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New Member VerifyUnion

Jackie Clark
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FinTech, Industry News

Albertus Smith, CEO of VerifyUnion, shares some insights into the company’s connection with FinTechNZ:

  1. 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 is also the founder of New Zealand based tech companies VerifyUnion, Imperial Digital and Help Giant.

He has a passion for emerging technologies such as Blockchain and other FinTech, and is frequently invited to be a panellist for industry seminars.  He has “retired” twice in his life and always made it back in business, with a driving passion for his next successful venture.

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FinTechNZ’s International Engagements

Jackie Clark
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FinTech, Industry News

FinTechNZ’s Chair Mitchell Pham shares his perspective on the association’s recent engagements with the International FinTech Sector, as well a summary of engagements since February 2017.

As I have been in the US this week, I missed out on being with our amazing FinTechNZ members in Singapore at the FinTech Festival – to connect with and impact on regional as well as global markets.

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A New Financial Ecosystem for New Zealanders: Open Banking

Jackie Clark
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FinTech, Industry News

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 his Australian counterparts on the use cases for Open Banking.

As a Canadian who lives and works in Scotland, the international angle strikes a chord with me. I’ve followed news on how Open Banking could benefit consumers coming out of many countries of the world, including the United States, Canada, Brazil, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, and of course, New Zealand.

Allow me to backtrack…

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Fighting Future Fraud: How IT Holds the Key

Jackie Clark
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FinTech, Industry News

Tiffany Ryan, Westpac NZ Head of Financial Crime and Protective Services, shares her predictions for the future of fraud prevention in the FinTech sector.

As technology continues to evolve, so too does the sophistication of fraudsters. Ninety per cent of New Zealanders are concerned about being scammed or defrauded, and one in three say they’ve been a victim, according to a new survey by Westpac NZ.

Financial institutions are locked in a battle with fraudsters, with new technologies offering opportunities for both sides to gain the upper hand.

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Open source health check – don’t get infected

Jackie Clark
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FinTech, Industry News

Source: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/open-source-health-check-dont-get-infected-nick-valentine/

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.

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Protecting your Competitive Advantage

Jackie Clark
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Industry News, InsurTech

Avani Vyas, Senior Underwriter at Delta Insurance, on why businesses need to protect their IP rights.

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Explore New Zealand’s financial technology ecosystem

Jackie Clark
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FinTech, Industry News

Discover who is investing in, working with and thinking about the effects of financial technology in New Zealand.  Version 1.0 published 20 November 2018.

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Risk Management Strategies

Georgia Taylor
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FinTech, Industry News, InsurTech

The cyber threat landscape that continues to evolve around the globe gives New Zealand an opportunity to build cybersecurity measures and gain global recognition as leading cyber experts. Delta Insurance presents the following Risk Management Strategies for organisations to improve their security measures within the cyber world.

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Report due soon will have positive implications for NZ

Georgia Taylor
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FinTech, Industry News, Media Release

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 have implications for New Zealand, though he says it is encouraging to see the proactive positive work being done already by New Zealand’s major banks.

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Why NZ can be a block party

Georgia Taylor
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FinTech, Industry News

Source: https://bluenotes.anz.com/posts/2018/06/why-nz-can-be-a-block-party 

With an innovative culture, good skills and businesses that know each other and collaborate already, New Zealand is an ideal petri dish to develop blockchain technology, according to a panel of experts.

“It’s got all the ingredients a country needs to develop blockchain technology inside its own borders,” Rupert Colchester, IBM New Zealand and Australia’s Head of Blockchain says.  

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