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FinTech Australia & major banks ignite innovation with reverse pitch event
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FinTech Australia, backed by Investment NSW, partners with major banks ANZ, Westpac and tech firm 1835i for a reverse pitch event on 21 February 2024, inviting fintechs to solve local banking issues.
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Summer camp tackles Australia's tech skills shortage
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In a bid to bridge Australia's tech worker shortage, 160 students will participate in Grok Academy's summer computer science camp in Sydney and Melbourne.
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AI platform Rich Data Co raises $28 million in Series B funding
Thu, 30th Nov 2023
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AI decisioning platform, Rich Data Co, successfully raises $28 million in Series B funding, led by Westpac and nCino.
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Sydney firm Atomic.io shines in inaugural 2023 TMW 100 martech list
Fri, 10th Nov 2023
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Sydney-based martech firm Atomic.io secures No. 2 spot for Innovation in Web/Mobile Platforms in the inaugural TMW 100 list.
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More Australians turning to mobile banking, Westpac leading the way
Wed, 1st Nov 2023
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More Aussies use mobile banking with Westpac's app hailed as top-notch in Forrester's review, a first time feat.
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Apple launch new contactless payment method in Australia
Thu, 18th May 2023
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Apple has launched Tap to Pay in Australia, empowering local businesses of any size to accept in-person contactless payments on iPhone.
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PALO IT appoints Xavier Rizos as Global Chief Strategy & Impact Officer
Fri, 14th Apr 2023
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PALO IT has appointed Xavier Rizos as its new Global Chief Strategy & Impact Officer to leverage tech as a force for good.
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Mobiquity appoints Evans as Head of Financial Services
Fri, 25th Nov 2022
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Mobiquity hires four senior executives to its APAC team to support the delivery of digital services to its growing clients in the financial sector.
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Envestnet Yodlee appoints Dr John Harrison as Head of Open Banking for Australia & New Zealand
Fri, 7th Oct 2022
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Dr John Harrison appointed as Head of Open Banking for Australia and New Zealand at Envestnet Yodlee to lead open banking strategy in the region.
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Westpac enters strategic partnership with Microsoft
Fri, 11th Feb 2022
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The partnership includes increased investment in Microsoft’s cloud computing service, Azure, which will help to modernise Westpac.
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Why the Government should encourage contact centres to call Australia home
Fri, 7th May 2021
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Locally based contact centres are good for the country and better for business, writes MaxContact director of operations for Australia Daniel Harding.
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FrankieOne to build Westpac's BaaS identity infrastructure
Tue, 30th Mar 2021
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Melbourne-based FrankieOne will build Westpac's identity infrastructure for its new BaaS platform, set to launch in mid-2021.
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Westpac, Foxtel, and Chartered Accountants ANZ scoop Adobe awards
Mon, 29th Jun 2020
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Adobe announced its global winners this week, with three of the total 14 gongs worldwide being awarded to companies in Australia and New Zealand.
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Inland Revenue to stop accepting cheques
Wed, 26th Feb 2020
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The news comes following similar moves by the Accident Compensation Corporation, Kiwibank and New Zealand Post.
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Small businesses unprepared for the latest wave of scams - Westpac
Wed, 14th Aug 2019
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A report found small businesses are paying a hefty price to scammers; on average losing $38,845 and recovering much less than half.
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Auckland AI startup set for success in New York
Mon, 1st Jul 2019
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Auckland-based AI software company Aider will make New York its home over the next six months, after winning a spot in the Mastercard Start Path programme.
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Westpac NZ collaborates with local AI startup
Tue, 28th May 2019
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Auckland-based AI firm Aider is partnering with Westpac NZ to offer conversational digital assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises.
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Kiwis concerned about being scammed – survey
Mon, 12th Nov 2018
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This unease is warranted given the growing sophistication of scammers and their activities, and numbers of attempted fraud.
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Exclusive: Westpac reveals how they embraced digital transformation
Tue, 28th Aug 2018
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Westpac senior manager discusses digital transformation, machine learning, Big Data, data privacy, and the challenges of embracing digitalisation.
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New solution helps small businesses get paid anywhere, anytime
Sat, 28th Jul 2018
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A common gripe among start-ups and small businesses is the issue of payment, and this new solution from Westpac hopes to resolve that.
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Younger, female or Māori business leaders most optimistic – Westpac
Wed, 23rd May 2018
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Young, female, Māori business leaders most upbeat in NZ, Westpac survey finds.
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Westpac, ANZ and ASB ditch outdated ATM fees
Tue, 20th Feb 2018
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ANZ, followed by Westpac & ASB, axe ATM fees after public outcry on fairness.
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IT salaries on the rise, gender pay gap getting smaller
Tue, 30th Jan 2018
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NZ IT salaries soar; gender gap persists in tech sector.
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Auckland's Paymark sold to French company for $190 million
Thu, 18th Jan 2018
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NZ's Paymark sold to Ingenico Group for $190m, awaiting regulatory approval.