May 31, 2019Media
AustralianSuper joins Melbourne FinTech Accelerator
AustralianSuper has joined the Melbourne based Fintech Accelerator
as a partner to explore solutions to benefit Fund members.
Accessing global financial services technology innovations through the Startupbootcamp program will assist AustralianSuper explore alternatives for future technologies,
gain insights into member behaviors, and create and test prototype solutions based on the product offerings of chosen startups.
Key areas to be explored by AustralianSuper include advice, open banking, insurance tech, regulatory tech, cyber security, data privacy, and blockchain.
Shawn Blackmore, Group Executive Member Experience at AustralianSuper said he was excited about the new partnership.
AustralianSuper wants to see how we can deliver more for our members by using new and innovative approaches in technology, so this is a really great opportunity,’ he said. ‘It will be exciting to be connected with such a strong group of innovators and entrepreneurs.
Brian Collins, Managing Director at Startupbootcamp said,
We’re absolutely thrilled that AustralianSuper has joined as a partner of the FinTech program. The superannuation and wealth industry is the largest part of the Melbourne financial services scene and key to the national sector. With our current partner lineup, we have the ability to make huge strides in moving our startups and even the industry forward in meaningful and substantial ways.
Financial Health and Wellbeing is the focus of the FinTech Melbourne program. The intersection between open banking, consumer data rights, insurance, superannuation and wealth management will be looked at by chosen startups along with industry partners as we move into a future of extreme customer centricity based on digital identity and web 3.0.