For the newest addition to Fintech Australia’s board, the name of the game is helping WA find its place. Tim Dean, founder and CEO of relationship-based lending app Credi, will join the board of Fintech Australia following CrowdfundUP founder Jack Quigley’s departure.Fintech Australia is the fintech industry’s national body, providing everything from networking to advocacy.
Tim said he’s hoping to help WA fintechs, who according to EY currently make up 9% of the industry nationally, carve out their own niche. “[I’ll] be meeting in August [with the CEO of Fintech Australia] to nut out a whole bunch of initiatives that bring fintech in Western Australia into the fold on a more inclusive basis, but also … to develop some initiatives that give fintech WA its own identity,” he said.
“Having an identity is useful because everyone needs a role to play, and it can be a home for a relationship with Asia, then that suddenly can build as a core strength to its offering.”
About Credi Pty Ltd
If you’ve ever loaned your children money you are officially a branch manager of “The Bank of Mum and Dad”. You are also a part of one of fast growing sectors of the Australian economy. Credi.com was born out of the pressing need to document loans between family members, friends and businesses. It removes the stress, the embarrassment and the risk of legal action, formalising a loan within minutes and without a scrap of costly, time-consuming paperwork.