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TIN releases Fintech Insights Report as NZ sector grows
Technology Investment Network (TIN), with the support of FintechNZ, has published NZ’s first Fintech Insights Report, providing in-depth information on the sector worth $2 billion globally.
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Finance
Open finance set to benefit New Zealand consumers - report
Open finance is expected to become the standard for consumers' financial welfare and empowerment, according to an Aotearoa fintech research report.
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Fintech
An expert’s perspective on COVID and fintech in NZ
FintechNZ general manager James Brown says that the virus could change the fintech landscape across industries.
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Fintech
New Zealand tech firms feeling the threat of coronavirus
"Consumers and fintech markets are now waking up to the economic threat posed by COVID-19, particularly with no end in sight yet."
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Fintech
NZ tech companies forecast for rapid expansion in 2020
“These Kiwi tech businesses are showing the ability and drive to solve problems and make a positive impact on the world."
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Fintech
NZ needs fintech to tackle big 2020 problems
New Zealand is lagging behind and I wonder if this has an impact on the way we think about tech, especially fintech."
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Fintech
Four-day week conversation to accelerate in 2020
As a new work year begins, experts are expecting the four-day week conversation will accelerate in 2020, with a number of Kiwi companies looking to pilot the concept.
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Fintech
NZ emerging as top fintech hub across Asia Pacific
"New Zealand could become the gateway to Asia, with great connections in both Singapore and Hong Kong."
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Apple
Google, Apple, Amazon financial moves could impact NZ
The tech giants are encroaching on financial services and threatening incumbents, says FintechNZ.
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Cybersecurity
FintechNZ: Most NZ companies don't report cyber incidents
"There are some fundamental basics that a company can put in place with no or minimal cost. People and staff still pose a great risk, so cybersecurity issues need to be high on the management agenda.”
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Cybersecurity
What NZ can learn from the Baltimore cyberattack
“Businesses must control physical access to their computers and secure their networks."
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Cybersecurity
NZ businesses are leaving themselves vulnerable to cyber threats
Barely six per cent of business and companies in New Zealand have adequate cyber protection.
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Fintech
Sweeping changes about to flow through fintech in NZ
“NZ is a country which is heavily focussed on the primary sector, but things can change quickly."
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Fintech
How Fintech will impact Kiwi businesses in 2019
New Zealanders will supposedly experience more changes in financial technology in 2019 than ever before.
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Fintech
APAC FinTech network launches to encourage cross-border innovation
Nine associations formally launched the network by signing a Statement of Intent at the Asian Financial Forum event in Hong Kong.
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Fintech
NZ has a bright future in fintech
“We are seeing a real openness to open banking and a number of the banks have 20 or 30 collaborative Fintech projects on the go.”
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Fintech
Fintech NZ drums up support for UK-NZ tech opportunities
“While New Zealand currently exports around $1.6 billion of traditional products to the UK, the big growth opportunity is hi-tech."
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NZTech
Top tech entrepreneur to be awarded Kea World Class NZ Award
There's often resistance from Asian businesses because they don’t know about New Zealand’s tech ingenuity – something Mitchell Pham finds frustrating.
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Fintech
NZ fintech sector growth outpacing rest of the world
The global average is 31 to 33% and New Zealand is growing at 48.5%.