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COVID-19 highlights need for instant, real-time payments - GlobalData
“The ability to send money to a contact and have them be able to use it right away presents a powerful tool for families and communities to support each other through the present hardship.
Kiwis 'considerably' more likely to use biometric payments than Australians
The report finds 64% of New Zealanders are familiar with biometrics and 68% have used fingerprint recognition.
Opinion: UK tax agency proves crypto is the future of money
"This move by the UK’s tax authority cannot be viewed as anything other than another clear sign that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP are not only part of mainstream finance, but also the future of money."
NZ's online merchants can now offer Google Pay
With Google Pay, customers will be able to speed through checkout with just a few clicks."
ThreatQuotient partners with Visa for payments safety
“Cyber criminals are reusing tactics, techniques and procedures, leaving a recognisable trail of breadcrumbs and insights into the very attacks they are launching.”
Xero integration offers SMBs direct debit services
Xero has teamed up with a UK-based direct debit provider GoCardless and brought new options for payment collection to New Zealand businesses.
Trade Me partners with Afterpay to offer ‘buy now, pay later' service
The partnership will let Trade Me sellers offer interest-free deferred payments to buyers, via Afterpay later in 2017.
Interest-free fixed-term payments option launches in New Zealand
PartPay assumes full risk for consumer repayments and also picks up the cost of payment processing.
Subway may soon be ordered by a single Messenger emoji
If ordering subs from Facebook Messenger isn’t a clear indicator of the advancement of civilization, then I don’t know what is.
Trade Me rolls out Ping, a 'faster, easier, safer' payment system
Trade Me says ‘Ping’ will make buying and selling easier, faster and safer as it is rolled out and will replace the current 'Pay Now' system.
Stripe expands NZ preview, now available to all Kiwi businesses
Users based in New Zealand will also be able to take advantage of business services and platforms that work with Stripe, including Xero and Shopify.
Aus Gov gets serious about late payments, launches national inquiry
“This Inquiry will shine a spotlight on the issue and assist in determining how widespread the problem is."
Digital payments continue to climb, fueled by demand for digital solutions and FinTech
The demand for digital solutions and FinTech disruption fuels need to digitise transaction banking products and services beyond payments.
Westpac Australia launches online management platform
“Business Link is another example of our continued investment to make Australian businesses stronger.”
Visa and Kiwi students, exploring payment technology
“New Zealanders are among the world’s earliest adopters of new technology, and Visa operates in a rapidly changing environment."
Card not needed: Westpac launches new payment method for online shopping
Westpac and Payment Express have released a new service that allows Westpac customers to pay for online purchases directly from the bank account.
Palmerston North City Council offers online payment service
“It makes sense to have the convenience of a range of payment methods for council services, as residents move to paying for services online."