|New CommBank app begins roll out - Redefining mobile banking payments |
Commonwealth Bank today gave its customers access to the latest mobile banking and payments technology with the availability of the enhanced CommBank app on Android and Windows 8 platforms.
|Commonwealth Bank and Samsung launch smartphone NFC services |
Commonwealth Bank, in partnership with MasterCard and Samsung Electronics Australia, today became the first bank globally to offer its customers MasterCard PayPass payments capabilities via Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled Samsung GALAXY S4 devices. The world first collaboration1 delivers a next-generation shopping experience and simplifies the ways customers pay for everyday goods and services.
|Commonwealth Bank appoints new Group Executive |
Sydney, 10 December 2013: The Chief Executive Officer of Commonwealth Bank Ian Narev has announced the appointment of Kelly Bayer Rosmarin as Group Executive of Institutional Banking and Markets.
Mr Narev said he was delighted to promote an internal candidate to the Group’s senior executive team from a strong pool of both internal and external candidates.
|Cyber Insurance Research Paper |
Technology has transformed the way business is
conducted from providing services online to customers,
to storing data in the ‘cloud’ while accessing information
from tablets and smart phones. This brings benefits
to large and small businesses alike. It also brings risk.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian
businesses received orders worth an estimated $237
billion via the internet in 2011/12, an increase of 25%
from the previous year. It is expected this i
|TAL named CoreData's 2013 Life Company of the Year |
Australia’s leading specialist life insurer TAL has won the 2013 CoreData Life Insurance Company of the Year Award.
This is the second successive year TAL has won this prestigious award following an extensive research exercise by CoreData, which surveyed financial planners and advisers from around the country.
|Superannuation discussion paper released for comment |
Today the Assistant Treasurer, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, released a discussion paper entitled 'Better regulation and governance, enhanced transparency and improved competition in superannuation' for public consultation to meet the Government's election commitments to improve governance, increase transparency of information provided by super funds and boost competition and transparency in the selection process of default super funds in modern awards.
|Suncorp's smart environments prove smart business |
Suncorp has today announced the opening of two new smart environments in Melbourne designed
for the modern workforce.
Flexible work spaces, no designated desks and leading-edge technology characterise the flagship
Collins Street office in Melbourne’s CBD. It accommodates more than 1500 Suncorp Group people.
|RBA annouces Same-day Settlement of Direct Entry Payments |
Starting from 25 November, the settlement of Direct Entry (DE) obligations between payments system participants will occur on a same-day, rather than next-day, basis.
|Frost & Sullivan: Internet of Things (IoT) a pivotal catalyst for the ICT industry in 2014 |
The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to be a key area of interest for IT buyers and sellers in 2014. “The explosion of IoT activity over the next few years will be driven by the nexus of low cost sensors, cloud computing, advanced data analytics and mobility,” says Andrew Milroy, Vice President, ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific.
|Financial System Inquiry |
The Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr David Murray AO to head an inquiry into Australia’s financial system.
The inquiry will make recommendations to foster an efficient, competitive and flexible financial system, consistent with financial stability, prudence, integrity and fairness. This should result in less costs, lower fees and greater efficiency in the allocation of capital.
As part of our broader deregulation agenda, the Government intends to reduce the regulator
|Bank of East Asia unveils i-Pay mobile payment service |
The Bank of East Asia has unveiled its i-Pay mobile payment service for credit card customers. The service will officially be launched in the first quarter of 2014.
i-Pay will use near field communication technology to provide contactless payment.
|Rajat Taneja Joins Visa Inc. as Executive Vice President of Technology |
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced the appointment of Rajat Taneja as Executive Vice President of Technology. In this role, Mr. Taneja will be responsible for Visa's global technology function including development and delivery of innovative products, engineering and technology operations across the company, as well as ongoing research and development. Mr. Taneja will report directly to Charlie Scharf, CEO of Visa Inc.
|Global Finance names Citi best international bank in Asia Pacific |
Global Finance Magazine has named Citi the Best Consumer Internet Bank and Best Corporate/
Institutional Internet Bank in Asia Pacific in its annual World’s Best Internet Bank
|TAL appoints new Head of Retail Claims |
Life insurer TAL has appointed respected industry claims expert Emlyn Pugh to the role of Head of Retail Claims.
|Suncorp: Get ready...we are about to launch our market leading mobile banking app |
We’re getting ready to launch a complete overhaul to our mobile banking app to give customers an improved experience in accessing their money.
It will once again position us as a leader in mobile banking with our cutting edge banking app for Apple and Android smartphones.
Head of Online Banking Simon Clarke says the building of the app originated from the ideas of our customers.
|MasterCard ups ATM acceptance in Myanmar |
Asia Green Development Bank has begun accepting MasterCard payments cards for cash withdrawals at its ATMs throughout Myanmar.
|Standard Chartered Hong Kong Opens its First Digital Branch |
Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong has responded to changes in customer lifestyles by expanding and renovating its Des Voeux Road Branch - which has now become the bank’s first digital branch in Hong Kong.
|New standards for group life insurance sector |
Life insurer TAL has developed web-based digital technology for the group insurance market that is the first in the world to meets a new global standard for the group life insurance industry.
TAL has developed the digital interface solution for its newest superannuation partner, industry fund UniSuper.
The solution, using world class web services standards, enables a fund to seamlessly share and transfer data and customer information with TAL, resulting in better data quality and securit
|Commonwealth Bank Launches Online Checkout with MasterPass by MasterCard |
MasterCard today announced the launch of the first bank-issued digital wallet service in Australia powered by MasterPass – CommBank Checkout from Commonwealth Bank.
|3 Hong Kong and Citibank Jointly Launch ‘3 Citi Wallet’ |
Mobile provider '3' and Citibank Hong Kong have joint forces to provide a new mobile technology that turns mobile phones into digital wallets - using Near Field Communication technology.
|ANZ to launch digital Self-Managed Super Fund |
ANZ today announced the launch of its new digital solution for Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF) as a further step in its strategy to create simpler and more convenient ways for customers to better engage with their wealth.
|NTT Docomo and MasterCard to Launch iD/PayPass-branded Payments in Over 50Countries |
NTT DOCOMO, INC., a personalized mobile solutions provider for smarter living, and MasterCard, a technology company in the global payments industry, today announced the upcoming commercial launchofiD/PayPass-branded payments via DOCOMO’s iD™mobile credit payment system.
|Asteron Life wins life insurance company of the year award |
A market leading approach to customer service and innovation helped Asteron Life take away the premier title of Life Insurance Company of the Year last night.
|Citi launches innovative payments risk management tool for corporate clients |
HONG KONG – Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS), a division of the Institutional Clients
Group, announced the launch of Citi® Payments Risk Manager earlier today. This new
functionality gives clients enhanced visibility and control over their payment flows by providing
aggregated payments data, reporting and trend detection capabilities to facilitate the clients’
investigation of potential outlier transactions. With the release of this latest analytical tool, Citi
|TAL appoints Chief Innovation and Disruption Officer |
Australia’s leading specialist life insurer TAL has created a new executive position of Chief Innovation and Disruption Officer.
Experienced innovator and start-up venture entrepreneur Tim Thorne is migrating to Australia from England after finishing up his existing role and commitments to take up the position in early November.
|Rabobank appoints new Head of Digital |
Rabobank has announced the appointment of Bryan Meredith to the newly-created role of Head of Digital for its business in Australia and New Zealand as well as the online arm of the bank, RaboDirect.
|CIMB Bank launches Malaysia’s first-ever chip-based mobile point-of-sale payment solution |
CIMB Bank today launched Plug n Pay by CIMB Bank (“Plug n Pay”), Malaysia’s first-ever chip-based mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) solution that offers businesses of any size an affordable yet secure way to manage electronic payments using their smartphones and tablets
|APCA and RBA joint consultation on establishment of an Australian Payments Council |
The Australian Payments Clearing Association and the Reserve Bank of Australia today
announced the initiation of a joint consultation on establishing a new payments industry
coordination body, the Australian Payments Council.
|MoneyGram Expands Relationship with CIMB Banking Group |
MoneyGram, a leading global money transfer company, and CIMB Bank Singapore have reached an agreement to offer international money transfer services at the CIMB Bank Currency Exchange outlets at Resorts World Sentosa and the Marina Bay Cruise Centre, bringing increased accessibility of funds transfer services to customers.
|CommBank extends lead in mobile banking and payments space |
The new CommBank app will enable customers to pay on-the-go, do their banking anywhere and:
-check a balance with a simple swipe on their phone (no PIN required);
-pay bills* via a QR code;
-pay a mate back using their mobile number, email, Facebook® contact or via Bump^; and
-find the nearest ATM or branch.
|New Coles Pay Tag: mobile sticker contactless payments |
Coles has launched Australia’s first consumer trial of the latest in contactless credit card technology, with the introduction of the new Coles Pay Tag™. The trial will enable a sample group of 5,000 customers to pay with their credit card and earn flybuys points, by simply using a Coles Pay Tag™ attached to their mobile phone.
|Simon Andrews appointed ING Direct COO |
15th October 2013: ING DIRECT has appointed Simon Andrews as Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for IT and Operations.
|Mobile banking reaches Kiwi businesses |
Kiwi businesses can now do the banking they need most while out of the office thanks to a new mobile banking application recently launched by Kiwibank Business Banking.
|Monitise’s BBM Money service wins at Emerging Payments Awards |
Global Mobile Money specialist Monitise plc (LSE: MONI.L) has been named winner of the Best Peer to Peer Programme category at the Emerging Payments Awards for its Indonesian BlackBerry Messenger payments service, BBM Money.
