Monday, February 6, 2023

Nearmap expands coverage footprint to ~95% of Australian population

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Regional communities across Australia – from Exmouth, WA, Katherine in the NT, and across to Port Douglas in Queensland, Yamba, NSW, and down to George Town, TAS – will for the first time be able to access regularly updated, city-scale, high-resolution aerial imagery, and location data to conduct virtual site visits, following an expansion of the aerial capture program announced by leading location intelligence and aerial imagery company, Nearmap. 

Revolutionary international ride-share service inDrive launches in Sydney

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Revolutionary global ride-sharing service inDrive has arrived in Sydney. inDrive, with more than 150 million downloads of the platform in 47 countries, is revolutionising the rideshare experience through its unique model, which allows riders and drivers to negotiate fares. Instead of manipulating prices through impersonal algorithms, often leading to unnecessary and crushing fees, the innovative inDrive brings transparency, and most importantly, fairness, through its process. Already embraced by riders and drivers alike in regions like Brisbane and Melbourne, inDrive is now offering an affordable, safe, and flexible platform for Sydney.

Future Farm and Soul Burger name vegan burger after DJ TVNALILY

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Just in time for World Vegan Day, Future Farm and plant-based burger chain Soul Burger enlisted the help of Aussie DJ and animal rights activist, Dara Lawson aka DJ Tigerlily to create a plant-based burger. The DJ TVNALILY burger is swimming into Soul Burger stores on 1 November in celebration of Future Farm becoming a leading supplier for Soul Burger.

Curbing inflation: Why borrowers should watch their pennies this Xmas

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With the latest cash rate increase of 25 basis points – the seventh in as many months – one of the nation’s most awarded mortgage brokers believes borrowers need to rein in their spending this Christmas to fight inflation. While the cash rate rises have been moderating, we all have a part of play to help control inflation. If we want interest rates to come down, then we all need to do our bit to help reduce inflation, including reining in spending where possible. 

Australia’s fintech sector has matured significantly over the past 12 months

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Australia’s fintech sector has significantly matured in the past 12 months with the majority (78%) of fintechs now post-revenue, up from 70% in 2021, but founders expect significant headwinds in 2023, the latest EY FinTech Australia Census report has found.

Home loan provider Rate Money hits $4B in loan settlements in three years

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In just three years since its launch, award-winning mortgage franchise Rate Money has achieved a milestone $4 billion in settlements, helping over 4,000 self-employed and migrant Australians secure a home loan and get into the property investing market. Combining over 50 years’ experience in mortgages Ryan Gair, Luke Sheales and Glenn Maynard launched Rate Money in 2019 to address a gap in the market where business owners and sole traders were being penalised for having alternative banking documentation.

Menopause killing careers of women reveals AMS and AIA Australia study

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Two million women in Australia have recently gone through menopause, and 80,000 women move into the postmenopausal stage every year - according to research by Australasian Menopause Society (AMS) and AIA Australia. And research from the UK revealed this year that "women with at least one problematic menopausal symptom [are] 43% more likely to have left their jobs by the age of 55."

Altitude Awards marks 10 years of inspiring Aussie female entrepreneurs

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On Dec. 3 at the LCC Events Centre in Prestons business leaders gathered to celebrate 10 years of the Altitude Awards. The Altitude Awards launched in Nov. 2012 by business leader and award winning entrepreneur Andrea Turner-Boys. Turner-Boys is the Founder of Women With Altitude, a business community and network that spans across NSW and the ACT.

Digital product agency Transpire joins CI&T brand, guns for regional growth

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Australian digital product agency Transpire has joined CI&Ts global brand and ceased to trade as Transpire on December 9 2022. This follows CI&T’s acquisition of the company for AU$23.4 million (US$16.4 million) in September of this year. CI&T’s acquisition of Transpire followed a lengthy process in which CI&T analysed more than 120 possible targets.

Trust and value trump fancy features: Aussies’ message to business leaders

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A new report has given compelling guidance for business leaders looking to innovate in the year ahead, and while many firms prioritise integration of the most up-to-date technology, what consumers are really looking for is trusted solutions that offer exceptional value. The AU-NZ Business Innovators Index 2022 by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services in association with Mastercard draws on perspectives from 397 business leaders and 1,011 citizens in ANZ and suggests that holding consumer trust is critical to successful innovation.