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Personalizing the Digital Divide at FinovateSpring

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We may still be enduring the absence of in-person networking, but there are a handful of ways to stimulate casual banter among conference participants.

At FinovateSpring, taking place digitally May 10 through May 13, we are making it as easy as possible for attendees and speakers to engage with each other through interactive roundtable sessions, networking “rooms” and a digital cafe.

One avenue we’ve found particularly useful to bring a personal element to the demo presentations is our curated set of 25-in-5 videos. In these videos, our team asks 25 rapid-fire questions in under five minutes to the demo companies at FinovateSpring.

My favorite part of these videos is that they bring a human element to each demo company. That’s because we ask the presenters off-beat questions that help you get to know them on a more personal level.

All of the 25-in-5 interview videos will be available as exclusive, on-demand content within the FinovateSpring Digital event platform. If you’re registered, keep an eye out for early access to schedule meetings and curate your event-day agenda with the sessions that most interest you.

And don’t worry about missing out. There’s still time to register, and with no need to buy a plane ticket and book a hotel room, FinovateSpring is more accessible than ever.

See you in the networking hall!

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Australian BNPL firm Zip receives strategic investment in TendoPay, a pay over time Fintech in the Philippines

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Australia-based Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) Fintech firm Zip Co has reportedly decided to expand its global operations. Zip has received a strategic investment in TendoPay, a BNPL service provider operating in the Philippines.

This latest investment marks Zip’s initial steps into Southeast Asia, which will also be serving as a gateway for the BNPL firm’s business expansion into the region.

Recently, Zip launched central operations and commercial teams in Singapore, in order to support its expansion efforts in Southeast Asia.

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Source: Australian BNPL Firm Zip Receives Strategic Investment in TendoPay, a Pay Over Time Fintech in the Philippines

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Australian property development lending gets a boost with the launch of the UK’s CrowdProperty

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Australia’s small-to-medium property development sector has received a lending boost with the launch of specialist non-bank lending alternative CrowdProperty.

A UK fintech / proptech hybrid, CrowdProperty matches investors — wholesale investors, SMSFs, institutional lending groups — with developers of high quality, small-to-medium-sized residential property projects via its bespoke platform and in-house property development expertise.

As a marketplace or peer-to-peer lending platform, it offers property developers access to fast, transparent funds, and investors a simple way to earn up to seven percent target interest returns* on short term investments secured by first mortgage, typically paying back in 12 to 18 months.

CrowdProperty UK Co-Founder and CEO Mike Bristow said the model they’ve proven with great success in the UK was a perfect fit for the Australian market.

“We’re a company founded by people who have long experience developing property and working in the finance sector,” Bristow said.

“We’ve built the business entirely around the customer. We intimately know the pain developers experience when trying to fund projects and have built a lending business to deliver speed, ease and certainty of funding for these developers, who can spend up to a third of their time working to source project finance.

“At the heart of the business is a technology platform for efficiency, and property finance and development expertise for effectiveness. We deliver a better deal for all, including the economy, by unlocking more housebuilding.

“Since launching in the UK, we’ve lent over £112 million ($200m) to property developers, funded the construction of over 1,150 homes worth over £220 million ($400m), and delivered a 100 percent capital and interest payback to investors over six years of lending. CrowdProperty UK is the UK’s leading specialist property project online lending platform and we see even greater potential here in Australia. Property development and investment is a national obsession in Australia, and rightly so. Our job is simply to serve this passion by making it easier to develop and invest in property.”

CrowdProperty Australia Co-Founder and CEO David Ingram said the opportunity for Australian savers to invest in a fund providing development project loans was significant.

“Australia’s projected population growth means we have to build over 32 thousand houses per year for the next 20 years,” Ingram said.

“Our solution matches investor capital more directly to the developer using it to add value, enabling greater returns, meeting the major needs of both sides of the marketplace.”

Launching with its first development project already fully funded — a development of two premium co-living boarding houses in Melbourne’s Glenroy — property developer Cheryl Leong said the CrowdProperty lending model was much faster than bank lending and felt more like a partnership.

“Co-living developments are a fast-growing opportunity in Australia,” Ms. Leong said.

“Despite that, it’s not necessarily a project that traditional lenders are interested in or understand, or at least not with an affordable LVR,” she said.

