Local News and Events

A New Financial Ecosystem for New Zealanders: Open Banking

FinTech Scotland member James Varga gives an outsider’s perspective on what Open Banking might mean for New Zealand. I’ve watched with interest, albeit from a great distance, news relating to Open Banking coming out of New Zealand.  I noted only recently, Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Kris Faafoi was in Canberra for discussions with … Continue reading "A New Financial Ecosystem for New Zealanders: Open Banking"
Local News and Events

Open source health check – don’t get infected

Article Source: Nick Valentine, LinkedIn Open source software is a fundamental building block in almost all development projects. Being aware of some of the inherent risks with open source code, and implementing effective strategies to mitigate them, will go a long way to maximising the value of your technology. Source code is very rarely written … Continue reading "Open source health check – don’t get infected"
Local News and Events

New Member VerifyUnion

Albertus Smith, CEO of VerifyUnion, shares some insights into the company’s connection with FinTechNZ: Who is representing VerifyUnion in the FinTechNZ community? Albertus (AJ) Smith is a Business Strategist, Mentor, Serial-Entrepreneur and FinTech-experienced CEO. He has founded or co-founded more than 20 successful businesses in his lifetime and created employment for thousands of people. He … Continue reading "New Member VerifyUnion"
FinTechNZ News

FinTechNZ Spring Connect in Auckland this Thursday!

Join us for our inaugural combined FinTechNZ Connect and InsurTechNZ event: ‘Intangible Assets, How to Protect them’ and ‘Mapping the New Zealand InsurTech Landscape’ Auckland. George Smith from Wallet.AI is joining us from San Francisco to discuss learnings on intellectual property management from start-ups in the US.
Local News and Events

New Member Profile – Yodlee

Ben Ford, Head of Sales at Yodlee explains how their solutions power and enable digital financial innovation across the globe. Q: How does your role relate to the FinTech sector? A: I work with FinTech companies who are considering using a data aggregation partner, advising on best practice and commercial considerations. Working closely with industry … Continue reading "New Member Profile – Yodlee"
Local News and Events

Report due soon will have positive implications for NZ

Any day now the Royal Commission will release its initial findings into its first ever review of the integrity systems of New Zealand’s financial system. The review covers New Zealand’s financial institutions along with industry bodies, regulators, dispute resolution schemes and the payments and settlement system. FintechNZ general manager James Brown says the report will … Continue reading "Report due soon will have positive implications for NZ"
Local News and Events

Amazon move into India likely to have ripple effect in NZ

Auckland – Amazon dipping its toes into the insurance market in India may likely have ripples effects for New Zealand, which is seen as a test bed for large organisations looking to try something new.