Fintech

The power of new ideas: exploring a competitive advantage for mutuals

In the rush towards technology mastery, what is becoming increasingly clear is that there will inevitably be corporate winners and losers.

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The New Payments Platform: 24/7 financial plumbing for the economy of the future

It’s a sunny Sydney Sunday afternoon. The BBQ is burning, drinks are the flowing and someone has just taken a cracking catch in the backyard cricket game. And then, inevitably,…

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A regulatory sandbox will make fintech innovation as easy as child’s play

A regulatory sandbox for fintech startups to develop their products is a major development that puts Australia at the forefront of an important emerging industry. Wednesday’s release by the Australian…

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Organisations that put customers at the centre of digital interactions win their business

When Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said at a recent Westpac anniversary lunch that, “banks need to very publicly demonstrate that their values of trust, integrity, placing the customer first in…

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Alternative finance: a tiny firecracker that’s about to explode

When it comes to evaluating the rise of fintech in Australia and indeed the Asia Pacific region, we can learn a lot from Bill Clinton’s 1992 election campaign slogan: “It’s…

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Innovation & the City: Sydney’s date with destiny

When we look at how innovation eco-systems happen, physical and geographical factors should not be overlooked. Cities for example, play a key role as platforms for innovation eco-systems – as…

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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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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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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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