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Brokers One Of New Beneficiaries of Open Banking Rule Changes
The Government confirmed the proposed rule changes to the Open Banking regime this week with mortgage brokers being one of the early beneficiaries.The rule changes are designed to make Open Banking data easier to access for a broader set of participants.Mortgage brokers and financial advisers will now be able to operate under the newly created 'Trusted Advisor' role, allowing them to more readily access their customers' consented financial data to speed up the mortgage application process.Minister Jane Hume said the new rules are "an important step in supporting the  development of a vibrant data economy that provides benefits to business and consumers".
8 October 2021 by Ben Ford

FinTech

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4 Day Week To Boost Productivity: InDebted Makes The Move
Local FinTech scale-up, InDebted, has switched to a four day working week for all employees, making it one of the first local companies to adopt what has been up to now a broader (yet still nascent) global trend.Founder, Josh Foreman, is looking to bolster productivity by having fresher, less burnt-out, employees, as well as stand out from the crowd to prospective new-hires.The tech debt management business is in hyper-growth phase and recently raised $25m in its Series B funding round. Foreman hopes it can maintain this trajectory by becoming a workplace-of-choice as employees fully recharge.https://www.smartcompany.com.au/startupsmart/news/indebted-four-day-work-week/
16 September 2021 by Ben Ford

FinTech

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A card reader to suit every business
SumUp is the leading mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) company in Europe. They started out in 2012 and built their payment service from scratch to shake up the industry and wake up the entrepreneur within anyone.https://ffnews.com/company/sumup/
30 August 2021 by Claudia

FinTech

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Helping small business owners get paid quickly
For small business owners, invoicing and payments are necessary, but time-consuming.   Getting paid on time can be challenging and put stress on cash flow.  QuickaPay helps small business owners to spend more time in the business, and less time in the books.  It offers invoicing, card payments and BNPL with lots of easy tech options like shareable payment links, QR codes, SMS messages and emails.  Plus it’s integrated with Shopify and WooCommerce.  For easy reconciliations, there is a single overview of all paying customers and exportable CSV files. Customer refunds can also be processed directly through the platform.https://www.quickapay.com/
8 August 2021 by Jennifer Harr...

FinTech

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HBD Open Banking
Open Banking was implemented one year ago. What's happened since? Has the landscape significantly changed? Are we lookin
5 August 2021 by Madeline Cunn...

FinTech

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Spriggy Brings Home the Bacon
Pocket money super-app Spriggy looks set for rapid expansion after banking $35m in its Series B funding round, led by NAB Ventures.The app, which helps families manage money movement by awarding pocket money and rewarding chores whilst empowering children to start managing their money responsibly with a debit card, enjoys a rapidly loyal following amongst its 500,000 family user base.This user base will likely provide the leverage for new product initiatives, as users progress on their family financial journeys into a broader range of financial tools.https://www.startupdaily.net/2021/07/fintech-spriggy-35-million-series-b-nab-ventures/
2 August 2021 by Ben Ford