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.
NSW Telco Authority spends $30 million on network upgrade15/12/2016 Shahida Sweeney Government
A contract had been awarded to Motorola Solutions to upgrade networks across 150 radio sites, and boost coverage for 23 new sites in north-west NSW.
ME Bank’s strategic relationship with Capgemini14/12/2016 Anonymous News
ME Bank has looked to enhance its digital offerings via a five-year strategic relationship with Capgemini.
ANZ partners with UK fintech for new offerings14/12/2016 Hope William-Smith News
ANZ this week announced a partnership with UK-based fintech, Invapay, to work on the development of new technologies to combat payment challenges.