Sponsors & Partners

Presenting Partner

The State of Victoria - Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established on 1 January 2019 to ensure Victoria’s strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we’re making sure Victoria’s economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

VicGov will be presenting the Excellence in Payments (including Remittance/FX) award.

Note – As of 1 January 2019 the former Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources has transitioned into the new Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

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Award Sponsors

Visa: Sponsor for Fintech Organisation of the Year Award

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

For more information, visit visa.com/about, visacorporate.tumblr.com and @VisaNews on Twitter.

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Afterpay: Sponsor for Emerging Fintech Organisation of the year

Afterpay has transformed the way people pay by allowing shoppers to receive products immediately and pay in four simple instalments over a short period of time. The service is completely free for customers who pay on time – helping consumers spend money responsibly, without incurring interest, fees or revolving in extended debt.

Afterpay is offered by over 43,200 of the world’s best retailers and has more than 7.3 million active customers globally. The service is currently available in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and the United Kingdom where it is called Clearpay.

Afterpay is evolving quickly and is on a mission to be the world’s most loved way to pay and an employer of choice. We are on a rocketship most days so if you are up for a challenge, like the notion of joining a business with big dreams and love being part of a high performing team then please grab a ticket and contact us today.

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SeedSpace: Sponsor for Female Fintech Leader of the Year

An early-stage venture capital firm that invests in passionate founders who demonstrate technology-driven, scalable solutions that solve problems in the financial services sector. Applying a rigorous data and evidence based approach to investing, we help turn great ideas into great businesses.

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FirstMac: Sponsor for Best Partnership of the Year

Founded by our Managing Director Kim Cannon, Firstmac is a proudly Australian-owned and run company that has been leveraging technology to take competition to the banks for nearly 40 years. Sometimes referred to as a “veteran fintech”, we have a young company attitude that saw us launch one of Australia’s first online mortgage lenders, loans.com.au, in 2011.

Under the leadership of Marie Mortimer, loans.com.au has since grown to have $6 billion in loans under management and shows no signs of slowing down. A key to loans.com.au’s success has been the in-house development of its own proprietary technology, allowing it to drive efficiencies and effectiveness across all Prospect and Customer journeys.

We self-fund our operations, having been a pioneer in the development of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) market in Australia, and have now issued more than $24 billion worth of RMBS to Australian and overseas institutions.

Firstmac currently manages more than $11 billion in mortgages and $250 million in cash investments but, despite our size, we are not content and are always on the look-out for the next technology or technology partner to join us in building further Customer-winning solutions and driving real competition in the market.

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Gen Advisory: Sponsor for Collaboration and Partnership Award

Gen Advisory Pty Ltd is a specialist Australian professional services firm supporting existing and prospective authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs). As banking specialists, we provide strategic advice and other specialised services which help ADIs fulfil their commercial and social objectives.

Gen Advisory comprises a collaborative and multi-disciplinary team of professionals. Our team members have extensive banking regulatory and advisory experience, having previously worked for: the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA); National Australia Banking Group  (NAB); and Australian Government, among others.

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Tier One People

Tier One People launched in 2016 on a mission to help Fintech companies succeed. Since then, we’ve completed hundreds of briefs, building an extensive global network, making us Australia’s leading Fintech Executive Search consultancy.

A built for purpose service, unrivalled domain knowledge and a network of the best talent makes Tier One People the ideal recruitment partner to international Fintech launching in Australia and Australian Fintech scaling globally.

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