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NZ has a bright future in fintech
“We are seeing a real openness to open banking and a number of the banks have 20 or 30 collaborative Fintech projects on the go.”
08 Nov 18
Interview: Hitachi Vantara talks challenges of compliance in financial services
Technology is advancing a lot quicker, and the incumbent banks need to be more up to speed but are held back by a lot of legacy systems.
10 Oct 18
Financial services breaches nearly triple in two years - Bitglass
“Financial organisations regularly handle sensitive, regulated data like home addresses, bank statements and Social Security numbers.”
04 Oct 18
SMEs need support in volatile economic times, says Canstar
Canstar general manager Jose George says every SME needs to be both flexible and responsive.
10 Sep 18
Hackers using spearphishing to target banks –Bitdefender
To limit the risk of being discovered, attackers operated outside of normal business hours and cashout operations were planned for weekends.
21 Aug 18
IDC - APeJ blockchain spending ready to skyrocket
Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) spending on blockchain solutions to reach US$2.1 billion in 2022, according to the latest IDC report.
01 Aug 18
NZ-UK fintech collaboration could shake up traditional finance sector
If New Zealand and the UK collaborated on fintech projects, what kinds of challenges would we face and how could regulations shape our activities?
17 Jul 18
ThetaRay scoops Asian Banker Risk Management Award
ThetaRay has won the 2018 Asian Banker Risk Management Award for ‘Regulatory Technology Implementation of the Year’ award this week.
30 May 18
Schneider Electric behind Papua New Guinea's new data center
The data center will support a cash distribution center that will be ready for business early next year.
16 May 18
Securing SWIFT networks vitally important for cyber attack prevention
Businesses that use the SWIFT network must comply with SWIFT’s Customer Security Programme (CSP) or face the risk of attacks.
11 May 18
Bank Negara Malaysia stops SWIFT fraud in its tracks
Falsified SWIFT messages were used to attempt unauthorized fund transfers, which were blocked through a collaborative effort.
09 Apr 18
$240m Singapore data center sets the bar high for energy efficiency & security
“As data centers generally consume large amounts of energy, we set ourselves a target – to obtain the highest Green Mark award from BCA."
21 Mar 18
ASB and Kiwi tech startup launch digital human to help SME clients
Josie was created by ASB in partnership with New Zealand technology company FaceMe.
06 Mar 18
Datacom expands fintech footprint with $20m deal
Finzsoft’s professional services team will move to Datacom, although customer contracts will remain with Finzsoft.
04 Dec 17
Pakistani telco inks data center hosting deal with nation's largest ATM network
“PTCL’s customer-centric strategy coupled with its modern & reliable network is the first choice for enterprises to avail one-window ICT solutions.”
01 Dec 17
More than the money: The future potential of blockchain
Blockchain is more than a buzzword thrown around in banking circles; it’s the future of distributed security.
01 Dec 17
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.
30 Nov 17
How Australia leads mobile disruption of banking and financial services
Apps provide an opportunity to streamline services and offer added convenience to users. App Annie’s Jaede Tan offers tips on how to flourish in the
07 Nov 17
Lax mobile security attitudes put banking & finance sectors at risk
"There are many creative social engineering exploits that will fool even the most cautious financial executive."
24 Oct 17
John Key’s next big venture - ANZ gets a new chair & board member
“The National Bank and ANZ brands and technology systems were successfully merged in 2012 and the business has grown significantly.”
19 Oct 17
IBM announces global payments blockchain solution live in A/NZ, Pacific Islands & UK
The solution is run from the IBM Blockchain Platform on Hyperledger Fabric and was built in collaboration with Stellar.org.
17 Oct 17
Intel and BNZ use AI to detect money laundering
In 2016 alone, approximately 15.4 million consumers were victims of identity theft or fraud, resulting in $16 billion in losses.
12 Oct 17
Salesforce cloud tech helps banks fix customer loyalty problem
Over one-third of banking customers are “hidden defectors,” meaning they purchase products or services from a competitor of their primary bank.
05 Oct 17
Fintech disrupting international payments industry by ditching SWIFT network
InstaREM’s service differentiates itself in two ways: it’s transparent about the cost, and doesn’t take a cut of the money transferred as fees.
05 Oct 17