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Celebrating 2023!

In our last newsletter of the year, we’re delighted to share updates from our vibrant community. It has certainly been a year of growth and significant achievements and we can’t wait to dive into 2024!

The recent election has ushered in new opportunities and challenges for our community. We’re eager to embrace the changes and work collaboratively with the new Government.

Explore our open banking future in the newly published report, Looking Ahead – Open Banking in Aotearoa New Zealand. This comprehensive analysis explores the current state of the open banking ecosystem in New Zealand and beyond. Please share this valuable resource with your team.

Reflecting on the past year, we’re proud to have either hosted and/or partnered in 22 events, fostering partnerships and collaborations within our local – and growing international community. New initiatives this past year included the FinTechNZ Hui Taumata, The FinTech for FinTech Mini hui, the new approach to online community submissions and the launch of Findr, plus our delegation to Hong Kong – all big projects. Looking ahead, our event calendar will expand with a diverse range of activities including delegations, networking and partner engagements and the preparation for the focus on the VC/Incubator summit.

Following our recent annual meeting I’d like to warmly welcome our new executive council which now proudly boasts a 50/50 gender split, plus our new representatives from KPMG and Deloitte. We have now refined our strategy for the coming year(s) and are confident this will be hugely valuable for the community. A special thank you to our past council members for their dedication and contributions to our success.

It has been a huge month for welcoming new members which includes Banzpay, IDVerse, Paloma Partners, Revolut, Scanpay, Tania Limited, Trustpilot, Custom D, DSG and New Zealand Fintech Fund.

On a personal note, I have been privileged to have met hundreds of passionate, intelligent and innovative leaders who embrace the ‘pay-it-forward’ goodwill which is so valuable to activate our empowered community. As we prepare to unwind and relax during the holidays, I would like to thank you for being an essential part of our community. Here’s to a season of celebration, reflection and anticipation for the year ahead.

I can’t wait to reconnect at our FinTechNZ Hui Taumata in February, see you there!

Ngā mihi
Jason Roberts
Executive Director, FinTechNZ

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