Banking is ripe for disruption: The Fintech opportunity

    May 03, 2017


    Whether you are a board member focused on risks, governance and board performance; a C-Level or executive wanting to know more about securing capital; an individual wondering how international payments can be more fluid; or simply someone keen on understanding how financial technologies are disrupting the traditional banking sector: join us on 3 May at the Tyro FinTech Hub for a fantastic forum gathering the most influential people in the fintech industry. 

    "Banking is ripe for disruption: The Fintech opportunity"
    Jost Stollmann, Executive Director, Tyro Payments

    Our ‘closed’ financial sector is ready for a shake-up and fintechs have the tools and the know-how to turn banking on its head.  Australian businesses need banks that are agile and tech-savvy and the big banks have been slow to innovate.

    There is great potential to build on the fintech opportunity in Australia and there is a huge army of talent in start-up spaces like the Tyro FinTech Hub filled with budding fintechs looking to reinvent all aspects of banking – we have momentum. What we don’t have are policy-enablers that allow for an ‘open’ economy that would encourage the growth of this ecosystem.

    Key points:

    • The ‘New’ Economy: In today’s day and age, there is no more Old and New Economy. Everything is new, everything is being transformed.
    • The new chapter: Amazon and Alibaba
    • Stagnant banks vs agile fintechs: the disrupted vs the disruptors.
    • The fintech opportunity – there are more Tyros in the making, we just need the right policy-enablers to open up the ecosystem.
    • The digital challenger bank taking on the big four – the story of Tyro Payments 

    Jost Stollmann

    Jost Stollmann is one of the key pioneers of the fintech ecosystem. Being a passionate entrepreneur, Jost has played a pivotal role in disrupting the payments industry in Australia by challenging the big bank oligopoly and introducing integrated, mobile, cloud-based banking solutions through the digital bank, Tyro Payments.

    Since launching Tyro in 2006, Jost has grown the company into a prominent digital bank in Australia that processed more than $8.6 billion in transactions in the 15/16 financial year.

    With Tyro being the first technology firm in Australia to gain a full bank license in 2016, he has introduced ‘NextGen’ banking into the Australian market, transforming the way Tyro’s 18,000 small to medium enterprise clients manage their accounting and business administration.
    After more than 10 years of service, Jost stepped down as CEO of Tyro in 2016, and is now full-time Executive Director at Tyro, leading the Public Affairs team, helping to define the company’s strategic direction and building Tyro’s profile both locally and abroad.


    "What's changed in regulation: the hard stuff is hard, but the soft stuff is even harder"
    Tim Boyle, Group Managing Partner of Blackhall & Pearl (risk, governance, and board performance)


    "What's changed in finance: Investors are from Mars, Companies are from Venus"
    Cyrus Church, Director and Co-Founder of Neu.Capital (alternative capital for mid-market seeking $5-$100M)


    "What's changed for us: The world is flat, but why isn't our money?" 
    Nicolas Steiger, CEO and Founder of Flash-FX (cross-border forex) 


    Wednesday 3 May
    6pm - 8pm
    Registration at 5.45pm



    Tyro FinTech Hub
    Level 5, 155 Clarence Street
    Sydney NSW 2000


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