For a third consecutive year, CommBank has been rated Australia's top mobile banking app, receiving unalloyed praise for both its user experience and functionality despite lacklustre advancements across the big fours' mobile offerings this year.

The WA Government will deploy 3,500 mobile smart devices to police officers, providing $34.6 million to fund the tech rollout.

The Commonwealth Bank (CBA) has signed a new deal with payments developer Mobeewave which will allow small businesses to instantly accept credit card payments through their smartphones.

Three of Australia’s big four banks have announced they will join forces to develop, invest in and market an instant payment app for mobile smart devices.

Banks recognise the challenge from digital competitors and believe they can face it with adaptation, acquisition and collaboration solutions, according to the ACCA.

With close to 30 million devices sold in the second quarter of 2016, India has the fastest-growing smartphone network in the world, according to the International Data Corporation.

FST Media: What are your business and digital priorities for the next 6 months?

Flutey: From a business perspective, our focus can be condensed to grow our userbase and to capture 10 per cent of the domestic market before turning our attention abroad.

Shamus Weiland

FST Media: What are your priorities for the next 6 months?

Weiland: In Citi’s Global Consumer Banking division, we are focused on making our business compatible with a Mobile First future. In our ‘always on’ world where customers seek comprehensive and intuitive banking solutions, mobile will continue to be a critical enabler. To that end, delivering key customer journeys through mobile with speed, agility, and efficiency is a top priority for us.

Craig Moore, Founder & CEO, Beehive UAE

FST Media: What are your priorities for the next 12-18 months?  

Moore: The main priorities over the next 6 months include the optimisation of our platform, which is a constant focus, and would incorporate more machine based learning. We are also looking to release a new product offering in addition to international expansion.  

FST Media: What technology or innovation is proving to be the single biggest game changer across non-traditional finance sectors? 

NSW Minister for Innovation and Regulation, Victor Dominello, outlines the future of digital government during a one-on-one interview with FST Government.