01 October 2018
Any day now the Royal Commission will release its initial findings into its first ever review of the integrity systems of New Zealand’s financial system. The review covers New Zealand’s financial institutions along with industry bodies, regulators, dispute resolution schemes and the payments and settlement system. FintechNZ general manager James Brown says the report will … Continue reading "Report due soon will have positive implications for NZ"
Auckland – Amazon dipping its toes into the insurance market in India may likely have ripples effects for New Zealand, which is seen as a test bed for large organisations looking to try something new.
20 September 2018
19 July 2018
The potential for New Zealand tech exports will be huge when direct free trade post-Brexit opens with the United Kingdom, a leading fintech expert says. James Brown, general manager of FintechNZ says it’s so encouraging to see the government working proactively to set up free trade with the UK post-Brexit. “The UK is a very … Continue reading "Potential to NZ fintech exports huge"
Now is the time for Kiwi financial services to be more transparent following banking issues in the United Kingdom and Australia, a leading New Zealand financial tech expert says. Normally bank employees must meet sales incentive targets on lending, deposit attraction, payment protection insurance, life insurance and Kiwi Saver funds to achieve a financial bonus.
11 July 2018
06 June 2018
Teachers need to be better paid as they adjust to educating kids in the fastest growing sector in New Zealand, – technology, an award-winning Maori chief executive of a fast growing ed-tech company says. Kendall Flutey, who runs Christchurch company Banqer, says one of her main concerns facing education and schools dealing with technology is that teachers … Continue reading "Teachers need to be better paid for the tech revolution"
30 May 2018
New Zealand’s most prestigious celebration of individual achievement, the Kea World Class New Zealand (WCNZ) Awards, has today announced six of its 2018 award recipients. In addition to Pham, this year’s winners include innovator and engineer, Peter Beck; AI trailblazer Mark Sagar; award-winning actor and producer Cliff Curtis; prominent Earth scientist Dr Delwyn Moller; and … Continue reading "Technology business leader Mitchell Pham to be celebrated with Kea World Class New Zealand Award"
15 May 2018
Mitchell Pham shares his perspective on the applications of Blockchain beyond cryptocurrencies: Many Blockchain conversations seem to focus on crypto finance – the issuance of currency or tokens to raise capital for projects or businesses. Very quickly, these conversations move into listing the tokens on crypto exchanges, and then token value and trading volume, and … Continue reading "Beyond the Hype – A Practical Use Case of Blockchain Technology"
15 May 2018
New Zealand fintech businesses are working toward an inclusive society despite some experts saying the gap between the have and have nots is getting wider, FintechNZ general manager James Brown says. Smart new tech innovation companies such as Sharesies is seeking greater support and involvement from people in the middle to lower income areas, Brown … Continue reading "NZ fintech businesses helping the wider Kiwi public"
13 May 2018
This year’s week long festival promises to be the biggest and best ever, with nearly 480 events around the country. Techweek’18 runs from Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 May and showcases all things tech and industry specific applications. Major headline events include Good for the World Open Days in Auckland, 10 Billion Mouths in Tauranga, … Continue reading "Aotearoa gears up for biggest tech festival ever"