|fastacash™, a secure global social payments platform, announces the completion of series A funding |
fastacash, a Singapore-based technology company, announced the completion of its Series A funding of USD 3 million with investors Jungle Ventures, SPRING SEEDS Capital, the investment arm of SPRING Singapore, and Hong Kong-based Funding the Future (FTF).
|eftpos hub to revitalise network and boost payments competition in Australia |
eftpos today announced that it was about to start building a centralised payments hub which aimed to revitalise
the Company’s core network and bring new domestic products to market significantly faster.
eftpos Managing Director Bruce Mansfield said eftpos had signed an agreement with FIS to build the new hub
which was designed to process millions of eftpos transactions every day, and streamline the work associated
with product enhancements, such as eftpos contactless, online and mobil
|Citi Named "Bank of the Year" by FOW Asia |
HONG KONG – Citi is pleased to announce that it has been named “Bank of the Year” for 2013
by Futures & Options World (FOW) Asia at its second annual awards gala in Singapore.
|New mobile app NAB Flik makes everyday transactions between friends easier |
NAB launches its new peer-to-peer payments app.
|First Global Data Deploys Mobile Payments and Remittance Technology in Bangladesh |
First Global Data Limited (TSX VENTURE:FGD) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, F1Soft International, a private Singapore company, signed a tri-party agreement with Bangladesh Commerce Bank and Hypertag Solutions Ltd. to provide the Bank with the Corporation's mobile money and domestic and international remittance software.
|Bank of America Merrill Lynch Launches Accelerated Payments to Asia |
Bank of America Merrill Lynch today announced the launch of Accelerated Payments to Asia, a solution that aims to improve the speed and efficiency with which banks and corporations make high value U.S. dollar payments to Asian markets. The service is designed both for global institutions that send commercial payments to beneficiaries in Asia and for Asia-based institutions whose trade within the region is denominated in U.S. dollars
|Payday Lender 247Moneybox Expands in New Zealand |
247Moneybox, one of the UK's leading payday lenders and the consumer finance brand of financial technology firm Active Securities, has launched its award-winning consumer finance operation in New Zealand.
|Mint Wireless announces BNZ as its first New Zealand customer |
Mint Wireless (ASX:MNW) (“Mint Wireless”) has entered a definitive agreement with Bank of New Zealand (BNZ), New Zealand’s leading small business bank, to deliver BNZ’s PayClip mobile payments solution
|ICICI Bank launches ICICI Bank Carbon in partnership with Visa |
ICICI Bank Limited, India’s largest private sector bank, today announced the launch of its next generation Credit Card – ICICI Bank Carbon.
|SingTel and Optus Business secure a five year A$530m contract with ANZ |
Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) and Optus Business today announced they have signed a A$530 million agreement with ANZ to provide telecommunication and managed services for a further five years.
|Westpac General Insurance introduces online claims for home and contents customers |
Westpac General Insurance has launched a convenient new website feature that enables its home and contents customers to make claims online.
|Frost & Sullivan: Greater demand for cloud services to be driven by need to reduce IT spending in weaker economic outlook for Australia in 2014 |
In the past year, Australia has seen a strong take-up of cloud offerings adopted across an increasingly wide range of industries.
|Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation implements DIGIPASS 275 for secure retail banking services |
VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI) (www.vasco.com), a leading software security company specializing in strong authentication products and services, announces that Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (NYSE: SMFG) (www.smbc.co.jp), one of the largest global banks, has decided to implement VASCO's DIGIPASS 275 to secure its retail banking service.
|Introducing Vodafone SmartPass – a new wave of mobile payment |
Vodafone, Visa and BNZ make buying stuff with your phone a reality today with the preview of Vodafone SmartPass, a new mobile payments application that will shrink the contents of Kiwi pockets
|ANZ launches corporate mobile banking for Android users |
ANZ has launched ANZ Transactive – Mobile for Android devices to provide its corporate customers with even greater visibility and control of their cash management activities.
|Mint Wireless launches a simplified mobile payments platform |
Mint Wireless (ASX:MNW) today announced the launch of a complete mobile payments platform which simplifies the integration of card payments across multiple mobile devices and platforms for developers, small businesses and large corporations
|Finalists Announced for 2013 BAI - Finacle Global Banking Innovation Awards |
BAI and Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing, today announced the finalists of the 2013 BAI - Finacle Global Banking Innovation Awards. The global awards program, now in its third year, recognizes innovation in the retail banking industry that positively impacts customer experience, bank efficiency and profitability.
|Australian Government announces SIRCA-led Financial Services Innovation Partnership |
SIRCA announced the success of its proposal to create a $40m Australian Financial Services Industry Innovation Partnership based around Sydney’s Barangaroo with a foundation commitment from the Australian Government of over $15m. A national consortium of Businesses, Universities and State Governments plan to match the Government’s investment in the initiative.
|Danamon Launches SMS Banking |
PT Bank Danamon Indonesia, Tbk (“Danamon”) today launches its SMS Banking service with a number of innovations to improve mobile transaction security and convenience.
|Axis Bank launches ‘Axis Bank- ISIC Forex Card’ for Students |
Axis Bank, India's third largest private sector bank, today launched in association with The International Student Identity Card (ISIC), a unique co-branded Travel-Currency Card for students.
|ABC Launches Personal Online Loans Platform System |
Based on an in-depth study of its personal loan service
networking, Agricultural Bank of China Limited (ABC) has successfully developed a personal online loan
platform system, which launched officially recently.
|DBS/POSB ramps up drive to encourage take-up of more secure chip cards |
DBS/POSB is ramping up efforts to encourage its cardholders to actively upgrade their existing magnetic stripe cards to chip cards that provide enhanced security and protection.
|New Payments Platform Program Welcomes New Participants |
The Australian Payments Clearing Association, the administrator of the New Payments Platform (NPP) Program, today announced that nine additional organisations have joined this major industry initiative.
|New report says banks need to lift their game with mobile banking apps |
Digital research specialists, Objective Digital, have found that though all the major Australian banks have recognised the benefits to offering a robust mobile banking application, there are some clear winners in terms of execution.
|Global Finance Names the World’s 50 Safest Banks 2013 |
Bank ratings are not yet showing the impact of either the slowdown in emerging economies or the more sustained recovery in developed countries. It is within this context that Global Finance announces it’s 22nd Annual Ranking of the World’s 50 Safest Banks.
|ICICI Bank, Vodafone launches mobile banking service in Mumbai |
ICICI Bank and Vodafone India launched mobile banking service ‘M-pesa’ in Mumbai today.
|Expanding its Credit Card Business, Bank Mandiri Teams up with Tirta Amarta with New D-Card |
Bank Mandiri has launched a Mandiri Visa Distribution Card (D-Card) for PT Tirta Amarta, the producer of Viro-brand packaged water, so as to facilitate transactions with agents and distributors. The move is aimed at further boosting Mandiri credit card transactions.
|Public Bank and AIA Bhd. jointly launch new credit card |
Public Bank is pleased to announce a winning product as part of their strategic bancassurance partnership with one of Malaysia’s leading insurers, AIA Bhd. with the launch of the new PB-AIA Visa Gold Credit Card that offers a dynamic insurance protection and rewards scheme.
|China CITIC Bank International to launch CITICmobile app |
China CITIC Bank International Limited (the “Bank” or “CNCBI”) today launches smartphone and tablet app CITICmobile, bringing customers a wealth of the Bank’s quality service right at their fingertips in addition to a chance to win up to HK$80,000 of credit card free spending credits.
|MasterCard marks its territory in online payments with sixteen major technology partnerships |
Today at the Online Retailers Conference and E-commerce Expo MasterCard announced a key milestone in the evolution of its digital payment service, with 16 of Australia’s leading payment service providers confirming they will introduce MasterPass across their customer base.
|Australians alert but still at risk of online fraud, Visa survey reveals |
Nearly one-third of Australians share their birthdate on social media sites according to a new survey by Visa, putting them at risk of fraud.
|Krungsri launches Krungsri Mobile Application for iPad |
Bank of Ayudhya Plc. introduces Krungsri Mobile Application for iPad, a new banking service for iPad users to enjoy new experiences in money transactions anytime, anywhere.
|SCB inaugurates innovative SCB Trade Net to expand international trade business |
To consolidate its leadership in financial innovation and upgrade its international commercial services to be one of the best in ASEAN, Siam Commercial Bank has set aside over 400 million baht for developing SCB Trade Net, a one-stop online tool that facilitates international trade for clients and enables them to complete all transactions within two hours and without the need to furnish original copies of documents.
|ICICI Bank introduces SMS-based rail ticket booking for customers |
ICICI Bank Limited, India’s largest private sector bank, today announced a SMS- based service to enable its customers to book rail tickets from IRCTC in association with Bharat BPO Services Limited, a part of the SPICE DIGITAL group.
|AMP appoints Craig Meller Chief Executive Officer |
The Board of AMP Limited has appointed Craig Meller Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, effective 1 January 2014.
|New BNZ technology to speed up banking by phone |
In a New Zealand banking first, BNZ customers will soon be able to identify themselves simply by talking on the phone. In October this year, the bank will implement voice biometrics and open speech navigation technology, which will see an end to the time consuming questioning needed to verify customer’s identity.
|ICBC Wins "Best Innovation" Award for Its Electronic Banking |
ICBC won "2012-2013 China Banking Internet Services - Best Innovation" at the recent "2013 iResearch Awards" hosted by iResearch Consulting Group.
