P2P Lending: Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover

That glossy cover with raised text and eye catching illustrations has taken my money and most likely yours too. It’s the halo effect, hooked at first glance andyour broader perspective narrows. It’s believed that a large number of book buyers consider the cover is important.

Infographic: The Pulse Of Fintech Q1 2017

  KPMG have released their first ‘Pulse of Fintech’ report for 2017. The Q1’17 report shows that global investment in fintech has been off to a slow start, but this is not unexpected following the record number of blockbuster deals in 2016. While the number of deals globally has dropped, the report...

Investing in P2P - The 5 Key Areas To Focus On

With interest rates in Australia at an all-time low, many investors are understandably looking for alternative places to invest their hard-earned capital. Low returns and high fees mean every percentage point and basis point makes a difference. The growth in peer-to-peer (P2P) or marketplace...

Infographic: The Pulse Of Fintech Q3 2016

KPMG have recently released their quarterly ‘The Pulse of Fintech’ report, the most recent report covering Q3 of 2016. The report has an overall positive outlook on both the current state, as well as the future of global fintech.

What To Take Away From The EY Fintech Australia Census

Exciting times. The biggest report ever conducted on the Australian Fintech scene has just been released by Fintech Australia in collaboration with EY. The first of its kind, the EY FinTech Australia Census 2016 is giving us an overdue look at Australia’s burgeoning fintech markets. Identifying...

Raising Capital For Your Start-Up: 5 Tips To Get You The 'Yes'

Being the new kid on the block is tough. We know. Start-ups face some pretty big challenges; developing their business plan, getting the right staff, finding a place to live – you have a lot on your plate. But possibly the biggest challenge (and fittingly the most crucial) is raising capital. Dosh,...

P2P Investing – am I being compensated for my risk?

So you've just opened your broker statement email and....you wished you hadn't. Sigh. More red ink. Your trickle of losses from 2015 have turned into a stream in 2016 and it feels like 2008/2009 all over again. What else can I invest in? Real estate? I have a house and an investment property....

The rise of peer-to-peer lending

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, also known as marketplace lending, is an industry in its infancy in Australia, but one which is experiencing rapid growth. A recent Morgan Stanley report on the industry says P2P loans will soar to $22 billion in Australia in the next five years, $11.4 billion of this in...