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The latest news 
6th
Apr
Meet the Team – Robbie Reid, Head of Advice

In this blog series, we will introduce you to our team. Robbie Reid is the Head of Advice at Ignition […]

3rd
Apr
Ireland a hotspot for fintech expansion

These companies offer the Irish economy the benefits of new technologies and innovation, expanding the country’s financial services sector. The […]

29th
Mar
Meet the Team – Sebastian Thomas, Developer

In this blog series, we will introduce you to our team. Sebastian Thomas is a developer for Ignition Wealth. In […]

26th
Mar
The UK-Australia Fintech Bridge to support fintech collaboration

The announcement was made at the International Fintech Conference in London, alongside UK Chancellor of the Exchequer the Rt Hon […]

23rd
Mar
Meet the Team – Charles Rios, Business Analyst

In this blog series, we will introduce you to our team. Charles Rios is the seventh team member we have […]

20th
Mar
Financial inclusion plans bring more customers into the mix

This is either because people can’t afford it, because financial service offerings are too far away, because people don’t have […]

16th
Mar
Meet the Team – Matthew Lyon, Senior Software Developer

In this blog series, we will introduce you to our team. Matthew Lyon is a Senior Software Developer for Ignition […]

12th
Mar
Open Banking set to change the fintech industry

Fintechs use financial data to operate, currently through aggregated data sets. Without aggregated data sets and without access to consumer […]

10th
Mar
Meet the Team – Dominique Coulson, Operations Manager

In this blog series, we will introduce you to our team. Dominique Coulson is the Operations Manager for Ignition Wealth. […]

9th
Mar
Bridging the gap for women in fintech, even after International Women’s Day

In fintech, an industry that provides new, exciting and diverse opportunities, Australia is facing a problem with gender diversity. According […]

9th
Mar
Australian Banking Association supports Open Banking

In a previous blog, we spoke about the Australian government’s proposal for data sharing, beginning in the banking sector with […]

8th
Mar
Meet the Team – Alan Quinlan, CEO of Ignition Wealth Ireland

In this blog series, we will introduce you to our team. Alan Quinlan is the freshly appointed CEO of Ignition […]

8th
Mar
Is Artificial Intelligence the future of financial advice?

A lot of companies, businesses and firms are discussing how AI technologies can be used to improve their business processes. […]

28th
Feb
Meet the Team – Louise McLennan, Agile PM

In this blog series, we will introduce you to our team. Louise McLennan is the Agile PM for Ignition Wealth […]

28th
Feb
Retirement is becoming outdated for aging populations around the world

As a result of higher life expectancy and lower fertility rates, the population averages are older and the amount of […]

27th
Feb
Consumers to share data in Open Banking system for Australia

As part of the CDR, consumers will have the right to access data from their own interactions with service providers […]

24th
Feb
Meet the Team – Mark Hudson, Chief Operating Officer

In this blog series, we will introduce you to our team. Today is Mark Hudson, the Chief Operating Officer at […]

22nd
Feb
What is digital advice? CTO Mike Giles shares his customer-centric vision for 2018

Registration Link: Webinar – What is digital advice and how does it work?  REGISTER TO VIEW Ignition Wealth’s Co-Founder and […]

13th
Feb
Meet the Team – Luca Andreoli, Front-End Developer

In this blog series, we will introduce you to our team. Luca Andreoli is the Front-End Developer for Ignition Wealth […]

2nd
Feb
Ecofibre and medical cannabis: an interview with Barry Lambert

A rare but severe form of epilepsy which affects children, Dravet Syndrome gave Katelyn a 16 percent chance of mortality, […]

24th
Jan
Meet the Team – Donna Nicklin, Implementation Lead

In this blog series, we will introduce you to our team. First up is Donna Nicklin, Implementation Lead for Ignition […]

17th
Jan
Deloitte 2018 Investment Management Outlook Report

What are the main takeaways? The paper claims the industry is going to see change in the coming 12 months […]

28th
Dec
The best wealth management resources for wealthtech experts and software engineers

The list, written by Vasyl Soloshchuk and aimed at helping experts and software engineers broaden their knowledge of wealth management, […]

28th
Dec
FPA’s ‘Why Fintech is not a threat’ Report

They surveyed a wide range of providers from fintechs, to get a deeper look into the financial industry in Australia, […]

28th
Dec
Who are BGL and why are they Australia’s leading developer of SMSF administration solutions?

