FinTech Five for Friday 01.03.2019

March 01 2019

 

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Person of the Week: George Lucas, CEO of Raiz Invest

George Lucas is the founder and CEO of Raiz Invest Australia, an Australian first, mobile-led micro-investing platform, and Instreet Investment Limited.

George is a financial services expert with extensive experience in investment banking and funds management. George’s industry knowledge spans retail product strategy, investment risk, portfolio management, financial quantitative methods and regulatory compliance.

George is a regular presenter at finance industry forums and has written a book and tertiary courses regarding the use of derivatives and quantitative trading models. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and we think is a great person of the week!

 

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Podcast of the Week : Morgans Startup Series

Launched in 2015, the Morgans Startup Series is a collection of technology company interviews that form part of our commitment to working towards a dedicated and co-operative ecosystem to allow startup companies to prosper. This series is run by Morgans Adviser, Chris Titley.

Check it out: https://www.morgans.com.au/about-us/Media-and-Events/Podcasts/Morgans-Startup-Series

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Article of the Week: FinTech opportunities to come from Australia’s Royal Commission into banking

Following on from the banking royal commission, it is an exciting time for FinTech businesses in Australia. This is due to The Royal Commission uncovering a culture of big business not acting in the best interests of their customers, which appears to especially be the case for large institutions.

Read more here: http://news.wlth.com.au/fintech-opportunities-to-come-from-australias-royal-commission-into-banking

 

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Worth a read: From drowning to debt free: how I paid off $11,489 in a year

A great article posted by Money Magazine that looks at how to reduce your debt! This is an article for anyone who is looking to get on top of their debt and includes 5 tips for paying off debt.

Read the full article: http://news.wlth.com.au/from-drowning-to-debt-free-how-i-paid-off-11489-in-a-year

 

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Quote:

“You have to be able to accept failure to get better.”

Lebron James

 

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Have a great weekend!