The rise of challenger banks in Australia

Technological change and a more pro-competition regulatory regime mean that we will soon see a marked increase in the number of new entrants into the Australian banking sector. These “greenfield” or “challenger” banks often seek restricted banking licences (which came into existence last year after the Government moved to encourage more competition in banking) as a stepping stone to a full license.

NAB’s approach to digital transformation - The “innovation toolbox”

Jon Davey, Executive General Manger of Digital & Innovation at National Australia Bank (NAB), will provide insight into NAB’s approach to digital transformation. Jon manages five core functions, representing NAB’s “innovation toolbox”, specifically NAB’s Digital Channels, NAB Labs, Digital Partnerships, Digital Commercialisation and NAB Ventures, a $100m corporate venture fund. These teams work with fintechs to transform existing business initiatives and develop new offerings and business models.

Driving purposeful innovation across the payments landscape

While it is critical to stay aware of the many interesting ideas and technologies challenging the future of payments, we need to have a relentless focus on helping people thrive in a complex world. Westpac and Assembly come together to discuss the forces of change in payments and financial services and how they are collaborating to design and deliver innovations that power an improved customer experience.

Discover Zone launch event

Join us to celebrate the launch of the 2018 Discover Zone on Monday from 18:00 to 20:00 on the Innotribe Stand at the heart of the Discover Zone, on Level 4. Hear views on competition and collaboration from sports Australia and International Rugby Board Hall of Fame member, John Eales (AM), followed by live music by International sensation, Gabriella Cilmi to get you in the Discover Groove. Mingle with various actors from the zone including bank innovation labs, FinTechs, regional startups, and university labs over drinks and refreshments.