They provide innovative cloud solutions and constantly evolving services, to suit the needs of their clients. They work with clients […]

28th
Dec
2017 ASX Australian Investor Study

From increasing SMSFs to new technologies being used in financial services, there have been many changes in the past year, […]

22nd
Dec
Gift Ideas for the tech-savvy people in your life

With Christmas coming up, we have compiled a list of tech gifts for you to give to the tech-savvy people […]

20th
Dec
Webinar – Reflecting on 2017 and a sneak peak at 2018

VIEW WEBINAR NOW 2017 continued to be the year of regulatory surveillance and financial industry change. Accountants are still dealing […]

20th
Dec
How to plan (and stick to) your New Year’s Financial Resolutions

With 2017 nearly over you might have already turned your thoughts to how to make next year even more financially […]

12th
Dec
SUCCESS STEP TWELVE – Plug it in and turn it on! Your digital advice journey starts here

As ASIC and initiatives from the Federal Government encourage more financial technology adoption, the time is looming for those yet […]

6th
Dec
Financial planning and financial advisers, according to your clients

It is important that financial advisers know what their clients want and how they feel about what they are getting […]

30th
Nov
SUCCESS STEP ELEVEN – What clients really want (and how to give it to them)

It’s a question we should be asking ourselves more often. Arguably in recent years, the myriad of industry issues we […]

28th
Nov
HESTA Aged Care Awards 2017

The HESTA Aged Care Awards for 2017, sponsored by ME bank, were announced last week, each of the winners awarded […]

28th
Nov
SUCCESS STEP TEN – Five steps to power up your robo-advice solution

The sooner you do, the sooner you’ll start realising tangible business benefits, including time and cost efficiencies, a higher quality […]

22nd
Nov
SUCCESS STEP NINE – What your clients will absolutely love about digital advice

Here are our top four picks of what your clients will love about digital advice: 1. Better service for all […]

21st
Nov
Why XPLAN is one of the most popular financial planning softwares

In 2016, XPLAN expanded its technology and became one of the most widely used. It is used by some of […]

18th
Nov
Three Hurdles to Gender Diversity

A large proportion of ASX 200 companies are slow to change and there is little improvement. Australia’s financial services pay […]

17th
Nov
SUCCESS STEP EIGHT – more good reasons for advisers to go digital today

If these advantages haven’t yet persuaded you to start the digital advice journey, consider these additional benefits from partnering with […]

16th
Nov
Why the pay gap in Financial Services needs to be addressed

Financial services, in Australia, tops the list for the highest pay gap between men and women, at 29.6 percent, exceeding […]

15th
Nov
SUCCESS STEP SEVEN – Set the benchmark for data security

The fact is, we’re all increasingly dependent on technology and with more information living on digital devices or in the […]

14th
Nov
Women CEOs: There are more CEOs named David, Peter and John

Despite the number of women at the helm of big businesses growing and balancing out, the bias continues to lean […]

13th
Nov
SUCCESS STEP SIX – Engage, educate and inform your clients

Client engagement is about clients themselves joining the dots and making the connection between their superannuation, their broader investment portfolio […]

10th
Nov
Kicking Goals! The national AGBA Conference 2017 brought goals-based investing to life

The conference brought together advisers, asset consultants, fund managers, regulators and other industry professionals to gain insights into the idea, […]

8th
Nov
Female Leaders in Fintech and Financial Services

Despite the fact just 13 percent (according to the EY Fintech 2016 survey) of fintech leaders in Australia are women […]

7th
Nov
SUCCESS STEP FIVE – Your 10-point SMSF checklist

New licensing requirements that kicked in from July 1, 2016 signalled a new era for the advice industry, essentially drawing […]

6th
Nov
Intersekt FinTech Festival 2017

Running from October 27 to November 3, the Intersekt Festival was a week of fintech events featuring local and international […]

3rd
Nov
SUCCESS STEP FOUR – Are you making the most of your XPLAN?