“The CrowdProperty borrowing team assessed the project directly and funded it within weeks of us joining the platform. They were able to bring wholesale investors together in a way small developers can’t always do, and provide finance at an agreeable rate.

“CrowdProperty is in partnership with us to see us succeed for their investors’ return. I can see this being a sustainable community of investors and developers as it grows, funding high quality homes across Australia.”

Founded in the UK in 2013, CrowdProperty has launched in Australia through a locally funded joint venture. CrowdProperty Australia’s launch is funded by a select group of domain-experienced investors ranging from property development, property professionals, financial services, lending, fintech, technology, and marketing. The Australian company will raise a further seed round of funds in the second quarter of 2021.

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Bankjoy Inks Partnerships with a Trio of Credit Unions

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With a combined membership of more than 55,000 and a total of more than $760 million in assets, three credit unions have announced partnerships with digital banking solution provider Bankjoy.

The firms are Fort Community Credit Union, headquartered in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin; Alltrust Credit Union (formerly Southern Mass Credit Union) based in Fairhaven, Massachusetts; and Statewide Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Starkville, Mississippi.

“We couldn’t ask for a better way to start 2021, signing these three progressive credit unions,” Bankjoy CEO Michael Duncan said. “Since we are now officially in the digital age thanks to the pandemic, these credit unions are now poised to hit the ground running with our most advanced online, mobile, and voice banking technologies. We are excited to see how they will perform and how their members will take advantage of these new offerings.”

Founded in 2015 and making its Finovate debut a year later at FinovateFall in New York, Bankjoy provides financial institutions with a variety of digital banking solutions ranging from mobile / online banking, and e-statements to online account opening and loan origination, as well as access to conversational AI-based products. From flagship banks to credit unions, Bankjoy offers an out-of-the-box alternative to outmoded legacy systems that prevent banks and credit unions from being able to meet the rising digital expectations of their customers and members.

“Bankjoy will improve our credit union’s digital banking solution and offer an experience that is in line with our members expectations,” Alltrust Credit Union Vice President of Operations Stephanie Medeiros said. “Our partnership with Bankjoy will allow us to maintain our commitment to our members while delivering the latest digital technology.”

“The Bankjoy solution will allow our members to access and manage their account from anywhere,” Statewide Federal Credit Union CEO Casey Bacon added. “They will have access to all of the conveniences of modern banking at their fingertips.”

Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, Bankjoy has raised $1.8 million in funding from investors including SixThirty and CheckAlt. The company is an alum of the Y Combinator incubator program.


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Bankjoy Inks Partnerships with a Trio of Credit Unions

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With a combined membership of more than 55,000 and a total of more than $760 million in assets, three credit unions have announced partnerships with digital banking solution provider Bankjoy.

The firms are Fort Community Credit Union, headquartered in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin; Alltrust Credit Union (formerly Southern Mass Credit Union) based in Fairhaven, Massachusetts; and Statewide Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Starkville, Mississippi.

“We couldn’t ask for a better way to start 2021, signing these three progressive credit unions,” Bankjoy CEO Michael Duncan said. “Since we are now officially in the digital age thanks to the pandemic, these credit unions are now poised to hit the ground running with our most advanced online, mobile, and voice banking technologies. We are excited to see how they will perform and how their members will take advantage of these new offerings.”

Founded in 2015 and making its Finovate debut a year later at FinovateFall in New York, Bankjoy provides financial institutions with a variety of digital banking solutions ranging from mobile / online banking, and e-statements to online account opening and loan origination, as well as access to conversational AI-based products. From flagship banks to credit unions, Bankjoy offers an out-of-the-box alternative to outmoded legacy systems that prevent banks and credit unions from being able to meet the rising digital expectations of their customers and members.

“Bankjoy will improve our credit union’s digital banking solution and offer an experience that is in line with our members expectations,” Alltrust Credit Union Vice President of Operations Stephanie Medeiros said. “Our partnership with Bankjoy will allow us to maintain our commitment to our members while delivering the latest digital technology.”

“The Bankjoy solution will allow our members to access and manage their account from anywhere,” Statewide Federal Credit Union CEO Casey Bacon added. “They will have access to all of the conveniences of modern banking at their fingertips.”

Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, Bankjoy has raised $1.8 million in funding from investors including SixThirty and CheckAlt. The company is an alum of the Y Combinator incubator program.


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