Weekly Update 29/10/2023

Fintech Weekly update

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The fintech sector in Sydney is demonstrating robust growth, with the investment platform Blossom App surpassing $40 million in assets under management, signifying investor confidence and a strong market presence.

BetaShares has unveiled BetaShares Direct, a new investment platform that eliminates brokerage fees on any ETF traded on the ASX, positioning itself as a wealth-building tool for self-directed investors.

Zip Co has reported a significant year-over-year increase in both revenue and transaction volume in their Q1 FY24 results, indicating sustained growth in their operations.

Up, a digital bank under Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, has launched an innovative campaign titled "Commit. A Bit," which reimagines the concept of joint accounts through their 2-UP Player Banking initiative.

NRMA Insurance is stepping into the mortgage space through a strategic collaboration with Tic:Toc, Firemark Ventures, and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, marking a diversification in their service offerings.

PaySearch is conducting its annual Fintech Salary Survey, which delves into various compensation aspects across key job titles in the Australian Fintech & Payments sector, shedding light on bonuses, equity, benefits, and workplace culture.

Superhero, the fintech and wealth management platform, has made strategic hires to bolster its operations. Kimberly McAvoy, Gabriella Donnelly, and Karen Arndell bring their expertise to lead key projects and operational functions, marking a significant strengthening of their leadership team.

Carolyn Breeze GAICD revisited the Bank to the Future 2.0 Interview by Morgans Financial Limited, highlighting the evolving landscape of financial discussions.

Biza.io is nearing the launch of its energy customers' offerings, having passed the ACCC's Conformance Test Suite, a significant step towards production readiness.

Lastly, ASX-listed Butn has reported a record quarter with originations and revenue reaching new heights, signalling strong market performance and operational success.

This summary encapsulates the dynamism of the fintech sector, from strategic expansions and partnerships to platform enhancements and personnel appointments, reflecting a vibrant industry set on continuous innovation and growth.