Data sharing vital to future of banking industry18/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Financial technology and banking experts gathered at the Australian Bankers’ Association Communique have spoken in favour of better access to open data.
ANZ reveals biometrics solution to increase security12/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
ANZ would become the first Australian bank to introduce voice biometrics on mobile devices to improve security and subsequently allow higher-value transactions.
Westpac partners with Samsung Pay12/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Westpac has this week announced a partnership with Samsung Electronics Australia in a bid to increase flexibility for demanding customers.
90% of the world’s data was created post-2015: PwC12/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Technology advancements once considered highly sophisticated and specialist infrastructure were now just commodities in the acceleration of adoption, which saw 90 per cent of the world’s data created in the past two years, said a PwC report.
CIMB announces new chief fintech officer11/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Singapore-based DBS Bank group head of digital banking, Olivier Crespin, would take on the position of chief fintech officer with CIMB.
Dubai welcomes coffee shop bank11/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Saudi Arabia’s Alawwal Bank has unveiled a new digital bank in the form of a coffee branch in the United Arab Emirates.
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi partners with American fintech11/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
MUFG banking arm, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, has announced a strategic partnership with the interbank global payments group of San Francisco-based venture fintech company, Ripple.
Filipino start-up takes $500k in Seedstars World 201710/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Makati-based fintech start-up, Acudeen Technologies, was selected as the overall winner of global seed stage start-up competition, Seedstars World 2017.
Standard Chartered and Reuters launch digital wealth advisory tool10/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Standard Chartered Private Bank has launched a digital wealth advisory tool to integrate its suits of house views and investment recommendations with real-time market information from Thomson Reuters.
Japanese bank to develop biometric ID software07/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has announced the impending launch of identification verification software based on biometrics.
Full steam ahead for Vietnam-based Kiwi fintech hub05/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Vietnam-based technology hub ‘Kiwi Connection’ had seen more than 100 entrepreneurs from New Zealand come on board to expand business opportunities in South-East Asia in its first nine months.
Fintech Australia puts support behind banking competition05/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Australia’s fintech industry representative body has this week thrown its support behind a government proposal to increase banking competition.
Fintech licence exemption no huge difference05/04/2017 Malavika Santhebennur News
ASIC’s licence exemption for fintechs to test products without a licence would not make a ‘material difference’ to everybody across the industry.
Call for remittance-focused fintechs to diversify04/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Indonesian Fintech Association chairman, Niki Luhur, said the majority of segments, players and start-ups had yet to be explored, even with the successes of fintech in Indonesia to date.