Anna Harper



Anna joined Clearmatch as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Markets and as an Executive Director in December 2017. Prior to that she was Chief Financial Officer of SocietyOne, Australia’s pioneering and leading marketplace lender, for two years where she was responsible for all of the company’s financial management functions. Her work with the company saw her named as CFO of the Year at the 2017 Women in Finance Awards and she was also a finalist in the Female FinTech Leader of the Year categories at both the FinTech Australia and Australian FinTech awards for 2017.

Event Sessions Featuring Anna Harper


The Challenges for Lenders of Optimising their Funding Model

AltFi Australasia Summit 2018 - Monday 16 April 2018

This panel looked at how alternative lenders can generate funds to lend more easily.

  • There was a consensus around the fact that consumers want ease of access and a frictionless experience. Fintech lenders operating in this space are bound by the consumer lending code, which is tighter than small business lending.
  • John Cummins and Anna Harper stressed that some funding models are more efficient for particular market segments of investors and borrowers
  • Phillippe Roger and Keith Rodwell remembered that fintechs have to be mindful of what can be profitably lent and need a know-thy-customer mindset. Here, detailed knowledge of the industry and the appropriate dedicated systems can help.