Media list

2018

2018/03/22
The Sydney Morning Herald
The data rush is on as start-ups get set for open banking
"We like to say Japan is living in the future," he says. "People have a very fragmented life with three to four banks and several different financial products. There is so much complexity and we think that is happening in Australia."
2018/03/01
IntellAsia
Japan's Finance Watchdog Eyeing ICO Regulation Says Report
Like other nations, Japan has seen a plethora of fintech startups emerge in recent years, ranging from robot investing adviser WealthNavi Inc. to personal finance manager Moneytree K.K. Foreign companies such as Chinese mobile payments giant Ant Financial Services Co. and UK remittance venture TransferWise Ltd have also entered the nation.
2018/02/08
Financial Standard
Open banking regime to boost advice
Paul Chapman, chief executive of personal finance app Moneytree says there is always some risk when you hand over a bank password. However, most bank passwords can’t move funds anyway “because we don’t have access to one-time password tokens or secondary factors of authentication.”
2018/01/31
Crowdfund Insider
Australian Startup Checkbox Dubbed Winner, Next Money Fintech Finals 2018
Moneytree awarded "Best Growth Phase Startup"

2017

2017/12/19
Talking Technology
The best way to store your financial details
(Podcast) Paul Chapman is the Chief Executive and Founder of Moneytree. He spoke with Trevor Long and Nick Bennett about the perks of having all of your financial details in the one place.
2017/09/25
Financial Observer
Moneytree Urges Banking Transparency
Data facilitator Moneytree has welcomed the Australian government’s review on open banking and has called for the framework to have greater privacy and transparency in its submission to the evaluation process.
2017/05/02
The Australian
Moneytree ready for Australian launch
Present the future introduction of Moneytree into the Australian market.
2017/03/23
Australia Banking and Finance
Big in Japan but Moneytree is coming home
“Banking is in many ways the ultimate domestic industry, largely impervious to encroachment by outsiders," Chapman (pictured in centre, with his American co-founders) told AB+F. “I believe a global and also hyper-local strategy is imperative for success outside your home market.”
2017/03/23
ADVISORVOICE
Moneytree completes a JPY 1 billion funding Series B funding round
Moneytree KK (Shibuya, Tokyo) has completed a Series B funding round that will drive its further expansion in the rapidly developing global FinTech industry, including entering the Australian market within the coming months.
2017/03/23
SiliconSydney
Asian fintech star returns home to Australia
An Asian fintech star with a fascinating cross-cultural back story has confirmed it will have a base in Sydney as part of its expansion into the Australian market.
2017/03/05
The Australian Financial Review
Paul Chapman's Moneytree app cracks open Japan's consumer finance market
After a stint back in Victoria developing apps and ideas, they decided to base themselves in Tokyo. They thought they could raise seed money and venture capital in Japan more easily than here and they would stand out more than in the US.

2016

2016/11/26
Yahoo Finance
Singapore’s first fintech festival aims to make the Lion City a Premier Fintech Hub
Moneytree helps customers instantly answer the question: where, when and how am I spending, saving and investing my money.
2016/11/18
Finovate
FinovateAsia 2016 Presenter Video
"We have developed a drop-in, mobile SDK that easily connects our MT LINK aggregation platform to 3rd party products and services. This product debuted with Mizuho Bank’s “Direct” app, and will be made widely available to our partners."
2016/09/21
IBM Case Study
Monetizing data while maintaining privacy in the API Economy
As a financial technology platform and personal financial management application developer, Moneytree focuses on creating and streamlining personalized interactions between financial institutions and services, and any consumers or businesses that use financial data.
2016/08/22
CNBC
Negative rates are an opportunity for fintech: Moneytree
Fintech firms can help provide banks with IT expertise, and for better investment insights for consumers, says Paul Chapman, CEO of Moneytree.
2016/04/14
Tech In Asia
The 10 fintech companies in Japan you need to Know
“It’s not about bringing technology to the banks,” he says. “It’s about bringing the banks to technology.”
2016/02/22
Tech In Asia
Once shunned by the megabanks, this Japanese startup is now winning them over
This is not the first time Moneytree gained recognition from establishment finance. It was also part of a historic investment involving all three megabanks in 2015.
2016/01/05
The Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce
Making Moneytree
Moneytree was designed with universal values and appeal in mind. The app offers a unique feature set that we believe can be very competitive in a number of markets.

2015

2015/12/14
Bloomberg
Moneytree Adds Web App, Plans IPO After Japanese Bank Funding
An application maker funded by Japan’s three biggest lenders and the venture arm of Salesforce.com Inc. is adding a and expects to eventually sell shares to the public as it expands outside the country.
2015/11/11
Forbes
Fintech Startups Find Their Market Entry: MasterCard Announces Startpath Global Program
Moneytree helps customers instantly answer the question: where, when and how am I spending, saving and investing my money.
2015/10/23
The Japan Times
Startup Moneytree wins rare backing from banks in positive sign for entrepreneurship
The company has been a hit with the younger generation in Japan, who routinely use smartphones to pay for goods and services. Half the Moneytree users are women, unusual for financial applications, which tend to attract older men.