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Heartbleed’s damage far from over
Byline: Natasha David, FST Media

ANZ continues tech chief search
Byline: FST Media

The boldest technology recommendations to the Financial System Inquiry
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

In Indonesia, banks take cue from fast food with drive-through ATMs
Byline: Jamie Pericleous, FST Media

Regulation won’t keep tech players quiet, say analysts
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Guest Column: The future of mobile banking
Byline: Lisa Claes, Executive Director Dis ...

Calls grow for unified banking regulation across Asia
Byline: Jamie Pericleous, FST Media

Coles mines FlyBuys big data for insurance offers
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

GUEST COLUMN: Scalable Innovation
Byline: Roger Dennis, Futurist and Founder ...

Data security in cloud ranked as biggest game changer: FST Media survey
Byline: Rimin Dutt, FST Media

Mobile security will be key to FSI success: FST Media panel
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

AIA wants Gen Y to think about life insurance
Byline: Jamie Pericleous, FST Media

Customer-facing technology growth to bring CMOs, CIOs, CDOs closer
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

GUEST COLUMN: How the right culture will drive innovation
Byline: Vaughn Richtor, Chief Executive, I ...

Southeast Asian banks bet on mobile to tap rural unbanked
Byline: Jamie Pericleous, FST Media

FST MEDIA EXCLUSIVE SURVEY: Chiefs rate digital skills as final frontier to success
Byline: Natasha David, FST Media

Financial Services' IT spending projections point to NZ rebound
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Service disruption turns both CIMB and its customers to Twitter
Byline: Jamie Pericleous, FST Media

Financial services tech predictions 2014 and beyond: Asia
Byline: Jamie Pericleous, FST Media

Financial services tech predictions 2014 and beyond: Australia & New Zealand
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Westpac IT executive reshuffle
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

2013: The biggest financial technology trends in Asia
Byline: Jamie Pericleous, FST Media

Biggest financial technology disrupters of 2013
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Partner with microfinance institutions to tap unbanked, Bank Andara CIO tells banks
Byline: Jamie Pericleous, FST Media

NAB names David Boyle new CIO
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Key takeaways from FST Media's Melbourne superannuation conference
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Bank branches undergo a digital facelift
Byline: Jamie Pericleous, FST Media

EXCLUSIVE: Smartpay launches mobile payments terminal
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Movers and shakers: Australia monthly wrap
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

EXCLUSIVE: Illawarra Credit Union launches Moneytree banking app
Byline: Adrian Barclay and Rimin Dutt, FST ...

Movers and shakers: New Zealand monthly wrap
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Financial System Inquiry to add stability through IT, analytics, say analysts
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Movers and shakers: Asia monthly wrap
Byline: Jamie Pericleous, FST Media

NAB appoints new customer services executive
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Cloud delivery models reach breakthrough for industry, regulators
Byline: Adrian Barclay and Jamie Pericleou ...

IT consolidation and analytics will help fight fraud, says Richard Moore of DBS
Byline: Jamie Pericleous, FST Media

Convergence and big data the game changers
Byline: Jamie Pericleous, FST Media

Social banking flies under radar as mobile dominates
Byline: Jamie Pericleous, FST Media

Mobile banking's future lies in emotions
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Westpac preps technology for Asia expansion
Byline: Adrian Barclay and Rimin Dutt, FST ...

Movers and shakers: Australia monthly wrap
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Movers and shakers: Asia monthly wrap
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Movers and shakers: New Zealand monthly wrap
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Will CommBank's latest NFC play make cash-happy customers sticky?
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Australian banks push peer-to-peer mobile payments
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Analysts warn BYOD for the sake of devices is a pitfall
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Simon Andrews appointed new COO of ING Direct Australia
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

TSM NZ to launch mobile wallet next year
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Multi-channel delivery capability top IT priority for Asian banks: FST Media poll
Byline: Rimin Dutt, FST Media

