Westpac's New Zealand arm has sent out an SOS to the UK's geeks, launching a mobile and Web banking app design competition, which will see the winning developer score a trip down under.
The New Zealand arm of Oz bank WestPac is poised to launch an app for the Sony SmartWatch, enabling customers to check their balances from their wrists.
Customers of Aussie bank Westpac have been unable to access their online accounts via desktop, mobile and tablet devices for more than nine hours.
Westpac is launching an initiative to crowdsource ideas for mobile banking apps from New Zealand developers and designers, with up to $70,000 of prizes for the winning applications.
Australia's banks have brought in KPMG to manage a programme to build an industry-wide real-time payments platform by 2016.
Dismissing forecasts of the bank branch's imminent demise, Westpac has committed A$240 million to a major, tech-heavy overhaul designed to bring its network into the 21st century.
St George Bank of Australia claims to have 60,000 mobile banking customers who use only their smartphone to do all their banking.
SAP and Westpac Institutional Bank today launched a partnership to develop Australia's first real-time payment solution for large companies and institutions, heralding a new era in corporate banking.
Oberthur Technologies is pleased to announce that its Trusted Service Manager (TSM) Platform is being used by Westpac for a new pilot Android Mobile "NFC" Payment application.
The Reserve Bank of Australia has appointed former Westpac tech chief Sarv Girn as its new chief information officer.
© Finextra Research 2013