finder fintech roundup: Fintech influencers revealed, cashless societies and new partnerships
This is what kept the fintech wheels turning this week.
We were proud to announce the Top 25 Australian Fintech Influencers this week, but we weren't the only ones making an announcement. New research from East & Partners showed that Australia may become cashless within the next five years and ASIC announced another international fintech partnership.
Top 25 Australian Fintech Influencers revealed
This week, finder.com.au announced the Top 25 Australian Fintech Influencers. The influencers come from a range of industries including lending, venture capital, the blockchain, bitcoin, coworking spaces and hubs, the media and fintech industry bodies. See the full list of influencers here.
Australia to be a cashless society by 2022
New research from East & Partners has shown that the number of cash payments has dropped by 46% between 2010 and 2016 and cash payments now represent less than 10% of all payments. If this trend continues, cash payments across businesses are predicted to fall below 2% by 2022, meaning Australia would be virtually cashless.
ASIC continues to make fintech ties, signs agreement with Indonesia
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has continued to make international partnerships, this time forging an agreement with Indonesia's Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK). ASIC also has partnerships with organisations from the UK, Singapore, Kenya and Ontario.
The finder fintech roundup is a summary of the news in fintech from the past week. Check back every Friday to catch up.