Fintech

June 2016

PropTech: Home Loan Innovation

By | June 29th, 2016|Categories: Fintech, Home loans, User Experience|Tags: , |

On Thursday 23rd June, I attended an ‘Open Mic’ session at a local FinTech innovation space. Established to help up and coming innovators harness their ideas and secure access to investor funding, the innovations coming out of these spaces are important to watch. Given Australian’s love of residential property, it is no surprise that the home [...]

May 2016

Finovate Spring 2016 – Day 2 Highlights

By | May 31st, 2016|Categories: Blockchain, Fintech, Security, Software development|Tags: , , , , |

The second day of Finovate Spring 2016 provided over 30 presentations on a range of perspectives across digital on-boarding, roboadvice, data analysis and security.  As with day 1, a common theme seemed evident:  a combination of digital self service + human interaction + artificial intelligence. I’ve previously written about a selection of Day 1 presenters; here are a few highlights from Day 2. […]

Finovate Spring 2016 – Day 1 Highlights

By | May 24th, 2016|Categories: Apple Pay, Blockchain, Fintech, Innovation culture, Mobile payments, Payments|Tags: , , |

I've just returned from Finovate's May 2016 Conference in San Jose, where a clear theme emerged:  a combination of digital self service + human interaction + artificial intelligence. From an enormous range of 71 presenters (I think one dropped out) here are a few personal highlights from  Day 1. Payment Data Systems | Akimbo Payment Data [...]

Can Apple Pay help to save Apple Watch?

By | May 15th, 2016|Categories: Apple Pay, Fintech, Mobile payments|Tags: , , , |

Like many people, I’ve previously come to regard the Apple Watch as ugly, inconvenient and pointless. Initially I awaited its arrival with interest.  I trialed it with enthusiasm to learn how this new bit of hardware might help, and maybe even transform, my life. But over time I found that I was using it less and [...]

March 2016

Blockchain: a new medium for money

By | March 14th, 2016|Categories: Blockchain, Fintech|Tags: , , , , |

The other night I  attended a presentation from Adam Ludwin, CEO of Chain.  Chain is a blockchain infrastructure company from San Francisco that completed a USD$30M fundraising from finance industry companies last September. Adam spoke about how blockchain will transform not just finance but a range of industries where assets can be easily digitised.  Here’s my [...]