Elton Cane
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Elton Cane

Digital product delivery at News Corp Australia
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Bio Interested in digital disruption, innovation and evolution in two industries: news media and financial services. Career History Digital product management & delivery, web development, fintech journalism, research, marketing. Used to work for Finextra in London and still help out with research projects, Asia Pacific events etc.


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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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Cryptocurrency can cure cancer

07 Aug 2014

There's been a lot of hype and controversy about Bitcoin. Exchanges have bloomed, been taken down, been hacked and evolved. Regulators are running this way and that. The tech and mainstream media has jumped on board, variously predicting crash and burn or a transformed digital currency future. And there have been a bunch of followers, tweaking the...


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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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