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  • Financial institutions at growing risk of Trojan attacks: report

    Trojan virus infections at financial services firms dropped by 73 per cent in 2015 compared to the year earlier, new research has found. But attacks are much more sophisticated and more frequently targeting financial institutions rather than consumers.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner24 March 16 10:43
  • Suncorp backs NFC payments, Apple Pay

    Suncorp Bank has revealed it will soon support contactless mobile payments on Apple iOS and Google Android devices.

    Written by Adam Bender15 Dec. 14 09:56
  • St George CIO banks on ‘mobile only’

    St George Bank, viewed as the 'innovation hub' of Westpac, has adopted a 'mobile only' strategy, according to CIO Dhiren Kulkarni.

    Written by Adam Bender02 Dec. 14 09:00
  • ANZ Banking Group leverages SaaS for global growth

    ANZ’s international expansion strategy will see an expanded use of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to support its global trade program, supported by an extended seven-and-half-year agreement with technology and business process firm CGI Group.

    Written by Shahida Sweeney01 Oct. 14 15:37
  • Bendigo Bank says it beats PayPal on trust

    Banks can win against the fast-growing PayPal because they are more trusted by customers, according to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank managing director, Mike Hirst.

    Written by Adam Bender11 Aug. 14 11:58
  • More could follow Westpac dropping BlackBerry: analyst

    Westpac’s move to supporting Android and Windows Phone devices “is another nail in the BlackBerry coffin,” according to independent telecom analyst Chris Coughlan.

    Written by Adam Bender27 June 14 12:00
  • Biometrics eyed for secure future payments

    Biometrics look like the future of authentication for payments, according to payment experts at the Biometrics Institute Asia Pacific Conference in Sydney.

    Written by Adam Bender28 May 14 15:35
  • Small banks tap tech to take on giants

    Mutual banks and credit unions are embracing technology initiatives to stay competitive with Australia’s largest financial institutions.

    Written by Adam Bender13 Jan. 14 14:50
  • Tech helps mutual banks compete: Defence Bank CEO

    Defence Bank has embraced online video and social media in a move to stay competitive against Australia’s top national banks, according to the bank’s CEO, Jon Linehan.

    Written by Adam Bender02 Dec. 13 13:36