It has been a busy start to my new role as FinTechNZ’s general manager. Our membership continues to grow and I now welcome you to our first monthly newsletter. Our incredible growth reflects the rapid pace at which technology is transforming the financial sector. Already I have engaged with emerging companies like identity platform Tradle who use Blockchain for KYC. I have also met new members like health insurer NIB to discuss the launch of Frankie, New Zealand’s first artificial intelligent health insurance consultant.
Recently, FinTechNZ signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Singapore FinTech Association and we are working towards expanding our international footprint with other like minded organisations. To achieve this we are working closely with NZTE, Callaghan Innovation and Xero to formulate the NZ Inc Tech story.
I look forward to meeting you and fellow members at our spring event series. If you haven’t already received an invitation, it is being held soon in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. It is an excellent opportunity to create valuable business connections.
In other FinTech related news, Auckland soon hosts Finnotec 2017. This event brings together FinTech thought leaders and speakers from New Zealand and overseas to discuss the future of FinTech. Also in November, Singapore holds its second annual FinTech Festival. Check out their week long agenda of activities and events, including their flagship conference. We are also hosting a delegation to Singapore which will include networking events and a formal gathering at the High Commissioner’s residence. Please contact me directly if you would like to join us.
General Manager, FinTechNZ
NEWS & EVENTS
Join the FinTechNZ Mission to Singapore, 15-21 November. This is an ideal opportunity to gain market insight, explore opportunities and make local connection with companies and investors. Please email for further information.
Join us at our next Connect Event in your city. Our spring event series focuses on the burgeoning InsurTech sector. Register to attend your local FinTechNZ Connect Event on 26 September in Wellington, 3 October in Christchurch and 24 October in Auckland.
FinTechNZ Chair, Mitchell Pham recently called for greater investment in promoting tech. In other news, Blockchain is helping refugees. Read PWC’s latest Global InsurTech and KPMG’s Pulse of FinTech report. Also, member Hudson Gavin Martin shares how to embrace the ecosystem.
A special welcome this month to our new members NIB, MPLOY, FEI, Coast Advisers, Coulthard Barnes, Crawford & Company, Cygnus Law, HGM Legal, Kowhiri, Verifi Identify and RabidTech. We are growing rapidly and currently have 75 members. If your organisation wishes to join FinTechNZ please contact us.
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