of (BOQ) has struck a two-year deal with Brisbane-based technology and accelerator River City Labs to support fintech startups.

The partnership will see BOQ staffers paired with startups requiring a specific skill or knowledge set, with participating employees spending one day a week with a fintech for three months.

As well as expertise, startups will get access to BOQ products and services, while the bank has also taken residential space at River City Labs to make it easier for it to relationships with the local community.

Donna-Maree Vinci, chief operations, digital and information officer, BOQ, expects the programme to stimulate new thinking and a startup among participating bank staffers: “In working side-by-side with RCL members, our people will actively contribute to Australia’s innovation community.”

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