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  • Tech helps mutual banks compete: Defence Bank CEO

    Defence Bank has embraced online video and social media in a move to stay competitive against Australia’s top national banks, according to the bank’s CEO, Jon Linehan.

    Written by Adam Bender02 Dec. 13 13:36
  • Banks opening to startup partnerships

    Banks must collaborate with startups and be open to disrupting themselves if they want to survive, according to a panel at the Future of Payments conference today in Sydney.

    Written by Adam Bender10 Oct. 13 11:54
  • Can banks keep up with tech disruptors?

    Established banks should see disruptive technology companies as a major threat, members of the finance industry agreed this morning at an Australian Information Industry Association event in Sydney.

    Written by Adam Bender26 July 13 11:41
  • Data brings banks closer to customers

    Banks are seeking closer relationships with customers through greater use of customer data and new technologies, according to banking and telecom officials at the CeBIT Financial Tech conference in Sydney.

    Written by Adam Bender30 May 13 09:30
  • NAB announces Money Tracker

    The National Australia Bank announced a money management tool as the latest part of the bank’s technology overhaul.

    Written by Adam Bender12 Feb. 13 15:39
  • CommBank unveils MyWealth investing website

    Recent core IT upgrades helped Commonwealth Bank of Australia launch a new investing website in less than nine months, CBA officials said at today’s launch of the MyWealth website.

    Written by Adam Bender06 Feb. 13 13:50
  • NFC benefits hazy for consumers: mHITs CEO

    Near field communications (NFC) for mobile payments lacks a clear advantage over traditional forms of payment, according the CEO of mHITs, an Australian SMS-based mobile payments service.

    Written by Adam Bender17 Jan. 13 13:20
  • Startup wants to be Australia's Mint.com

    Pocketbook, a Sydney-based startup, seeks to build a simpler and more useful service for managing spending than current offerings in Australia.

    Written by Adam Bender08 Jan. 13 14:12
  • PayPal predicts imminent demise for NFC, but analysts are split

    The end is nigh for near field communications (NFC) mobile payments, if PayPal president, David Marcus, is correct in his predictions. However, Australian industry analysts we contacted had differing views on the fate of NFC.

    Written by Adam Bender18 Dec. 12 13:57