finder fintech roundup: Afterpay, cash payments and views from a fintech influencer

Elizabeth Barry 10 March 2017 NEWS

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The latest news from the fintech space this week.

This week we chatted to Spiros Margaris, one of the world's top fintech influencers, as well as Nick Molnar from Afterpay. The ATO also made a move to crack down on the cash economy and the Big Four took a step closer to open data.

Nothing will change if the fintech bubble bursts: Spiros Margaris

We chat to Spiros Margaris to find out his views on the fintech bubble and how he became such an influential voice in the fintech space.

Afterpay "very much on the tech side" of fintech

Managing director Nick Molnar says that Afterpay is focused on technology rather than the financials. We talk to him to find out how Afterpay works and why he believes the real opportunity lies in-store.

Banks say "Yes, but..." to open data sharing with fintechs

The Big Four banks have responded to the proposed July 2018 deadline for open data sharing at this week's parliamentary inquiry.

Get ready: The ATO is cracking down on cash payments

While Australia is becoming cashless, there are many businesses still operating in the cash economy. The ATO is looking to crack down on businesses that it believes are operating fraudulently in this economy.

The quiet digital crisis hitting Australian businesses

While fintech is plundering forward, some businesses are being left behind. This is the reality for organisations struggling with digital strategies.


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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