18 October 2023
Red Bird Ventures, the corporate venture capital fund of Westpac NZ, has led a $1.4m investment round into Kiwi fintech Akahu, alongside co-investors K1W1 and NZ7 Investments. As well as the investment, the partnership will provide the bank with valuable insight to support Westpac’s design and delivery of open banking solutions. Akahu is the leading … Continue reading "Westpac NZ’s venture capital arm leads $1.4m investment round into Akahu"
During Māori Language week, Te Wiki o te Reo Māori Easy Crypto has launched the world’s first cryptocurrency platform to be translated into te reo Māori.
27 September 2023
Wealth app Sharesies has joined forces with BlinkPay, New Zealand’s first homegrown Māori fintech startup, to redefine the way investors manage their finances.
27 September 2023
07 September 2023
FinTechs starting up on a limited budget need to be business-focused and agile – but also aware of how attention to legal and regulatory matters at the outset can set you up for future success. In our Legal tips for FinTech start-ups in New Zealand guide, we gather some of the legal and regulatory issues affecting FinTechs that we … Continue reading "Legal tips for FinTech start-ups in New Zealand"
17 August 2023
Regtech, fintech, insurtech, govtech… same, same but different? Over the years, we have seen the emergence of technology applied solutions, tailored for modern challenges. Financial Technology solutions (fintechs) is the precursor to a myriad of declinations. Unsurprisingly, with the resurgence of regulatory pressures, the management of regulatory processes within the financial industry through technology (regtech) … Continue reading "Regtech: the fast-growing investment pocket of the fintech family."
30 May 2023
Congratulations to FinTechNZ member Qippay on their milestone partnership with BNZ! The newly announced partnership enables Qippay to offer affordable payment solutions to Kiwi organisations. Importantly, it also supports the development of open banking in Aotearoa New Zealand and helps address challenges associated with payments. Open banking aims to transform the financial sector by giving … Continue reading "Qippay partners with BNZ"
02 May 2023
One of New Zealand’s fastest growing fintechs has latched on to a digital payment system that is benefitting some of New Zealand’s biggest companies. Centrapay connects Kiwi businesses by creating a seamless payment system that enables companies to transact with one another quickly and easily. They are doing this by building the most flexible enterprise … Continue reading "Member news: Fast growing fintech linking big Kiwi companies"
Behind the scenes, RegTechNZ has been busy working on some interesting projects to bring you later this year. Until then, join our webinar on Friday 28 April, Implementing your Compliance Programme, brought to you by Karty Mayne of Rosewell Consulting and our own Tim Larkin of Dacreed and Teams Plus. More information and registration can be found here.
21 April 2023
The Future of Money – Private Innovation, Te Moni Anamata — Te Auahatanga explores the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s (RBNZ) current assessment, including opportunities and risks this may offer Aotearoa New Zealand.
12 December 2022