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.
Jamie Leach is the Regional Director for Australasia FDATA, the Founder of Open Data Australia, and a Data Technologist at heart. Her corporate background is diverse, ranging from strategy and project management, creating high-performing teams, corporate and investment banking, defence, spatial, and economics, and leading development and data/technology companies through capital-raising and global expansion. Her most recent stint in Industry was as the Domain Lead Regulated Data at Australia’s largest payments company, focusing on progressing data sharing via the Consumer Data Right. Jamie regularly advises and represents the public sector and private clients on data strategy, privacy and protection, governance practices, and data quality. As a technical expert for the UNCDF, World Bank and the Tony Blair Institute on digital identity and financial inclusion, Jamie performs research, advises and advocates for developing nations to ensure advances in strategic technology adoption, the eradication of 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 practices 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.