Australian fintech launches industry census

By David Tuckwell on Wednesday 23 August 2017

Alternative Lending

The census results will help guide lobbying and policy

The industry census will help understand Australian fintech and help guide policy. 

Australian fintech has launched an expanded industry census, which will seek to unpack key issues like how to expand overseas and gender diversity and help set lobbying and policy priorities.

Working on the census, consultancy firm EY, and industry group FinTech Australia, have asked Aussie fintechs to complete it by 3 September.

“Last year’s inaugural census - released as part of our 2016 Collab/Collide summit - provided an extremely robust evidence base to help FinTech Australia advocate on behalf of the industry,” FinTech Australia vice-chair Stuart Stoyan said today.

“This year’s census will be even more important as it will for the first time give us trend-based information about the industry.

“There is no question that Australia’s fintech industry has undergone tremendous growth and change over the last year and we want to capture this in our census.

“We encourage all members of the fintech community to take the time to fill out this questionnaire as by doing this they will be helping to create a stronger industry.”

EY FinTech advisor Meredith Angwin said Australia is the first country in Australasia which has its own industry-backed census.

“Understanding the nuances of the Australian fintech landscape, is an essential part of helping the industry continue to grow and realise its full potential, on both a local and a global scale,” she said.

“That’s why EY is so pleased to once again be working with FinTech Australia on this year’s census and helping to identify the key insights and trends impacting the sector.”

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