|Hang Seng opens innovative ‘iPoint’ outlet in MTR station |
Integrating self-directed banking tools with a range of manned services, Hang Seng Bank’s new ‘iPoint’ outlet in Central MTR station offers an innovative service experience with particular appeal for busy professionals and younger customer segments.
|Telstra research reveals a new generation of Digital Investors turning to technology |
A new research report has highlighted that Australia’s
rapid uptake of mobile technology will soon bring about enormous changes to the wealth
management and financial services industry, transforming the way customers interact with their
wealth managers and advisors.
|Bank of China (Hong Kong) launches the first Voice Navigation ATM in Hong Kong |
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited ("BOCHK") today announced the launch of the first Voice Navigation ATM in Hong Kong for the visually impaired.
|Ground-breaking alliance delivers Australia’s largest telemonitoring program |
Australia’s largest not-for-profit private health insurer, HCF, today announced the largest ever rollout of a telemonitoring program in Australia, in partnership with global well-being company, Healthways and Telstra.
|Bank of China Launches "Mobile Withdrawal" Service |
Recently, BOC launched a brand-new Mobile Withdrawal business.
|DBS Partners with ACI Worldwide to Deliver a First-of-its-kind Online Banking Platform to Corporate Practitioners |
ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading international provider of payment and banking systems, today announced that it has partnered with DBS to deliver a first-of-its-kind online banking platform to corporates in Asia.
|Mobile banking in New Zealand reaches tipping point according to ASB |
New Zealanders’ appetite for online banking has reached a crucial tipping point according to ASB, with more than half of ASB customers who access their bank accounts electronically now doing so on a mobile device.
|ABC Establishes “Internet Financial Technology Innovation Lab” |
Agricultural Bank of China Limited (ABC) recently established the “Internet Financial Technology Innovation Lab” to strengthen and improve ABC’s Internet financial innovation mechanism and internet financial business.
|ACE Life Launches State-of-the-Art Sales and Recruitment Tool for Agents in Vietnam |
ACE Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (“ACE Life Vietnam”), part of the
ACE Group of Companies, announced today the launch of ACE eSMART (Electronic Sales Management
and Recruitment Tool), an innovative solution which integrates mobile devices with the company’s database
system for end-to-end sales and client management for its account representatives.
|Frost & Sullivan: Mega Trends Such as Connectivity and Convergence Spur Retail Industry’s Shift to Online Channels |
Traditional paper and card payments give way to mobile transactions
as on-the-go shopping models become popular
|Citi appoints Asia Pacific Head of Citi Commerical Bank |
HONG KONG – Citi today announced the appointment of Ashish Bajaj as Asia Pacific Head of Citi Commercial Bank.
|Mobile to overtake web at online bank |
ING DIRECT has launched a new mobile app designed to meet the demand of its growing mobile customer base, in response to the staggering 280% increase in mobile interactions in 2012.
|ING Direct mobile app reaches 12,000 downloads on day one |
ING Direct has launched a new mobile app designed to meet the demand of its growingly mobile customer base, in which the bank saw a staggering 280% increase in mobile interactions in 2012.
|ANZ on road to recovery in business bank satisfaction |
ANZ has started to show small signs of recovery in business banking satisfaction according to data released today by DBM Consultants' Business Financial Services Monitor (BFSM).
|UOB branches out in the West with new services for the Jurong Lake District community |
To keep in step with the banking needs of the rapidly developing Jurong Lake District community, United Overseas Bank (UOB) will open a new universal branch and Wealth Banking Centre in the area.
|Younger Australians embrace multichannel banking |
Younger Australians are embracing the increased ease and convenience of multichannel banking as a way of managing their personal finances more effectively, research by Bankwest shows.
|MasterCard to Deploy 410,000 Contactless Terminals in Japan, Offering Consumers Greater Convenience and Security |
MasterCard announced today that it will deploy a target of 410,000 MasterCard® PayPassTM-enabled point of sale (POS) terminals throughout Japan over the next three years.
|Payments fraud in Australia declines in 2012 |
Payments fraud figures released today by the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA), the payments industry self-regulatory body, show a year-on-year drop for the first time since 2006 when publication began.
|Visa Signs Agreements with Leading mPOS Providers; Drives Adoption of Mobile Commerce Globally |
Visa announced that it has signed agreements with three leading mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) providers to enable merchants of all sizes to accept Visa payments using mobile technology. iZettle, SumUp and SCCP Group’s Swiff, will participate in the Visa Ready Program to have their mobile acceptance hardware and software tested and approved for use with Visa payments.
|Citi China Launches Citi Mobile Collect Offering |
Citibank (China) announces the launch today of Citi® Mobile Collect, an advanced and innovative solution under its receivables solution suite. Citi China is sparing no effort to develop its digitalized solutions.
|Standard Chartered Bank launched online term deposit |
The new Standard Chartered Bank service allows customers to open term deposits via online banking
|CUA launches online savings product for youth market |
CUA, Australia’s largest customer-owned financial institution, has launched its first online savings product for the youth market.
|Cheques continue to decline: APCA releases progress report on transition of Australian payments to the digital economy |
The Australian Payments Clearing Association, the payments industry self-regulatory body, released today the first in a series of planned reports on transition of Australian payments to the digital economy as part of an industry action plan to manage the decline of cheques.
|Business Disability Forum welcomes Standard Chartered Bank as the latest signatory to the Accessibility Technology Charter |
Standard Chartered today became the latest signatory to Business Disability
Forum’s Accessibility Technology Charter. By signing the Charter, signatories signal
their commitment to building a more inclusive global economy for the mutual benefit
of businesses, people with disabilities and the global workplace.
|Citi’s New Trade Finance Interactive Solution Set to Boost Operational Efficiency and Business Agility for Corporates |
Citi today unveiled an industry changing Trade Finance Interactive Solution at its
annual Asia Pacific Treasury and Finance Conference. The capability, a new module that resides within Citi’s awardwinning
Citi Interactive Solutions software, will help Citi’s corporate clients gain competitive advantage, improve their
working capital and optimise their balance sheet by opening up opportunities that reside in their supply chain.
|BT Super for Life makes super, super easy with new super search for new members |
BT Super for Life has launched a new online superannuation search, which allows new BT Super for Life customers to find their old superannuation accounts and combine them as part of their application – with only a couple of clicks.
|Gartner says banks that are 'too big to fail' may also be too big to succeed |
Big banks may be considered too big to fail, but their size and operational complexity create performance drags that could also make them too big to succeed, according to Gartner, Inc.
|AIA Australia cuts application processing time to less than 24 hours |
AIA Australia has significantly enhanced its application processing with the launch of a new feature called Auto Complete, which enables insurance applications to be processed within 24 hours. Auto Complete is available for cleanskin applications submitted via eApp® Express, AIA Australia's application and quoting system.
|MasterCard continues to push innovation in payments |
MasterCard today announced the appointment of Neal Cross as Vice President, Innovation Management, for MasterCard Labs in the company’s Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions.
|Citi Appoints new Head of Transaction Services for Hong Kong |
Citi today announced the appointment of Philippe Jaccard as Country Head of Citi Transaction Services
for Hong Kong, reporting to Amol Gupte, CTS Regional Head for Asia Pacific and Weber Lo, CEO and Citi Country
Officer Hong Kong.
|Technology thought leader joins Community First Credit Union Board |
As one of Australia’s most innovative credit unions, Community First Credit Union is flexing its corporate muscles with the appointment of Rocky Scopelliti to its board.
|National Australia Bank announces technology and strategy update |
National Australia Bank today provided a technology and strategy update, outlining changes
to its organisational structure, operating model and its Group Executive team focussed on
delivering benefits for customers and shareholders.
|BNZ launches YouMoney apps |
Today, BNZ is rolling out the next generation iPhone app that will allow our customers to experience YouMoney anywhere anytime. The Android app will follow closely on its heels and will be released on Monday.
|Global Finance names the Safest Banks In Australasia: April 2013 |
Global Finance magazine (GFmag.com) has named the Safest Banks In Australasia: April 2013 in an exclusive survey to be published in the April 2013 issue. The banks were selected through a comparison of the long-term credit ratings and total assets of the largest banks.
|Global Finance announces a half-yearly update World’s 50 Safest Banks: April 2013 |
Bank stability is an ever-more pressing concern for the world’s companies and investors. It is within this context that Global Finance announces the half-yearly update to its Ranking of the World’s 50 Safest Banks - the recognized standard of creditworthiness for the entire financial world since it was first introduced in 1992.
|Social Media Study Shows Interest and Confusion Over Mobile Payments |
At Mobile World Congress, MasterCard (NYSE:MA), in partnership with Prime Research, today released the first global Mobile Payments Social Media Study tracking 85,000 related social media comments across Twitter, Facebook, Online Blogs and Forums from around the world. The study shows a high volume of conversation and consumer interest in adopting mobile payments but cites security, customer support and confusion over the array of options available today as barriers to entry.
|MasterCard Introduces MasterPass – The Future of Digital Payments |
At Mobile World Congress, MasterCard today introduced MasterPass™ – the future of digital payments. MasterPass is a digital service that allows consumers to use any payment card or enabled device to discover enhanced shopping experiences that are as simple as a click, tap or touch – online, in-store or anywhere.
|ASB forms strategic alliance with Xero to foster innovation |
ASB has formed a strategic alliance with Xero, New Zealand’s online accounting software for business.
|Standard Chartered unveils new consumer banking website |
Standard Chartered Bank has unveiled a new standard for its
global consumer banking websites with customers in India the first to experience the
Bank?s redesigned online sales and service channel.
|New real-time payment services for Australia |
The Real-Time Payments Committee is pleased that the Payments System Board has welcomed the Committee’s proposal for developing next generation real-time payments infrastructure in Australia.
