ASX to create electronic property settlement platform Sympli

ASX to create electronic property settlement platform Sympli
ASX to create electronic property settlement platform Sympli

The ASX has announced it is partnering with Australian Technology Innovators (ATI), the parent company of InfoTrack, to create Sympli, a national electronic property settlement service.

The service will offer lawyers, conveyancers and financial institutions a more streamlined and comprehensive technology solution.

The ASX advises it will seamlessly integrate with clients' existing practices and systems.

The service, owned 50:50 by ASX and ATI, is, subject to regulatory approvals, expected to begin operations towards the end of the year.

The ASX says the electronic property settlement industry in Australia is estimated to have potential revenues in excess of $200 million.

ASX expects to invest around $30 million in the new venture of this and the next two financial years.

It will comrpise around $7 million in 2018, with further investments in 2019 and 2020. The ASX estimates Sympli will break-even in the 2021 financial year.

Below is the ASX executive summary. Click here to enlarge.

ASX to create electronic property settlement platform Sympli

ASX managing director and CEO Dominic Stevens said entering the electronic property settlement market is a natural evolution for ASX.

"We already settle approximately $70 billion in transactions electronically every day and have been the central settlement venue for the Australian financial market for decades," Stevens said.

"InfoTrack is the ideal partner as the market leader in legal and property search.

"It has 18 years’ experience and brings a deep understanding of, and connectivity to, the property conveyancing industry.

He said Sympli is an "exciting opportunity."

"Combining the experience and expertise of both shareholders will enable Sympli to provide a compelling offering, which we believe will allow users to easily realise the efficiencies of electronic property settlements.”



Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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