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Sustainable IT
Visa launches Eco Benefits solutions in Australia and NZ
Last month
Eco Benefits is a suite of sustainability-focused solutions that will help Visa cardholders better understand the environmental impact of their payments.
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eCommerce
Live Payments to use Visa’s Tap to Phone tech for merchants
July 2022
Live Payments has announced a new partnership with Visa to help small businesses and taxi operators accept digital payments securely and conveniently using Visa technology.
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Fintech
Visa chooses NZ startup for APAC Accelerator Programme
May 2022
Visa has selected New Zealand payments startup Cymonz for the 2022 cohort of its Visa Accelerator Programme in Asia Pacific.
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Cryptocurrency
Visa launches program to help SMBs navigate NFTs and crypto
March 2022
Visa has launched a one-year immersion program designed to bring together a global cohort of entrepreneurs interested in building their business with NFTs.
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Cryptocurrency
When implementing eCommerce cryptocurrency payments, think safety first
March 2022
More and more, consumers are looking for tangible utilisation of crypto in their everyday lives, and eCommerce companies are seeing this as an opportunity for new growth.
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Information Technology
IT issues resurface as 100,000 migrants eligible for fast-track residency
March 2022
An estimated 100,000 migrants can apply for fast-tracked residence from today - though IT problems have stopped some being able to.
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Visa
Amazon and Visa reach agreement in ongoing dispute
February 2022
After a substantial ongoing feud, Amazon and Visa have agreed to settle a dispute over the credit card giant's fees.
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Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrrency: The next big thing Australia's banks need to keep an eye on
December 2021
Banks should keep a finger on the pulse of the growing demand for cryptocurrency services, according to a global study by Visa.
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Glitch
'Such a mess' - IT teams work overnight to fix immigration glitch
December 2021
Immigration advisers have described the first day of the country's new residence scheme as a shambles.
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Artificial Intelligence
Visa saves Kiwi businesses $88 million with AI-powered security
November 2021
"We are investing more heavily than ever in technology that ensures a safe and secure marketplace - combatting fraud while enabling seamless, genuine transactions."
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Commerce Systems
Payment security vital as digital commerce resets in post-pandemic world
May 2021
"The pandemic has greatly accelerated changes in consumer behaviour, commerce and hence digital payments."
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Fintech
Meniga partners with Visa to accelerate expansion in APAC
April 2021
As part of the new partnership, Meniga will join the Visa Ready Program, signifying that the company’s solutions meet Visa’s standards regarding security and functionality, and granting Meniga the status of certified Fintech Enablement partner.
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Facebook
Global technology industry deals total $34.4bn in April 2020
May 2020
The Asia Pacific region led activity in terms of value with deals worth $26.56bn.
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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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Biometric security
Kiwis 'considerably' more likely to use biometric payments than Australians
February 2020
The report finds 64% of New Zealanders are familiar with biometrics and 68% have used fingerprint recognition.
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Visa
The team dedicated to global data literacy
April 2019
The Data Literacy Project has appointed eight data experts who aim to help organisations and individuals improve data literacy across the globe.
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Payment gateways
ThreatQuotient partners with Visa for payments safety
November 2018
“Cyber criminals are reusing tactics, techniques and procedures, leaving a recognisable trail of breadcrumbs and insights into the very attacks they are launching.”
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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
Visa’s cockup put down to ‘very rare’ data centre crash
June 2018
51.2 million Visa payments failed to process on Friday 1 June (just in time for after-work drinks) and the company says it all came down to a switch.
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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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Cloud
ASB first bank in New Zealand to step out with Garmin Pay
May 2018
ASB has teamed up with global wearable device company Garmin to give ASB customers on-the-go the ability to make contactless purchases.
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Cloud
Visa carves out security roadmap for consumer payment technologies
May 2018
The payments industry should now be almost ready to embrace the future of consumer technologies like biometrics, says Visa.
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Cloud
Visa acquires SaaS tech company Fraedom for US$197 million
February 2018
The deal will expand Visa’s business suite of solutions serving the B2B payments industry.
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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.