finder fintech roundup: Spotcap expands, VC funds close doors

Matt Corke 3 February 2017 NEWS

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Business lending, venture capitalists and digital currencies.

It was a busy week for Australian fintech. A major player announced plans to cross borders, we had a chat with some cryptocurrency experts and examined the fate of venture capital funds in Australia.

Spotcap announce plans for New Zealand

Spotcap, the small business lender disrupting the marketplace in Australia, announced plans to expand into New Zealand this week. The lender has partnered with NZX-listed New Zealand Bank Heartland, who will provide $20 million in funding. This marks the second step of international growth for Spotcap, which previously announced plans to expand to the UK.

Why are venture capital funds closing in Australia?

The fintech community was shocked this week when AMP New Ventures closed. In light of this, we looked at the state of fintech funding in Australia. H2 Ventures founders Ben and Tony Heap, and CEO of Fintech Australia Danielle Szetho weighed in on the discussion.

What does blockchain actually mean for investments?

If cryptocurrencies and digital wallets aren't your strong point, let the CEO of BraveNewCoin shed some light. We sat down with Fran Strajnar to talk all things blockchain.

The finder fintech roundup is a summary of the news in fintech from the past week. Check back every Friday to catch up.

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