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Digital Transformation
Over half of SEA users say SMBs should use digital payments
April 2022
According to a Kaspersky study, more than one in two SEA users say small businesses should be using digital payments.
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Payment gateways
How COVID-19 has accelerated the progress of innovative payment solutions
December 2021
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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Cloud
Mastercard evolves contactless technology for quantum world
January 2021
"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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Point of Sale
Mastercard ups the digital payments game with latest launch
January 2021
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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Collaboration
Eight positive technology trends to come out of COVID-19
July 2020
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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Payment gateways
Merchant choice routing: A process to significant savings for businesses
May 2020
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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Payment gateways
The rise of contactless card payments in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic
May 2020
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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Payment gateways
COVID-19 highlights need for instant, real-time payments - GlobalData
April 2020
“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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Mastercard
COVID-19: Contactless payment limit increased to $200
April 2020
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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Wearables
Wearable payment options sweeping Australia
February 2020
New research from Bankwest shows that having the option to pay with wearable tech is becoming more appealing than ever.
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Cloud
ASB offers Google Pay - but some people will miss out
June 2019
ASB customers have until July 16 to make the switch, before ASB Virtual is closed down permanently.
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Apple
ASB rolls out Apple Pay for secure contactless payments
January 2019
ASB Bank has relented to the apparent seduction of Apple Pay and is now offering it to customers.
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MYOB
Kiwis, it's time to ditch the loose change and go cashless, says MYOB
June 2018
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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Visa
Tourists want contactless as spend into NZ grows
June 2018
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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Visa
Kiwi adoption of contactless payments driving merchant growth
May 2018
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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Mastercard
Why Kiwis tend to prefer contactless payment
May 2018
Millennials continue to drive contactless payments, with almost 9 in 10 people aged 25 to 34 using contactless technology.
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Visa
Auckland among top nine cities for digital payments leadership
January 2018
More than three-quarters (77%) of New Zealanders own a contactless capable card.
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Payment gateways
Hardwareless mobile POS solution Tap2App for on-the-go sellers pilots in A/NZ
August 2017
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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Visa
What do millennials want? Biometrics, easy payments and progressive tech, according to Visa
April 2017
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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Payment gateways
Sick of machines swallowing your cards? ANZ introduces PayWave to its ATMs
March 2017
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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Google
New Zealand finally gets Android Pay - but only if you're with BNZ
December 2016
Android users can finally rejoice as Android Pay is now officially available in New Zealand - but only to BNZ customers.
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EFTPOS
What the big Eftpos switch means for consumers
November 2016
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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EFTPOS
Retailers warned to upgrade Eftpos systems or risk losing them completely
November 2016
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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Cloud
Apple Pay arrives in New Zealand... but only for ANZ Bank customers
October 2016
The rumours are true: Apple Pay will indeed be coming to New Zealand. But only for those with an ANZ Visa Debit or personal ANZ Visa credit card.