In fact, more broadly, the uptake of advice and planning software has accelerated to a point where it’s no longer […]

31st
Oct
Meet Claire Greenwell, Money Management’s Women In Financial Services Rising Star

Nominating Claire for the award, TAL General Manager, Value and Profitability, Joseph Daley noted Claire’s unwavering focus on the success […]

25th
Oct
SUCCESS STEP THREE – Which robo-advice tech is best?

On the flipside, if your firm has accepted the need and benefits of embracing technology, you may well be asking: […]

23rd
Oct
SUCCESS STEP TWO – Seven benefits of robo-advice

However, among the Australians receiving advice, millions sit dormant on the databases of financial advice firms. And many more need, […]

19th
Oct
SUCCESS STEP ONE – Scalable, sustainable advice

With the high cost of traditional advice and the shadow cast over some elements of the advice industry following high […]

16th
Oct
TECH TIP – Xmerge date formatting

Xmerge date formatting is one of our favourite functions when we are working with our clients. These tips should be […]

9th
Oct
TECH TIP – Optimising crucial XPLAN screen real estate

Data is at its most useful when it is clearly presented. Not enough information and you end up with an […]

6th
Oct
Data integrity boosts success

Data quality is often only thought about when a problem occurs and the practice is forced to clean up the […]

2nd
Oct
It’s time to walk the robo advice talk

As time has passed robo has gone from crazy talk by futurists to a reality of how the advice industry […]

29th
Sep
TECH TIP – Adding icons to your XPLAN client search

Follow these eight easy steps from Ignition Wealth’s XPLAN Consultancy Team to add icons to your client search.  Icons, emoji […]

26th
Sep
Release the XPLAN power in your business

This could be preventing your advice business from thriving and expanding even further. Advice software and tools give advice businesses […]

18th
Sep
WEBINAR – SMSF advice for accountants. It’s a fine line.

The licensing exemption was removed which allowed accountants to provide personal advice, including SMSF advice without the need for an […]

8th
Sep
The role of technology in financial planning and customer engagement

Technology is perhaps the most crucial tool available to us today, particularly for those of us in the financial sector. […]

29th
Aug
XPLAN Survey – XPLAN Users We Need You!

We need you! To register to participate in Ignition Wealth’s Spring 2017 XPLAN Survey call 1300 656 924 or email solutions@ignitionwealth.com. […]

25th
Aug
Solve all your data feed issues

It can likewise have a large impact on your business’ efficiency. Despite this, data integrity issues with the advice technology […]

19th
Aug
4 ways technology can help you make money

It goes without saying, then, that technology has changed the way we make money, and the way we invest our […]

14th
Aug
TECH TIP – Create your XPLAN email signature

Ignition Wealth’s XPLAN Consultancy Team share their expertise. Follow seven simple steps to create a professional XPLAN email signature. Email […]

3rd
Aug
Who to bring in to your business’ support team

The team of people who support you must grow to meet the changes in your developing business. If your team […]

23rd
Jul
How the average person can start investing

The every-day Australian is just as capable of making a good profit through investments as anyone else, as long as […]

14th
Jul
Is your business suffering from #fintechconcussion?

It addresses problem areas in your financial and technology practices, but what are these problem areas? Such problems could be […]

4th
Jul
How can financial advisers benefit from robo-advice?

Whether you’re the CEO of a large company looking to reorganise your business, or a regular Australian just hoping to […]

15th
Jun
Business Development Manager – XPLAN Consulting

Ignition Wealth is currently seeking a Business Development Manager – XPLAN Consulting to be the primary contact person and to […]

11th
Jun
How to make your data feed as healthy as it can be

Setup and configuration are key to first having a smooth running system. You have to register with the investment product […]

5th
Jun
Meet the Team – Mike Giles CTO

Led by Mike, Ignition Wealth’s digital financial advice sets the benchmark in Australia. Innovations in the past few months alone […]