|BNZ launches game-changing banking aimed at youth |
In a New Zealand first, BNZ is set to revolutionise the way young people interact with their money. YouMoney, launched today has been designed in partnership with young customers and sets a new standard in personalised banking.
|NAB helps Aussie businesses tap into $300 billion Chinese online market |
National Australia Bank (NAB) and UnionPay International (UPI) are launching a new online
payment capability that enables Australian businesses to target the users of more than 3.4
billion UnionPay cards issued in China and in nearly 30 countries and regions worldwide.
|NAB unveils Money Tracker |
NAB is making it easier for Australians to save their money, unveiling an industry-leading self-service money management tool which is fully integrated with NAB internet banking.
|Delicate balance of power in Asian banking |
Several global banks call Asia home and a number of other global banks have a large presence in the region but as far as top corporates are concerned, two lenders still dominate.
|Citi Develops Innovative Prepaid Card for Lufthansa’s eXperts Agent Loyalty Program |
Hong Kong, Singapore – Working with MasterCard, Citi has enhanced the agent loyalty program offered by Lufthansa German
Airlines, called eXperts. The program, designed for agents who sell international travel, not only keeps members informed about
Lufthansa’s latest products and services, eXperts members also benefit from exclusive fares, perks and privileges.
|Standard Chartered announces the 2013 Mobile Ventures Fellowship |
- Standard Chartered Bank today signaled its
ongoing commitment to talent development in financial services technology by
announcing the 2013 Mobile Ventures Fellowship (MoVe) programme.
|The mobile nation – driving productivity, jobs and social change |
A new Deloitte Access Economics report highlights the vital role played by mobile telecommunications in lifting Australia’s productivity performance, and estimates a boost of nearly $12 billion to the economy from current developments by 2025.
|OCBC Securities opens investor's hub after S$2 million transformation |
OCBC Securities Private Limited (OCBC Securities)
today officially opens its S$2 million OCBC Securities Investors Hub at 18
Church Street. The 6600-square feet facility features a multi-media Trading
Gallery – the first of its kind in the brokerage industry - that showcases a wide
range of mobile trading gadgets. Each customer service touchpoint in the
facility has also been designed to allow meaningful interaction and enhance
the investor experience.
|Press Release: Open Data Center Alliance Welcomes New Australian Adopter Members |
The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) today welcomed Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and Telstra as new adopter members. The addition of these two members reinforces the strong commitment both organisations have to a standard cloud across geographies, and adds to the strong Australian representation within the ODCA.
|Citi and Meta Trader 5 gain traction amongst brokers with the integration of CitiFX TradeStream |
Following the successful integration of Citi's TradeStream solution with
the Meta Trader 5 trading platform in 2012, a number of brokers have now successfully
deployed the combined solution.
|Press Release: Bravura Solutions and Rice Warner form alliance to deliver optimised Super fund member experience |
Bravura Solutions Limited is pleased to announce an alliance with Rice Warner Actuaries Pty Limited to deliver an integrated solution combining Bravura's ePASS with Rice Warner’s tools and calculators enabling superannuation funds to provide members with ‘actionable advice’.
|Frost & Sullivan: Australia Leads Cloud Adoption in APAC |
The Australian cloud computing market was worth US$ 882.4 million in 2012 and is expected to reach US$ 3.33 billion in 2016. Frost & Sullivan expects this market to grow at a CAGR of 40.3% from 2011-2016.
|Mobility and the Internet Experience Australia’s online expectations in 2012 |
Compuware commissioned Standard Expectations and Use of Mobile Technology, a survey of more than 1,000 people across Australia who had used a mobile device or computer to access the Internet within the past six months.
The report looks at end users’ expectations when it comes to the web experience on mobile devices.
|Cross industry innovation is the secret to business growth |
Business leaders seeking game-changing growth and innovation strategies are
taking the bold step of seeking inspiration outside their native industries, according to the Telstra
Cross Industry Innovation Report 2012, written in collaboration with KPMG.
|Citi Mobile clients top the 1 million mark in Asia Pacific |
Just four years after launching Citi’s mobile banking application – Citi Mobile - in Asia Pacific, the bank has passed the 1 million client mark.
|Commonwealth Bank's Vietnamese Alliance |
Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CommBank) will look to capitalise on its relationship with Vietnam International Bank (VIB) after agreeing to a cross border referral scheme, the Bank announced in Hanoi today.
|NAB partners with VeriFone for payments innovation |
National Australia Bank (NAB) today announced a strategic partnership with global payments leader VeriFone Systems, Inc (VeriFone), which will provide Australian businesses with access to a range of the latest in payments technology integrating with Apple, Android or BlackBerry devices.
|IDC : Australian companies struggle with BYOD as the ecosystem remains fragmented |
IDC has released a new report which analyses the attitudes and policies on smartphones, media tablets and the use of corporate applications via mobile devices in the corporate environment.
|Making it easier to bank with ANZ |
ANZ today announced a major investment program for its Australian business designed to make it easier for Australians to bank with ANZ.
|NAB wins Premier’s Sustainability Award for 2012 |
National Australia Bank (NAB) has been awarded its first Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Award.
|Citi unveils its sole-branded credit card in China |
Citibank (China) Co., Ltd. ("Citi China") today unveiled the features of its
sole-branded credit card in China. Citi announced on Aug. 21st the issuance of its sole-branded
credit card in China, making it the first global bank in China to do so.
|Senior Appointments at ANZ Australia |
ANZ today announced three senior appointments reporting to CEO Australia, Philip Chronican.
|ANZ ranked lead bank globally in Dow Jones Sustainability Index |
ANZ today welcomed the announcement that it has been ranked the most sustainable bank
globally in the 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth time in six years.
|Online applications now simpler, easier at NAB |
Applying for a credit card is now easier than ever with a new, simple online application system that
takes the hassle out of banking.
|Customer Engagement & Fraud Reduction Drive Initial Big Data Use Cases For Australian FSIs. |
Initial Big Data use cases by Australian banking and financial services
organisations will be led by marketing, risk analytics and payment fraud management. Big Data deployments in
these critical areas will form an extension of existing analytics programs and business-as-usual investments
that are already in place, according to a study by IDC Financial Insights.
|NAB named industry leader in dealing with customer hardship cases |
National Australia Bank (NAB) today welcomed the Financial and Consumer Rights Council’s
Rank the Bank report, which named NAB as the industry leader in handling customers’ financial
|It’s go time for ANZ goMoney on Android |
ANZ today announced that Australia’s most popular banking app, ANZ goMoney, is now available on Android.
|UBank now lives on NAB’s cutting edge banking platform |
UBank's 300,000 customers can expect a quicker and more simplified banking experience after being
successfully migrated on to NAB’s new banking platform.
|Citi issues its first credit card in China |
– Citibank (China) Co. Ltd. (“Citi”) announced today that it has issued its first Citi
sole branded credit card in China.
|IDC: Transitioning to a Hybrid Datacentre Strategy in ANZ |
Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) organisations are moving towards a hybrid datacentre ecosystem strategy, which incorporates several services along with organisation-owned datacentres.
|Giving you the opportunity to earn while you learn |
In collaboration with the Bendigo IT industry and La Trobe University Bendigo,
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank is proud to be one of several industry partners again
offering IT cadetships for 2013.
|Gartner Says Worldwide IT Outsourcing Services Spending to Surpass US$251 Billion in 2012 |
Worldwide spending for IT outsourcing (ITO) services is on pace to reach US$251.7 billion in 2012, a 2.1 percent increase from 2011 spending of $246.6 billion, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc.
|Financial Services Still The Largest Spending Industry Sector In Australia, But Spending Growth Is Slowing |
ICT spending within the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector was $A9,664.6 million in 2011, but growth across the sector is slowing to 3.6% CAGR for the 5 years from 2011 to 2015, according to a study by IDC.
|Ovum calls for urgent action as post-trade operations fall under regulatory scrutiny |
Post-trade operations – those traditionally referred to as the middle and back offices – of many capital markets’ participants on both the sell and buy sides are in urgent need of modernisation and automation, according to a new report from Ovum.
|Citi appoints Will McLane Head of ASEAN and FIG Corporate and Investment Banking Asia Pacific |
Citi has appointed Willard (Will) McLane as Managing Director, Head of Corporate and
Investment Banking ASEAN and Head of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) Asia Pacific.
|Mike Smith Speech: Address to the Australia China Business Council |
"If the economic relationship with China were to be articulated in a formal, comprehensive set of
understandings, Australia could also retrieve the sense of shared interests that will enable our
relationship to weather the inevitable short-term issues and maintain a clear focus on the
|Peter Hanlon moves to advisory role across Westpac Group |
Westpac Group Chief Executive Officer Gail Kelly today announced that Peter Hanlon will move
into an advisory role as an Enterprise Executive after he steps down from his current full-time
|Westpac appoints general manager, strategic marketing |
Westpac has appointed John Harries to the position of General Manager, Strategic Marketing in
its Australian Financial Services division.
|IDC UC Survey Reveals Building a Business Case for Unified Communications is Still Difficult for IT and LOB Leaders |
IDC has released its annual Unified Communications and Collaboration Survey which canvassed opinion across 11 Asia-Pacific countries from nearly 700 IT leaders who are directly involved in procurement.
|Offers banking package on subsidised terms; integrates support of social enterprises into bank’s culture and operations |
DBS Bank is stepping up its commitment to the growth of social entrepreneurship in Singapore and the region.