Innovation with core banking systems a constant challenge: analysts
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Banking competition blown open by off the shelf systems
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Movers and shakers: Australia monthly wrap
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Multi-channel delivery will be number one priority in 2014: FST Media Live Poll
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Movers and shakers: Asia monthly wrap
Byline: Rmiin Dutt, FST Media

Movers and shakers: New Zealand monthly wrap
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Banks emphasise simplicity and flexibility for new payment plays: FST Media panel
Byline: Rimin Dutt, FST Media

Banks welcome new cloud regulation in Philippines but may be slow to move
Byline: James Mitchell, FST Media

BNZ turns smart devices into mobile payment machines
Byline: Adrian Barclay, FST Media

Bankwest head of innovation leaves
Byline: Rimin Dutt, FST Media

Coles yet to make decision on banking licence, says senior exec
Byline: Rimin Dutt, FST Media

Digital wallet key investment priority for banks, but customers still reach for credit card: FST Media poll
Byline: James Mitchell, FST Media

Growing customer expectations drive transformation in mobile payments: FST Media poll
Byline: James Mitchell, FST Media

RMB spurs innovation in cross-border settlements
Byline: James Mitchell, FST Media

BNZ previews contactless mobile payments app
Byline: Rimin Dutt, FST Media

FST Media Exclusive: Westpac to launch mobile banking across seven Pacific nations in Q4
Byline: James Mitchell, FST Media

New Payments Platform to conduct technology tender next year
Byline: Rimin Dutt, FST Media

NAB CIO Denis McGee to step down
Byline: Rimin Dutt, FST Media

China bank tech to grow rapidly: analysts
Byline: James Mitchell, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: Asia monthly wrap
Byline: James Mitchell, FST Media

China CITIC Bank International launches mobile app
Byline: James Mitchell, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: New Zealand monthly wrap
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: Australia monthly wrap
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

'Holy grail': CIOs share innovations yet to be delivered in financial services
Byline: James Mitchell, FST Media

Analysis: Facebook moves into mobile payments
Byline: James Mitchell and Jessica Fell, F ...

Watching brief: Five banking innovation trends flying under the radar
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Wearable tech: too early to tell for banks
Byline: James Mitchell, FST Media

Bank Mandiri sets record with new ATMs
Byline: James Mitchell, FST Media

Insurers look beyond Facebook for social media leverage
Byline: James Mitchell, FST Media

Hang Seng opens ‘iPoint’ outlet in MTR station
Byline: James Mitchell, FST Media

Partnerships to drive tech innovation in Myanmar
Byline: James Mitchell, FST Media

Health insurers first to benefit from wearable technology
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

BOCHK launches the first Voice Navigation ATM in Hong Kong
Byline: James Mitchell, FST Media

Social Media: Asia Pacific banks lead the way
Byline: James Mitchell, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: Australia monthly wrap
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: Asia monthly wrap
Byline: James Mitchell, FST Media

FST MEDIA EXCLUSIVE: Understanding silences and business skills critical for aspiring CIOs
Byline: James Mitchell, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: New Zealand monthly wrap
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

FST MEDIA EXCLUSIVE: Business savvy will land you the top tech job, say financial services CIOs
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Asian banks top social media rankings
Byline: James Mitchell, FST Media

BPI beats DBS, ANZ in social media ratings
Byline: James Mitchell, FST Media

Facebook Graph Search triggers bank security re-think
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Big four voted among world’s best in social media
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

FST MEDIA EXCLUSIVE: Suncorp launches new banking website
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Banks must act swiftly to monetise virtual currency
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Cloud adoption within Asia financial services sector lagging globally: Analysts
Byline: By Kelly Mills, FST Media

Consumer analytics the upshot of a digital wallet strategy
Byline: Kelly Mills, FST Media

Banks’ digital wallets are just competitive hype
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: Australia monthly wrap
Byline: Natasha David, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: Asia monthly wrap
Byline: Natasha David, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: New Zealand monthly wrap
Byline: Natasha David, FST Media

