Two days of thought-provoking collaboration and discussion, unlocking the potential of Australia’s fintech market.
Having attended the sixth edition of Intersekt in Melbourne, the APAC Ekata team is taking a deep breath. What a wild two days of networking, panels, workshops, roundtables, and expert presentations. It is clear that the meteoric run of the Australian fintech sector in 2020 isn’t slowing down anytime soon. In fact, Australia has gained two places in global fintech rankings; now ranking sixth in the world and second in the APAC region.
We were thrilled to be amongst the industry thought-leaders – and innovators – in a country so well suited to fintech product development and launches. This sophisticated, fast-growing consumer market was front of mind throughout the conference, with folk waxing lyrical over Australia’s competitive edge. Such built in advantages discussed included:
- Pragmatic regulators who encourage innovation without disrupting market stability
- The extraordinary – and diverse! – talent pool available
- The geographic proximity and business and cultural ties with Asia – making us an ideal base for regional operations
- Local fintech corporations’ willingness to explore expansion into international markets – forming partnerships with foreign and domestic fintechs
The topics explored at Intersekt were as varied as the attendees themselves. From panels on best practices for Aussie fintechs to acquire and retain new customers, to exploring how fintechs are leading the way when it comes to responsible lending – there was something for everyone. Ekata was proud to present a panel alongside Mastercard and Immersve, on striking the right balance between customer experience and fraud prevention. On the final day, we hosted a roundtable on what to do when KYC drives your consumers away.
We thank everyone who joined us and appreciate the invitation from Fintech Australia and Intersekt 2022 – bring on 2023!