Industry body FinTech Australia has entered into a new collaborative agreement with Ernst & Young Australia (EY) which will facilitate the firm's further involvement in future fintech events, awards and studies into the ecosystem.
Formerly, EY acted as the key research firm behind the group’s annual Australian Fintech Census; moving forward, EY’s involvement will be extended and broadened.
“Today’s announcement not only confirms EY’s commitment to the Australian fintech ecosystem, but deepens it,” said FinTech Australia CEO Rebecca Schot-Guppy.
“The FinTech Census, created alongside EY, serves as a key piece of annual research that helps us better communicate the needs of the ecosystem to policy makers and corporate stakeholders.
“We look forward to working more closely with EY to find other new and innovative ways to support the fintech ecosystem.”
FinTech Australia has been busy securing new corporate partners to further support the sector, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), VISA, Bank of Queensland, NAB and BDO. AWS and VISA joined as partners earlier this year.
EY fintech advisor Meredith Angwin also welcomed the deepening of the two groups’ relationship.
“We are pleased to now formalise that relationship, as EY and FinTech Australia continue to work together to help support the growth and evolution of the Australian fintech ecosystem,” she said.
“EY has been a long-term supporter of FinTech Australia, from our collaboration on the EY FinTech Australia Census for the past four years – which has provided important insights into the development of the sector – to our involvement with the annual Intersekt Festival and other key initiatives.”