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App development
Mobile app growth up by 31% according to new report
Marketing analytics platform Adjust has released a new report that finds mobile app growth is up by 31% in 2021.
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Application Security
Banks failing customers when it comes to mobile app security
"Through these vulnerabilities, hackers can obtain usernames, account balances, transfer confirmations, card limits, and the phone number associated with a victim's card.”
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Mobile Banking
Wontok: Are e-wallets a threat to society?
Mobile banking is the most rapidly growing way to bank; it has the highest levels of customer satisfaction.
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Apple Pay
One million users for ANZ mobile banking app
The app has long overtaken internet banking as the preferred way for customers to access banking online.
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Cybersecurity
Keep security in check when doing your mobile banking
Most mobile banking attacks happen through social engineering, which is when people are manipulated to hand over their usernames and passwords to cybercriminals.
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Mobile Banking
Gemalto and Dai Nippon Printing develop facial recognition for mobile banking
"Gemalto's facial recognition can bolster mobile banking security and provide a mobile authentication method customers love and trust."
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Encryption
Thales boost security for Kakao, Korea's 'digital only' bank
South Korean digital-only bank Kakao has deployed Thales security technologies as part of its efforts to boost the foundation of its banking systems.
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Mobile Banking
Opinion: We take some brilliant tech for granted way too often
You know who you are. Stop taking Netflix for granted, and appreciate just how amazing that sh*t is.
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Digital Transformation
Teachers Mutual Bank agreement fuels digital transformation journey
The collaboration will help TMB complete their wider digital strategy and is motivated by the demand for an omni-channel, mobile-first experience.
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Malware
Android.Fakebank.B malware variants trick users through social engineering
Symantec is warning Android users to watch out for a banking malware that is whitelisting itself to stay active and monitored by attackers.
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Fintech
Banks struggle to remain relevant as FinTech tools take over
"Banks need to ‘think big’ as they strive to meet evolving customer demands in the digital age."
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Mobile Banking
ANZ pushes for fewer paper statements
“Customers are increasingly moving towards digital statements. This will make it easier to manage statements and be better on the environment.
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Malware
Warning: Android malware targeting NZ and Aus bank apps
Thieves use stolen credentials to log into the victim’s account remotely and transfer money out.
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Cybersecurity
Dangerous Android banking Trojan breaks into Google Play store
Identified as ‘one of the most dangerous Android banking Trojans ever seen', the Acecard malware is capable of attacking users of nearly 50 apps.
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Mobile Banking
ANZ responds to growing demand for mobile wallets
Tomorrow ANZ will launch its new goMoney Wallet for Android users, enabling a number of New Zealanders to make purchases using their smartphone.
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Mobile Banking
ANZ updates FastPay app to include Eftpos
“This innovation is another example of how we’re listening to customers and delivering solutions that meet their changing needs.”
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Payment gateways
ANZ FastPay to include EFTPOS transactions
FastPay enables SMBs to take Visa and MasterCard credit and debit card payments using their smartphones. It will now include EFTPOS payments as well.
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Mobile Banking
Russell Jones: Banking on technology
Russell Jones heads an IT team the size of some of New Zealand’s bigger companies. He talks to Heather Wright about future proofing ASB’s technology, being customer focused and how technology isn’t everything.
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Mobile Banking
The Co-Operative Bank app reaches 1,000,000 login milestone
The Co-operative Bank’s new mobile banking app is by tomorrow expected to reach one million logins by customers after its launch in July this year.
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Apple
Tap and go with your mobile phone thanks to Westpac
PayTag enables customers to make payments using mobile devices.
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Mobile Banking
Mobile banking users to pass 1 billion by 2017
Usage expected to almost double within the next four years according to latest findings.