28th
Apr
XPLAN for your business

Ignition Wealth, through our advice solutions offering, provides financial planning practices and their Licensees, with an end to end digital […]

27th
Mar
National BDM Manager position available now

Are looking for your next challenge as a business development manager? Ignition Wealth is currently seeking an experienced and results-driven […]

23rd
Mar
Para-planning position available now

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the growing Ignition Wealth advice team. You will be based in our North […]

3rd
Mar
Win tickets to sold out Adele concert Sydney March 11

SURVEY CLOSED Let us treat you to a night out enjoying the sounds of 2017’s most successful musical artist, the […]

1st
Jan
7 steps to set you up for SMSF success

Make sure an SMSF is the right strategy for you Although there are clear benefits of using an SMSF to […]

21st
Dec
Why we need to change how we talk about superannuation

Mike Goodall, Corporate and Industry Fund Sales Manager at Ignition Wealth has over 30 years experience working with retail and industry superannuation. […]

21st
Nov
Digital advice to be norm in 2017

Will digital advice eventually become the norm in the financial services industry? Mark Fordree (CEO of Ignition Wealth) suggests that it […]

13th
Nov
EY Fintech Australia Census 2016

The final report is centred around the theme ‘Drivers of success’, with an analysis about the factors that influence commercial […]

10th
Nov
7 ways to grow your business – Richard Liverpool at ATSA

ASTA, a ‘speed dating’ event for accountants, gives them the opportunity to discover the latest and greatest in accounting technology, […]

8th
Nov
Collab/Collide Innovation Event

Stephen recently attended FinTech Australia’s Collab/Collide Innovation Event, Australia’s premier knowledge-exchange summit of all things FinTech. You can find his […]

2nd
Nov
Adviser Voice FinTech Lab reviews Ignition Wealth

 Episode 15 of the FinTech Lab series featured Ignition Wealth’s Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Mark Fordree. In this episode, […]

28th
Aug
Congratulations 10×10!

Through their live-crowdfunding events, 10×10 has raised over $370,000 for 52 up-and-coming charities. Originally starting in Sydney, the 10×10 model […]

25th
Aug
Free Melbourne Financial Technology Event

Ignition Wealth’s free financial technology events bring you insights and experience from industry experts to make sure you have the […]

15th
Jul
Who’s who in the fintech zoo?

Their ‘Global Fintech Landscape’ Infographic provides a detailed overview of today’s global fintech market, comprehensively assessing multiple countries, companies, and industries. […]

25th
Jun
We are hiring a Net Developer – join our growing team

Your role will include architectural strategy of our core platform, day to day release management and forward looking migration to […]

24th
Jun
Investor Daily Wraps, Platforms and Masterfunds Conference

Now in its sixteenth year the conference has developed a reputation as an essential part of the smart financial professional’s […]

13th
Jun
CPA Australia Public Practice Conferences

Their annual calendar of conferences provides a broad spectrum of the topics that are most important to accountants including SMSFs, […]

27th
May
Leading UK Financial Services Consultant Altus releases robo-advice review

Authored by one of the UK’s most informed financial services consultants, Simon Bussy, the report covers four key elements. What […]

23rd
May
OpenMarkets wins CANSTAR five-star rating

CANSTAR praised OpenMarkets, saying that OpenMarkets is the “price leader across all profiles”. Direct investors who register for digital financial […]

19th
May
Australian Fintech Co-Founder Cameron Dart talks fintech with Ignition Wealth

Australian FinTech covers all the key areas of the fintech industry including peer to peer, investing, currency exchange, cryptocurrency, digital […]

14th
May
Finovate Spring 2016 – Mike Giles Reviews Day Two

Author: Mike Giles, CTO, Ignition Wealth. After the high-octane demos of day one, Finovate Spring 2016 day two hit the […]

11th
May
Finovate Spring 2016 – Mike Giles Reviews Day One

Author: Mike Giles, CTO, Ignition Wealth. We had a great first day here at Finovate Spring 2016! Reviewing the 36, […]

9th
May
Finovate Showcases the Future of Fintech

Using the distinctive demo-only format – slideshows are banned – presenters have just seven minutes to capture the attention of […]

21st
Apr
Ignition Wealth Online – We Are Growing!

