finder fintech roundup: CeBIT, support for fintech and data
Open data was the topic of the week while government and consumers embraced and supported fintech.
Catch up on announcements from government, fintechs, banks and regulators.
The NSW Government helps 10 Aussie startups test their global credentials in Israel
Partnering with Austrade, the NSW Government announced an intensive accelerator program which will see 10 fintech and cybersecurity startups spend 10 days in Tel Aviv, Israel to test their "global credentials".
Macquarie Bank announces new Macquarie Open Platform
Head of personal banking at Macquarie Bank Ben Perham announced the launch of the Macquarie Open Platform at the CeBIT conference in Sydney. The new platform will allow customers to connect their data to approved third-party apps. This is a first for Australian banking.
The best of CeBIT 2017
We attended the largest and longest-running tech meet and found everything from drones to robots.
Spotcap managing director "keeping fingers crossed" over throwaway line in budget
We chat to Spotcap Australia managing director Lachlan Heussler about the prospect of open data, mentioned in the recent budget, and how it will be the "holy grail" for fintechs, users and businesses.
Australians quick to embrace fintech solutions
A new report from Transferwise has found that one-third of Australians believe that they will use a tech company for the majority of their financial needs within five years, while over half (53%) already use a financial service provider outside of the Big Four.
Government invests $20 million in P2P RateSetter's green lending initiative
In a first for a peer-to-peer lender, a government agency has provided $20 million in Kickstarter money to RateSetter for its new Green Loan lending market. The loan will be available to both businesses and consumers for the purchase of clean energy products and will provide a way for investors to get more involved in ethical investments.
The finder fintech roundup is a summary of the news in fintech from the past week. Check back every Monday to catch up.