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Morningstar acquires Praemium’s international business

Mike Taylor 1 July 2022

Global research and ratings house Morningstar has acquired the United Kingdom and international business of Australian-founded technology firm Praemium.

Morningstar announced overnight that it had acquired Praemium’s operations in the UK, Jersey, Hong Kong and Dubai for 35 million pounds.

The announcement said Morningstar intended to rename the Praemium as…

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Bravura Solutions names new CEO

Oksana Patron 23 June 2022

Bravura Solutions has appointed Libby Roy, a current managing director of Optus Business in Australia, as its new chief executive and managing director, effective from 22 August, following the departure of Nick Parsons who will step down from the role after 15 years as part of an orderly transition.

Roy,…

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Massive potential in platforms disruption (now banks are out of the game)

Patrick Bunsci 1 June 2022 No Comments

Fiducian has launched a new platform offering for independent advisers, Auxilium, arguing that it has the edge in technology stability.

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PEXA buys 25% of AI software provider

Oksana Patron 30 May 2022 No Comments

PEXA Insights has acquired an interest of up to 25% in the Australian artificial intelligence (AI), Elula.

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CBA introduces new digital initiatives

Yasmine Masi 17 May 2022 No Comments

Commonwealth Bank has announced several digital initiatives aimed at making customer experiences more personalised and rewarding.

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15 – 30 year olds driving wealth apps

Mike Taylor 17 May 2022 No Comments

There has been a surge in use of wealth applications drive by 15 to 30 year olds.


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Report shows rising interest in crypto retail payments

Yasmine Masi | 12 May 2022Crypto.com's latest Visa Card Consumer Spending Insights Report found consumers want to use crypto to make retail purchases and payments.
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Acquisitive GBST appoints Kirsty Worgan

Mike Taylor | 3 May 2022An increasingly acquisitive GBST has made a key appointment naming Kirsty Worgan as its new Chief Commercial Officer.
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BNK confirms CEO and announces special dividend

Oksana Patron | 3 May 2022BNK Banking Corporation has announced a special dividend and confirmed the appointment of Allan Savins as CEO of BNK.
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Ureeqa launches NFT Validation-as-a-Service platform

Patrick Bunsci | 20 April 2022Canadian fintech UREEQA has launched a new, ready-to-integrate Validation-as-a-Service (VaaS) technology to fight fraud.
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FinClear launches new unlisted securities register

Yasmine Masi | 12 April 2022FinClear has announced the launch of its new digital register to host unlisted securities using distributed ledger technology.
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Peregrine enables retail crypto payments

Yasmine Masi | 5 April 2022A partnership between Peregrine Corporation and Crypto.com has enabled retail customers to purchase goods and services using cryptocurrencies.
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Investment Trends and Finura enter alliance

Mike Taylor | 1 April 2022Specialist financial services research house, Investment Trends has linked with global technology consultancy Finura to benchmark adviser technology.
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Ex-ANZ CEO-backed fintech to raise $1.5m

Oksana Patron | 31 March 2022A Melbourne fintech backed by former ANZ chief executive, Mike Smith is set to raise $1.5 million to fund its expansion to mainstream banks.