service Platform

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), an Indian multinational IT services and consulting firm based in Mumbai, has reportedly partnered with Australian neobank Volt. Both companies will work together to power Volt 2.0, which is the digital bank’s new Banking as a Service (BaaS) platform. Volt 2.0… Read More

UK’s Open Banking Firm TrueLayer to Expand Business Operations into Australian Markets

TrueLayer, a computer software firm that enables companies to capitalize on new Open Banking initiatives in the UK, will be expanding its operations into Australian markets. TrueLayer has hired Brenton Charnley to lead its expansion into Australia’s Fintech sector. Charnley is the founder of Alpha39… Read More

Melbourne based Fintech Archa, which Provides Business Credit Cards, was Granted Prinicipal Issuing Membership by Mastercard

Melbourne-based Archa, a company providing a corporate credit card that’s “built around your business, keeping you in control,” has revealed that it was granted principal issuing membership of Mastercard. The Archa team notes: “This is a significant, mission-critical milestone for us as we continue to… Read More

Australian Fintech Parpera Secures $800,000 Through Equitise Campaign

  Parpera, an Australian fintech seeking to build an ecosystem of fair and transparent products and services that helps people to effectively setup, has successfully secured $800,000 through its Equitise campaign. Founded earlier this year, Parpera is developing a digital solution that will initially seek… Read More

FinTech Australia Appoints Paypa Plane’s Simone Joyce As New Chair; Announces Three New Board Members

  FinTech Australia announced on Monday it has made several new board appointments and has elected Paypa Plane founder and CEO Simone Joyce as Chair.  The three new appointments include:  Marie Mortimer, managing director of Loans.com.au and  director of FinTech QLD.  Nathan Walsh, Co-founder and… Read More

Australian Neobank Volt to Further Slash Interest Rates on its Savings Account, Other Digital Banking Challengers Also Making Cuts

Australian neobank Volt has confirmed that it’s planning to reduce the total interest rate on its Save account. The bank will slash the current rate by 20 basis points, so it will be lowered from the current 1.45% p.a. to 1.25% p.a. This new rate… Read More

Australian SME Banking Challenger Judo Bank to Use Cloud based Bank Operating System Developed by nCino

Australia-based SME challenger bank Judo Bank has chosen nCino (NASDAQ: NCNO) to help streamline its lending processes. Judo Bank will be using nCino’s Cloud-powered platform to enhance its services which are mainly intended for small businesses. nCino, Inc. is an established cloud banking and digital… Read More

Melbourne’s module8 Partners Nium to Launch Payment and Card-Issuing Services for Fintechs and Digital Banks in APAC Region

David Laird, CEO at modul8, a Melbourne based financial services firm, confirms that his company has teamed up with Nium in order to build better payments solutions in Australia and Southeast Asia. Nium is a global finance infrastructure firm. It will offer payment card-issuing services… Read More

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