From today, Australians can move their money into savings and transaction accounts offered by neobank 86 400. The challenger bank’s public launch will also introduce users to new tools to help them manage upcoming bills and subscriptions, and provide an overall view of their finances across multiple banks. The launch

Some of the first Australian businesses to enter the Chinese market through the Alibaba ecosystem are behind a new program to help Australian food and beverage companies take advantage of the cross border ecommerce opportunity. eCargo has launched the Cross-Border Ecommerce (CBEC) Growth program to minimise the risk for FMCG


Neobank Xijna has secured its full banking licence and is rolling out transaction accounts to its early customers. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) said today it has granted Xinja its licence to operate as an authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI), officially joining the ranks of Australia’s new banks. Webinar: Can

Five more Australian brands have signed up to Chinese ecommerce platform Aomaijia, offering them access to 30 million potential customers in China. Last week Sukin, Kids Smart, Nestle Australia, and Tasman Ugg joined a number of other Australian brands such as Swisse, Blackmores, Devondale, Bellamy’s and a2 Milk which

Alibaba has acquired import ecommerce platform Kaola from NetEase for approximately US$2 billion. Kaola will to continue to operate independently under its current brand. Tmall Import and Export General Manager Alvin Liu will serve as Kaola’s new CEO. Webinar: Can I Trust You? Building Customer Trust into Better Experiences. Register

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Australian ecommerce business Big Red Group (BRG) has acquired events and experience marketplace Lime&Tonic. The latest acquisition follows the launch of IfOnly in June this year, and the group’s acquisition of Adrenaline in November 2018. Webinar: Can I Trust You? Building Customer Trust into Better Experiences. Register today! Download: Strategy

2018 was a record year for art prices, sales volumes and auction sales. Christies had their best year in history with over U$7bn in art sales. Sotherby’s sales increased 16 per cent on the previous year. These are astounding numbers and one piece in particular – David Hockney’s 1972 Portrait

More Australians are using online marketplaces to buy and sell goods, according to a new retail report released by the CBA.  The recent Commonwealth Bank Retail Retail Insights [PDF] report found 97 per cent of digital shoppers are using online marketplaces and more than two out of five online purchases

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Australian franchised parcel delivery service CouriersPlease (CP) has launched a new self-serve, low cost returns portal which will enable etailers to better manage reverse logistics.   Boomerang allows customers to return their unsuitable online purchases to a conveniently located drop-off point, which will then be collected by a CP driver and

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Matt Furlong, a director at Amazon’s North American operations, has been appointed the new country manager of Amazon Australia. He will replace Rocco Braeuniger who will move to a senior international role within Amazon. Braeuniger was appointed Australian country manager in August, 2017 and led the local launch of Amazon’s