NZ Fintech Summit has been made possible with the ardent support of a core group of leading fintech companies and other stakeholders in the financial technology and the wider business community. Without their financial and moral support, an event of this proportion would be impossible to organise. Their support also means tickets can be very reasonably priced for you.

Each year Finnotec reaches out to the community, specifically keeping in mind the themes for that year and the thought leaders in the respective sectors, who are then invited to sponsor the event. Huge thank-you's to each and every one who has backed this event passionately.

This year, we couldn't have pulled it off without this bunch of awesome sponsors who are willing to back the future of fintech!

A special thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, Coulthard Barnes, for backing this event.



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Coulthard Barnes

Coulthard Barnes is a dynamic group of companies led by entrepreneur and philanthropist, Andrew Barnes. Its businesses (including Coulthard Barnes Ventures, Perpetual Guardian etc.) which are engaged in New Zealand and international markets in their specialist fields are born out of a vision to make a difference through innovation and excellence.

Andrew has triggered a revolution of the entire New Zealand fiduciary and legal services industries, and the transformation he is leading has positive implications both locally and globally.





Anthony Harper

Anthony Harper is an award-winning national law firm with offices in Auckland and Christchurch. For more than 150 years we have helped and advised New Zealand and international clients achieve their goals. Our high performing, internationally ranked solicitors are deeply immersed in our 26 specialist areas which also include banking and financial services, technology, tax and trusts and asset planning. As one of the largest law firms in New Zealand we are proud to be able to solve the most complex of problems for our clients, whilst fostering an inclusive work environment and enhancing our local communities. There is a difference.


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Harmoney is the largest and fastest-growing lending marketplace in Australasia. It was the first company to receive a P2P lending licence from the Financial Markets Authority and is the largest provider in the New Zealand market. Harmoney Australia is ASIC licensed and regulated. Harmoney operates a marketplace where both retail and institutional lenders can invest their funds. Retail lenders are everyday people lending money in the marketplace, while institutional lenders are financial institutions or asset managers. In just four years of operation, Harmoney has facilitated more than $1 billion in lending to 51,000 borrowers.


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Online accounting with Xero opens up a world of opportunities to increase efficiency, streamline the way you manage your business, and add moments of beauty into your working day.

Founded in 2006 in New Zealand, Xero is one of the fastest growing software as a service companies globally. We lead the New Zealand, Australian, and United Kingdom cloud accounting markets, employing a world-class team of more than 2,000 people.

Forbes identified Xero as the World’s Most Innovative Growth Company in 2014 and 2015. 


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Powered by Paymark, OPEN is a centralised cloud-based network that everyone can connect to via simple APIs to rapidly develop and deliver innovative payment experiences. And by everyone we mean… everyone. Banks, our payments industry partners, fintechs and Kiwi businesses alike. Paymark’s vision is simple - to help New Zealand business succeed.

With OPEN, we want to do that by delivering new and cost-effective payment experiences for a digitally enabled mobile first world.


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Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) helps create a future of prosperity and opportunity for Auckland and achieve our shared vision of being the world’s most liveable city. ATEED is part of the Auckland Council family.

We contribute by leading and supporting initiatives and networks that attract talent and investment, boost business and job creation, foster innovation and an entrepreneurial culture, grow our visitor economy, and shape Auckland’s identity to stand out globally.




The ASB Group of companies is one of the largest providers of financial and insurance services in New Zealand. ASB Bank Limited is one of New Zealand's leading commercial banks, aiming always to be 'one step ahead' in terms of both products and service.

For ASB, being a good corporate citizen is about delivering sustainable and profitable business growth over the long term, by integrating economic, environmental and social considerations into our day to day decision-making.




MYOB is the fastest growing provider of online accounting software in New Zealand and Australia. It is focused on providing innovative new accounting, payroll and payment solutions that help businesses of all sizes succeed.

MYOB believes in harnessing the power of technology to make life easier for business owners to allow them to focus on productivity and profitability.


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Delta Insurance

As New Zealand’s only locally owned and operated specialist liability insurance provider, Delta takes pride in embracing change to provide the most effective and relevant insurance for brokers.

Delta’s co-founders, Ian Pollard and Craig Kirk, have a passion for the industry borne from having worked in it all their professional lives, both in New Zealand and offshore.

With their accumulated knowledge and experience, they bring fresh thinking and new ideas to the industry.


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Hudson Gavin Martin

We are lawyers specialising in Technology, Media and Intellectual Property – specialisms which have converged and are at the forefront of most major transactions and decisions in modern business. Our grouping of practice specialties and industry expertise is unique in New Zealand. We don’t see the law as a separate discipline, but as one element of your wider business strategy.

We are experts in the issues and models at the cutting edge of Fintech: APIs and ‘open banking’, cryptographic assets, data commercialisation, cyber security, cloud, platforms, and “as a Service” models.

We give industry-relevant advice and we love what we do.

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Idealog is from the ICG stable, which has addressed challenges and changes head-on since our inception in 1990, evolving over time from pre-press provider to marketing machine. And we continue to fine-tune, upgrade and enhance, ensuring all parts of the business work together to power us (and our clients) to the front of the field.

ICG employs over 200 talented staff, and we’ve worked with some of New Zealand’s biggest brands including Fonterra, Bayleys, Briscoes Group, AUT, New Zealand Post, Green Cross Health and Resene.




Besides financial sponsors we have a number of community groups and fintech enthusiasts who provide us support in various ways. This has been invaluable to the success of Finnotec in previous years and the NZ Fintech Summit 2018.

This year we would like to give shout-out's to a number of entities who have extended their support of the event. Thank you!

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PocketWise helps you put more money in your pocket. Compare KiwiSaver funds, mortgages, credit cards and personal loans and find the best deals. It’s entirely free to use – you don’t pay anything, ever. It shows you the widest choice of financial products, allowing you to easily compare the essentials in no time at all. We are independent and not owned by any financial product company. PocketWise is here to help you and your family save, manage, and grow your money so you can spend it on the things in life that matter to you.