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2023: Woke to Climate Disclosures

Before we say haere rā good bye to 2023, we’d like to say a sincere ‘thank you’ to all the green superheroes in tech suits who have engaged with us to connect, promote and advance sustainability in finance.  So, it turns out 2023 was the year climate disclosures in finance became the latest story for … Continue reading "2023: Woke to Climate Disclosures"
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RegTechNZ roundup

RegTechNZ rounds up the year with a flurry of activity, mostly behind the scenes, preparing for next year’s offerings. However, we do have a couple of year end shout outs just in case you missed them!  Last week, Praxxis Group showed me their Opal3 reporting dashboards. Simple, clean and effective, so check them out and … Continue reading "RegTechNZ roundup"
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Westpac NZ’s venture capital arm leads $1.4m investment round into Akahu

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"
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Regtech: the fast-growing investment pocket of the fintech family.

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."
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Qippay partners with BNZ

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"
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Member news: Fast growing fintech linking big Kiwi companies

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"