Multi-channel still a challenge for banks
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Social engineering failsafe for bank hacking: Mitnick
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Member engagement critical to super fund survival
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

“Lay Off!” – Costello to Federal Government
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: Australia monthly wrap
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: New Zealand monthly wrap
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: Asian monthly wrap
Byline: Mieke Buchan, FST Media

EXCLUSIVE: CIO redundancy the latest in Perpetual’s job cuts
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Kiwibank's tech team re-shuffled ahead of core strategy overhaul
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Asia skills shortage hindering mobile uptake
Byline: Mieke Buchan, FST Media

Financial services divided on roadmap for big data
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: Asia monthly wrap
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: New Zealand monthly wrap
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: Australia monthly wrap
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Sam Plowman exits NAB; Antony Cahill steps into role of Executive General Manager, Digital and Direct Banking
Byline: Natasha David, FST Media

Citi’s new website a step towards ‘holy grail’
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: Asia monthly wrap
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: New Zealand monthly wrap
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: Australia monthly wrap
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

IT background unnecessary for NAB’s new tech chief
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Banking biometrics no guarantee of privacy
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: Asia monthly wrap
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Banks to be muscled out of personal financial management market: Analyst
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: Australia monthly wrap
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: New Zealand monthly wrap
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Standard Chartered gets a MoVe on combating banking skills shortage
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Analyst: Financial services CIOs need not fear rising CMO
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

EXCLUSIVE: ANZ leapfrogs the competition with mobile banking first
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

AMP launches iPad app to boost engagement
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Citi redefines the global ATM experience
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: Australia monthly wrap
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: Asia monthly wrap
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: New Zealand monthly wrap
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Financial services tech predictions 2013: Asia
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Financial services tech predictions 2013: Australia & New Zealand
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Banks under threat from Google, Apple
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

OCBC taps youth psyche with game ‘world first’
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Harte, Lark redefining channel strategy for banking
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: Australia monthly wrap
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Banking CIOs: adapt or vanish
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Citi accelerates regional securities presence
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: Asia monthly wrap
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Financial services movers and shakers: NZ monthly wrap
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

ANZ tech consolidation no threat to NZ IT jobs
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Quality trumps speed in bank customer service
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Technology the lifeline for insurance in Asia Pacific: Ovum
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Standard Chartered launches ‘world-first’ dual-purpose credit card
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

NFC necessary but challenging for Hong Kong banks: Analyst
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Budgets hinder bank tech innovation in 2013: Ovum
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Pressure mounting on technology for Asia Pacific clearing: Citi
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Banks targeting the unbanked face telco threat
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Mandatory online privacy breach reporting to increase banks’ cost, risk
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Customer education the key battleground for financial security in Singapore
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Banking CIOs responsible for video marketing
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

EXCLUSIVE: Technology trumps people in safe banking – Rogue Trader
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

OCBC partners with PlayMoolah to address child financial literacy
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Payments chiefs prepare for RBA challenge
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

DBS branches to showcase student technology innovation
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Mobile applications and data analytics shape the future for banking
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Legislation driving technology innovation in Super
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Movers and shakers at ANZ
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Online and mobile shaping the future for Super funds
Byline: Jessica Fell, FST Media

Making finance fun: Gamification, the new frontier of customer engagement
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Artificial Intelligence leading the way for financial services technology innovation
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Banking chiefs identify game-changers in financial services
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

IT cadet program providing dividends for Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Technology and reputation key to navigating through market volatility: NAB
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

The future of the banking branch: nimble, customer-focused and stylish
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Westpac launches new tablet app
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Analysts positive on CBA’s bold hardware play
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

CBA becomes a technology vendor
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Online insurance first to feel the bite of commoditisation
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Innovation without focus on customer experience a ‘pointless’ exercise
Byline: Matthew Sainsbury, FST Media

Facilitating the Social Media Conversation
Byline: By Alyson Mitchell, Journalist, FS ...

