Early engagement required for FinTech success

Chantal Thomas
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FinTech

The latest FinTechNZ Connect event series in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland raised important issues, a constant theme being the need to engage early with authorities and business.

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We’re hiring! Techweek’18 Operations Manager wanted

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Techweek

We’re looking for an awesome Operations Manager to project manage the delivery of Techweek’18, working alongside a passionate and engaged project team.

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NZTech Update – Fresh snow, recharging and new board

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NZTech Update

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It was a great feeling to head out of town last week and recharge the batteries in Queenstown. Nothing like some fresh snow and a GoPro.

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High fives, thank yous and a big welcome!

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Media Release, NZTech News

On behalf of our Deputy Chair and CEO I would like to warmly thank everyone who attended and participated at our AGM last week. Also, a huge thanks to our amazing NZTech team and not just for last week but the last 12 months. You all know who you are! Thank you.

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NZTech expansion sign of rampant tech sector growth

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AI Forum, FinTech, Media Release, NZ IoT Alliance, NZTech News

The substantial growth of the country’s umbrella tech organisation NZTech is indicative of the rapid expansion of the nation’s fastest growing industry, says its chief executive Graeme Muller.

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FinTech will grow globally through collaboration

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FinTech

Article from www.virgin.com

In some ways big business has never been bigger. As Apple surges past an $800bn valuation it’s increasingly clear that a small number of tech companies are monopolising international markets.

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Fidelity adds Bitcoin to website and cafeteria as the digital currency hits new record

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FinTech

Article from Vito Petan on LinkedIn

Fidelity, one of the largest asset managers in the world, added bitcoin support to their website and started accepting the digital currency in its employee cafeteria, as it tries to position itself as the pioneer in digital currencies among the large financial firms. As Bitcoin price hit $2,650 today, it is just another sign that Bitcoin and and other possible usages of blockchain are moving full steam ahead into financial mainstream.

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NZTech Update – Change the way you see the world!

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NZTech Update

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Technology has connected nations, dissolved borders, encouraged empathy across great divides, and yet, the technology industry itself is still sorely lacking in diversity.  Our industry is built on data.  Yet the data of diversity tells a sad story.

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Can banks survive the FinTech revolution?

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FinTech

Article from Vito Petan on LinkedIn

In a country where a staggering 425 million people, or 65% of all mobile phone users use mobile phone wallets to transfer money to their friends or pay at local shops and restaurants in mere seconds, there is also a contrasting experience. Outdated state owned banks, where you usually have to wait at least 30 minutes to get to a counter and sign 3 sheets of paper before you can transfer money dominated the industry with no real competitors in sight. Until now.

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Launch of Zelle Is Proof That FinTech Firms Have the Power to Sway Big Banks

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FinTech

Article from www.letstalkpayments.com

Since its founding in 2009, Venmo has established itself as one of the premier peer-to-peer money transfer servicesand one of the most prominent names in FinTech. From its humble beginnings as the brainchild of former college roommates, the app was the first to enable quick and easy money transfer between friends and last year processed $17.6 billion worth of payments, a 135% increase from the previous year. In 2016, Time magazine named it one of thebest apps of the year, and in 2017, Fortune magazine named it one of its breakthrough brands. It has, without a doubt, changed the landscape of P2P payments by taking advantage of the inefficiencies of exchanging money with friends via traditional methods offered by the big banks.

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