FinTechNZ interviews James Fuller, Hnry

Georgia Taylor
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James Fuller combines his self-employed experience with his background in technology as the Co-Founder and CEO of Hnry. Hnry brings self-employment into the 21st century, making it as simple and risk-free as having a permanent job.

 

Can you talk us through the background of Hnry? What led to its development?

I became self-employed about five years ago. Coming from the safety and relative ease of a permanent job, at the time I didn’t realise what a burden admin, taxes, insurance and other time-consuming tasks would be.

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NZ Fintech Summit tackling NZ’s most challenging FinTech issues

Georgia Taylor
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FinTech

Binu Paul of PocketWise shares an update on the NZ FinTech Summit

Open Banking, Customer Engagement and Cyber Security are just a few of the topics that NZ Fintech Summit 2018 will delve into on Thursday 29 November at the Pullman, Auckland.

Open Banking is still in its infancy in New Zealand. It has notably made some inroads into the institutional lexicon and the boardroom attention span, but is largely a foreign concept to most Kiwis. A classic case of you don’t know what you don’t know.

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New Member Profile – Yodlee

Georgia Taylor
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FinTech

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 bodies, we try to enable FinTechs to thrive whilst also facilitating collaboration with established organisations where possible.

Q: What are you doing in the FinTech space?

A: Yodlee is innovating in the financial wellness space with additional offerings that are underpinned by our data aggregation and categorization solutions.

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InsurTechNZ October Update

Georgia Taylor
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InsurTech

Jason Roberts, Co-chair of FinTechNZ’s largest Working Group, InsurTechNZ shares an update on the group’s latest activities: 

Another busy month has flown by for the InsurTechNZ leadership team, having recently finalised the Working Group Charter, which will be posted on the FinTechNZ website shortly. Defining our purpose has been an important job for a group less than a year old, which is now formally:

“To enable collaborative innovation in insurance to provide positive customer outcomes”

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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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FinTechNZ Newsletter – September 2018

Jackie Clark
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FinTech, FinTech Newsletter

Well it’s been another busy month for the tech community, with a few surprises thrown in, and we’re looking forward to seeing the Government’s next move in the CTO process now that Minister Woods has retracted Derek Handley’s offer. Alternatively, we watch with interest for developments in the private sector, as NZTech CEO Graeme Muller astutely calls for a non-government CTO.

In the international space, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK has launched the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN), which currently includes 12 global regulators. The aim is to build a global sandbox, and if New Zealand becomes a member, I believe this environment  will give us the edge to scale multiple FinTechNZ companies onto the global stage. FinTechNZ is planning to write to officials to suggest New Zealand will benefit from involvement in this global initiative.

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Amazon move into India likely to have ripple effect in NZ

Jackie Clark
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FinTech

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.

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Open APIs – doing things the Kiwi way

Jackie Clark
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FinTech

Jane Retimana, GM Strategy and Corporate Affairs for Payments NZ, gives us an overview of the recent payments pilot paving the way for Open Banking in New Zealand.

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InsurTechNZ September Update

Jackie Clark
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InsurTech

FinTechNZ’s largest Working Group, InsurTechNZ, continues to grow and mature. Over the last few months Jason Roberts (Co-chair) and Ian Cormack (Co-chair) have developed thought leadership in this sector with help of members, and we’re looking to seeing the influence InsurTechNZ has in this space continue to grow.

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