Zurich appoints new Executive General Manager of SME
Byline: By Matthew Sainsbury, Senior Journ ...

Technology places CBA into top 100 global brands
Byline: By Matthew Sainsbury, Senior Journ ...

Business Intelligence key to beating competition from Google, Paypal
Byline: By Matthew Sainsbury, Senior Journ ...

Myanmar: Asia Pacific’s new financial market?
Byline: By Matthew Sainsbury, Senior Journ ...

Technology core to Narev’s Bank of the Future
Byline: By Matthew Sainsbury and Alyson Mi ...

Demystifying the Big Data hype
Byline: By Matthew Sainsbury, Senior Journ ...

Customer engagement ranks as top challenge for insurers
Byline: By FST Media

Tech chiefs to convene, share insights on trends and challenges
Byline: By FST Media

Social media key to super reinvention
Byline: By Michael Pollack, FST Media

Further Westpac job cuts likely
Byline: By Michael Pollack, FST Media

New thinking required for BYO device security
Byline: By Michael Pollack, FST Media

Leading IT executives share insights on emerging trends: Hong Kong’s Technology and Innovation – The Future of Financial Services
Byline: Michael Pollack, FST Media

Pioneer takes the plunge into social media
Byline: By Michael Pollack, FST Media

New CIO at Westpac announced: restructure a sign of the times?
Byline: By Melanie Timbrell, FST Media

Socialising banking: unravelling the complexities of engagement
Byline: By Melanie Timbrell, FST Media

CBA throws down the payments gauntlet
Byline: By Melanie Timbrell, FST Media

Innovating from within: the power of employee engagement over technology
Byline: By Melanie Timbrell, FST Media

Disconnect between IT and management revealed
Byline: By Melanie Timbrell, FST Media

Industry standards must keep pace with Cloud adoption
Byline: Melanie Timbrell, FST Media

Internal cultural shift critical to cloud success: ANZ Wealth and Westpac
Byline: Melanie Timbrell, FST Media

Tighter risk control needed for banks, says rogue trader
Byline: Melanie Timbrell, FST Media

Citigroup A/NZ appoints new head of operations and tech
Source: Chloe Herrick, CIO Australia

Study: Banks cant measure real-time risk
Source: Chris Kentouris, Bank Investment Consultant

Banking industry goes on the attack
Source: Phil Jacob, Herald Sun

ANZ annouces practice sales facility; targets growth
Source: Chris Kennedy, Money Management

BT reserved on Count bid
Source: Kate Kachor, Investor Daily

Top 35 banks on Facebook
Source: The Financial Brand

Will NFC technology drive mobile payments initiatives?
Source: Justin Bomberowitz, BostInnovation

Achieving multi-channel delivery systems ranked number one in NZ
Byline: Melanie Timbrell, FST Media

CBA boosts its super offerings with Count Financial buy
Source: Scott Murdoch, The Australian

Banks face rising online competition
Source: Chris Zappone, Sydney Morning Herald

Cloud risks outweigh benefits: ISACA
Source: Beverley Head, iTWire

Rabos Greg McAweeney takes the direct approach
Source: Peter Taylor, Herald Sun

CUA appoints new CIO from KPMG
Source: Suzanne Tindal, ZDNet Australia

Metlife only a phone call away
Source: Rachel Davis, Financial Standard

Westpac proves Azure cloudbursting
Source: Stephen Withers, iTWire

AUSTRAC spends $2.5m on Exadata upgrade
Source: Ry Crozier, iTnews

New BoQ chief executive Stuart Grimshaw says expansion has worked
Source: Andrew Fraser, The Australian

Bank of Queensland Finance rebuilds IT systems
Source: Liz Tay, iTnews

ANZ to complete NZ consolidation next year
Source: Liz Tay, iTnews

MLC announces insurance upgrades
Source: Chris Kennedy, Money Management

Suncorp chief saves praise for IT
Source: Ry Crozier, iTnews

After NAB, Barclays, Craig Bright heads to US with Citigroup
Source: Fran Foo, The Australian

