Visa Checkout launches in New Zealand
Posted on 10-Dec-2015 15:30 News, FinTech
A new quick and easy payment service that enables consumers to securely pay for goods online on any device launches in New Zealand today. Visa Checkout is designed to remove the barriers to online transactions which often prevent people from completing a purchase due to excessive form filling.
Westpac trials HCE Digital Wallet technology
Posted on 22-Jul-2014 14:09 News, FinTech
Westpac is trialling Host Card Emulation (HCE) mobile payments, the first bank in New Zealand to actively do so and one of only a handful of banks globally to be using the innovative "digital wallet" technology.
Westpac eyes up Google Glass & iBeacon
Posted on 4-Feb-2014 13:40 News, FinTech
Westpac will this month trial their Cash Tank app on Google Glass and introduce Apple's iBeacon technology in its branches, the first bank in New Zealand to utilise the new frontier technology.
Westpac launches crowdsourcing challenge in UK
Posted on 4-Dec-2013 19:02 News, FinTech
The Westpac Global App Challenge – UK is offering developers and designers based in the United Kingdom (UK) the opportunity of a trip to New Zealand as part of a NZD$100,000 "Kiwis love Geeks" crowdsourcing competition for mobile and web banking apps.
BNZ utilises software to uncover financial feelings
Posted on 25-Sep-2013 20:34 News, FinTech
In a world-first, BNZ has utilised advanced facial recognition software to help New Zealanders recognise how they feel about their money. The online experience, named EmotionScan, has been developed by BNZ in partnership with psychologist, Dr Stuart Carr and Swiss emotion recognition software company, nViso.
MasterCard to power Nigerian Identity Card Program
Posted on 9-May-2013 11:19 News, FinTech
The Nigerian National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and MasterCard have announced at the World Economic Forum on Africa the roll-out of 13 million MasterCard-branded National Identity Smart Cards with electronic payment capability as a pilot program.