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Mastercard and Ethoca look out for A/NZ retailers with support package
"In making Ethoca Alerts available to qualifying retailers around New Zealand and Australia for no charge, Ethoca hopes to provide local businesses with a little relief as they adapt to their new way of working.”
Mastercard launches new initiatives to empower those hit by COVID-19 lockdowns
“This is so much more than philanthropy. This is an opportunity to develop commercially-sustainable and scalable social impact with government and private sector partners - and to do it in a way that helps society-at-large thrive.”
Tap-and-go paywave payments the new norm in a COVID-19 world, Mastercard research shows
Consumer polling by Mastercard showed a significant majority of consumers were using the technology during February and March.
COVID-19: Contactless payment limit increased to $200
PaymentsNZ says the change will be progressively rolled out ‘over the coming days’, but may take weeks in some cases due to the number of cards, payment terminals and businesses involved.
Mastercard extends free access to STEM curriculum for girls
Mastercard and education firm Scholastic have expanded free access to Mastercard’s STEM curriculum designed for 8-12 year-old girls.
NZ takes #2 spot in best markets for women entrepreneurs
New Zealand is second only to the United States for being the most conducive country to women’s entrepreneurship, a new report from Mastercard revealed today.
Kiwis need to prioritise online security during Black Friday sales
"Although fake sites and scams have become more sophisticated over time, it’s not that hard to protect yourself."
OpenText and Mastercard partner dominate financial processes market
“We are excited OpenText is partnering with Mastercard to integrate our digital platforms together to allow companies to quickly identify and vet business relationships and make the end-to-end payments process even simpler.”
Kiwi company selected for global startup programme
AI software firm Aider has been named as one of 10 startups to take part in Mastercard's Start Path programme.
Auckland AI startup set for success in New York
Auckland-based AI software company Aider will make New York its home over the next six months, after winning a spot in the Mastercard Start Path programme.
Cyber Readiness Institute launches global training program
“For small and medium-sized businesses, an incident or breach can have devastating consequences," says Microsoft's Tom Burt.
Mastercard opens Global Tech Hub in Sydney
"Enterprises, SMEs or startups are now able to bypass legacy approaches and develop innovation at an accelerated pace."
What Kiwis need to follow through with online purchases
When you are establishing an e-commerce site, there are some things you’ll want to be aware of to maximise the rate of purchase completion.
Why Kiwis tend to prefer contactless payment
Millennials continue to drive contactless payments, with almost 9 in 10 people aged 25 to 34 using contactless technology.
Microsoft, Cisco lead new global cybersecurity coalition CR²
Microsoft, Cisco, HSBC, Mastercard, AT&T, and JP Morgan Chase have pledged to advance cybersecurity across the globe.
SAP brings MasterCard, HERE and Postmates to connected vehicle marketplace
SAP Vehicles Network connects vehicles to intelligent, automated services for parking, fueling, food, navigation and payment.
Passion for STEM sparks early for girls in Asia Pacific
When the girls were asked what would encourage them to pursue a career in STEM, parental encouragement was considered the most important influence.
Beware online shoppers, your details may not be safe
Mastercard has reminded Kiwis that any time is a great time to think about their online security...
NZ named a ‘digitally elite’ economy in new research
The Digital Evolution Index research tracks progress countries have made since 2014 in developing digital economies and integrating connectivity.
Tap & go: Mastercard deploys contactless payments on Sydney ferries
“Australians are continuously embracing digital payment technology, with 82% using tap-and-go to make payments every week."
Major fintech funding round highlights importance of Asia-Australia connections
Airwallex held what is believed to be the biggest Series A capital raise for any Australian non-lending fintech company, backed by Asian investors.
Australian international payments fintech secures $13m in Series A funding
Tencent, Sequoia Capital, and Mastercard were major investors in fueling Airwallex’s international expansion.
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.
Could Mastercard's innovation pipeline be the answer to cyber security?
“The onset of new technology continues to transform the way we interact online, but as usage surges there is increased risk."