Sydney fintech Ignition dominates global Banking Technology Awards shortlists

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Ignition Advice has remarkably achieved three finalist places in the global Banking Technology Awards. The innovative partnership between Ignition Advice and Bank of Ireland has earned a place as a finalist in the global category of Best Fintech Partnership amongst an exciting field including Barclays Bank, Lloyds Bank and Santander. Ignition monopolises the shortlist for

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Ignition Wealth Co-Founder and Executive Director Mark Fordree announces appointment of Ignition Wealth CEO Manish Prasad

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Ignition Wealth Co-Founder and inaugural CEO Mark Fordree has announced the appointment of Manish Prasad to the role of CEO of Ignition Wealth. “On behalf of the Ignition Wealth Board, executive team and staff, we are extremely pleased to have engaged Manish Prasad to lead Ignition Wealth. Manish is a deeply experienced and well respected

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Ignition Wealth announces appointment of Ignition Wealth Ireland CEO Alan Quinlan

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Ignition Wealth has announced the appointment of Alan Quinlan as CEO of the burgeoning Ignition Wealth Ireland business. Alan is highly experienced in the international fintech field, having held senior roles at several wealth houses including Australia’s BT Financial Group and Ireland’s Mercer. “Ignition Wealth has a multi-currency and multi-language platform which we are currently

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Ignition Wealth appoints Simon Conroy as Investment Committee Chair

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Ignition Wealth CEO Mark Fordree yesterday announced the appointment of Simon Conroy as Chairman of the Ignition Wealth Investment Committee. Simon Conroy is a senior investment and banking professional whose previous roles include Head of Investment Strategy and Head of Private Markets at the Macquarie Group, where he served for more than a decade. “Ignition

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Ignition Wealth announces Dublin move

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Ignition Wealth CEO Mark Fordree has announced two significant appointments, with a view to opening Ignition Wealth Ireland. Irish fintech expert Peter Oakes has joined the Ignition Wealth executive team as a member of the Advisory Board. Peter Oakes is renowned in the Irish financial services industry for his astute knowledge and innovative attitude. As

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Ignition Wealth announces digital advice solution for users of leading platform

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Ignition Wealth has announced today that its digital advice solution will be available to investors, advisers and accountants using BT Panorama. “We are delighted to be working with BT to deliver a truly customer-first solution to their accountants, advisers and investors. For accountants the move provides a post-FOFA solution that allows them to source advice

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Pharmacy Alliance partners with Ignition Wealth to provide digital financial advice to members

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Pharmacy Alliance is Australia’s largest independent pharmacy group with 650 members across Australia. Pharmacy Alliance has a strong proven history of innovative member support through establishing partnerships with other organisations that provide differentiated solutions. With this in mind, Alliance Family Wealth (AFW) was established by the owners of Pharmacy Alliance, to deliver innovative wealth solutions

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Ignition Wealth announces goals-based investing

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Ignition Wealth CEO Mark Fordree has announced a groundbreaking development as Ignition Wealth becomes the first Australian ‘robo-adviser’ to offer goals-based investing. Ignition Wealth has appointed SiResearch to provide adaptive asset allocation built around goals which have a specific objective and timeframe. Traditional risk assessment has focussed on the investor’s long-term goals, often focussing simply on

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Ignition Wealth announce new XPLAN consultancy division

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Ignition Wealth CEO Mark Fordree yesterday announced a new division of Ignition Wealth which will offer full XPLAN support and consulting to help advisers get the most out their XPLAN solutions and prepare to add ‘robo’ services to their businesses. Ignition Wealth will deepen its existing digital advice integration with XPLAN, creating a seamless pathway between

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How can Robo-advice meet Australia’s strict regulatory best interest duty requirements

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Australia has the one of the strongest regulatory environments in the world. “Operating under the Australian regime automatically provides confidence to investors and consumers. Most importantly ASIC regulates towards consumer-first best practice and we embrace that,” says Ignition Wealth CEO Mark Fordree. Since July 1, 2013, the best interests duty and related obligations to manage

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