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Westpac takes out top spot in Online Banking Awards
“We’ll continue to innovate and develop Westpac One to deliver an even better customer experience, on whatever smart devices our customers choose."
Kiwi SMEs not buying into tech hype
A significant number of small and medium businesses (SMEs) in New Zealand don’t believe technology has a significant impact on their organisation.
No more Air NZ points for BNZ credit cards as Westpac steps in; cash replacement mooted
Bank of New Zealand customers will miss out on earning Air New Zealand Airpoints
Westpac NZ reaches $2.97M swaps settlement, rounding out regulator's probe into banks
Westpac Banking Corp's New Zealand unit has agreed to pay $2.
Critics slam bank compensation for rural interest rate swaps as woeful
Critics of bank settlements over interest rate swap loans claim farmers haven't been paid as much in compensation as they would have if the matter
Westpac's new online banking platform a Kiwi first
Westpac has launched ‘Westpac One’, the online banking platform for customers in the Australasia region.
David McLean gets top job at Westpac NZ
Westpac Banking Corp has appointed David McLean as chief executive of its New Zealand unit, a position he has held in an acting capacity since Augu
ASB offers customers PayTag sticker for mobile payments
The ASB PayTag allows users to switch between their accounts within the ASB Mobile Banking app or by using online banking.
Westpac chooses Gemalto technology for mobile payments
The Optelio Contactless Sticker embeds a secure EMV microprocessor that will be linked to Westpac customers' credit or debit cards.
Westpac launches new app featuring augmented reality
Once the app is set up, a customer only has to tap it open and hold their credit or debit card under the camera on their phone. They then have access to a number of features that use 3D to bring the information alive.
Kiwi start up Ora announces first winners of Dreams grants
The inaugural winners of the Ora Dreams grants have showcased innovation and entrepreneurship to help them get to where they are today.
Cloud-based start up Ora to help Kiwi small businesses with growth
Ora is a software platform designed to help SMEs grow by providing business owners with access to a range of tools and access to its business partners
Tap and go with your mobile phone thanks to Westpac
PayTag enables customers to make payments using mobile devices.
IBM on board as Westpac bids to become NZ's leading digital bank
"This supports our goal of being New Zealand's leading digital bank."
Samsung and Westpac NZ to develop digital banking innovation
Westpac New Zealand and Samsung Electronics New Zealand have signed a strategic collaboration agreement to develop world leading digital banking innovations.
Westpac eyes up Google Glass app and iBeacon tech...
"By the end of this year our customers will be able to walk into a shop wearing their Google Glasses, see something they like and instantly check their bank balance which will be displayed in their peripheral vision – that’s pretty cool."
Westpac Smart Watch app goes live
Westpac New Zealand releases first integrated mobile banking app for a SmartWatch device, available exclusively on the Sony SmartWatch.
Westpac set for first SmartWatch banking app
Westpac New Zealand is poised to release the first integrated mobile banking app for a SmartWatch device.
Westpac banking on crowdsourcing app advice
Bank launches initiative to crowdsource ideas for mobile banking apps from New Zealand developers and designers, with up to $70,000 of incentives and exposure across the world.
PM opens IBM's Auckland delivery centre
John Key on hand to formally open IBM's first New Zealand delivery centre, creating up to 400 new jobs in the process.
Gen-i extends Westpac partnership
New extension of $50m contract sees affiliation extended for a further two years.
Telecom, Westpac to trial mobile payments
Staff members to test 'mobile wallet' system in conjunction with retailers and transport operators.
Westpac renews IBM contract
Five-year deal expands on agreement first signed in 2000.
Kiwi online banking increases 15%
In five years the number of Kiwis turning to online banking has shot up almost 160%.