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Visa Everywhere Initiative looking for women in leadership
Posted on 5-Oct-2017 20:57 News, FinTech

Visa's 2017 Everywhere Initiative calls on start-ups that have women in leadership, with the aim of empowering women in the finance and technology industries.

BNZ adds Visa credit cards to Android Pay wallet
Posted on 18-Jul-2017 19:44 News, FinTech

From today, BNZ customers can load their BNZ Visa credit card into their Android Pay wallet, allowing even greater flexibility when it comes to payment choice.

Entries open for The Everywhere Initiative by Visa
Posted on 2-Aug-2016 18:27 News, FinTech

Visa is inviting start-ups to enter a competition to use Visa APIs to solve business challenges and bring new ideas to payments, creating the next wave of payments innovation.

Visa opens Global Network with launch of Visa Developer
Posted on 5-Feb-2016 09:53 News, FinTech

Visa Inc. has announced the launch of Visa Developer, making the world's largest retail payments network an open platform that hopes to drive innovation in payments and commerce.

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.

Visa wants your location to protect your card
Posted on 13-Feb-2015 10:19 News, FinTech

New mobile location confirmation service uses real-time, geo-location technology to prevent unnecessary purchase declines by as much as 30%.

Westpac NZ launches fully responsive online banking platform
Posted on 11-Feb-2015 11:42 News, FinTech

Westpac has launched its new online banking platform "Westpac One", redefining the way customers are able to bank using mobile devices.

MasterCard New Zealand says kiwis embracing contactless payments
Posted on 3-Feb-2015 11:17 News, FinTech

Kiwis are embracing contactless payments for their everyday expenses as the technology continues to make shopping faster, more convenient and secure, according to new MasterCard research.

Westpac New Zealand Augmented Reality app goes live
Posted on 11-Nov-2014 16:04 News, FinTech

A mobile app using augmented reality for managing money has been released by Westpac New Zealand.

Westpac signs five year agreement with IBM
Posted on 22-Aug-2014 12:00 News, FinTech

Westpac New Zealand has selected IBM's private cloud technology to support its goal to be New Zealand's leading digital bank.

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 NZ to launch online payment option direct from account
Posted on 29-May-2014 09:54 News, FinTech

When available, Direct From Account will enable customers to purchase goods or services via a merchant's website and extends the merchant's reach to customers who do not have, or prefer not to use, a card online.

Visa to replace signatures with PIN in New Zealand
Posted on 22-May-2014 09:43 News, FinTech

Change is part of a Seven Point Security Plan announced by Visa in 2009 and Visa is taking the lead to strengthen payment security.

Samsung and Westpac NZ to develop digital banking innovations
Posted on 20-May-2014 14:38 News, FinTech

The two companies will share knowledge and collaborate on industry leading innovations and technology solutions to help make banking easier and faster for Westpac customers.

MasterCard launches MasterPass in New Zealand
Posted on 29-Apr-2014 22:25 News, FinTech

MasterCard today announced the New Zealand launch of its digital payments technology MasterPass, a platform that gives shoppers a seamless, secure and speedy checkout.

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.

New Zealand reaches one million Visa payWave transactions for first time in October
Posted on 21-Nov-2013 09:32 News, FinTech

Nearly half of all New Zealand contactless cardholders prefer to wave their card than pay with cash.

Westpac builds online banking for any device
Posted on 27-Sep-2013 15:07 Articles, FinTech, by Bill Bennett

Westpac's $15 million investment in a mobile era online banking system appears to have paid off.

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.

Westpac NZ invests in digital and mobile transformation
Posted on 25-Sep-2013 20:31 News, FinTech

Westpac has released the first stage of its re-engineered online banking platform as it reveals a $15 million, 18 month programme aimed at delivering customers the best digital and mobile banking experience in New Zealand.

BNZ improve ATM uptime with new NCR Predictive Services
Posted on 9-Aug-2013 08:33 News, FinTech

NCR Corporation has designed a "virtual", first line maintenance capability for BNZ in order to maximize ATM uptime and better serve customers.

Westpac New Zealand launches challenge for mobile app developers
Posted on 24-Jul-2013 13:48 News, FinTech

Westpac is launching an initiative to crowdsource ideas for mobile banking apps from New Zealand developers and designers with up to $70,000 of incentives and the opportunity for those chosen to take their app to the world.

2degrees secures finance with BNZ and plans for 4G network in 2014
Posted on 18-Jun-2013 14:06 News, FinTech

2degrees has secured a $165m credit facility from the Bank of New Zealand and reached agreement with Huawei to deploy 4G network in early 2014.

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.


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