NAB to ‘double’ investment in innovation lab13/12/2017 Anonymous News
NAB has announced it will more than double its investment in its NAB Labs team, the company’s dedicated innovation and technology experimentation hub, which includes a 70 per cent boost to its workforce in 2018.
nib unveils ‘industry first’ chatbot13/12/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
Newcastle-based health insurer nib will join its banking industry counterparts by launching a new AI-backed chatbot service.
Boyle departs NAB following IT restructure12/12/2017 Anonymous News
National Australia Bank's chief information officer David Boyle has parted ways with the company following a major restructure of the bank’s technology function.
Movers and Shakers | November – December 201706/12/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
November saw a number of high-profile appointments across the financial services sector, with noteworthy additions to Westpac, BNZ, and Citi.
Citi appoints Zoher Karu Asia Pacific head of data and analytics06/12/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
Citi Group has announced it has appointed former eBay chief data officer, Zoher Karu, to the position of head of data and analytics, Asia Pacific.
DBS to develop robotics program04/12/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
DBS Bank has announced a new collaboration with tech giant IBM to fast-track the development of intelligent automation technologies across its banking services.
UOB launches digital skills training program01/12/2017 Anonymous News
The United Overseas Bank (UOB) has launched the first phase of its Professional Conversion Programme (PCP), designed to boost the digital skillset of its Singapore-based workforce.
Big Four demand banking inquiry, Turnbull acts30/11/2017 Anonymous News
Australia’s big four banks have successfully forced the hand of the Turnball government, with the Prime Minister this morning announcing a Royal Commission into the banking sector.
AUSTRAC launches ‘world first’ financial intelligence analyst course29/11/2017 Anonymous News
AUSTRAC, the Federal Government’s financial intelligence and regulatory agency, has announced it has concluded the first round of its financial intelligence analyst course (FIAC) in Melbourne.
Australia inks fintech cooperation deal with Dubai29/11/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
Australia’s corporate regulator ASIC has secured a cooperation agreement with The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) to nurture financial technology innovation and development across both jurisdictions.
P2P lenders stake their claim in NZ loan market29/11/2017 Anonymous News
New Zealand’s chief financial regulator, the Financial Markets Authority (FMA), has for the first time published data from the country's peer-to-peer (P2P) lending sector, revealing the increasing prominence of alternative lenders in the NZ market.
AIA deploys blockchain-backed bancassurance network22/11/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
AIA Hong Kong, a local subsidiary of pan-Asian life insurer AIA Group Limited, has announced it has developed and deployed a blockchain-enabled bancassurance network.
Singapore, Thailand reveal separate fast payment QR code schemes22/11/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
The Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) Payments Council, an association of 20 industry leaders from the banking, payments and business sector, has endorsed specification for a common Singapore Quick Response (QR) Code.
DBS takes its data centre to the cloud21/11/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
DBS Bank has announced it will become Singapore’s first bank to convert its traditional data centre into a cloud-optimised hub.