Bankings switching flick
Source: Charis Palmer, Technology Spectator

European bank job bloodbath hits 67,000
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

Technical glitch hits NAB, Westpac customers
Source: The Daily Telegraph

Commonwealth Bank promises mobile buzz
Source: Beverley Head, iT Wire

CommBank to kill legacy core next year
Source: Luke Hopewell

Commbank spends $93m to integrate Bankwest IT
Source: Liz Tay, iT news

Talent war heats up
Source: Mark Phillips, CIO Australia

IT industry braces for more market turmoil
Source: Brett Winterford, iT news

Financial markets to spend $18 billion on IT in Asia-Pacific by 2015
Source: Georgina Swan, CIO Australia

2016: All in the Cloud?
Source: Mark Phillips, CIO Australia

Treasurer called to step in on EFTPOS fees
Source: Michael Lee, ZDNet Australia

Fanning flames on the financial social media fire
Source: The Financial Brand

IIIS: Cloud brings stability to Suncorp IT
Source: Hamish Barwick, Computerworld

CIO shake-up at BT Financial and IAG
Byline: Melanie Timbrell, FST Media

Manila calling for your ANZ debts
Source: Michael Janda, ABC Online

Social media lends banks a helping hand
Source: Business Review

4 mobile trends every bank should understand
Source: Dan Wiegand, Bank Systems & Technology

NAB picks up spoils of lost Axa bid
Source: Bianca Hartge-Hazelman, The Australian Financial Review

Customers dont buy banks branding: survey
Source: Rachel Donkin, The West Australian

Narev succession points to a shift in CBA strategy
Source: Eric Johnston and Peter Ker, The Sydney Morning Herald

Bank of Melbourne aiming to walk with giants
Source: Stephen McMahon, Herald Sun

Westpac payments glitch resolved
Source: Glenda Kwek, The Sydney Morning Herald

ANZ Bank standardises software development
Source: Liz Tay, iT news

ANZ IT puts singular focus for catching up
Source: Fran Foo, The Australian

CBAs dated IT systems forced its hand, says ANZ
Source: Renai LeMay, Delimiter

ANZ bans iPad use for board members
Source: Australian Financial Review

Westpac banks on consolidation: the bank chose BMC tools to aid its transformation
Source: Jennifer Foreshew, The Australian

Westpac plans to hit rivals hard
Source: Eric Johnston, The Sydney Morning Herald

Westpac presses $70 million review button
Source: Paul McIntyre, Adnews

NAB asks want an ATM in your loungeroom?
Source: Finextra

Our peers had outperformed us: NAB
Byline: Melanie Timbrell, FST Media


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Anthony Healy appointed to lead Bank of New Zealand
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ANZ launches BlueNotes – Asia Pacific's ground breaking corporate publication for news, opinion, insight
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National Australia Bank expands trade finance business with Misys
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BNZ's Andrew Thornburn to take up new role as Group CEO of National Australia Bank
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NAB announces retirement of Cameron Clyne
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ASB to chair New Zealand Bankers' Association
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Commonwealth Bank lodges Financial System Inquiry
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PayPal and Samsung announce local availability of new Samsung GALAXY S5 fingerprint payment technology
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FSI: Appointment of International Advisory Panel
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Westpac: Group executive changes
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NAB calls for more women in technology jobs
In an industry that faces systemic diversity challenges, and as a major employer of technology roles, NAB is committed to supporting gender diversity and the push for more women in technology jobs.


Amanda Gome joins ANZ to head social and digital
ANZ today announced the appointment of Amanda Gome to the newly created position of Group Head of Strategic Content and Digital Media reporting to Group General Manager Corporate Communications Paul Edwards.


MasterCard Launches MasterPass In-App Payments for Secure Mobile App Purchases
Mastercard has announced MasterPass in-app payments, enabling consumers to make secure purchases within a mobile app.


