COVER STORY: Australia’s Neobanks have Cleared Key Regulatory Hurdles, But Will Customers Embrace Them?
The Australian market for neobanks is less than a year old, but the new entrants have big ambitions to change the way consumers bank — putting the pressure on Australia’s biggest and most established banks. The newcomers have already cleared significant hurdles by appeasing Australia’s regulators to secure their banking
The title of Australia’s newest bank has changed hands once again, with neobank 86 400 receiving its ADI licence from APRA today. 86 400 is the third fintech upstart to earn itself an unrestricted banking licence this year, after Volt Bank collected its banking licence in January, followed by Judo
Only Half of Banks Globally Are Making Significant Progress in Digital Transformation, Diminishing Their Valuations: Accenture
The US$1 trillion that traditional retail and commercial banks have invested globally over the past three years to transform their IT operations has not yet delivered the anticipated revenue growth, according to a new report from Accenture. The report — “Caterpillars, Butterflies, and Unicorns: Does Digital Leadership in Banking Really
London-based neobank Revolut has launched in Australia today after the ASIC allowed the bank to use its European electronic money licence to support itself in Australia. The neobank is valued at US$1.7 billion and is one of the fastest growing companies in Europe boasting more than 4 million customers worldwide.
Unifii’s Digital Experience Platform has been selected by SME challenger bank Judo Bank to enable face-to-face relationship banking that it says will shake up Australia’s banking status quo. The Unifii platform, delivered “as-a-service”, allows Judo Bank to replace multiple technology stacks with a single, APRA-approved cloud platform, the company said.
One year on since the Australian Military Bank overhauled its digital systems, mobile transactions have risen 250 per cent. Australian Military Bank (AMB) is a member-based financial institution serving Australian Defence personnel and their families since 1959. In order to best serve its members — who are predominantly young and
Australia’s banking leaders will likely make the same mistakes as their UK peers despite their studied self-assurance. That’s our key take away from listening to Steve Weston, CEO of Volt, the first company to be issued with a retail banking license since the early 2000s. Volt is part of the
A fundamental change in banking has occurred in a relatively short period of time: power has shifted from large financial institutions to consumers. In response, banks need to rethink how they serve their customers. That’s the view of Marnie Baker, managing director, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank. Sign up for
Australia’s newest bank, Volt Bank, and wealth management platform, Spitfire, have formed a technology alliance that the two companies say will set a new standard for banking and wealth management integration. Under the agreement, the Spitfire platform will manage Volt’s soon-to-be-launched deposit products, further cementing its position as a ‘one
Xinja is the latest Australian neobank to obtain its restricted banking licence from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). APRA today announced it has granted Xinja a restricted authorised deposit-taking institution licence (RADI). Introduced in May this year, the new category of licence means Xinja can call itself a bank