Australian Fintech 
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Launch of Fintech Advisor service

Tier One People launch Fintech advisor service to give founders the support they need, when they need it most.  Getting the wrong people on board can be fatal for any startup. Access to the right people, investors and partners is the biggest challenge facing any founder. And hiring is also the one challenge most founders […]

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Rebrand for Fintech executive search leaders

We've changed! Have you noticed the new Tier One People logo and branding? When we launched in 2016 we really didn’t know if the business would be a success or if Fintech would even become a viable industry.  Tier One People is now firmly established as leaders in Fintech executive search.  And Fintech is here […]

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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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