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FinTechNZ Newsletter – September 2018

Jackie Clark
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Well it’s been another busy month for the tech community, with a few surprises thrown in, and we’re looking forward to seeing the Government’s next move in the CTO process now that Minister Woods has retracted Derek Handley’s offer. Alternatively, we watch with interest for developments in the private sector, as NZTech CEO Graeme Muller astutely calls for a non-government CTO.

In the international space, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK has launched the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN), which currently includes 12 global regulators. The aim is to build a global sandbox, and if New Zealand becomes a member, I believe this environment  will give us the edge to scale multiple FinTechNZ companies onto the global stage. FinTechNZ is planning to write to officials to suggest New Zealand will benefit from involvement in this global initiative.

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FinTechNZ Newsletter – August 2018

Jackie Clark
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This month we shine the spotlight on SMEs, as many FinTechNZ members are startups, or work with small businesses. Our Auckland Connect event, sponsored by MYOB, was a great success, and demonstrates there is a lot of support for SMEs in the financial sector. It was great to hear from Sharesies and Harmoney on their unique journeys. We hope to see you at the Wellington event August 29.

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FinTechNZ Newsletter – July 2018

Georgia Taylor
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At the end of June, FinTechNZ held a strategy session, discussing our strategic direction. We had over 25 participants involved in the discussion in both Auckland and Wellington; members were highly engaged and we had a robust discussion on the future of FinTechNZ.

There was general agreement at that session that FinTechNZ is ready to transition to more formal governance arrangements, and I have spent this month working with the team at NZTech to develop this framework. The new governance structure will include the appointment of an Executive Council via a formal voting process. The Core Working Group is now tasked with finalising those details and I look forward to sharing our progress with you in future updates.

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FinTechNZ Newsletter June 2018

Georgia Taylor
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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 DITNZTE and MFAT.

The UK continues to lead in the financial sector, launching Open Banking in January of this year. Six months on, what can we learn from the development of services in the region so far?

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May 2018 Update

Jackie Clark
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It’s the start of Techweek’18 – a highlight in the annual technology events calendar!

This year features an amazing lineup of events around the country; I’m particularly looking forward to Good For The World Open Days, where we will hear from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern about how Government is going to deepen its relationship with the tech industry.

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