Australian Fintech 
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Helping Fintech Scale Not Fail

"Whenever we hired tech talent with payments or Fintech experience, they would charge us a premium. Where as you go to India and you have Mastercard, Visa, many of the European Banks and many international Fintech giants with large development teams. The reality is we can offer clients people with 10-15 years experience at Mastercard […]

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86 400 Anthony Thomson talks digital banks

"In 2012 there was another seismic shift in the data I had spent 30 years reviewing. Going digital had truly arrived. People wanted to be completely mobile. This led to the launch of Atom Bank in the UK." anthony thomson, chairman 86 400 Anthony Thompson is co-founder and chairman of 86 400, Australia's first smart […]

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Gareth Gumbley - Frollo

"I just sat there one day back in 2015, with a piece of paper at the dining room table and thought there has to be a better way of doing this. There has to be a more fun way of getting people engaged in finances. From this Frollo was born" Gareth Gumbley, CEO of Frollo […]

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When Should A Fintech Hire A Banker?

“The Revolut Country CEO search took six months. The brief changed 4 times as the company grew from 700 to almost 2000 staff during this time. Customer numbers went from 4m to almost 10m. When a company is growing that fast in a highly regulated sector like Banking, it creates a lot of complexity, meaning […]

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Jonny Wilkinson - Equitise

"The ability to invest is also great for the economy. Crowdfunding allows companies who are innovative and small the ability to grow and create future employment. Equity crowdfunding helps underpin the early stage capital markets. We're very passionate about being able to offer investing opportunities to everyone." jonny wilkinson - equitise Jonny Wilkinson is co-founder of […]

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Tim Cameron - Transferwise

"We hire people who have shown a true affinity for their customers in previous roles. Talking about the profit you’ve delivered without sharing the customer problems you've solved is not really the way to get your foot in the door." Tim Cameron - Transferwise Tim Cameron is Australia New Zealand Country Manager for Transferwise. Transferwise launched […]

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Bianca Bates - Cuscal

Bianca Bates is Chief Client Officer at Cuscal, Australia's largest independent provider of payment solutions. Cuscal has a rich history of technology innovation in Australia and is the main investor behind Neo bank 86 400. They were the first provider to go live on the new payments platform, switching on 30 clients simultaneously on one […]

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Carolyn Breeze - GoCardless

Carolyn Breeze is General Manager for the ANZ region of GoCardless a global payments platform designed for recurring payments. They process more than $13 billion in transactions each year. Gocardless is backed by some major players in the VC world, including Accel partners, Salesforce Ventures, and Google Ventures.  Carolyn is a payments veteran holding senior […]

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Francine Ereira - Klarna

Francine Ereira is Country Head of Klarna, a Fintech founded in 2005 in Sweden, with the aim of making it easier for people to shop online. Klarna is now one of Europe's largest banks, providing payment solutions for 85 million consumers across 205,000 merchants in 17 countries.  Klarna offers a smooth, one click purchase experience […]

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