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Near Field Communication to reach US$46 billion by 2027
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The global near-field communication market was US$17,875 million in 2020 and will be US$46,781 million by 2027, registering a CAGR of 14.8% from 2021 to 2027.
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Over half of SEA users say SMBs should use digital payments
Thu, 21st Apr 2022
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According to a Kaspersky study, more than one in two SEA users say small businesses should be using digital payments.
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How COVID-19 has accelerated the progress of innovative payment solutions
Thu, 16th Dec 2021
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Software technology company Synthesis lays out five ways COVID-19 has changed our behaviour and the payment solutions designed to meet the new criteria.
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Mastercard evolves contactless technology for quantum world
Fri, 29th Jan 2021
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"2020 brought with it a rapid acceleration of digitisation and reinforced the importance of digital solutions – like contactless – to help meet our everyday needs."
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Mastercard ups the digital payments game with latest launch
Wed, 13th Jan 2021
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Mastercard has launched its Cloud Tap on Phone payment technology, and the first live pilot of its Cloud Point of Sale acceptance technology.
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Eight positive technology trends to come out of COVID-19
Fri, 17th Jul 2020
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The involuntary adoption of these technologies will have a long-lasting impact well beyond COVID-19, says SYSPRO Asia-Pacific chief executive officer Rob Stummer.
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Merchant choice routing: A process to significant savings for businesses
Wed, 20th May 2020
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Merchant choice routing offers businesses the ability to override these defaults in the card and use the smarts in the terminal to process the transaction via the lowest cost network.
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The rise of contactless card payments in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic
Mon, 11th May 2020
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Australia is witnessing a sharp spike in the number of contactless payments during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the government advising consumers to avoid contact with POS terminals.
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COVID-19 highlights need for instant, real-time payments - GlobalData
Tue, 14th Apr 2020
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“The ability to send money to a contact and have them be able to use it right away presents a powerful tool for families and communities to support each other through the present hardship. 
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COVID-19: Contactless payment limit increased to $200
Thu, 9th Apr 2020
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PaymentsNZ says the change will be progressively rolled out ‘over the coming days’, but may take weeks in some cases due to the number of cards, payment terminals and businesses involved. 
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Wearable payment options sweeping Australia
Mon, 3rd Feb 2020
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New research from Bankwest shows that having the option to pay with wearable tech is becoming more appealing than ever.
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ASB offers Google Pay - but some people will miss out
Wed, 19th Jun 2019
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ASB customers have until July 16 to make the switch, before ASB Virtual is closed down permanently.
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ASB rolls out Apple Pay for secure contactless payments
Wed, 23rd Jan 2019
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ASB Bank has relented to the apparent seduction of Apple Pay and is now offering it to customers.
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Kiwis, it's time to ditch the loose change and go cashless, says MYOB
Thu, 28th Jun 2018
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Ten years from now cash and ATMs as we know them could be extinct as the cashless economy becomes well entrenched in everyday life.
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Tourists want contactless as spend into NZ grows
Tue, 26th Jun 2018
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Visa has released a report showing that tourist spend in NZ is growing and they want to use contactless payment systems.
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Kiwi adoption of contactless payments driving merchant growth
Wed, 30th May 2018
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The study shows that for contactless merchants, growth in customer numbers (8.3%) was double that experienced by non-contactless merchants (3.5%).
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Why Kiwis tend to prefer contactless payment
Tue, 8th May 2018
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Millennials continue to drive contactless payments, with almost 9 in 10 people aged 25 to 34 using contactless technology.
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Auckland among top nine cities for digital payments leadership
Mon, 22nd Jan 2018
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More than three-quarters (77%) of New Zealanders own a contactless capable card.
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Hardwareless mobile POS solution Tap2App for on-the-go sellers pilots in ANZ
Wed, 2nd Aug 2017
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With Tap2App, micro-retailers and small business owners can accept card payments with their smartphones without a dongle or a portable card reader.
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What do millennials want? Biometrics, easy payments and progressive tech, according to Visa
Thu, 20th Apr 2017
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It might seem incredibly easy (or incredibly difficult) to figure out what millennials want. Visa reckons it knows how they like to pay for things.
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Sick of machines swallowing your cards? ANZ introduces PayWave to its ATMs
Fri, 24th Mar 2017
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PayWave is now available on all ANZ ATMs starting from today, eliminating the risk of machines getting too hungry and swallowing your cards.
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New Zealand finally gets Android Pay - but only if you're with BNZ
Mon, 5th Dec 2016
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Android users can finally rejoice as Android Pay is now officially available in New Zealand - but only to BNZ customers.
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What the big Eftpos switch means for consumers
Mon, 28th Nov 2016
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New Zealand’s biggest technology ‘switch-over’ since the demise of analogue TV is on its way, and the change is good news for consumers.
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Retailers warned to upgrade Eftpos systems or risk losing them completely
Mon, 28th Nov 2016
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New Zealand's Eftpos system is due for a major upgrade next year. Retailers are being warned that they need to upgrade their Eftpos tech or lose it.
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