Elton Cane
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Elton Cane

Journalist copywriter and marketer at writer & tech geek
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Bio Writer and media production person Career History I'm currently a digital producer for Australia's biggest mainstream news websites, but maintain a keen interest in the latest developments in technology and the finance sector. When I lived in London I worked for Finextra as a producer. I have also been a consultant and financial technology editor w

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Would you pay to put your mortgage out to tender?

18 Sep 2014

An Aussie start-up with a new take on online mortgage brokerage is betting a good number of people will. Flongle encourages consumers to carefully map out their ideal mortgage for a new property or refinancing, and then for a fee anonymously put it out to Flongle's network of lenders and brokers to bid on in a "mortgage contest". In a way...

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Contactless payments are not a choice

29 Aug 2014

If you want a new debit or credit card in Australia, you're getting PayWave or PayPass - there's no choice. And Australian police forces, and at least some consumers, don't like it. Police are bemoaning an increase in contactless credit and debit card fraud arising from stolen tap and go cards, and point to increases in handbag thefts, car break-i...

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Will regulation strangle or enable 'quasi-banks'?

26 Mar 2014

The answer seems to depend on where in the world you are, and who's backing these new entrants. News today out of Australia and China highlights two possible approaches. In Australia, one of the promises brought into government by the conservatives who took power last year was a "root and branch" inquiry into the state of the country's fi...

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Good at maths? Ask your bank for a better mortgage rate

03 Mar 2014

I came across an interesting blog post recently about how the untrained human brain is disadvantaged when it comes to recognising or thinking about big numbers. These limitations, and reliance on gut feel and framing analysis via proportionality not only play into the hands of car dealers looking to upsize customers to the next model up with ext...

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