Three Fintech Startups I Admire

Melita BreenClients in the News, Press Releases, Ripa

Fintech (financial technology) has always been synonymous with Singapore, Hong Kong, New York and other major financial hubs of the world. These hubs also have some of the best fintech startup ecosystems in the world with heavy investment, incubators/ accelerators and public-private partnerships fuelling their boom. However, over the last decade, New Zealand has become known for its growing fintech …

RIPA Expenses

Melita BreenRipa

RIPA Expenses provides a new way of doin’ things. A way that delivers fully automated expenses with no paper receipts, no headaches and no room for mistakes. It’s your automation portal to a world of opportunities. #financeinnovation #expensemanagement #nztech #poshardware #POS #instantdelivery #automationportal

Ripa Global

Melita BreenRipa

We just got an awesome notification from locally-owned Zoomy (a rideshare app) – letting us know they offering discounts on rides through ALL of November. Zoomy is across Auckland and Wellington, giving drivers fair pay and giving customers cheap fares (even cheaper this month). They are one of our integration partners, which means you can ride a Zoomy through RIPA …

RIPA Global

Melita BreenRipa

Contactless payments are now being utilised for their health and safety benefits, with many stores even opting to go “cash-free”; while QR code technology has been swept up in everything from contact tracing methods through to contactless menus. But what about the humble receipt? RIPA Expenses marries the two mechanics, enabling receipt data to be received in a contactless manner, …

Lulalend and Paycode are winners of the 2020 Inclusive Fintech Awards

Melita BreenPaycode, Press Releases

Lulalend and Paycode are winners of the 2020 Inclusive Fintech Awards The awards recognises the top 50 inclusive fintech startups across the globe that are making a concerted effort to provide financial services to underserved communities across the world. Founded in 2019, the initiative is implemented by MIX, the global data resource for investors focused on inclusive finance. Innovation in …

SA fintech selected for prestigious global startup programme

Melita BreenPaycode, Press Releases

Paycode selected for Mastercard Start Path programme The programme will assist Paycode to further its efforts of increasing financial inclusion across the continent with the use of EDAPT, a biometric identity and payments platform. Paycode CEO Ralph Pecker explains that the programme will bolster its efforts to provide Africans with access to affordable financial services. “Our selection by Mastercard to …

AQWIRE bags US$2.1M in Series A to expand its proptech platform in Philippines

Melita BreenQwikwire

AQWIRE claims it is projected to break US$1B in yearly gross volume by 2023 AQWIRE, a Philippine proptech startup, announced it has raised US$2.1 million in a Series A financing round, led by Spiral Ventures. Other notable investors in this round include Singapore-based Gentree, PropertyGuru’s original investor Vulpes, Hong Kong’s Betatron Venture, and Steve Melhuish, Co-founder of PropertyGuru. The company …

Digital Identity: The Integrity of Information

Melita BreenPress Releases, Vault ID

Establishing digitally sourced, trusted identities is significant to deterring money laundering and other such risks, it will also improve the customer experience as an added benefit. Eugenio DiMira’s article discusses the integrity of digital identity. Identification is based on the resolution of the identity of a person using trusted, reliable sources of information to achieve confidence not only that the …

Revolutionising Customer Experience with Digital Customer Onboarding

Adam BreenPress Releases, Vault ID

On-boarding customers initiates sound customer relations, this process greatly affects progress of the future relationship. Sudhir Nikharge’s article explains the customer process and effective on-boarding. In this challenging economic scenario, banks must create a differentiating strategy that can help them stand out from the crowd. Focusing on offering a superior customer experience is clearly a winning strategy especially as 38% …