The national association for the Australian fintech startup community FinTech Australia has signed up five new major corporate partners, securing a total of 11 partnerships within the past five months.
FinTech Australia has announced that new Gold tier partners include the innovation and venture capital partner of ANZ Bank, 1825i, and OneSpan the Digital Agreements Company and new ecosystem partners including: technology consulting firm Endavacybersecurity companies Palo Alto Networks and banking services, digital identity and cybersecurity company Thales.
“Just a few months ago, we announced seven new partners. Now we’ve added another five. There is red hot interest in Australia’s fintech industry from global companies opportunities, and we’re in an ideal position to help convert this into deeper connections and potential partnership opportunities,” said FinTech Australia Head of Strategic Partnerships Rehan D’Almeida.
“We welcome 1835i, OneSpan, Endava, Palo Alto Network and Thales to the program, and look forward to better networking and integrating them with the fintech industry. They join an extensive list of other major technology companies who are looking to integrate with the sector and work more closely with Australian fintechs.”
Ron Spector, Managing Director of 1835i, said: “1835i is pleased to partner with FinTech Australia. We are committed to this market and supporting the continued development of an effective and vibrant fintech ecosystem in Australia. We believe there are many opportunities for partnership, and we look forward to taking a more active role in this growing ecosystem.”
OneSpan Country Manager, Nigel Stewart said: “Security and trust are critical to the future of the fintech industry. OneSpan has helped a number of Australian banks and financial institutions, including the country’s largest banks, mitigate fraud risk, digitize internal and consumer-facing agreement processes, and comply with industry regulations. We look forward to partnering with FinTech Australia to enable organizations to deliver secure and trusted digital experiences through collaborations with Australian fintechs.”
David Marsh, Principal Industry Consultant – Payments, Endava said: “Endava has a strong history of supporting Fintechs in the UK, Europe and the US – taking great ideas and developing them through proof of concept into full-featured software and seamless customer experiences. We are delighted to be extending this capability into the Asia Pacific region – providing access to our global expertise, multi-disciplinary teams and extensive experience next-gen technology solutions. We are excited to have partnered with Fintech Australia and look forward to helping Australia’s fintech and financial institutions leverage the latest technologies to compete on the global stage.”
Steve Manley, Regional Vice President, ANZ at Palo Alto Networks said. “Collaboration and sandboxing between established banking and fintech’s is driving innovation and competitive advantage, creating never before seen products and services or repackaging old services in new ways. Through this partnership, we hope to encourage the Australian Fintech community to adopt and leverage cybersecurity measures to mitigate current risks while preparing for new security risks associated with innovations. Cybersecurity investments are more crucial than ever when organizations are looking to revolutionise the fintech industry. This allows them to focus on their core business of creating, innovating and bringing great products to market that improve people’s digital way of life.”
Michael Au, SVP Banking and Payment Services Asia, Thales said, “We look forward to our partnership with Fintech Australia to support the exciting array of existing and emerging local Fintechs. With our global leadership in payment technologies and expertise in both physical and digital payments, along with our strong local and worldwide footprint, we are uniquely positioned to meet the needs of Fintechs of all sizes. We are already bringing innovative solutions, sustainable product options and rapid deployment programs to many Fintech organizations and welcome the opportunity to work with more customers in Australia.
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