OKI Delivers First ATM Incorporating Finger Vein Authentication to Chinese Bank
OKI has announced the delivery and start of actual use of an ATM incorporating finger vein authentication technology at the Bank of Lanzhou in China (headquarters in Lanzhou city, Gansu province).


ANZ appoints Kate Gibson General Manager Small Business Banking
ANZ today announced the appointment of Kate Gibson as General Manager Small Business Banking, reporting to Managing Director of Corporate and Commercial Banking, Mark Whelan.


CIMB Group Deploys New Core Banking System in Malaysia
CIMB Group announced that it has successfully installed a new core banking system in Malaysia to upgrade capacity and service levels as well as homogenise its operating systems across the region.


China Construction Bank Beijing branch deploys NCR Dynamic eLock management solution
China Construction Bank Beijing branch has recently implemented NCR Dynamic eLock Management solution, an automated teller machine (ATM) electronic key management solution specifically designed for the China market.


Bangkok Bank Upgrades to Mobiliti Edge from Fiserv
Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited, the largest bank in Thailand, has upgraded its mobile banking, alerting and payments platform to Mobiliti Edge(TM) from Fiserv.


Australian ICT growth driven by 3rd Platform Technologies -- IDC
Sydney, Australia, 6 February, 2014: Mobility, Cloud, Big Data and Social Business Underpin Continued Australian ICT Spending 2014 will continue to see some growth in the Australian telecommunications industry despite well-publicised declines in spending for PCs and servers. This growth is primarily driven by the technologies forming the four pillars of IDC's 3rd Platform — Big Data, cloud, mobile, and social


In-vehicle Wearable Integration to Accelerate Convergence; Global Penetration in New Cars to Exceed 90% by 2019: ABI research
In-vehicle wearable integration is the latest trend in automotive with announcements following each other in quick succession. Click here to learn more.


Westpac partnership to deliver cashless solution for universities, schools, aged care, and mining sector
Westpac Institutional Bank (Westpac) has partnered with the founder of Australia’s leading intra-school payments system, Scotney Group (Scotney) to launch its cashless payments solution across other segments such as aged care, mining and universities with the potential to take approximately $65 million in cash out of circulation in its first year alone.


ME Bank creates new executive role: Rebecca James appointed as CMO
ME Bank has established a new executive role by appointing Rebecca James as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), commencing 28 January 2014.


AMP announces key marketing appointment
AMP has appointed Helen Livesey to the newly-created role Director Brand and Marketing, reporting to AMP’s Chief Customer Officer Paul Sainsbury.


IDG Enterprise Big Data Research Report
The 2014 IDG Enterprise Big Data research was completed with the goal of gaining a better understanding of organizations’ big data initiatives, investments and strategies.


ING Direct appoints Head of IT
ING Direct has appointed its new Head of IT, Juanjo Cebrian, who joins the bank from his most recent role as CIO at ING Direct Italy.


Banks in NZ entering the 'Digital Universe' but are their customers ready?
Banks have invested heavily in their IT systems to improve reliability and provide additional hi-tech services to their customers. The question arises: Are their customers interested in adopting these technology services?


2013 Australian Online Privacy Index
The Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra produced the 2013 Australian Online Privacy Index (AOPI) to benchmark the public facing privacy practices of the websites most visited by Australians.


Asia/Pacific insurers will spend US$18 billion on Technology in 2014: IDC
As global economies continue to mend gradually and insurance markets harden, IDC Financial Insights projects technology spending of Asian insurers rising in tandem.


IAG to aqcuire Wesfarmers' underwriting businesses in Australia and New Zealand and conduct capital raising
Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG) today announced it had agreed to purchase the underwriting businesses of Wesfarmers Limited for $1.845 billion, strengthening its position in its home markets of Australia and New Zealand.


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.


Commonwealth Bank appoints new Group Executive
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.


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.


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.


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 Awards.


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.




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