KPMG International has signed a partnership with fintech platform Matchi.biz.
The platform connects banks and insurance companies with financial services technology startups.
In Australia, ANZ Banking Group, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank have signed up to the platform.
Through the Matchi.biz alliance, KPMG member firms will work with financial services clients to access the benefits of fintech innovation.
The Matchi platform will be used to find opportunities and advise KPMG clients on how to execute and deploy offerings into the marketplace.
KPMG Australia national head of banking Ian Pollari said its staff will also be able to advise fintech firms on how they can advance their businesses such as help with mergers and acquisitions.
“This exciting research will greatly enhance our knowledge of fast-developing alternative finance markets in different parts of the world. This will assist policy-makers, regulators and industry in monitoring, understanding and where necessary, taking the right steps to facilitate the growth of alternative finance markets, such as peer to peer lending and crowd-funding, he said.