As London is recognised as the number one FinTech hub in the world, it was great to have lunch with Laura Clarke, the UK High Commissioner, to discuss how we can develop a FinTech Bridge, similar to the agreement between the UK and Australia. With this in mind a small delegation is heading to the UK for London FinTech week, and while there will discuss a pre-FTA agreement with the DIT, NZTE and MFAT.
Local innovation in finance continues to progress as IBM, ASB and RBS spoke at the recent Business of Belonging event about how they are connecting with customers in this digital age – from chatbots to digital assistants – while resolving issues far more quickly. IBM has since published their latest research on customer centricity, the Brand Belonging study.
Building the profile of our local FinTech sector, FinTechNZ is working with Singapore FinTech, MAS and NZTE to build stronger networks and promote international trade. Recently, NZTE and industry experts spoke at the Singapore Tech Seminar, highlighting what Singapore can offer New Zealand technology companies as a gateway to Asia.
Congratulations to FinTechNZ members Banquer, IBM and Kiwibank, who were category winners at the recent Hi-Tech Awards. Your success goes to show why the New Zealand FinTech sector is gaining momentum on the global stage.
Tonight, Mitchell Pham, a Director of the Augen Software Group in New Zealand and Vietnam, co-founder of the Kiwi Connection Tech Hub, Chair of NZTech and of FinTechNZ, is being recognised for his contribution to the technology sector in New Zealand and NZ-Asia relations at the Kea World Class New Zealand Awards. We hope to see you there for a fantastic evening.
The FMA and Inland Revenue (IR) collaborated on a joint presentation at the recent FinTechNZ Connect events in Auckland and Wellington. Join us for our Winter Connect events 1 August in Auckland and 2 August in Wellington.
Put a placeholder in your diary for the NZ Fintech Summit, 29 November at the Pullman in Auckland. The premier FinTech conference in New Zealand is brought to you by FinTechNZ and FINNOTEC. Binu Paul of PocketWise explains why this event is a highlight of the FinTech calendar.
Registrations for the Canterbury Tech Summit are now open. Payments NZ brings you The Point 2018 in Auckland, 26-27 June, a biennial conference for the payments industry. We’re pleased to announce the five finalists for our 2018 FinTech Innovation Challenge, who will pitch to the delegation at the conference for a chance to win $10,000 and a comprehensive mentoring package.
The Trans – Tasman Business Circle is organising the 2018 AU/NZ Tech Fusion Delegation to Israel, more details here. Or register for the Circle’s inaugural cyber delegation to Melbourne, coinciding with cyber
week in Melbourne and SINET16.
The FSF CONFERENCE 2018: “DRIVING EXCELLENCE” held on 10th October focuses on proactively setting standards of responsible lending to drive excellence in the sector.
The Kiwibank Fintech Accelerator programme run by Lightning Lab, recently culminated in a demo dayattended by the who’s who of the nation’s start-up and innovation scene.
Apply for Dubai International Financial Center’s FinTech Accelerator programme, FinTech Hive.
Kai Dwyer, CEO of Vallum and core participant within the Insurance Working Group for InsurTechNZ, shares his commentary on the GDPR regulation changes which recently came into effect. Jason Roberts, also of InsurTechNZ comments on the consumer benefits of investment in the sector. Missed Techweek’18? Check out the highlights from NZ’s biggest tech event.
The Digital Economy and Digital Inclusion Ministerial Advisory Group has formed working groups and is now looking for interested parties to join the Digital Economy and Digital Inclusion stakeholder network
A special welcome this month to new FinTechNZ members. If your organisation wishes to join FinTechNZ please contact us.
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