|CommBank Kaching gives Australians more ways to bank on more smartphones |
Commonwealth Bank today made it possible for more Australians to embrace mobile banking on more devices, unveling a number of new innovations to its industry-leading and world-first social payments app CommBank Kaching.
|Westpac names Balaji Swaminathan as General Manager, Asia |
Westpac today announced that Balaji (Bala) Swaminathan has been appointed to the
position of General Manager, Asia.
|HSBC Online Share Trading launches in Australia |
HSBC Online Share Trading combines the most competitive pricing among banks in
Australia with a single view of their stockholdings and cash position giving customers the ability to maximise trading opportunities.
|IDC Expects Growth In Business Facing Applications |
Organisations investing in maximising business facing software will be the growth driver.
|CommBank rebrands corporate super fund |
Commonwealth Bank’s corporate superannuation fund “Officers’ Superannuation Fund” (OSF) has rebranded to “Commonwealth Bank Group Super” with the aim of delivering stronger awareness and better engagement with members.
|DBS changes rewards points redemption behaviour with new DBS rewards mobile app |
DBS first bank to introduce instant mobile rewards redemption in Asia Pacific.
|UBank cuts UHomeLoan standard variable interest rate by 21 basis points |
UBank today announced it would reduce its UHomeLoan standard variable interest rate by 21 basis points to 5.82% p.a.
|BNZ makes contact with contactless payments |
BNZ has introduced a new dual-interface chip card which gives customers the ability to make contactless payments, while still able to make payments the traditional way.
|Sword Ciboodle Harnesses Technology, Industry Changes to Provide Powerful CRM for the Fortune 500 |
Customisation, innovation keys to the award-winning company’s success
|CommBank Can |
Iconic Australian brand to spotlight its role in Australians’ lives and businesses
|Australia’s #1 financial services destination gets a makeover |
Commonwealth Bank unveils Aussie firsts in online and mobile banking
|Australia IT Outsourcing Services Gathers Momentum Amidst Global Volatility |
Australian businesses have had quite a bumpy ride over the past two years, a time when they operated on the thresholds of extreme uncertainties driven by Europe's unfolding economic saga, the slowdown in the US and of course, the ripple effect this had on China, Australia's largest trading partner.
|Mobile banking a big hit at Westpac |
The trend towards mobile banking across Australia is accelerating with Westpac now having one million personal and business customers using smart phones to access their accounts on a regular basis.
|40% of Employees in Asia/Pacific will be Mobile Workers by 2015, says IDC |
According to IDC’s Worldwide Mobile Worker Population Forecast 2011-2015, 838.7 million employees in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) will be mobile workers by 2015 and majority of these mobile workers will be office-based.
|NAB number one for customer satisfaction |
National Australia Bank (NAB) has been ranked number one for customer satisfaction amongst the major banks, according to the latest Roy Morgan Research.
|Daniel Fogarty named new Chief Executive Officer for Zurich’s General Insurance business in Australia and in New Zealand |
Zurich announced today that Daniel Fogarty has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Zurich’s General Insurance business in Australia and New Zealand.
|ANZ to invest a further A$300 million to support business growth in China |
ANZ today announced plans to invest a further Renminbi (RMB) 2 billion (A$300 million) in its locally incorporated subsidiary in China, Australia and New Zealand Bank (China) Company Limited (ANZ China), to support ANZ’s continued growth in China.
|Citi appoints Usman Ahmed Head of Corporate & Investment Banking for the Philippines |
Citi recently announced the appointment of Usman Ahmed as Corporate & Investment
Banking Head for the Philippines.
|Big Data Use Cases are Driving an 8.1% Market Growth Rate in End-User Query and Reporting Tools in Australia, according to IDC. |
Leveraging data that has previously been out of reach for analytics due to volume, velocity or variety will drive investment in Business Intelligence tools over the next five years, with the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to 2015 for end-user query and reporting services (EUQR) at 8.1%.
|MasterCard simplifies shopping with launch of PayPass Wallet Services |
MasterCard today announced PayPass Wallet Services, a new global offering for banks, merchants and partners that will make it faster and easier for their customers to make purchases in stores or online by allowing them to securely pay with a simple click of the mouse, touch of the tablet screen or tap of the smartphone.
|CIMB Group acquires Bank of Commerce |
And signs Collaboration Agreement with San Miguel Corporation
|BNZ reports a strong result in a restrained economy |
Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) has today reported cash earnings for its New Zealand Banking operations for the six months to 31 March 2012 of $385 million.
|Strong deposit growth and increased customer numbers a highlight as St.George Banking Group reports Cash Earnings of $569 million |
St.George Banking Group, which includes St.George, BankSA, Bank of Melbourne and RAMS, has announced half-year net Cash Earnings of $569 million, with Core Earnings of $1,055 million.
| Sound results, well positioned in changing and challenging times |
Westpac Group today announced increased cash earnings of $3,195 million for the six months to 31 March 2012, rising 1% from $3,168 million compared to the same period last year.
|St.George Bank launches mobile Budget Planner to make budgeting easier for all Australians |
Based on research highlighting that less than half (49.0%) of Australians have a household budget, St.George Bank today announced the launch of its mobile Budget Planner, making St.George Bank the first bank to include a budgeting feature in its mobile app.
|ANZ 2012 Half Year Result |
- super regional strategy delivers solid performance, higher dividend -
|Mobile growth drives BNZ security evolution |
BNZ has made logging in to its mobile banking apps simpler and smarter thanks to a New Zealand-first security innovation.
|NAB launches new flybuys rewards credit card |
NAB today announced the launch of a new NAB flybuys Rewards Card, as the only major bank helping customers make the most of the newly reinvigorated flybuys rewards program – which enables customers to earn more points and more rewards in more places.
|Small business sales continue moderate rise |
Small business sales increased by 2.5% y/y in March 2012 and by 4.8% on a YTD
|Commonwealth Bank reveals the real-time goals of the nation |
Commonwealth Bank has today launched Goalography, an interactive website that showcases the real-time goals of the nation.
|Structural shift in Australia's credit card market as cardholders move to high-end and lower-fee cards, says HSBC |
The Australian credit card market is experiencing a polarisation in consumer demand with cardholders rejecting mid-range cards in favour of either lower-fee cards or platinum cards, according to the HSBC Credit Card Monitor.
|Reserve Bank of India Grants Banking Licence to Westpac |
Approval to Open Maiden Branch in Mumbai
Westpac announced today that it has received in-principle approval for a
foreign banking licence to operate in India and to open its maiden branch in
|Sandy Flockhart retires after 37 years - remains on Board as non-executive Director |
Sandy Flockhart is retiring as an Executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc, with effect from 30 April 2012, after a distinguished career spanning 37 years.
|NAB to launch new multi-currency pre-paid card |
National Australia Bank (NAB) is launching a new multi-currency pre-paid card that will allow customers to load up to 10 currencies on the one card and lock in exchange rates before they travel.
|Australian CFOs and treasurers early adopters of mobile payment technology, says HSBC |
Australian treasurers are ahead of the technology curve for mobile payment technology, according to HSBC client research. Since launching its global mobile payments service – HSBCnet Mobile – in November 2011, 13% of the US$500 million payments authorised by HSBC business clients across Asia Pacific were done by Australian businesses, the third highest behind Malaysia and Hong Kong.
|Westpac executive changes |
Westpac Chief Executive Officer, Gail Kelly, today announced that George Frazis has been appointed the new Chief Executive of St.George Banking Group.
|IDC: Australia & New Zealand PC market grows 6% in turbulent 2011 |
The ANZ PC market ended the 2011 calendar year with a solid 6% year-on-year (YoY) growth with 6.8 million units shipped.
|Citi names Cheeping Yap as Head of Fund Services for Asia |
Citi today announced the appointment of Cheeping Yap as Head of Fund Services for Asia ex-Australia for its Securities and Fund Services (SFS) business.
|Paula Dwyer to join ANZ board |
The Chairman of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, John Morschel, today announced the appointment of Paula Dwyer to the ANZ Board of Directors.
|ANZ announces senior appointments to Global Institutional and APEA Division |
ANZ today announced appointments to the senior leadership team for its combined Global Institutional and Asia Pacific Europe and America (APEA) Division.
|ANZ partners with Innovyz to launch small business accelerator program |
ANZ, in partnership with Innovyz, today launched the ‘ANZ Innovyz START Program’, a three-month intensive accelerator program aimed at assisting small businesses.
|Citi sweeps Best Bank in Asia awards |
Citi in Asia Pacific was awarded best bank from leading industry trade magazines IFR Asia, FinanceAsia and The Asset for 2011.
|Westpac 1Q12 Update - Sound underlying business performance impacted by lower markets income |
The Westpac Group today said that cash earnings, on an unaudited basis for the three months to 31 December 2011, was approximately $1.5 billion.
|Management changes at ANZ |
ANZ today announced a number of senior management and organisational changes to accelerate its super regional strategy, support its growth and transformation, and
strengthen succession planning within its senior leadership group.
|Citi receives approval to launch credit cards in China |
Citi has received approval from the China Banking Regulatory Commission to launch a credit card business in China.
|Fitch places major Australian banks on Rating Watch |
ANZ today confirmed that Fitch Ratings yesterday placed the ratings for the four major Australian banks on Rating Watch Negative.
|Citi Private Bank forecasts 2012 investment outlook |
Citi Private Bank today released its investment outlook for 2012, stating that the current risk environment continues to provide opportunities that stand out from the dark outlook.
|Citi launches personal Remnibi payment services in Asia Pacific |
Citi’s Global Transaction Services today announced the launch of Renminbi (RMB) distribution services for bank clients in Asia Pacific.
