FinTech Five for Friday 25/01/2019

January 25 2019


Company of the Week: Rounded Whether you’re a web designer or freelance photographer, everyone can use a little bit of help with their books and ledgers. Enter the simplicity of Rounded. Made specifically for the self-employed, Rounded was designed and built by sole traders who were tired of battling complicated accounting software. Their product helps everyday people with their invoicing, accounting, and tracking expenses.




Person of the Week – Emma Wetson, Co-Founder of AgriDigital As co-founder and CEO at AgriDigital, Emma aims to foster trust and transparency to agricultural supply chains by bringing farmers and buyers into one universal platform, to manage contracts, deliveries, inventory, orders, invoices and payments all in one place and in real time.
Emma is a lawyer, agribusiness executive, start-up mentor and executive coach that truly inspires everyone and the projects she touches.
In 2017 Emma was named Female Fintech Leader of the Year in Australia and was also named a Top 25 Fintech Influencer by and we think is a great person of the week!




Article of the week: “High fives” as Volt gets full licence January 22, 2019 was the day that Volt received its full authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI) licence. In May of 2018, they were the first digital bank to receive a restricted ADI that put a limit on the amount the bank could lend and receive. The full licence opens up a whole new world of opportunities for Volt, other FinTechs and consumers alike. You better believe the new era of banking has begun.




Worth a read: Australians more reliant on bank apps than worldwide peers You all know how much we love FinTech, it turns out that most Australians love it too. On average, Australians checked out their bankings apps more often than the rest of the world. Either we just care more about our finances, or increased Fintech adoption nationwide has ramped up usability and effectiveness. Either way, this is a good sign. Find out more by reading Australians more reliant on bank apps than worldwide peers



Quote of the Week: “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success”




Have a great weekend!