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ADGM and KPMG launch FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge

Mature fintech start-ups invited to demonstrate solutions to real business challenges


Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and KPMG have come together to launch an Innovation Challenge that invites innovative start-ups to address emerging business challenges identified by financial institutions in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region

The Innovation Challenge, as part of the inaugural FinTech Abu Dhabi event on 22 and 23 October 2017, includes an intensive five week programme. During the programme, 10 shortlisted teams will work on developing their solutions to specific problem statements within six focus areas: Financial and Investment Management, Financial Inclusion, RegTech, Trade Finance, InsurTech and Private Capital Markets. 

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Trust as a Fintech Commodity

Written by Sashreka Pillay


The Patreon business model is my new obsession. (Don’t worry I get out much more than it seems.) Patreon is often described as crowdfunding for creators but this explanation doesn’t grab me. It’s cleverer than that.

The name is a throwback to the concept on which this community site has been built – patronage for artists and creators. It works like this: You have a podcast show. You need funding to keep producing each episode. It’s your passion project, but a passion that doesn’t pay the bills. You register on Patreon and create a tiered contribution structure which sets out how people engage with you and pay for your services. At each level you decide what value you will make accessible to those who contribute.

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Pitch Your Solution to 40 Chief Risk Officers from Leading Australian Banks

Express your interest in this Showcase Opportunity before 6 August 2017


The Risk Management Association of Australia (RMA) has partnered with KPMG and Matchi to offer three fintech companies the opportunity to pitch their solutions to 40 Chief Risk Officers from Australia’s leading banks. This exclusive showcase opportunity will take place at the prestigious CRO Roundtable event in Sydney, Australia on 12 September 2017.

KPMG is arranging this year’s CRO Round table event for the RMA Australia members with the theme “Generation Next”. To add to the day’s stimulating presentations and discussions, KPMG and RMA are looking for 3 of the world’s best fintech solutions to showcase as an event highlight. Each of the selected companies will receive a contribution of USD 1500 towards their travel expenses.

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Crowdfund your Fintech: The Art of Asking

By Sashreka Pillay

Sashreka Pillay

The title is a shameless reference to the 2013 Ted Talk by Amanda Palmer. During the expertly woven speech, Amanda Palmer reflects on her time making a living as a human statue while sharing her observations on the exchange of giving and receiving. She then relates how she applied this thinking to crowdfunding her solo album. The result was $1.2 million in funding even though the goal was only $100 000.

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Winner Announcement: BankTech Asia Fin5ive Challenge 2017

Winners from London, Australia, South Africa, Ireland and Czech Republic set to demo their solutions at BankTech Asia, 5-6 July 2017


Powered by Matchi, BankTech Asia recently launched the Fin5ive Challenge to source five groundbreaking fintech solutions to showcase at the 9th BankTech Asia conference and exhibition in Kuala Lumpur from 5th to 6th July 2017.  

“We’ve been running BankTech Asia for 9 years in Kuala Lumpur, and we are increasingly seeing banks being more open to collaboration with fintech companies and we’ve also observed fintech firms from around the world finding the Malaysian market more appealing. The latter as evidenced by an increased number of applications this year.” Vincent Fong, General Manager Knowledge Group, organisers of the BankTech Asia Conference series
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Winner Announcement: Customer Onboarding Global Innovation Challenge by ATB Financial

Australian Fintech Firm wins Global Innovation Challenge by ATB Financial in Canada


KPMG and Matchi are delighted to announce that Avoka is the winner of ATB Financial’s Customer Onboarding Global Innovation Challenge.

Avoka will now work with ATB on a proof-of-concept project with a view to roll out and implement the solution.

“This challenge absolutely delivered innovative thinking from around the globe. I was excited to see a fantastic breadth and depth of responses — proof of how rich the fintech ecosystem truly is. We’re looking forward to working with Avoka in creating a seamless experience for Albertans who interact with ATB."Wellington Holbrook, ATB’s Chief Transformation Officer
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Meet Matchi CEO - David Milligan at Money 2020 Europe

We invite you to two Blockchain themed sessions on 28 June at Money2020


Matchi CEO, David Milligan will be attending Money 2020 Europe which takes place in Copenhagen from 26 – 28 June 2017.

The largest Fintech and payments conference in Europe, Money 2020 brings together visionaries and luminaries: the people who built the ecosystem, and the people who are disrupting, challenging and changing it. View the conference agenda, speaker line-up, and conference themes.

If you're heading to Copenhagen for this awesome event, be sure to block your diary for two client sessions hosted by KPMG’s Global Digital Ledger Services (Blockchain) team on Wednesday 28 June 2017. 

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Shortlist Announcement: Customer Onboarding Global Innovation Challenge by ATB Financial

6 fintech solutions will progress to the final round


Earlier this year, Matchi joined forces with ATB Financial and KPMG in Canada to run a Customer Onboarding Innovation Challenge that aims to reimagine customer onboarding and management through collaboration with fintech firms.

Open for four weeks, the challenge was highly publicized via Matchi's global fintech network. News of the challenge spread worldwide with feature articles appearing in leading financial and tech-focused publications including Banking Technology, Finextra, Econo Times, Ventureburn and Crowdfund Insider.

Read More. Shortlist Announcement: Customer Onboarding Global Innovation Challenge by ATB Financial

Fintech is turning banking into a fine art

Written by Sashreka Pillay


I have a keen interest in fine art. When Leonardo da Vinci did silverpoint drawings, graphite was not readily available at the time so many artists would draw with silver or gold. As more tools became available, diversity in art ballooned and now a key part of measuring an artists’ success is their ability to choose the right tools out a multitude of possibilities and make it work in the best way which allows them to achieve their goal.

Sounds a lot like what banks are trying to do with fintech right now. Banks need to find the best way to meet their strategic goals using the most appropriate tools available to them. It doesn’t always need to be fintech, but the rise of fintech makes it an alluring means. 

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Global Fintech Hackcelerator 2017 is open for entry

Powered by KPMG Digital Village and Matchi


Matchi is delighted to join forces with KPMG Digital Village in Singapore to power the Global FinTech Hackcelerator 2017. This year’s Global FinTech Hackcelerator is a key component of the second edition Singapore FinTech Festival which takes place in Singapore from 13-17 November 2017.

The Global FinTech Hackcelerator is looking for the most innovative start-ups from across the globe who can address problem statements contributed by the global financial services industry. Up to 20 participating teams will be selected and matched with industry champions to customise their market-ready solutions into contextualised prototypes ready for adoption.

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