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finder fintech roundup: Amazon into Australia, voice verification banking and the fintechFIVE

Peter Terlato 31 March 2017 NEWS

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David vs Goliath, phone banking and five quick questions.

Australian small business owners are both worried and optimistic about overseas internet-based retailer Amazon entering the local marketplace next year, while voice biometrics banking rolls out in the Australia Pacific (APAC) region and we launch the innovative and inventive fintechFIVE series.

Australian small businesses split on the arrival of Amazon

Anticipation among the public for Amazon's Australia launch has been enormous but a new MYOB survey found some Australian small business owners are concerned the e-commerce giant's presence may be damaging to their endeavours, while others are more optimistic and excited about incoming competition.

Phone banking pain point a thing of the past

Citi has announced a milestone for its voice biometrics verification service, hitting one million users two months ahead of schedule. These users are spread across APAC, with 170,000 in Australia. The system allows clients to be identified in 15 seconds - that’s 66% less time spent verifying their details.

finder launches trailblazing fintechFIVE series

Every Thursday we ask an industry insider five exploratory questions intended to shed light on the Australian and global fintech industry. We'll interview new representatives from innovative companies each week. Check out the first-ever fintechFIVE featuring Acorns Australia CEO George Lucas.

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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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