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TECH IN 10: Westpac’s ‘BaaS’ with Afterpay

08:45am October 20 2020

Westpac has formed a partnership with buy now pay later giant Afterpay. (Emma Foster)

Westpac today unveiled further details about its new digital banking platform after signing on buy now pay later giant Afterpay as its initial partner. 

To unpack the developments that led to today’s announcement and what it all means, I sat down with Westpac Wire editor Michael Bennet to chat through some of the finer details in the first episode of Wire's new podcast series, Tech in 10.

Macgregor is the General Manager Corporate & Business Development where he’s responsible for mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments and partnerships, and data development. He is the executive sponsor for the Westpac Co-Lab, the FuelD Data Accelerator, and sits on the investment committee for Reinventure, Westpac’s $150m venture capital fund. Before joining Westpac in September 2016, Macgregor was a managing director at a private equity firm in New York, a senior executive at a Silicon Valley tech company, an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, and a corporate M&A lawyer. He graduated from Adelaide, Princeton and Harvard Universities. Outside Westpac, Macgregor hikes, camps and fishes whenever possible.

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