Banks need maturity to meet corporate demand for digital28/09/2016 Hope William-Smith News
Banks need to address the challenges presented by disrupter,s and meet changing corporate expectations, to remain ahead of their digital competitors, according to the World Payments Report.
Macrovue releases platform for retail investors28/09/2016 Hope William-Smith News
Online investment service, Macrovue, has today announced the first online trading and brokerage platform for Australian retail investors to access global equity markets.
Consumers are ready to embrace tech for financial needs27/09/2016 Hope William-Smith News
New statistics collected by peer-to-peer lending company, TransferWise, show that an extra quarter of consumers will trust technology providers with their financial needs by 2026.
Commonwealth builds innovation capability27/09/2016 Shahida Sweeney Government
The peak body, Innovation Australia, has added two new international experts to its advisory board, drawing on industry know-how from the US and Israel.
CSIRO spends $52 million to fast-track scientific breakthroughs27/09/2016 Shahida Sweeney Government
CSIRO is growing its investment base with a $52 million funding program to support breakthroughs in science, and redefine the future for full-scale commercialisation.
Fintechs put pressure on banking operations27/09/2016 Hope William-Smith News
Complying with regulations is increasingly complex for banks as they continue to face tough fintech competition, according to the World Payments Report.
An Interview with Mark Cushing, Executive Director, Office of Small Business, Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games27/09/2016 Marcel van Egdom Government
FST Government: What are your technology and innovation priorities for the year ahead?
Cushing: We are using technology advancements to aid with delivering innovative services that are personalised to ensure the information is tailored to the customer so they find the right service at the right time.
India takes the lead in smartphone technology26/09/2016 Hope William-Smith News
With close to 30 million devices sold in the second quarter of 2016, India has the fastest-growing smartphone network in the world, according to the International Data Corporation.
Singapore unveils world’s largest fintech hub26/09/2016 Hope William-Smith News
Singaporean private investment group Marvelstone has announced the opening of a new fintech hub, set to be the largest in the world.
Standard Chartered invite applicants for fintech accelerator26/09/2016 Hope William-Smith News
Fintech start-ups and scale-ups can apply to participate in a 12-week innovation accelerator program, following an open invitation for applications from Standard Chartered Bank and SuperCharger.
Fintech guidelines for Malaysia almost ready26/09/2016 Hope William-Smith News
The Bank Negara Malaysia concept paper on financial technology, set to be the guidelines for fintech start-ups, is close to completion following feedback on an initial discussion paper released in July.
Indonesia ready to launch fintech regulation23/09/2016 Hope William-Smith News
The Financial Services Authority is set to release fintech regulation on security issues within digital payments, crowdfunding, marketplace lending and insurance by the end of the year.
BNP Paribas to expand blockchain offerings21/09/2016 Hope William-Smith News
Working in partnership with renewable energy crowdfunding specialists, BNP Paribas will now expand its blockchain platform for private stocks.
Australian banks have opportunities for big data21/09/2016 Hope William-Smith News
Australian banks and insurance firms should utilise the data analytics opportunities that are available in the country, says MapR Technologies’ Adrian Smolski.