|ANZ's Robert Bell appointed to new role helping Commercial customers grow in Asia |
ANZ today announced the appointment of Robert Bell as Head of Super Regional Business Development, reporting to Mark Whelan, Managing Director Commercial Banking Australia.
|Citi and The Association for Financial Professionals launch Asia Pacific Treasury Management Institute |
The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) and Citi announced the joint launch of the AFP-Citi Asia Pacific Treasury Management Institute to advance the treasury profession in the region through a world-class training and skills enhancement certificate program.
|Citi launches Innovation Lab in Singapore |
Citi’s Global Transaction Services (GTS) business has opened the Citi Innovation Lab in
Singapore that comprises a Client Experience Center and a Client Collaboration Center.
|ANZ welcomes Federal Court ruling |
ANZ today welcomed the Federal Court of Australia’s ruling for four of the five fee types subject to the class action brought against the Bank by IMF (Australia) Limited.
|MasterCard and Western Union partner to fuel growth of electronic payments |
MasterCard (NYSE:MA) and The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) today announced a global agreement that will make electronic payments, including prepaid cards and money transfers, more efficient and convenient for consumers around the world.
|Westpac appoints new Chief Information Officer |
The Westpac Group announced the appointment of Clive Whincup as Chief Information Officer (CIO).
|Westpac announces new group management structure and executive appointments |
Westpac Chief Executive Officer, Gail Kelly, today announced a new organisation structure for the Westpac Group to
accelerate the next phase of its strategy.
|NAB opens first branch in China |
National Australia Bank (NAB) today officially opened its first branch in China, strengthening its commitment to the region.
|Commonwealth Bank replaces ATM network |
Commonwealth Bank, with Australia’s largest ATM network, today announced a significant replacement and upgrade program that will see the Bank’s entire ATM fleet refreshed.
|Nigel Williams appointed Chief Risk Officer |
ANZ today announced the appointment of Nigel Williams as Chief Risk Officer and a
member of the ANZ Management Board reporting to Chief Executive Officer Mike Smith.
|Standard Chartered breaks new ground with Breeze Banking |
Standard Chartered Bank today unveiled Breeze Banking for India – becoming the first international bank to introduce a suite of customisable banking services incorporating internet, smartphone technology and social media.
|Citi launches new mobile solution: CitiDirect® BE Mobile |
Citigroup, through its Global Transaction Service unit, today announced the launch of CitiDirect® BE Mobile, a mobile browser-based application
allowing clients to receive notifications and authorise payments using their mobile
|NAB first Australian bank to launch Google+ page |
National Australia Bank has launched a company profile on Google+, where its social media team will provide support to customers.
|Citi clears first Asian trades on LCH.Swapclear |
Citi today cleared its first interest rate swaps on LCH.Swapclear for clients in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
|Phil Butterworth to lead expansion program for BT Financial Group's Advice Business |
BT Financial Group has signalled expansion plans for its Advice business by announcing the appointment of Phil Butterworth, Mario Modica, Kon Costas and Andrew Rutter to lead a new business unit which will include BT Financial Group’s established and successful Magnitude business.
|Macquarie Adviser Services helps advisers get mobile |
Macquarie Adviser Services has launched a new mobile version of its online portal, Macquarie Access, enabling advisers to access client information and the latest product news, while they are on the move.
|The dynamics of a $6 trillion superannuation system |
Deloitte have released a new report modelling the
future progress of the Australian superannuation industry over the next 20 years.
|Commonwealth Bank to give Aussie businesses faster access to their money |
Businesses across the country will soon be able to access the funds from their merchant terminals the same day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
|Head of Bank of Melbourne Private announced |
Jonathan Ayres has been appointed the first head of the new Bank of Melbourne Private.
|OCBC Bank raises the bar with brand new online banking experience |
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC Bank) today announced the launch of its new online banking
|Asias emerging affluent to drive asset managements growth |
In an independent report commissioned by Citi’s Securities and Fund Services and Mirae Asset Global Investments, Asia’s assets under management are expected to nearly double, reaching US$4 trillion by 2015.
|Pay anyone, anywhere, anytime with your mobile |
Commonwealth Bank today unveiled Commbank Kaching*, a world first in mobile technology that will redefine the way Commonwealth Bank customers can pay.
|CUA launches vibrant new-look website |
CUA, Australia’s largest customer-owned financial institution, has today launched its new-look website.
|Australians ‘Tap & Go’ With PayPass a Million Times |
In a clear signal that MasterCard cardholders are quickly and enthusiastically embracing PayPass, more than one million "Tap & Go" transactions were recorded in August for the first time since the contactless technology launched in Australia.
|HSBC unveils 24-hour live FX trading for retail and SME customers |
HSBC now offers 24-hour access to live foreign exchange (FX) pricing and trading for retail and SME investors via online and mobile banking with Get Rate.
|CUA appoints TCS BaNCS for online banking platform transformation |
CUA has selected the TCS BaNCS Online Banking Platform to revitalise and transform its online banking system.
|Alistair Currie appointed Group Chief Operating Officer |
ANZ today announced the appointment of Alistair Currie to the role of Group Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for technology, shared services and operations including ANZ’s Bangalore, Manila and Chengdu hubs, property and major projects.
|Leadership change in UBS Investment Bank’s Global Equities business |
Carsten Kengeter, CEO UBS Investment Bank, has today accepted the
resignations of Francois Gouws and Yassine Bouhara.
|Macquarie and Perpetual in Australia’s largest platform outsourcing deal |
Macquarie Investment Management Limited and Perpetual Limited (Perpetual) today announced they will leverage each other’s expertise as part of Australia’s largest platform outsourcing deal.
|NAB is making banking easier, and more social |
National Australia Bank has upgraded its mobile banking apps for iPhone, iPad and Android and made it easier for customers to manage their money on the move.
|Commonwealth Bank announces no increase in fees for merchant customers |
Commonwealth Bank has today announced that it will not be increasing fees to its existing merchant customers following industry changes to interchange fees which come into effect from 1st October 2011.
|Commonwealth Bank launches major centenary campaign |
Commonwealth Bank today announced details of its campaign to celebrate its Centenary year.
|Citi opens new lending company outside of Chongqing |
Citi China today opened a new lending company located in Chongqing’s Beibei District.
|Asgard set to transform platform investing with launch of infinity eWRAP |
Asgard today announced it will launch a new addition to the Asgard platform, which will target investors with lower balances or specific needs.
|Leadership change at UBS |
Sergio P. Ermotti named Group CEO on an interim basis following the resignation of Oswald J. Grübel from the bank.
|Commonwealth Bank unveils new premises |
Commonwealth Bank has unveiled its landmark new office premises at Darling Quarter in Sydney’s western CBD fringe and in doing so, delivered the largest activity-based working project in the world.
|BT Financial Group responds to Governments Stronger Super reforms |
BT Financial Group says the flexibility the Government has included in its Stronger Super announcement will provide a solid foundation for the future of retirement savings in Australia.
|Internal cultural shift critical to cloud success: ANZ Wealth and Westpac |
The cloud journey is much more than just the technology, according to our local banking chiefs.
|Westpac Group executive team changes |
The Westpac Group Chief Executive, Gail Kelly, today announced changes to her Executive Team.
|ANZ makes switching easier for business customers |
ANZ today announced the introduction of ‘ANZ OneSwitch’, a new service to make it easier for business customers to switch their transaction banking to ANZ.
|Commonwealth Bank announces changes to executive team |
In anticipation of Chief Executive Officer elect Ian Narev commencing in his role of CEO designate from 1 October 2011, Chief Executive Officer Ralph Norris and Ian Narev today announced Grahame Petersen has been appointed Group Executive Business and Private Banking.
|UBS Media Release |
Zurich/Basel, 15 September 2011 – UBS has discovered a loss due to unauthorised trading by a trader in its Investment Bank.
|Westpac ranked number one bank in the world for sustainability |
The Westpac Group leads the global banking community on corporate sustainability, ranked number one out of 190 banks, according to the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).
|The Rogue Trader speaks in Sydney |
Banks must tighten risk control mechanisms and challenge irregularities, according to Nick Leeson, the rogue trader whose unauthorised trades resulted in £862 million losses and brought down Barings Bank.
|Citi extends partnership with Banking with the Poor Network to promote financial inclusion in Asia |
Citi announced today new funding for the Banking With The Poor Network (BWTP), the only pan-Asia microfinance network, as part of Citi’s continued commitment to promoting financial inclusion globally.
|ANZ will give CPS3 investors the benefit of APRA’s new requirements for Additional Tier 1 Capital |
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released a discussion paper entitled “Implementing Basel III capital reforms in Australia” (Discussion Paper).
|Achieving multi-channel delivery systems ranked number one in NZ |
Achieving multi-channel delivery systems has been ranked the number one priority among financial services executives in New Zealand.
|FST Media’s Financial Services Executive Poll |
Live polling results from Aucklands 4th Annual Technology & Innovation – the Future of Banking & Financial Services event.
|Westpac selects TCS BaNCS Insurance to drive growth in New Zealand |
Westpac Life NZ Limited (Westpac) will use TCS BaNCS Insurance to assist in upgrading and transforming its Life Insurance software platform.
|MetLife announces Direct to Member Tele-Assessment Claims Service |
MetLife Insurance Limited in Australia (MetLife) has implemented a Tele-Assessment insurance claims service.
|Management changes at ANZ Wealth |
ANZ today announced that John Van Der Wielen has resigned as Managing Director, Wealth (Australia) to pursue an opportunity in the United Kingdom.
