• 3 Sep 2020 8:45 AM | Alison Shapiera (Administrator)

    The RegTech Association (RTA) welcomes the Interim Report by the Senate Select Committee on FinTech and RegTech released on 2 September 2020. The RegTech Association submitted responses and appeared twice to give evidence to the Committee in February 2020 and the second hearing to address the pandemic impacts to the industry in July 2020.  

    Full RTA media release is here.

    Senate Committee Interim Report

    Deborah Young, CEO of the RegTech Association sees the recommendations made by the Committee as a great step forward in recognising that RegTech can be a significant export for Australia and that there’s more investment required to assist the industry in reaching its full potential.

    Deborah said today, “Australia is ranked third in terms of global RegTech centres of excellence – and can deliver value throughout the Australian economy – from small business through to the largest corporate through to export dollars – but this is hampered by the fact that investor interest is limited. Inviting investment from superannuation was a welcome recommendation to bridge the investment gap that is holding RegTech back. BCG estimates Australian RegTechs have access to less than 1% of the global pool of funding for RegTech. ” Young adds, “Having Government helping to break down procurement barriers is a significant recommendation too, as it would cut the time to value for Government buyers – accelerating delivery of RegTech to our community.”

    Referencing Ms. Kate Carnell from the Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, “RegTech is a real opportunity to make it easier and simpler for small businesses to cut the red tape and to get on with running their businesses” and furthermore that “Government procurement for RegTech solutions is particularly important during this economic downturn”. The RTA would welcome more reflection on that.

  • 19 Aug 2020 1:09 PM | Alison Shapiera (Administrator)

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    The RegTech Association is working in collaboration with our member, NAB, to identify RegTech solutions that support the following areas of internal focus. 

    We are inviting #RegTech member vendors to submit their expression of interest to present in a virtual event to be facilitated by the RegTech Association in September or October (dates TBC) and over two sessions.  Expessions of interest are due in by COB Monday, 31 August, 2020.

    1. Regulatory Change and Conduct Risk

    • Tools that help scan the global landscape for regulatory change
    • Ability to interpret key trends and anticipate change policy based on these trends
    • Focus on a proven use case within a bank or financial institution that has helped manage conduct risk with a narrow focus preferred

    2. Compliance – Data Driven Insights

    • Uses data to drive the direction and focus, and tells the story of increasing or decreasing compliance risk
    • Provides an easy to use, self-service tool which can be utilised by compliance professionals to highlight key areas of interest or where further investigation is required
    • Dashboard capabilities that can be provided to business executives to monitor their own compliance risk with their department


    • You must be a fully financial member of the RTA to apply
    • You must be a RegTech firm rather than a consulting firm
    • You must be available to present by virtual format on the dates allocated
    • Each presentation will be five minutes in duration with additional Q&A time
    • Expressions are due in by 31 August 2020 and will be decided by a panel from RTA and NAB
    • Successful applicants will be notified and will be provided with the agenda, order and instructions for presentations
    • A total of ten RTA RegTech members will be chosen 
    • Other applicants may be considered for appropriate RTA events in 2021


    Not a member? You can join here or reach out to the RTA via email.

  • 7 May 2020 5:04 PM | Alison Shapiera (Administrator)

    The RegTech Association’s annual #AccelerateR2020 Award PitchFest, sponsored by the NSW Government and RTA member TAL, was held today in a virtual event bringing investors, regulators, buyers and vendors together to see six early stage companies pitch to a judging panel of industry practitioners.  Click here for more information.

  • 30 Apr 2020 2:43 PM | Deborah Young (Administrator)
    Saudi G20 Presidency and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub invite global innovators to find solutions to the most pressing financial regulatory & supervisory challenges

    Read more... or Apply here

  • 29 Apr 2020 2:56 PM | Deborah Young (Administrator)

    CDO article on #RegTechOpen4Business session on Government and Customer Service. Read more

  • 27 Mar 2020 1:42 PM | Deborah Young (Administrator)

    Since the committee finished its last round of public hearings in February, Australia’s economic and financial environment has changed dramatically as a result of the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic. The committee is keenly aware that these rapid and unexpected changes will have a significant impact on the FinTech and RegTech sectors. In light of current circumstances, the committee is not going to press ahead with its previous timetable. Instead, the committee has re-opened its inquiry submission process to enable submitters to provide further input to the committee on what the critical needs of the sector are at this time. Read more

  • 19 Mar 2020 5:19 PM | Alison Shapiera (Administrator)

    Government to invest up to $15B in support of SME lending

    The Morrison Government today announced an investment of up to $15 billion to enable smaller lenders to continue supporting Australian consumers and small businesses.

    The Government’s actions will enable customers of smaller lenders to continue to access affordable credit as the world deals with the significant challenges presented by the spread of coronavirus.

    Small lenders are critical to Australia’s lending markets, often driving innovation and providing competition for larger lenders.

    This funding will complement the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA’s) announcement of a $90 billion  term funding facility for authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) that will also support lending to small and medium enterprises.

    Combined, these measures will support the continued ability of lenders to support their customers and in doing so the Australian economy.

    The Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM) will be provided with an investment capacity of $15 billion to invest in wholesale funding markets used by small ADIs and non-ADI lenders.

    The $15 billion capacity would allow the AOFM to support a substantial volume of expected issuance by these lenders over a 12 month period.

    Importantly the assets being purchased by the AOFM will not be limited to residential mortgage backed securities.  The AOFM will also be able to invest in a range of other asset backed securities and warehouse facilities. The Government will provide the AOFM with investment guidelines that will outline the basis on which the AOFM is to undertake these investments.

    Enabling legislation will be introduced in the week commencing Monday, 23 March 2020.  The AOFM is expected to be able to begin investing by April.

  • 17 Mar 2020 6:54 PM | Alison Shapiera (Administrator)

    The winners of the RegTech Association’s RegTech Awards 2020 were announced at an inaugural #RegTechExcellenceintheCloud event beamed globally on Tuesday night. Around 100 people from more than 60 organisations globally attended the online broadcast.

    This year’s awards featured brand-new categories recognising RTA members who have achieved the greatest impact over the past year.  More information here.