Sixty per cent of banks to invest in new technologies20/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
A majority of banks had signalled intention to invest in customer-facing technologies but did not expect their performance to improve over the long term as threats from fintech disruptors increased.
Visa’s e-payment sunglasses ready for launch20/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
A prototype pair of tap-to-pay sunglasses has been unveiled by global payments giant, Visa, which would be first used by athletes during the World Surf League.
Regtech launches virtual ID for business compliance15/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Regulation technology company e4 has introduced a real-time virtual ID verification solution to assist businesses to save with the use of simple compliance offerings.
Security agility systems key for major techs and banks15/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
A live poll conducted at the FST Future of Security conference in Melbourne last week found that the successful implementation of a security agility system was the main priority for major financial firms.
Old fashioned systems blocking digital risk mitigation15/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Financial services companies had increased their focus on Cybersecurity and service development, but could not implement what they needed to, due to the rigidity of their current technology.
Simply Wall St to open in New Zealand14/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Retail stock investment platform Simply Wall St has launched into the New Zealand and Canadian markets after a successful 2016.
Japan and Singapore to launch fintech cooperation framework14/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
The Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Financial Services Agency of Japan have this week announced a cooperation framework to increase fintech links between Singapore and Japan.
Standard Chartered Bank appoints Mohanty as CFO14/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Standard Chartered Bank has announced the appointment of a new chief financial officer to work specifically across its retail banking sector.
Thai techs to champion new biometric offerings14/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
The national e-payments system and increased proliferation of fintech across Thailand would see biometric identification systems come to greater prominence, according to i-Sprint Innovations.
Reserve Bank of India to focus on financial literacy13/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
India’s central bank, The Reserve Bank of India, has published a booklet on basic financial literacy concepts for the general public to encourage better banking and savings practices.
Startupbootcamp welcomes 12 new fintechs13/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
A total of 12 new fintechs from across Asia would join the Startupbootcamp accelerator program in Singapore, which would launch in April.
MAS and ADGM partner for cross-border fintech promotion13/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
The Monetary Authority of Singapore has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Abu Dhabi Global Market to foster fintech development between their respective nations.
ANZ appoints new exec for digital transformation08/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
ANZ has appointed former Bain & Company specialist, Kathryn van der Merwe, to the position of group executive, talent and culture to assist with its digital transformation strategy.
NZ Techweek initiative offers $10,000 to digital entrepreneurs08/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Launch pad Digmyidea would open applications for its Māori Innovation Challenge, established to help grow Māori involvement in developing New Zealand’s digital economy.