Westpac has teamed up with venture technology accelerator BlueChilli to challenge Australia's startups to develop ways to help the bank's business customers.
Westpac New Zealand is integrating money management technology from New York-based Moven into its new digital banking platform.
Australian banks, retailers and payments specialists have signed on to a new co-ordination body that aims to step up the pace of innovation in the country's payments industry.
Australia's St George Bank will soon let iPhone-owning mobile customers log into their accounts with only a fingerprint.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) todayannounced that Westpac New Zealand has selected IBM's private cloud technology to support its goal to be New Zealand's leading digitalbank. The new five year agreement is part of an extensive services and technology contract which includes Westpac migrating some of itsbusiness critical IT systems into IBM's state-of-the-art Auckland datacentre, enabling enhanced customer service.
Westpac New Zealand is preparing to launch an app that uses augmented reality to let customers get account information on their screens simply by viewing their cards through their phones' cameras.
Wetspac has appointed Dave Curran, the architect of neighbouring Commonwealth Bank's core banking transformation project, as its new chief information officer.
Westpac has become the first bank in New Zealand to trial a host card emulation-based mobile NFC payments service.
Westpac New Zealand has formed a partnership with tech giant Samsung that will see the two work together on developing digital banking innovations.
Australia's St George Bank has begun trialling iBeacon technology in branches, pinging information to customers' iPhones when they enter the building.
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