Financial Services

Thriving on collaboration, Sydney’s fintech hub gets real

In a report KPMG authored (and commissioned by The Committee for Sydney and NSW Trade & Investment), Unlocking the potential: the Fintech opportunity for Sydney, last October it was noted…

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Breaking up is hard to do

Unfortunately for some people this year Valentine’s Day might not be all chocolates and roses. Some may experience a very public break up, discussed widely on social media. The Global…

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Asia-focused and digitally savvy – the insurers of the future

It’s always a pleasure to return to Australia, where I spent 3 years earlier in my career, and I had the chance to do that last week. I’m here, not…

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Working smarter for the member dollar

Australia has one of the largest, most robust and fastest growing pension systems, we are recognised around the world for the rate of growth and returns delivered to members. So…

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Fintech – thriving disruption

The financial technology sector (Fintech) is in the middle of a revolution that is changing the way financial services do business and interact with their customers. A revolution with a…

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Crowdfunding gets more crowded

Fancy investing in some early stage wearable technology? How about pooling funds to support the creation of a national park? What if as a business owner you could gauge customer…

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To Bitcoin or not to Bitcoin?

The Senate Inquiry into digital currency will tomorrow look at the initial treatment of Eftpos as a framework to monitor the use of Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies in Australia. The…

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Mutual sector struggling for growth

Australia’s credit unions, building societies and mutual banks delivered a vastly different result to the major banks this year. Operating profit after tax for the mutuals fell by 1.5 percent…

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G20: a brave, bold balanced agenda for banking reform

The G20 this weekend is expected to give its blessing to proposals made by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) for further capital requirements for the world’s largest 30 banks – the ‘global systemically…

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Major Banks: Tensions rising

The Australian major banks reported another strong financial result for the 2014 full year, although tensions are rising as a result of the regulatory uncertainty from the Financial System Inquiry,…

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MyMelbourneCup

Over the last few years, we have been working with many Australian super funds as they raced to the market with their own MySuper product – a low cost, default option…

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Reporting season: Caveat emptor

We’re now in the middle of AGM season. Companies are making outlook statements based on the first quarter of trading. So what can investors expect to see? As someone who…

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Fintechies dual lives

Internationally, Fintech is experiencing rapid growth – quickly disrupting the traditional financial services industry. Forward thinking banks and innovative start-ups are providing flexible and affordable solutions that are giving consumers…

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