Friday, December 2, 2022

Airwallex secures licence in Malaysia for more growth in Southeast Asia

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Leading global fintech platform, Airwallex, announced that the company has secured a money services business (MSB) licence issued by Bank Negara Malaysia securing Southeast Asia.

Rialto Markets facilitates availing private markets to the public

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Forbes has forecast that the private securities market will hit a record £7 trillion this year and grow to a staggering $30 trillion by 2030. This is the focus for an ongoing series of investor webinars about ‘Bringing Private Markets to the Public’ where Rialto Markets shares thought leadership about the new era and how the company is applying bespoke financial infrastructure and technology to serve it.

Digital fintech disruptor launches intelligent loan marketplace

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LoanOptions.ai is Australia’s most intelligent loan marketplace. LoanOptions.ai uses artificial intelligence to provide customers with the most competitive loan options in one place. Founded by Julian Fayad, one of Australia’s most innovative fin-tech entrepreneurs.

The effects of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on the financial markets

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It’s fair to say that the global political and economic landscape has shifted in recent weeks due to the war between Russia and Ukraine. Since last month’s 'special military operation’ first took hold – perhaps marking the largest land war since 1940 – it would be fair to assume that the financial markets would have been heavily impacted by the conflict. In reality, it is not always possible to predict how war will impact the world, let alone the stock markets. If we look back at other moments of conflict in recent history, examples show that the markets remain relatively composed in response to geopolitical events.

Rialto Markets paves way to $113.5 billion crowdfunding marketplace

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The crowdfunding phenomenon raised $113.52bn only in the last year, according to Pitchbook data, a year-on-year increase of 1,021%. It is being driven by a new breed of investor keen to acquire a stake in private companies, as well as providing those businesses with access to crucial new funding via Regulation CF or Regulation A+ equity crowdfunding. The key to further growth is the ability for private firms – whose shares are not traded on public exchanges like the Nasdaq or NYSE – to have their equity traded via a secondary market using a regulated Alternative Trading System (ATS) just like public companies.

Adatree hires leading fintech expert to spearhead its next stage of growth

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Australia’s first accredited and active intermediary of the Consumer Data Right (CDR) and multi-award-winning fintech firm Adatree has hired senior sales and strategic fintech business leader Sarah Day to the newly created role of Head of Alliances and Partner Success.

Decathlon and Payer sign agreement on digital invoicing solutions for B2B

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Decathlon signs an agreement with the payment company Payer on a digital invoicing solution for B2B. With the new solution in place, Decathlon saves time and money on reduced administration while improving control of invoice management and post-purchase.

BlueRock joins forces with asset management firm Broadbent Financial

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Entrepreneurial advisory firm BlueRock has announced a merger with asset management firm Broadbent Financial to fuel company expansion. BlueRock is an entrepreneurial advisory firm offering tech-enabled professional services for growing businesses and individuals, including accounting, law, investment, private wealth, finance, etc, and a digital arm of the business.

First Super hires governance and risk expert Casey Thompson to the board

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Ms. Casey Thompson has joined the board of First Super, replacing longstanding trustee Frank Vari. First Super Chief Executive Officer Bill Watson thanked Mr. Vari for his diligent service to fund members and welcomed to the board Ms. Thompson as a Trustee.

Fortitude Re furthers Japan franchise through flow reinsurance transaction

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FGH Parent, L.P (Fortitude Re), parent firm of Bermuda’s multi-line reinsurer, announced the signing of a flow reinsurance transaction with a Japanese life insurance company. Fortitude Re executed this transaction through its subsidiary, Fortitude International Reinsurance Limited.