NZ placed well for fintech growth18/01/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Following the successful launch of New Zealand’s first fintech accelerator last year, the country is strongly placed to continue its successful developments within the fintech industry and become a major player, according to Kiwibank.
MLC Life Insurance to focus on digital and data sciences18/01/2017 Hope William-Smith News
MLC Life Insurance has today announced a new leadership team for its bancassurance, digital and direct division, following the recent partnership announcement between National Australia Bank and Nippon Life Insurance Company.
NSW offers free wi-fi for bus commuters17/01/2017 Shahida Sweeney Government
Sydney bus customers will start receiving free wi-fi under a January trial that involves 50 buses across designated routes.
NSW launches environmental planning portal17/01/2017 Shahida Sweeney Government
The NSW government has launched a single online resource portal to manage, share and update environmental data for communities and the industry.
South Australia opens defence contracts for SMEs17/01/2017 Shahida Sweeney Government
The South Australia government has opened up business for small-to-medium enterprises that seek a slice of the state’s $2 billion in contribution for projects and contracts.
South Korea to launch blockchain-based pilot project for 201717/01/2017 Hope William-Smith News
The South Korean Financial Services Commission has announced its intention to launch a blockchain pilot project in the next 12 months to service the country’s developing financial sector.
South-East Asia’s first blockchain incubator to open in Delhi16/01/2017 Hope William-Smith News
A blockchain incubator will open in India’s capital to provide three-month programs for blockchain-based start-ups to launch in South-East Asia.
Japanese insurer to employ robot work force16/01/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Tokyo-based insurance firm, Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance, has announced the company’s intention to replace staff with artificial intelligence ‘robots.’
ING Direct appoints Westpac exec to new senior role16/01/2017 Hope William-Smith News
ING Direct has today announced the appointment of Melanie Evans to the position of head of retail banking.
JPX to use blockchain as a trading platform12/01/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Japan’s Financial Services Authority has this week confirmed that blockchain technology would be used as a trading platform to increase trade efficiency.
China to launch $1.5bn fintech fund12/01/2017 Hope William-Smith News
A consortium of state-owned Chinese companies and private enterprises has created an investment fund for fintech mergers and acquisitions.
Movers and Shakers | December 201610/01/2017 Hope William-Smith Movers and Shakers
December saw a number of high-profile appointments across financial services, with noteworthy additions to First State Super, Heritage Bank and ANZ NZ.
Financial planning sector faces cyber-fraud risks10/01/2017 Shahida Sweeney Government
Australia’s $4.6 billion financial services sector is facing growing risks from cyber-related fraud, warns a report by AUSTRAC.
South Australia launches one-stop portal for planning10/01/2017 Shahida Sweeney Government
The South Australian government has launched a one-stop planning portal to track the online progress of projects.
New licensing exemption for fintech firms15/12/2016 Oksana Patron News
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released a licensing exemption for fintech businesses which would allow them to test specified services, for up to 12 months and to 100 retail clients, without holding an Australian financial services or credit licence.