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In 2016, four Byron Locals took a chance and launched a tech company out of their garage. Fast-forward four years and the start-up is now recognised as one of the most innovative in the country.

Byron Bay born-and-bred financial technology company, Split Payments, is a world leading provider of real-time, account-to-account payments. The company, whose clients include Cabcharge, Kounta, Nimble, Bluestone Home Loans, Australia Post and Webjet, is scaling at an extraordinary pace, and continues to collect accolades at national innovation and FinTech awards programs.

Named 2020’s Most Innovative Technology Company at the annual Australian Financial Review / BOSS ‘Most Innovative Companies’ awards, Split Payments is now also a finalist in the 2021 FinTech Australia ’Finnies’ awards.

FinTech Australia is the peak advocacy body for Australia’s financial technology sector—one of the fastest growing technology sectors in the world.

Split Payments is, in fact, up for two gongs at this year’s Finnies: Excellence in Payments; and Best Partnership of the Year for its solution collaboration with share trading platform, Superhero—another Australian success story.

“Success at awards programs like the Finnies provide validation of what we started out to do from day-one from a garage in Byron Bay—build the best tech to help people and businesses pay and receive money”, said Ian Lennie, Co Founder & Solutions Architect

Lennie and Split Payments’ other co-founders are experienced local entrepreneurs, having scaled and exited another successful Byron Bay business, SkyDive Australia in 2015. In 2018, they laced up again and set about solving the biggest frustration they experienced as business operators: Payments. 

Given their current trajectory, we’d say they have payments licked.

The Finnies Awards gala is currently scheduled for 15 September. 

About Split Payments

Split Payments is an API and automation-centric payments innovator that strategically enables merchants to integrate with ease, and derive savings and value from simple to complex payment flows in a modern (data-driven), secure (consent-based), and performant (real-time) fashion. 

Split Payments offers low-cost, high-speed account-to-account payment solutions that combine the safety and trust of bank transfers with the efficiency and convenience normally associated with card payments. Our unique connectivity with traditional banking systems, open banking technology, and Australia’s emerging real-time payments infrastructure, means we move funds faster with top financial-grade security. 

And we are proud to call Byron Bay home.