finder fintech roundup: Delegations, partnerships and a Linkedin for fintech

Elizabeth Barry 10 February 2017 NEWS

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This week disruption came in the form of a new global fintech platform, a new partnership and revelations about Australia's startup ecosystem.

The fintech industry was propelled further forward this week as several key announcements were made.

Tyro and Afterpay tie-up to disrupt SME payments

These two fintech companies have come together to allow thousands of small businesses to offer interest-free payments to customers. Tyro will allow its approximately 17,000 merchants to access Afterpay's deferred payments system for their customers.

Global "Linkedin for fintech" platform launches

A new online platform which aims to be the "Linkedin for fintech" has launched this week, providing the global fintech industry with a dedicated fintech newsfeed and comprehensive directory of fintech companies from across the world.

The glass ceiling is breaking for startup founders but not employees

A new report from Startup Muster has revealed an increase in female startup founders, with 23.5% of founders surveyed being female, compared to 17.4% in 2015. However, despite startups having an average of 4.12 full-time employees, nearly half (47.5%) have no female full-time employees.

UK fintech delegation to visit Australia and New Zealand

A trade mission organised by the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) will see 11 fintech companies visit Australia and New Zealand for five days in March. The aim of the delegation's visit is to promote fintech opportunities in the two countries.

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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