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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FinTechNZ Connect and InsurTechNZ: Payments Start-ups, The InsurTech Landscape, Identifying and Quantifying IP

Georgia Taylor
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FinTech, InsurTech

FinTechNZ and InsurTechNZ joined forces to bring members a combined Connect event, following FinTechNZ’s inaugural Annual Meeting on 1 November.

The final Connect event for 2018 was the result of a successful collaboration between FinTechNZ and InsurTechNZ, with a wide range of speakers discussing a variety of subjects in front of a highly engaged audience.

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100% Growth in 12 Months for FinTechNZ

Georgia Taylor
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FinTech

James Brown, General Manager of FinTechNZ, and Mitchell Pham, FinTechNZ Chair, shared highlights of FinTechNZ’s successful development in the past 12 months at the Annual Meeting on November 1.  

FinTechNZ’s inaugural Annual Meeting was held on 1 November, hosted by EY. Many insights were shared by the leadership team; a highlight – the association has achieved phenomenal growth in the past 12 months, with membership doubling from 77 members to 153 members in the year to September 2018.

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Growing fintech opportunities emerge from banking review

Georgia Taylor
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FinTech, Media Release

While the results from the review by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and the Reserve bank could have been more positive, New Zealand banks have been looking at options to improve customer experience and embrace the fintech community which is great for all Kiwis, FintechNZ general manager James Brown says.

Banking is changing as new financial technology takes hold and Brown technologies like machine learning and AI will dramatically improve both the customer experience and the back-end process for the banks themselves.

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FinTechNZ Spring Connect in Auckland this Thursday!

Georgia Taylor
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FinTech

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.

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FinTechNZ Newsletter – October 2018

Georgia Taylor
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FinTech Newsletter

Cyber Security’s a hot topic this month, with the NZ Cyber Security Summit on today, and CERT NZ’s Cyber Smart Week raising awareness following a growing number of cyber incidents  (over 700 incidents in the last quarter) as reported in CERT’s latest quarterly update.

Delta Insurance has prepared a whitepaper on the Evolution of Cyber Threats, discussing topics of interest to the FinTech community such as cyber risks that can occur when using Blockchain and AI, and shares several Risk Management Strategies that offer valuable insights to any business using new technology.

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Insights from the Insurtech Rising Europe Conference

Jackie Clark
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InsurTech

Richard Nicholson Chief Strategy and Innovations Officer at Crawford & Company shares his insights from the recent Insurtech Rising Europe Conference.

Europe is an extremely active InsurTech market, with London appearing to be the emerging epicentre. Throughout the conference it was hard to escape the energetic presence of funding and accelerator-type programs, and of course incumbents scouting for new propositions or start-ups looking for exposure. Discussions generally pointed to one of two preferred outcomes: building alternative insurance value chains, products and services; or accessing new technologies that create efficiencies across processes.

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