Report unveils low fintech adoption in Australia: A ‘huge missed opportunity’ for APAC businesses
A new report by Airwallex and CPA Australia shows that only one third of Asia Pacific (APAC) businesses have invested in fintech despite increasing digital adoption in the face of COVID-19.
Fintech unicorn Airwallex continues to disrupt, leaders share insight
Fintech Unicorn Airwallex seems to continue to go from strength to strength; the startup managed to complete its largest funding round (US$160M) mid-pandemic and has recently introduced WeChat Pay as part of its payment options, opening up the Asian marketplace to Australian business. The Melbourne-founded global leader was also recently recognised – in November last […]
How to adapt your business during crisis
By now, all of us have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in one way or another. It has brought a global economic shutdown, and with it, a great number of businesses, especially small businesses, are struggling. Many are still coming to terms with the severity of this crisis and its long-term implications while figuring […]
Australia has ten Fintechs inside the top 100
Ten Australian companies have been named amongst the top 100 fintechs globally, with three – Prospa, zipMoney and AfterPay Touch – landing a place inside the top 50. The Fintech100 report, now in its fourth year, is a collaboration between KPMG and fintech investment firm H2 Ventures that recognises innovative fintechs. It consists of two […]
Airwallex’s CEO reveals how his fintech start-up earned a ‘vote of confidence’ worth US$16m
This week, Melbourne’s Airwallex – a fintech start-up specialising in cross-border payments – closed one of the largest Series A funding rounds ever held by an Australian technology venture. CEO and co-founder, Jack Zhang, spoke to Dynamic Business about what was involved in securing US$13 million for the company’s foreign exchange platform from three global heavy hitters: […]
The Chinese market ‘dances to the beat of its own drum’: how SME exporters can succeed
While China is Australia’s biggest export destination, it’s a notoriously tricky market to enter – even for multinationals. So, how do export-driven Australian SMEs form lasting connections with Chinese customers? Dynamic Business spoke to Joe McGuire, Global Head of Sales & Partnerships with Airwallex, a Melbourne fintech start-up specialising in cross-border payments. Dynamic Business: What […]
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