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Marqeta and Afterpay innovate payments experience for A/NZ
Marqeta has partnered with Afterpay to issue virtual cards as part of its in-store solution in the Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) market.
Why open banking shouldn’t be seen or heard
To truly be customer-centric, it’s time to stop talking ‘open banking’ and show consumers that it’s simply ‘smart banking’, using modern technology to deliver better financial – and social – outcomes.
Transforming the finance department: is your enterprise trucking or trailing?
Wondering if your organisation has been as aggressive as it could be in embracing automation and adopting digital technologies? Check your progress against these benchmarks, advises BlackLine regional vice president for ANZ Claudia Pirko.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is Acala?
Acala is the decentralised finance hub of Polkadot, and it provides financial applications and stable assets that scale.
Meniga partners with Visa to accelerate expansion in APAC
As part of the new partnership, Meniga will join the Visa Ready Program, signifying that the company’s solutions meet Visa’s standards regarding security and functionality, and granting Meniga the status of certified Fintech Enablement partner.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Mambu GM on the benefits of cloud banking
This is our second IT Jam with a representative from Mambu: Today, it's Kristofer Rogers, the company's general manager for ANZ.
Railsbank teams up with Volt to launch in Australia
According to a statement, the partnership enables Railsbank to continue its expansion within the Asia Pacific region, including the highly strategic market of Australia.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is Mambu?
Mambu is a SaaS banking platform, providing technology to banks and others to power lending, deposit and other banking products.
APAC banks race to revitalise innovation initiatives as pandemic reveals digital gaps
Banks are going back to the drawing board on their digital transformation programmes.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is vcita?
vcita is a software platform for small business management that has a strong value proposition around helping micropreneurs to get paid for their services.
Are Australian businesses missing out on fintech benefits?
Despite increasing digital adoption in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the survey revealed that only a third of businesses in APAC have actively adopted fintech solutions.
Kiwibank appoints two new GMs to its tech department
“Our digital and technology team are working more closely than ever with teams from around the bank, so that we can better understand the needs, challenges, and opportunities of both our customers and teams.”
COVID-19 inspires fintech innovations worldwide
As COVID-19 continues to create economic uncertainty, several fintechs have started to realign their growth strategies, the analysts state.
SaaS banking 'unicorn' Mambu eyes APAC expansion
This latest funding round was backed by TCV, which is a capital investment firm that has backed the likes of Airbnb, Expedia, LinkedIn, Netflix, and Zillow.
Brisbane fintech launches with ambitious goals
Digital lending and payments provider WLTH is focused on refreshing the financial services industry in Australia, and has growth projections of $1.23 billion worth of residential and commercial loans by the end of FY22.
2021: the year of a boom in fintech payment innovations
As businesses across the globe assess how they will bounce back and upscale their capabilities, there will be opportunities for the acceleration and adoption of fintech innovation in the B2B space.
NZ tech sector continues upward trajectory as export revenue grows
Export revenue for New Zealand tech companies is on the rise, as an increasingly diverse international market heightens its demand.
The top features to look out for in a product pricing solution
Many software solutions promise to provide accurate market analysis, which helps in price management of your product. But some solutions are more helpful than others.
Consumers can now pay with eftpos via Samsung phones
Heritage Bank is the first issuer to launch the solution, which allows Samsung Pay users to make debit card payments via eftpos or the Visa network.
MYOB buys 73% of workforce management vendor
The investment into Roubler will see MYOB integrating the workforce management platform into its own offerings.
Kiwi fintech firm Hnry launches in Australia
Founded in 2017, the company deploys software aimed at helping freelancers, contractors and sole traders manage the financial admin that comes with working for oneself.
Fintech innovation set to play huge role in cloud computing market, study finds
"The integration of cloud computing into banking solutions is anticipated to play a crucial role in transforming the banking sector in the forthcoming years.”
Modern fintech services trump traditional banking solutions for small businesses
Modern fintech services reportedly better serve micro, small to medium enterprises (MSMEs) across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) when compared to traditional banking solutions.
How Kiwi FinTech is helping keep NZ’s economy on track
Three Kiwi company founders explain how they are helping the post-COVID economic recovery with a mix of innovation and heart.