finder fintech roundup: A week of firsts in Australian fintech

Elizabeth Barry 22 May 2017 NEWS

catching up on fintech

We saw announcements from BPAY, easyMarkets, UBank and new fintech Credi.

Catch up on the week that was and find out about new chat bots, a platform to facilitate the "bank of mum and dad", a new payments platform and a new mobile trading app.

UBank launches Australia's first artificial intelligence chatbot for home loans

RoboChat is the newest virtual assistant available in the home loan section of UBank's website. As Australia's first artificial intelligence chatbot for home loans, the bank says it will answer customer questions in real time to smooth the often-complicated home loan process.

BPAY launch first real-time payment service

Bill payment service BPAY is launching a new service called Osko which will allow users to transfer funds in real-time. The service will be a part of the New Payments Platform.

easyMarkets launches new mobile trading app

finder.com.au sat down with easyMarkets CEO Daniel Byrne to chat about the trading platform's new app which offers a bunch of features, including the industry-first dealCancellation feature.

Fintech Credi to fill $1.65 billion "bank of mum and dad" hole

A new fintech platform will facilitate loans between family and friends and has already documented over $2 million worth of loans. The company launched in April 2017 and aims to cover the large financial gap of lending between family and friends that currently exists in Australia.


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