2016 in Australia has seen the financial services industry embrace the new world of fintech. Co-working spaces such as Skippr’s own Tyro Fintech Hub in Sydney have brought attention to the possibilities for innovation and development of new technologies to provide better services for customers within Financial Services. These include:
- Business lending
- Big data
- Personal finance
In a country where we have only begun to scratch the surface of the endless possibilities within fintech, there are a lot of questions that business owners need to ask.
Who are the key organisations driving disruption within the financial services industry?
How can I keep up to date with the ever evolving technology trends?
In response to this, there are a plethora of events popping up throughout the country to help educate you on the opportunities of fintech in Australia.
We have shortlisted five exciting fintech events coming in the next few months.
Event 1 - Q&A with RateSetter
Date - Wednesday, 3rd of August
Where - Grant Thornton, York Street, Sydney
RateSetter is a UK fintech incumbent that has established a well renowned P2P lending platform with very low-default rates and sustainable acquisition. Come and hear from the Australian team to get deeper insight into why their funding model has been so sucessful in the UK and Australia.
Register your interest here.
Event 2 - NewFinance - Fintech Open Mic Night
Date - Thursday, 18th of August.
Where - TyroFintech Hub, Level 5, 155 Clarence Street, Sydney, 2000.
Another exciting FinTech Open Mic Night series in Sydney. This will be a monthly mixture of presentations, skype-ins, fireside chats and shout-outs plus plenty of networking.
This session is designed to provide an opportunity to catch up with your peers, to see what's going on in the New York and International FinTech scenes and to tell the network about yourself and your own work.
Register and buy tickets here.
Event 3 - Disintermediation and Diversification - how will fintech impact brokers?
Date: Thursday, 18th of August
Location: Blue Chilli, 125 York Street, Sydney
This is a huge issue in financial services; how will brokers and intermediaries compete with the new fintech brands looking to disintermediate the financial services sector?
Event 4 - Coming Together: The Rise of Fintech and Future of Financial Services
Date - Thursday, 8th of September. 6.15pm
Where - TBC
The Next Bank Sydney community comes together every two months to chat, socialise and hear from interesting speakers and guests as we bring some global context and explore the future of Financial Services.
All bankers, technologists, creatives, innovators, startup entrepreneurs and policy makers in Sydney to attend. Come and meet the brightest minds and make the right connections at the Next Bank Sydney group meetup.
Register your interest here.
Event 5 - XeroCon
Date - 7-9th of September
Where - Brisbane Exhibition Centre
XeroCon is one of the main events on the accounting and bookkeeping events calendar. The innovative technology conference is now being hosted in Brisbane and will have some big names presenting on all things fintech. Anyone involved in SME lending and advisory should be at this conference.
Book your ticket here.