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MasterCard introduces MasterPass supporting NFC, QR Codes
Posted on 26-Feb-2013 09:28 News, FinTech

MasterPass gives consumers a better way to pay while enhancing and simplifying the physical and digital shopping experience

Visa and Samsung work together to accelerate NFC adoption
Posted on 26-Feb-2013 09:21 News, FinTech

Financial institutions will be offered a secure service to download payment account information to Samsung’s mobile devices.

BNZ, Vodafone and TelstraClear in long term contract
Posted on 11-Dec-2012 09:56 News, FinTech

A contract signed on Friday between Andrew Thorburn, BNZ’s Managing Director and Chief Executive, and Russell Stanners, Vodafone Chief Executive, will see the relationship between the companies reach 16 years.

Westpac signs services contract extension with Gen-i
Posted on 15-Aug-2012 13:48 News, FinTech

ICT services contract extension with Westpac worth over $50m, expanding their seven year partnership for a further two years.

New Zealanders not that into mobile payments says MasterCard
Posted on 3-Aug-2012 00:01 News, FinTech

MasterCard Mobile Payments Readiness Index (MPRI) reveals New Zealand ranked 17th out of 34 countries.

MasterCard certifies NFC phones from HTC, Intel, LG Electronics, Nokia, RIM, Samsung Electronics and Sony
Posted on 4-May-2012 08:45 News, FinTech

MasterCard also unveiled a new brand identifier – “MasterCard PayPass Ready” – now available to device manufacturers to use with NFC-enabled smartphones that have been tested and certified by MasterCard for use with PayPass technology.

Auckland Transport, Telecom and Westpac to trial Mobile Wallet
Posted on 30-Apr-2012 09:38 News, FinTech

Paying for services through your mobile phone is closer to reality after Telecom, Auckland Transport and Westpac have announced plans to start trialling a mobile wallet system from May.

Mobile growth drives BNZ security evolution
Posted on 18-Apr-2012 16:38 News, FinTech

BNZ has made logging in to its mobile banking apps simpler and smarter thanks to a New Zealand-first security innovation.

Westpac New Zealand using Open Source CMS SilverStripe
Posted on 4-Apr-2012 14:51 News, FinTech

SilverStripe was supported by three other companies as part of the project, web designers InfinityWeb, CactusLabs, who built a number of the online calculators, and IBM, who provided the underlying server infrastructure.

MasterCard launches partnership program to enhance mobile money services
Posted on 27-Feb-2012 16:23 News, FinTech

By working with Comviva, Sybase 365 and Utiba, the first companies to join the program, MasterCard is helping mobile network operators and financial institutions accelerate and expand the development of their financial services offerings to their customers.

BNZ and Vodafone New Zealand staff to test NFC technology
Posted on 25-Nov-2011 17:27 News, FinTech

A mobile phone which doubles as a wallet has come a step closer thanks to a New Zealand-first trial kicked off this week by Bank of New Zealand and Vodafone, along with Visa and Paymark.

Westpac awards data centre contract to Gen-i
Posted on 27-Oct-2011 13:23 News, FinTech

Gen-i will design, deliver and support a new data centre for Westpac, which is due to go live in early 2012.

Westpac New Zealand and IBM sign five year services deal
Posted on 12-Oct-2011 10:11 News, FinTech

New technology agreement supports bank's technology transformation program and will improve service quality for staff and customers, lower risk, and business agility.

BNZ first NZ bank on Android
Posted on 3-Aug-2011 10:11 News, FinTech

BNZ has become the first New Zealand bank to launch an internet banking application designed specifically for Android smartphone users, and one of the first in Australasia to build, from the ground up, a native internet banking application for Android.

BNZ kick starts new fund for business growth
Posted on 7-Jul-2011 11:03 News, FinTech

BNZ is joining forces with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) to provide up to $1.5 million to support the expansion of New Zealand businesses, helping to drive growth and improve performance.

MasterCard and ANZ to launch PayPass mobile contactless payment trial in New Zealand
Posted on 13-Jun-2011 15:00 News, FinTech

Utilising near field communication (NFC) contactless payment technology, this will be the first time this technology will be available for trial in New Zealand.

Google, Citi, MasterCard, First Data and Sprint Team up on mobile NFC
Posted on 27-May-2011 06:49 News, FinTech

Google Wallet will enable consumers to tap, pay and save with their phones. The first release of Google Wallet is expected to be released on the Nexus S 4G on the Sprint network. Additional devices with NFC capabilities will follow.

AMEX gets onboard with BNZ anti-fraud technology
Posted on 31-Mar-2011 10:14 News, FinTech

BNZ invented and developed this world beating fraud prevention technology, called Liquid Encryption Numbers or LEN, in New Zealand and holds the global patent.

Westpac signs IBM for another five years
Posted on 23-Nov-2010 09:21 News, FinTech

The new contract builds on the outsourcing agreement between the two organizations signed in 2000.

MasterCard launches MoneySend for BlackBerry smartphones
Posted on 9-Sep-2010 11:03 News, FinTech

MasterCard MoneySend allows users in the U.S. to send or request money via their BlackBerry through participating banks and credit unions or when they create a virtual prepaid account through Bancorp Bank.

Visa introduces payclick... Should Paypal be worried?
Posted on 26-Jun-2010 14:33 News, FinTech

A payclick account – which can be funded from any Visa, MasterCard or bank account – enables consumers to pay online without sharing personal details or financial information with sellers.

BNZ patents ATM and credit card protection
Posted on 23-Jun-2010 17:58 News, FinTech

The technology is aimed at putting an end to “skimming” of cards, where the information on the magnetic stripes is captured by fraudsters without customers’ knowledge.

Westpac New Zealand signs nine-year, multimillion technology deal with NCR
Posted on 20-Jan-2010 09:39 News, FinTech

Eighty per cent of ATM fleet replaced with NCR SelfServ to create country’s most modern network. NCR Teller Cash Recycler central to community banking strategy.

Linux Foundation introduces Linux-Branded affinity Visa Platinum credit card
Posted on 29-Jul-2009 10:45 News, FinTech

100% of proceeds will go directly to open source community activities and members.

Visa says EMV chip cards eliminates credit card fraud in Malaysia
Posted on 8-Jun-2009 10:59 News, FinTech

EMV chip cards use technology which helps to increase speed and versatility of electronic payments for both cardholders and merchants. Chip technology also helps minimises the risk of counterfeit card fraud.

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