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Global technology industry deals total $34.4bn in April 2020
The Asia Pacific region led activity in terms of value with deals worth $26.56bn.
COVID-19: Contactless payment limit increased to $200
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.
Kiwis 'considerably' more likely to use biometric payments than Australians
The report finds 64% of New Zealanders are familiar with biometrics and 68% have used fingerprint recognition.
The team dedicated to global data literacy
The Data Literacy Project has appointed eight data experts who aim to help organisations and individuals improve data literacy across the globe.
ThreatQuotient partners with Visa for payments safety
“Cyber criminals are reusing tactics, techniques and procedures, leaving a recognisable trail of breadcrumbs and insights into the very attacks they are launching.”
Tourists want contactless as spend into NZ grows
Visa has released a report showing that tourist spend in NZ is growing and they want to use contactless payment systems.
Visa’s cockup put down to ‘very rare’ data centre crash
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.
Kiwi adoption of contactless payments driving merchant growth
The study shows that for contactless merchants, growth in customer numbers (8.3%) was double that experienced by non-contactless merchants (3.5%).
ASB first bank in New Zealand to step out with Garmin Pay
ASB has teamed up with global wearable device company Garmin to give ASB customers on-the-go the ability to make contactless purchases.
Visa carves out security roadmap for consumer payment technologies
The payments industry should now be almost ready to embrace the future of consumer technologies like biometrics, says Visa.
Visa acquires SaaS tech company Fraedom for US$197 million
The deal will expand Visa’s business suite of solutions serving the B2B payments industry.
Auckland among top nine cities for digital payments leadership
More than three-quarters (77%) of New Zealanders own a contactless capable card.
Entries open for Visa’s payments solution competition
Visa’s Everywhere Initiative challenges startups to use Visa APIs to create consumer or business-to-business payments solutions.
Visa expands global presence with not one, but TWO new data centres
Visa has announced expanded transaction processing capabilities in two new data centres – one in Singapore and one in the United Kingdom.
Out with the card, in with the new: Kiwis are looking for new ways to pay for goods and services
65% of Kiwis say they’re willing to try using smart devices to pay for goods and services...
What do the 457 Visa changes mean for the Australian IT sector?
"Getting the right advice is critical so that those impacted can work out what their options are and to plan ahead."
What do millennials want? Biometrics, easy payments and progressive tech, according to Visa
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.
Kiwis more trusting of digital payment methods - and customer experience is the driver
Kiwis are starting to trust digital payment methods much more since contactless, mobile wallets and online checkouts have arrived on the scene.
Rush Digital celebrates September success in VR and payment tech
Rush Digital has looked back on September with vigour, as the startup company celebrates some grand achievements in their progress in tech innovation.
Kiwi innovation dominates Visa's Everywhere Initiative
“We are thrilled there is a strong representation of New Zealand finalists with top quality ideas."
Kiwi finalists gear up for Visa's 'The Everywhere Initiative' contest
Four innovative Kiwi startups are amongst the finalists in Visa's 'The Everywhere Initiative', with a $70,000 prize up for grabs.
Visa seeks tech startups for its $70,000 Everywhere Initiative
Visa is encouraging startups across New Zealand & Australia to step forward and apply for the Everywhere Initiative, to pave the way for payment tech.
NZ Government invites entrepreneurs to our shores with new visa
The New Zealand Government is launching a new global impact visa that is designed to encourage entrepreneurs to set up shop in this country.
Mobile payments get easier with new Visa product
Visa lauches digital swipe product enabling shoppers to complete online purchases by sliding a virtual image of their credit, debit or prepaid card.