Fuelling Australia’ Fintech Future – A Fireside Chat


Australia has a vibrant and growing Fintech market, with the recent census produced by Fintech Australia and EY showing growth in some key areas. Notably, fintechs experienced 208% growth in monthly revenue between June 2016 and June 2017. Alongside this there has been a marked decrease in the number of pre-revenue fintechs, dropping from 43% to 29% in the same period.

This story of a thriving fintech scene is also balanced by a message that highlights room for improvement. The census describes a market that is in need of greater collaboration, with 40% of fintechs citing collaboration with financial institutions as an ongoing challenge. Notably this figure is down by only 1 % on the previous year’s census.

With this as a backdrop to discussion, Dr Leila Fourie will lead a conversation about fintech and innovation in Australia and New Zealand, drawing out the key requirements for success from Simon Cant, chairman of Fintech Australia and an entrepreneur himself, and Steve Wiggins, CEO of Payments New Zealand.

It will provide the perfect scene settling for the final session of the day – our fintech pitches. With two streams to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be inspired!