|Commonwealth banks strategic Chinese alliance as easy as ABC |
Beijing, China: 23 August 2011 - Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) will look to capitalise on its relationship with big four Chinese bank Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) after agreeing to a cross border referral scheme.
|Westpac Online Investing wins best fully featured online broker |
Westpac Online Investing has been awarded “Best Fully Featured Online Broker” at the Australian Financial Review Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Awards 2011.
|ANZ launches Convertible Preference Share (CPS3) offer |
ANZ today announced that it has lodged a Prospectus with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission for an offer of convertible preference shares (CPS3) to raise $750 million.
|Advance launches three new funds |
Advance Asset Management has launched three new sector multi-blend funds.
|Rural Bank and Australia Post boost banking in rural and regional Australia |
Banking in rural and regional Australia received a significant boost today, with Australia Post and Rural Bank proposing to join forces.
|IAG makes strategic investment in a general insurer in China |
Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG) today announced it had agreed to acquire a 20 per cent strategic
interest in a general insurer in China, Bohai Property Insurance Pty Ltd.
|Chris Caton to hit airwaves following record investor interest |
BT Financial Group, one of the country’s largest wealth managers, will commence a one-off television advertising campaign from tomorrow [Friday] aimed at reassuring investors after an extraordinary week on the global share markets.
|Citi announces new private bank leadership in Asia Pacific |
Citi today announced the appointment of Bassam Salem as CEO of Citi Private
Bank, Asia Pacific. Bassam will replace Aamir Rahim, who has been appointed Head of Citi’s Public Sector Group for Asia Pacific.
|CIO shake-up at BT Financial and IAG |
Long-serving Chief Information Officer of BT Financial Group (BTFG), Tony Forward, is leaving the Group after nine years.
|BT Financial Group announces new structure to accelerate strategy |
BT Financial Group has made changes to its internal structure to best position it to achieve its current and future goals.
|Commonwealth Bank’s Investorville... Build a property portfolio without spending a cent |
Commonwealth Bank today released Investorville, an online simulation tool for budding property investors.
|CGU announces key changes to its Leadership Team |
CGU today announced changes to its leadership team, which will strengthen
and expand the capabilities of its senior people and better enable CGU to
deliver against its business strategy.
|Citi bags worlds best internet banks awards |
Hong Kong: Citigroup Asia Pacific was named the world’s Best Internet Bank in 13 markets across Asia Pacific by Global Finance magazine.
|Citi appoints Conor Cunningham Asia Pacific Head of Exchange Traded Derivatives |
Singapore - Citi has appointed Conor Cunningham as Asia Pacific Head of Exchange Traded Derivatives.
|Westpac experiences payment delays |
Westpac has experienced a delay overnight in the processing of some payments to and from other banks.
|Small business sales hold up through winter |
ANZ today released its Small Business Sales Trends monthly report which shows an improvement in June small business sales (up 6.6 per cent higher y/y).
|Our peers had outperformed us: NAB |
NAB’s recent bid to take back the retail banking market through its ‘Break Up’ campaign came from a realisation the bank had been “outperformed” by competitors.
|The modern CIOs changing skillset |
Hudson has today released a new report – “The Reconstructed CIO: Building and Leading the New IT Function” – which shows that against a backdrop of global uncertainty and burgeoning skills shortages, the role of todays CIO has changed considerably.
|The Westpac Group to support acquisition of J O Hambro Capital Management |
The Westpac Group (Westpac) today announced its support for the acquisition of J O Hambro Capital Management by its listed subsidiary BT Investment Management Ltd (BTIM).
|Citi named best bank in Asia by Euromoney magazine |
Citi has been named Best Bank in Asia for 2011 by Euromoney magazine in its
annual Awards for Excellence.
|Commonwealth Bank becomes first major bank to open branches on NSW/ ACT Bank Holiday |
After many decades of closing on the first Monday in August, Commonwealth Bank branches in NSW and ACT will open to meet customer needs after the Bank’s application was approved by the NSW State Government.
|Citi targets Wholesale Services Electronic Trading market in Asia |
Citi has appointed Kevin Rideout to lead its Wholesale Services in Asia. The new position underlines Citi’s plans to build further on its Electronic Trading growth across the region.
|BT Wrap launches market leading tax and trading tools |
BT Wrap has launched major new tax and trading tools.
The changes could mean a better after-tax investment return for clients on particular transactions and new trading enhancements that reduce the time spent on portfolio management, client reviews and rebalances.
|Citi partners with local Vietnamese securities firm |
Citigroup has acquired a 9.9 per cent stake in Vietnam’s Horizon Securities Corporation, subject to regulatory approval. With this investment, Citi will be among the first foreign financial institutions to partner with a local Vietnamese securities firm.
|NAB launches next generation mobile site |
National Australia Bank has launched a new mobile-friendly website.
|Westpac celebrates the official opening of its Beijing branch |
Westpac today officially opens its new branch in Beijing to further support its growing
number of corporate and institutional customers in China.
|Citibank Vietnam joins the VNBC ATM network |
Citibank Vietnam today announced it has signed an agreement with Vi Na Brilliant Card company (V.N.B.C.) to be a member of the Vietnam Bank Card ATM network (VNBC).
|Business and trade services fuel growth in small business |
ANZ today released its monthly report into small business sales trends that showed sales
had their strongest monthly growth in 15 months with an increase of 3.1%.
|FST Media expands Asian presence |
22 June 2011: FST Media has announced the opening of its first international office in Singapore.
|Conditions improve for retailers however overall performance remains weak |
Business Sales were relatively flat in May, an encouraging sign following declines in recent months, according to the latest Commonwealth Bank Business Sales Indicator (BSI).
|ANZ commences banking in India |
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) today announced the commencement of banking operations in India with the opening of its first branch in Mumbai.
|HSBC names Chief Technology and Services Officer (CTSO) |
HSBC has appointed Brenton Hush Chief Technology and Services Officer (CTSO) for its Australian operations.
|Bravura solutions launches mobile device enabled website for super fund |
Sydney - Bravura Solutions Limited (Bravura) has launched a superannuation fund member website specifically designed for mobile devices. Enabled via ePASS, Bravura’s online superannuation product, the site supports all mobile devices.
|Acer boosts Asia Pacific customer incentive programs with Citis prepaid card services |
Hong Kong – To improve its Singapore cash-rebate program and increase customer acquisition and loyalty, Acer Singapore has adopted Citi’s Prepaid Card programs.
|NAB Private Wealth tops private banking awards |
NAB Private Wealth topped the awards table last night at the Australian Private Banking Council 2011 Awards ceremony in Sydney.
|Citigroup and Orient Securities sign China Securities JV agreement |
Hong Kong / Shanghai - Citigroup and Orient Securities Company Ltd. today signed definitive agreements, subject to regulatory approval, establishing a securities joint venture to operate in the Chinese domestic market.
|Westpac receives final approval for Beijing branch |
Westpac has received final approval to open a branch in Beijing from the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC).
|BT Wrap unveils online enhancements ahead of year end |
BT Wrap has launched a series of improvements to its platform, including changes to its comprehensive year-end microsite and a refreshed look and feel for its Wrap DeskTop.
The changes signal the beginning of a more intuitive and more user-friendly experience for all platform users.
|CITIBANK & METLIFE LAUNCH CARDGUARD |
In an Australian first, Citibank and MetLife Insurance Limited (MetLife) have launched CardGuard, a new comprehensive credit card account insurance product that provides a range of benefits including, repayment protection for both voluntary and involuntary unemployment and a price protection benefit within one policy.
|BT Financial Group appoints Head of Retirement |
Rodney Greenhalgh has been appointed Head of Retirement for BT Financial Group.
|Citi adds talent to South East Asia banking team |
Citi has appointed Abhay Pande as Head of South East Asia Industrials Global Banking, in charge of building Citis presence across ASEAN and India.
|Ernst & Young releases Innovating for Growth survey results |
Over 60 per cent of respondents in a recent Ernst & Young survey agree the Chief Information Officer (CIO) could increasingly become a key figure in driving business change.
|Westpac ATM and EFTPOS facilities restored |
Westpac has now restored ATM and EFTPOS facilities following an earlier outage
triggered by an air-conditioning fault at a data centre.
|Speculation of ING Direct Australia sale resurfaces |
ING Direct has declined to comment to FST Media on speculation surrounding the sale of ING’s Australian online banking unit.
|St George launches Australian-first banking app |
St. George Bank has launched a new native banking app optimised for Windows Phone 7 smartphones.
|CITI NAMES ADRIAN FAURE AS GLOBAL HEAD OF EMERGING MARKETS EQUITIES |
Hong Kong – Citigroup today announced the appointment of Adrian Faure as Global Head of Emerging Markets Equities. In a newly created role, he will share managerial responsibilities for all of Citi’s equities operations across the emerging markets globally.
|ANZ goMoney mobile banking app delivers new way to make payments |
ANZ New Zealand’s mobile banking application, ANZ goMoney launches today.
