02 Feb 2023

Hey ChatGPT, build me a bank…

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

AI, web3, DeFi, Big Tech, fintech, Metaverse, private capital, the forces arrayed against traditional banking continue to mass.

02 Nov 2022

Challenges remain for Australia’s burgeoning fintech sector

May Lam & Malia Forner | EY Oceania fintech leader & EY Asia-Pacific payments leader, EY Oceania start-up & entrepreneurship leader

Australia’s fintech sector continues to grow strongly but issues remain around funding and skills shortages.

13 Oct 2022

No De-Fi-ing the regulators

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

The Innovation brought by new De-Fi technology has regulators on edge. The must balance innovation and crisis.

02 Sep 2022

Twitter values our time. Can it value our dollar?

Somayeh Shiri | Data Scientist, ANZ Institutional

While many question the value of social media, a new tool using Tweets may help forecast movements in the Australian dollar.

19 May 2022

Partnering for the next generation of banking

Ron Spector | Managing Director of 1835i

ANZ’s external innovation and venture capital partner 1835i is building a portfolio of businesses that align with the bank’s strategic purpose.

23 Jun 2021

Fintechs bubble away

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

Stock valuations are up and interest rates are down. So is the fintech market going to stay this frothy forever? Or is it frothy at all?

24 Mar 2021

When the barista is giving you crypto tips…

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

The crypto bonanza continues. Tweets are now non-fungible works of art. But one piece of the digital landscape is more than hype: blockchain.

22 Mar 2021

Are neo-banks here to stay? Or just a passing phase?

Steve Worthington | Professor at Swinburne University

So-called "neo-banks" may aspire to take market share from the incumbents but will they ever get passed being “too small to save”?

10 Feb 2021

Behind the ranks of the fintech revolution

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

The past year has seen upheaval in the financial services industry. But – so far - it hasn’t been the traditional banks bearing the brunt.

27 Oct 2020

Aus fintech maintains momentum amid crisis

Meredith Angwin | Financial Services Partner & Fintech Advisor, EY

While 2020 has been a challenging year on many fronts, fintech founders are generally still feeling optimistic about the future of the local sector.

31 Jul 2019

Australia’s tipping point from China

Luke Deer | Independent Researcher & Finance Tutor, University of Sydney Business School

Australia should look to China for future innovations in the fintech and payments sector.

10 Jul 2019

Nothing to see here. Hang on, maybe there is…

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

Central banks have been in watch-and-wait mode on cryptocurrencies for a while but now they are beginning to move.