Australasia

As Australia’s peak financial services trade association, we work with government, regulatory authorities, and the financial services industry to transform Australia and New Zealand’s financial sector through enhanced financial data and technology innovation. FDATA ANZ through our global network and multi-jurisdictional involvement advocates for financial services reform and progressive contribution of global best practices and cutting-edge technologies.
What we are doing in Australasia

FDATA plays an active role across Australia and New Zealand with the introduction of Open Banking, Regulatory Reform to launch Consumer Data Rights, and calls for the creation of Digital Identity Frameworks. FDATA regularly provided consultation, advisory services, and advocacy with Federal Departments such as the Treasury Department in Australia, the MBIE in New Zealand, Privacy Offices, and Payments Regulators in both Jurisdictions, and the ACCC and Data Standards Body in Australia.

Representing all echelon of Industry in the pursuit of the most effective Consumer Data Right environments and the highest level of Data Portability, FDATA continues to lead the much-needed conversations in delivering the best possible outcome for participants and consumers across the region.

Regional Director
Jamie Leach

Jamie is Regional Director of FDATA ANZ, the CEO and Founder of Open Data Australia, and a Data Technologist. She has an extensive background in financial services, project management, general management, and defence, as well as leading data and technology companies through capital-raising and global expansion. As a technical expert and advisor on Open Banking and the Consumer Data Right, Jamie has worked with federal regulators, international authorities, and industry on regulatory reform, the consumer experience, and the role of participants.

Jamie regularly advises and represents the public sector and private clients on data strategy, privacy and protection, governance practices, and raising the quality of data. As a technical expert for the UNCDF on digital finance, Jamie performs research, advice, and advocates for developing nations to ensure advances in financial inclusion, eradicating poverty, and the promotion of responsible fiscal policy.

A frequent speaker and author on the transformative potential of data, Jamie is passionate about sharing Global Best Practice and International Trends.

What we do for members

We lobby government, regulators, policy makers and key stakeholders to support the benefits Open Banking and Finance brings to end consumers.

We represent our members’ views, giving them a collective seat at the industry negotiation table. We hold seats on a number of policy working groups, expert advisory groups, and task forces related to Open Banking. In these various forums, we ensure the risks and impacts to fintechs are considered, and that a collective position on the solution to these matters is presented to decision makers. We provide collective bargaining and negotiating power that individual firms cannot achieve on their own.

We also provide direct access and engagement to these decision makers for our members, with regular opportunities to speak directly to policy makers in industry roundtables we host.

FDATA gives members forward intelligence on key policy matters, changes, and trends. Our members can participate directly in various working groups, who serve to shape FDATA’s policy positions and recommendations.

We offer our member firms individual consultations on various policy, market positioning, and market expansion strategies. This service extends to introductions to potential partners across the ecosystem, from direct connections to opportunities to socialise with other ecosystem players at our hosted events and industry roundtables.

Annual subscription for membership of FDATA is based upon the employee headcount a company maintains in each region. Please contact the Region Director directly to discuss the benefits of membership and pricing applicable to your regional presence.
Membership Categories
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1-9 employees
2.
10-19 employees
3.
20-49 employees
4.
50-99 employees
5.
100-249 employees
6.
250-499 employees
7.
500+ employees
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FDATA is working on a series of webinars and an Open Finance podcast, bringing the discussion on the future of banking to the comfort of your home office. Watch this space for updates on our digital events.
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