Currently available for use on an iPhone, ANZ goMoney is free and can be downloaded via iTunes.
|BOQ launches online share trading |
BOQ online share trading service goes live in partnership with CMC Markets Stockbroking. Brokerage rates are from $17.95 per trade.
|MTAA Super and MetLife continue nine year partnership |
Metlife beats other tenders to continue nine year partnership with MTAA Super.
|Obopay wins prestigious Asian banker "Technology Implementation Award" |
Obopay has won Best Multi-channel Capability Project Award in conjunction with YES Bank.
|CITI HIRES JEFF EMMANUEL |
Hong Kong - Citi has appointed Jeff Emmanuel as Managing Director, Asia Pacific Financial Institutions Group (FIG) and Vice Chairman, Australia & NZ Global Banking.
|Carbon Trade Exchange launches interface with Westpac |
Sydney: Carbon Trade Exchange and Westpac have teamed up to create the world’s first electronic interface for the voluntary carbon market. The unique solution will allow companies to trade as buyers or sellers into the Carbon Trade Exchange from their own bank account.
|St.George launches Australian-first banking app for Windows mobiles |
St.George Bank today launched a new native banking app optimised for Windows Mobile 7 smartphones featuring Mobile Banking Lite - an Australian-first app that lets customers conveniently check their account balance and transaction history, via a simpler log-in process.
|CUA selects TCS BaNCS for core banking system overhaul |
CUA, Australia’s largest customer-owned financial institution, and Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services and consulting firm, today announced the selection of TCS and its world-leading TCS BaNCS banking platform to deliver CUA’s new core banking system.
|Bankwest launches new website |
Bankwest has launched its new look website at its online home bankwest.com.au that encompasses a number of firsts for a financial services website as well as some unique online tools.
|NAB appoints Executive General Manager, nabbusiness |
National Australia Bank (NAB) has today announced the appointment of Daryl Johnson as Executive General Manager, nabbusiness, responsible for servicing the small to medium enterprise (SME) segment.
|Michael Ullmer to step down as Deputy CEO |
National Australia Bank today advised the ASX that Deputy Chief Executive Officer Michael Ullmer will be stepping down at the completion of his role on 31 August 2011 and will also resign as a director of NAB.
|The wallet of the future in your phone |
ANZ and Visa have begun a four-week internal trial of a contactless mobile phone payment application.
|ANZ accelerates global brand development |
ANZ today announced it would accelerate the development of its global brand and establish
a new direction in its approach to advertising with the appointment of Whybin TBWA, part of the global TBWA Group, as its new global creative agency.
|Citi’s Smart Banking named Service Channel Innovation by IDC Financial Insights |
Citi’s Smart Banking was recently named Service Channel Innovation by IDC Financial Insights at its sixth annual Financial Insights Innovation Award (FIIA) ceremony held in conjunction with the Asian Financial Services (AFS) Congress in Singapore last week.
|MetLife Completes "eToolkit" with addition of Electronic Claims Capabilities |
MetLife Insurance Limited in Australia (MetLife) has completed development of the last component piece of its customer focused "eToolkit," with the delivery of eClaims processing, a cutting edge web-based vehicle that enables online claim submission.
|Banking Marketers are Looking for Better Customer Insight According to Australian Survey |
Due to the competitive nature of the Australian Retail Banking Industry, marketers need to focus on retention but lack insights to make services more personal and relevant
|UPDATE: Exclusive: BOQs Group Executive IT & Operations heads to Westpac New Zealand |
Westpac New Zealand (Westpac NZ) has secured one of Australia’s leading IT executives to head up its Customer and Technology Services department.
|Exclusive: BOQs Group Executive IT & Operations heads to Westpac New Zealand |
Westpac New Zealand (Westpac NZ) has secured one of Australia’s leading IT executives to head up its Customer and Technology Services department.
|Businesses reminded to lodge their 2010 compliance reports |
Australias anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regulator is reminding businesses to go online and submit their 2010 compliance reports.
|CITI PRIVATE BANK IDENTIFIES 2011 INVESTMENT THEMES |
Citi Private Bank announced today its investment themes for 2011 that offer opportunities to clients despite expected uneven recovery of the global economy.
|Compuware Gomez Web Performance Benchmark for the Australian Banking Industry |
Westpac was the best performer overall with its homepage recording 100% Availability and ranked 1st in Performance and Consistency.
|ANZ appoints Charles Li CEO ANZ China |
ANZ today announced the appointment of Dr Charles Li as CEO for ANZ in China, reporting to Gilles Planté, Chairman ANZ China and CEO North East Asia, Europe & America.
|Perpetual Announces Appointment of Mr Chris Ryan as Managing Director and CEO |
Perpetual advises it has appointed Mr Chris Ryan as the company’s
new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, effective 14 February 2011.
|CEO survey reveals mixed outlook for Asia Pacific technology sector for 2011 |
A Deloitte survey of Asia Pacific’s fastest growing technology companies revealed that just over half (54 percent) had a strong growth outlook for the next 12 months, while 43 percent predicted weak or negative growth.
|Australia’s mortgage industry transformational year which promises a reformed agenda |
The annual Deloitte Australian Mortgage Report: 2011 Reforming the agenda released.
|Suncorp Bank Customers Use Sandstone’s Budgeting Solution to Manage their Finances Online |
Suncorp Bank customers can now budget more effectively and manage their finances online following the implementation of Sandstone’s Online Financial Management tool, BankFast Budgeting.
|Release of report into suspicious matter reporting in the financial sector |
AUSTRAC has today released a report detailing the findings of its survey on suspicious matter reporting by the securities and derivatives sectors.
|MicroStrategy Australia Recognises Westpac New Zealand for Excellence in Enterprise-Class Business Intelligence |
MicroStrategy®, today recognised Westpac New Zealand for achieving outstanding business performance with its MicroStrategy-based business intelligence applications.
|AUSTRAC cost recovery discussion paper released |
AUSTRAC has today released a discussion paper on the proposed cost recovery model for the agencys regulatory activities.
|ANZ invests additional A$126 million in continued growth of Bank of Tianjin |
ANZ announced a further investment of A$126 million in Bank of Tianjin (BoT) as part of a capital raising to support BoT’s strategic growth agenda.
|Citis agency and trust launches innovative renminbi services in Hong Kong |
Citi’s Agency and Trust, part of the Global Transaction Services division, has unveiled significant enhancements to its RMB product portfolio
|ANZ invests additional A$250 million in continued growth of Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank |
ANZ today announced a further investment of RMB1.65 billion (A$250 million) in Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank (SRCB) as part of a major capital raising by SRCB to support its
continued growth and strengthen its capital base.
|ANZ receives final approval for banking licence in India |
ANZ today announced that it has received final approval for a foreign bank licence from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowing ANZ to establish a foreign bank branch in India in the first half of 2011.
|Response to approach Perpetual Limited |
the Board of Perpetual (Board) advises that it has given initial consideration to the indicative, conditional and non-binding proposal from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
|Citibank launches new mobile banking service and online banking site upgraded |
Citibank has launched a new mobile banking service that gives customers access to the first merchant based GPS locator service of its kind in Australia.
|Citibank Vietnam extends retail banking presence in Hanoi |
The new outlet, equipped with innovative Smart Banking technology, enables Citibank to serve individual customers in Hanoi.
|AUSTRAC reveals its regulatory and intelligence priorities |
AUSTRAC has today launched a suite of strategies covering the key areas of Intelligence, Supervision and Enforcement.
|ANZ’s new iPhone app simplifies property search process |
ANZ today launched ANZ Property Tracker, a new iPhone application that gives users
the ability to search for properties for sale and rent by simply pointing their iPhone at the property.
|ANZ launches iPhone payments application: 30,000 downloads and counting |
ANZ has generated an impressive rate of 30,000 downloads on the iTunes store in just four days, following the launch of its goMoney payments application last week.
|Citi Asia Pacific |
Citi bagged six country awards in the “Best Consumer Internet Banks” category,scoring wins in Guam, India, Indonesia, Philippines, South Korea and Thailand.
|Exclusive: Perpetual Group Executive of Operations Resigns |
FST Media has exclusively learned Perpetual is facing a further senior reshuffle with Matt Pancino, Group Executive of Operations, resigning from the wealth management firm.
|Standard Chartered Bank |
Standard Chartered Bank’s excellence in online banking has been recognised once again by Global Finance, which has awarded the Bank “Best Consumer Internet Bank” in Malaysia and Singapore
Compuware Releases Gomez Web Performance Benchmark for the Australian Banking Industry
|Telstra keeps Suncorp connected with new mobility contract |
Suncorp today announced it had signed a three-year contract with Telstra to
deliver all of its mobile voice and mobile data services.
Deloitte Tax Partner Adele Watson said the Government’s support for an Investment Manager Regime was “a big step towards making Australia’s fund management industry a real financial services hub for the region.”
|ME Bank and Telstra |
ME Bank invests in multimillion dollar deal with Telstra to support mobile workforce
Australian banks first on board with Telstra T-Hub
NetSuite SuiteFlow First To Deliver Graphical Business Process Customisation For Cloud Computing ERP Suites
AUSTRAC has today issued a new research report on the relatively new role of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) compliance officers.
CSC EXPANDS FINANCIAL SERVICES TEAM IN AUSTRALIA
AUSTRAC has announced an extension to the transition period for businesses required to report international funds transfer instructions (IFTIs) under Australias anti-money laundering legislation.
|East & Partners |
The Rise of the Product Specialist. Utilising key service channels in customer management
|Emue Technologies |
Emue Technologies Launches Next Generation Payment Card
Planit reports surprise improvements in Australian/New Zealand software project conditions despite GFC.
Fewer projects cancelled as a result of financial crisis, but companies more cautious
US companies not tapping social media’s full potential Australian companies lagging.
Internet banking users will soon see more user-friendly Internet banking offerings by leading financial institutions, according to a recent study by IDC Financial Insights.
|Rubik Financial |
Rubik Financial Limited (ASX: RFL) is the first company on the ASX accredited as carbon neutral as awarded by the Carbon Reduction Institute.
The new 32GB and 64GB iPod touch.
Improved performance makes gaming and web browsing faster and better than ever.
Lenovo Adds a Touch of Simplicity to
New MultiTouch Screen ThinkPad PCs.