Seeking FinTechNZ Executive Council Nominations 2023
29 September 2023
The annual meeting of the New Zealand Financial Innovation and Technology Association (FinTechNZ) is coming soon and that means election season is now upon us!Read More
World’s first reo Māori cryptocurrency platform
27 September 2023
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.Read More
Sharesies taps Māori fintech BlinkPay to pave the way for open banking
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.Read More
Legal tips for FinTech start-ups in New Zealand
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 "Explore New Zealand’s financial technology ecosystem"Read More
FinTechNZ – The power of sharing!
18 August 2023
As our FinTech landscape continues to evolve, the theme of collaboration and sharing takes centre stage, reminding us of the power that comes from joining forces and exchanging ideas. We have a huge amount going on, and at times, I confess I have a hard time keeping up. Looking at our events alone, we have … Continue reading "Explore New Zealand’s financial technology ecosystem"Read More
Fresh perspectives on building consumer confidence
17 August 2023
During the FSC’s conference we focused on building consumer confidence which FinTechs are well suited to augment traditional services. Plus, excellent product demos by Josh Daniell from Akahu with the support of Ruth Riviere from Mastercard, Tom Hartmann, Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission, Rowan Clarke from Prosaic, Ben Lynch with the compelling Dolla product … Continue reading "Explore New Zealand’s financial technology ecosystem"Read More
Regtech: the fast-growing investment pocket of the fintech family.
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 "Explore New Zealand’s financial technology ecosystem"Read More
FinTechNZ – Securing our sector interests
21 July 2023
Kia ora, Each month I find it hard to compress the scale of activity across our broad-brush FinTech community into a short and compact newsletter. So this month I’m going to point out a few highlights that are important generally and focus on upcoming events where you can find the best fit for you or … Continue reading "Explore New Zealand’s financial technology ecosystem"Read More
RegTechNZ update - July 2023
21 July 2023
Firstly apologies, our much awaited in person July event “Professional Development Planning in Financial Services – Complying with the new regime” has had to be deferred, but you will get the chance to come along later in August, keep an eye out for details in our Linkedin page for registration. Regulatable_RegTech recently became affiliate partner … Continue reading "Explore New Zealand’s financial technology ecosystem"Read More
FinTechNZ – Is this the year of CDR?
28 June 2023
It may have felt a long time coming, but the recent flurry of legislative activity highlights how crucial it is for us to help shape our sector. Significant momentum has been gained this year already, including last week’s announcement that the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened consultation on the Customer and … Continue reading "Explore New Zealand’s financial technology ecosystem"Read More
What’s the return on investment of spending 24 hours travelling to the other side of the world to attend a one day conference?
27 June 2023
As travel opened up I promised myself that in 2023 I would try to attend 2-3 overseas RegTech conferences in person. In such circumstances you need to pick and choose the right ones to attend, after all it’s not a case of popping along to a local conference centre for an hour or two, it … Continue reading "Explore New Zealand’s financial technology ecosystem"Read More