A startup offering a Website and app that predicts the price of real estate property sales has walked away with a $40,000 cash prize and a six-month placement on the BlueChilli accelerator programme as the winner of Westpac's inaugural Innovation Challenge.
The Chairman of Westpac Banking Corporation, Lindsay Maxsted, today announced that Gail Kelly has decided to retire as Chief Executive Officer on 1 February 2015. The Westpac Board has appointed Brian Hartzer to succeed Mrs Kelly as the Group's CEO.
The first mobile app using augmented reality for managing your money has been released by Westpac New Zealand.
Westpac NZ is to issue customers with NFC stickers that can be attached to phones for contactless payments of up to $80.
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.
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