Saturday, December 3, 2022

Barclays Research takes stock of the effects of Russia’s war with Ukraine

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Barclays Research released the 67th edition of the Equity Gilt Study (EGS), a flagship annual publication. Combining market-leading macro analysis with a multi-asset dataset spanning over 100 years, this year’s report takes stock of the effects of Russia’s war with Ukraine.

Lightspeed payments to revolutionise the APAC hospitality and retail sectors

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Lightspeed Commerce Inc., the one-stop commerce platform for merchants to simplify, scale, and create top customer experiences, launched its contactless payment solution, Lightspeed Payments, to tens of thousands of hospitality and retail clients across Australia. 

Liquidnet enhances VWAP trading with new VWAP cross offering

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Liquidnet, a tech-driven agency execution specialist, announced the launch of a new VWAP Cross trading capability allowing pre-market block trading at the full day VWAP price. The new offering includes built-in price protection features to achieve little or no market impact. The VWAP Cross functionality builds on Liquidnet’s VWAP Smart Blocks functionality which allows intra-day VWAP block trading. The feature provides access to a completely unique source of block-size, pre-market institutional liquidity, hence offering the Liquidnet Member community a significantly improved VWAP performance and minimized market impact.

Earlypay casts its Low Doc Invoice Finance product with 2 hour approval

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Australia’s business finance solutions provider, Earlypay, introduced the country’s first AI-powered Low Doc Invoice Finance product which provides pre-approval in as little as two hours to assist businesses to tap into their customer invoices to improve cash flow. Earlypay launched the product this month and is already experiencing high levels of enquiry.

Earlypay launches Low Doc solution to help businesses improve cash flow

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Australia’s business finance solutions provider, Earlypay, has introduced the country’s first AI powered Low Doc Invoice Finance product which provides pre-approval in as little as two hours to assist businesses improve cash flow by tapping into the cash locked in their clients’ unpaid invoices. Earlypay is experiencing high levels of enquiry since launching the product.

Penny the Pig: World’s first child friendly crypto currencies piggy bank

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Strive’s app and hardware combo displays any crypto wallet balance on the piggy bank, whilst parents can use the accompanying app to schedule crypto currency payments such as pocket money, and monitor their child’s digital transactions.

Leading content enablement platform, Templafy raises $60 million in funding

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We’ve seen Templafy’s technology step into an even more critical role for enterprises over the last year as everyone grapples with the right tech solution for the future of work

New FIS study finds nearly 1 in 3 Aussies formed new banking relationship during...

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Nearly 1 in 3 Australians have entered a new banking relationship with a financial institution during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report released by FIS.

Bank earnings rebound but revenue and profitability still under pressure

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Australia’s big four banks have delivered improved earnings in their 2021 full-year results, but underlying pressures remain with subdued revenue growth, low-interest rates and intense mortgage competition all having an impact, according to Ernst & Young Australia. EY Australia’s analysis of the Australian major banks’ 2021 full-year results found aggregate cash earnings were up 55% from the same time last year, to $26.8 billion.

VentureCrowd raises $10m in Series A for alternative asset investment

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Australia’s leading digital investment platforms for alternative assets, VentureCrowd, has raised $10 million in a Series A round from new and existing investors, $6.6 million of the round was raised by existing investors, with $3.9 million raised from new investors through the VentureCrowd platform. The equity crowdfunding platform, which aims to democratise investment into alternative assets and facilitate access for the next generation of Millennial and Gen Z investors into purpose-driven projects, has raised over $180 million for a wide range of companies since its inception.