Setting the benchmark for Australian digital financial advice, (or ‘robo-advice’) Ignition Wealth provides tools, calculators and advice to Australian financial businesses. […]

8th
Apr
The Afiniation Network – supporting smart Aussie fintechs as we grow

A powerpoint free zone, only live demos of real tech are allowed. Each presenter has just seven minutes on stage, […]

15th
Dec
Why ETFs are a great investment

But with interest rates at historic lows and a drawn-out global economic recovery underway, a dose of outperformance can provide […]

16th
Nov
Getting the most out of your robo-advice solution

Whether it be having enough money to send your kids to private school, owning a holiday house or investment property, […]

12th
Nov
Exchange-traded funds pass $20 billion mark

The popularity of the sector, which provides ultra low-cost, broad exposure to asset classes such as shares and property, has surged in recent years. […]

10th
Nov
Get started – your digital advice journey starts here

As ASIC and initiatives from other Federal Government bodies encourage more financial technology adoption, the time is looming for those […]

3rd
Nov
How we’ll fire up your advice with Ignition Wealth

Once you start your robo-advice journey, you’ll soon realise it’s a valuable tool that will help you save time and […]

29th
Oct
Reasons to go digital today

There’s so much to love about digital advice, here are our top three reasons we think you’ll be excited to […]

24th
Oct
Eight points to SMSF success

Recent licensing changes from ASIC have changed who is able to provide advice around setting up and managing a SMSF. […]

20th
Oct
Three benefits of robo-advice

If you are actively engaged with an adviser, they will still play an important role in creating different solutions to […]

16th
Oct
Boost your financial advice or investment journey with the help of technology

It’s no surprise that amid a complex regulatory environment, working with your financial adviser will help to improve your financial […]

13th
Mar
SUCCESS STEP TWELVE – Digital advice for your accountancy firm today

As ASIC and initiatives from the Federal Government encourage more financial technology adoption, the time is looming for those yet […]

8th
Mar
SUCCESS STEP ELEVEN – Beyond client needs: what they really want

Arguably in recent years, the day to day industry issues we face including legislation, compliance and technology may have distracted […]

5th
Mar
SUCCESS STEP TEN – ETFs – What are they and why invest in them?

ETFs or Exchange Traded Funds are a simple and transparent way for investors to gain exposure to investments such as […]

1st
Mar
SUCCESS STEP NINE – Choosing the right portfolio for your clients

Our tools and solutions let your expand your advice offering into not only SMSFs but investment portfolios as well. Here […]

27th
Feb
SUCCESS STEP EIGHT – What do accountants’ clients love about digital advice?

We know that the benefits for your clients are at the heart of every business decision you make. The good […]

21st
Feb
SUCCESS STEP SEVEN – Set the benchmark for data security

How would your accountancy practice  manage a security breach? A serious breach could have a devastating effect on the financial […]

19th
Feb
SUCCESS STEP SIX – Keep your clients informed, educated and, most importantly, engaged

What percentage of your client base would you say is truly engaged with their finances? (Be honest.) If you’re like […]

15th
Feb
SUCCESS STEP FIVE: Your 10-point plan to SMSF success

For accountants that are licensed and advising in the SMSF space, it’s likely to be only a matter of time […]

13th
Feb
SUCCESS STEP FOUR: Your essential guide to licensing

As much of the basic accounting work is taken over by automation and cloud software, firms need to look to […]

9th
Feb
SUCCESS STEP THREE: What robo-advice tech is best?

The very real business benefits combined with the push from ASIC and initiatives from Federal Treasury encouraging fintech adoption mean […]

5th
Feb
SUCCESS STEP TWO: Seven benefits of robo-advice

ASIC is increasingly cracking down on accountants and ramping up its shadow-shopping project to try to catch out accountants that […]

1st
Feb
SUCCESS STEP ONE: How tech offers a scalable, sustainable way to advise clients

In spite of technology opening up a broader remit for accountants, stricter compliance guidelines have undoubtedly made it more difficult […]

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