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Why the Government should encourage contact centres to call Australia home
Locally based contact centres are good for the country and better for business, writes MaxContact director of operations for Australia Daniel Harding.
FrankieOne to build Westpac's BaaS identity infrastructure
“As Australians continue to look for new and different ways to do their banking, we are excited to be part of the ever-growing BaaS movement with Westpac."
Westpac, Foxtel, and Chartered Accountants A/NZ scoop Adobe awards
Adobe announced its global winners this week, with three of the total 14 gongs worldwide being awarded to companies in Australia and New Zealand.
Inland Revenue to stop accepting cheques
The news comes following similar moves by the Accident Compensation Corporation, Kiwibank and New Zealand Post.
Small businesses unprepared for the latest wave of scams - Westpac
A report found small businesses are paying a hefty price to scammers; on average losing $38,845 and recovering much less than half.
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.
Westpac NZ collaborates with local AI startup
“Banking relationships are critical to SMEs and we look forward to working with Westpac to help serve their customers.”
Kiwis concerned about being scammed – survey
This unease is warranted given the growing sophistication of scammers and their activities, and numbers of attempted fraud.
Exclusive: Westpac reveals how they embraced digital transformation
"Roles are changing and it’s important for employees to change with them."
New solution helps small businesses get paid anywhere, anytime
A common gripe among start-ups and small businesses is the issue of payment, and this new solution from Westpac hopes to resolve that.
Younger, female or Māori business leaders most optimistic – Westpac
The Grow NZ report measures the mood and intent of more than 1200 business leaders across New Zealand.
Westpac, ANZ and ASB ditch outdated ATM fees
"We support industry moves to eliminate this fee, this change will benefit our customers and provide them with a greater level of freedom."
IT salaries on the rise, gender pay gap getting smaller
This data does show a slight decrease in the nation’s gender pay gap which was recorded at 7.2% in 2015.
Auckland's Paymark sold to French company for $190 million
Paymark is a specialist electronic transaction processing company based in Auckland.
Interview: zipMoney on disrupting the consumer credit market & that $40m Westpac investment
They knew that Australian consumers were unhappy with credit cards and other debt facilities - especially millennials.
Fraud detection, machine learning & real-time payments - Westpac NZ's IT transformation
“Building on our close collaborative relationship with ACI, it was logical to partner with them as we shifted to DevOps methodology and practices."
The world's most sustainable bank named - and it's Aussie
“Some people think sustainability is purely about environmental initiatives, but it’s also about addressing social and economic issues.”
Westpac introduces Waikato-Tainui language option to ATMs nationwide
“Normalising te reo through ATM interactions lifts the status and value of the language by bringing it into everyday use in our communities."
LinkedIn reveals Australia’s most powerful CEO profiles
“These Power Profiles have developed their brand on LinkedIn by sharing their diverse experiences and voicing their opinion on topics that matter.”
ANZ and Westpac announce blockchain trial with IBM and Westfield operator
The trial uses distributed ledger technology to digitise the bank guarantee process used for commercial property leasing.
TeamTalk finalises new 3-year banking facility
TeamTalk announced that it has signed its new banking facility with Westpac New Zealand.
SMEs tightening belts, according to Westpac study
“Businesses are starting to put the dots together and trace these uncertainties back to their own businesses and their own future."
Aussie businesses hopeful about future conditions
Aussie SMEs disappointed with current business conditions, but cautiously optimistic about the future, according to new index.
Should financial education be compulsory in NZ schools?
“The sooner we can engage children in money conversations the better prepared they will be to make good decisions."