H1’20 was unlike any time period ever seen before. The emergence of COVID-19 was a major black swan event, sending ripples throughout public markets and driving changes in customer and business behaviours on an unprecedented scale.

Australia maintained its position as a strong fintech hub with continued investments in H1’20 despite rising pandemic concerns. At mid-year, fintech investment across M&A, PE and VC in Australia was US$548 million. Notable transactions from Australian based Airwallex and Judo Bank contributed a combined $276 million from VC and PE investors.

Looking ahead, uncertainty is expected to linger through the remainder of the year. Payments will likely continue to be a hot and competitive sector for fintech investment, while regtech could grow on investors' radar as corporates look to better manage risk. The increasing use of digital financial services models will likely spur investments in ancillary areas, such as fraud prevention, digital identity management and cybersecurity.

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VC investment in fintech remains robust as M&A activity stalls.

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  • global and regional analysis with key investment data and insights
  • top fintech trends for the remainder of H2'20 and beyond
  • interviews with industry leaders from Google Cloud, InvestHK and Stone & Chalk
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