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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."
Mastercard searching for Kiwi startup collaboration partners
"Startups are increasingly looking to collaborate with corporates to both tap into their operational expertise and to test new technology."
Kiwis ditch cash, embrace digital payments
“New Zealanders are early adopters of technology and are increasingly seeking fast, convenient and secure ways to pay."
Come 2016, contactless payments will reach 200M
The number of mobile wallets using contactless technology is expected to reach 200 million by the end of 2016, representing growth of 100% since 2014.
Practical tips to keep yourself safe from cybercriminals
With cybercriminals always looking for new ways to scam consumers and Kiwis increasingly shopping online, Mastercard offers up some safety tips.
Technology: Fundamentally changing the way we shop
"Technology plays a central role as both a transformer of human behaviour and enabler of enhanced consumer experience."
Kiwis want more information before buying in to digital wallets
“As is expected with new technology, uptake is gradual before people discover the benefits."
Kiwis finally showing a bit of trust in tap and go payments
As contactless payment technology becomes more convenient and secure, more Kiwis are embracing the alternative payment method for their everyday expenses, according to new MasterCard research.
In-store purchasing still winning with Kiwi Christmas shoppers
Kiwis are still looking to do the bulk of their Christmas shopping with local retailers, despite being keen online shoppers.
Snapchat jumps in to the peer-to-peer payment ring
Snapchat has partnered with Square to launch Snapcash, a feature that allows uses to quickly message money to each other.
Banks to go to war in mobile payment battle
Several major banks are gearing up to release their own mobile payment apps, which could prove a major competitor for Apple Pay and competing products
Apple Pay will change the way you buy everything
The technology means retailers will be able to accept payments via smartphones, and one day people may be able to exchange money using only their phones
Tap and go with your mobile phone thanks to Westpac
PayTag enables customers to make payments using mobile devices.