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Invented by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs: Mastercard’s unique global start up program

Start Path – Mastercard’s global start up program – has bolstered 230 fintechs around the world and helped them raise $2 billion...

Payments app startup QPay raises $570k to draw millennial consumers away from the banks

The brains behind QPay, a payments app for uni students, have secured $570,000 in funding to challenge banks for the millennial market. Provided to...

Aussie businesses welcome easier access to money

The current interest rate in Australia is 1.5%. It has been that way for 16 months +, as the Australian central bank pursues an...

Fintech startup Airwallex sees Series A capital raise soar to US$19m after top-up investment

Cross-border payments startup Airwallex has received a US$6 million investment from VC firm Square Peg, bringing its total Series A capital raise to US$19...

‘Tap and go’ reforms would save merchants $290m a year, says small business ombudsman

A parliamentary committee recommendation for banks to reduce ‘tap and go’ transaction fees has attracted support from the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise...

Excessive payment surcharge ban now in effect; consumer advocate encourages no surcharges

All businesses across Australia are now banned from hitting customers with excessive surcharges for using certain types of EFTPOS, Mastercard, Visa and American Express...

Small businesses urged to prepare now for forthcoming excessive payment surcharge ban

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) is urging small business owners to prepare themselves for the excessive payment surcharge ban that will apply...

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...

Credit card fee changes could devalue reward schemes used by SMEs, warns American Express

New card payment regulations, which commence mid-year, could impact how SMEs conduct business but a majority have a limited understanding of the changes, American...

How POS software and apps are changing the way consumers shop and spend

Welcome to the digital age, where Point of Sale (POS) software and similar applications have become the new norm. Not surprisingly, these have changed...

‘Young people have been disproportionately affected’: Taj Pabari

Taj Pabari is the CEO of the Australian School of Entrepreneurship (ASE), was named the Australian Young Innovator of the Year in...

Let’s Talk: Success Secrets

Success looks different for each business. There is a huge variety in the business models that we hold up as success stories....

Unfair dismissal claim against Deliveroo may have widespread consequences for the gig economy

A former rider for Deliveroo has taken the food-delivery service to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) in an unfair dismissal case.

Buy now, pay later made easy for SMEs as Zip partners with Visa, Apple, Google

Zip has announced its partnership with Visa, Apple and Google to allow many more small businesses to accept buy now, pay later...

Meet the woman behind the digital support network for regional businesses

Jordana Edwards has lived in Pottsville in regional New South Wales for the last 15 years. The town of just 6000 people...

Helping Australian businesses through COVID-19

As we continue to navigate the impacts of the global pandemic, Export Finance Australia is supporting Australian businesses with access to finance.  Without a doubt, new...

‘Innovate or perish’: Martin Duursma

Martin Duursma is a Partner at Main Sequence Ventures. Prior to Main Sequence Ventures, Martin co-founded Datapac Australasia and then went on...

‘We have to be bold and visionary’: Sally-Ann Williams

Sally-Ann Williams is the CEO of Cicada Innovations, one of Australia's leading deep tech incubators. Before joining Cicada, Sally-Ann was an Executive...