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