finder fintech roundup: Fintech partnerships, personal loan demand and 457 visas

Elizabeth Barry 21 April 2017

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Everything you need to know about this week in fintech.

Fintech innovation is driving demand for personal loans, a startup robo advisor announces a new key partnership and the startup sector is in an uproar about changes to 457 visas.

Robo advice startup Six Park partners with SMSF Warehouse

Six Park is aiming to make self-managed super funds (SMSFs) more accessible and cost-effective through a new partnership with SMSF Warehouse, an administration service and tax agent.

Fintech drives personal loan demand

Recent data from Equifax has shown a surge in personal loan applications compared to credit cards. Senior GM of consumer products at Equifax Angus Luffman believes the uptake is due to innovations in personal lending products, such as peer-to-peer loans.

457 visa scheme to be eliminated

The startup sector has criticised the Federal Government's decision to eliminate the 457 visa scheme, which allows businesses to employ skilled workers in specific occupations. Fintech companies such as Atlassian have been in support of the scheme in the past as it allows them to fill skill gaps within their companies and therefore lets them compete internationally.

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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