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  • Aussie firm Airwallex clinches fintech unicorn status

    Three years after its launch, Australian payments startup, Airwallex, has gained unicorn status following fundraising of US$100 million, valuing the company at more than $US1 billion.

    Written by Jennifer O'Brien26 March 19 15:23
  • Transport for NSW launches start-up accelerator with industry

    ​Transport for New South Wales today launched its ‘Future Transport Digital Accelerator’ in Sydney to help start-ups collaborate with the agency and industry to “solve real customer needs”.

    Written by George Nott22 May 18 11:44
  • Samsung Pay connects Four

    Samsung Pay can now be used by NAB customers, making the smartphone mobile wallet the first to be compatible with all of the Big Four Australian banks.

    Written by George Nott26 March 18 14:42
  • ​Apple Pay could turn over $1B

    Consumers could spend more than $1 billion per month in Australia using Apple Pay despite the service only being available to American Express card users, according to research.

    Written by Byron Connolly02 Dec. 15 15:51
  • Nymi Band uses your heartbeat to secure mobile payments

    You may pay for groceries with your smartphone and a connected credit card, via Apple Pay or Google Wallet. You may have seen some techy-type at your local drug store pay for his toothpaste and toilet paper with an Apple Watch. What you've probably not yet witnessed is someone making a secure payment with a tap of the wrist and biometric, heartbeat authentication. But if Canadian company Nymi has its way, you will.

    Written by Al Sacco11 Aug. 15 23:57
  • CurrentC mobile pay to kick off in a single market mid-year

    Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), a group of large U.S. merchants, said Monday it expects to launch an early version of its CurrentC mobile payment app mid-year in an unnamed, mid-sized market.

    Written by Matt Hamblen28 April 15 23:20
  • Will the U.S. be ready with secure chip cards and payment terminals?

    Only about half of the 12 million merchant payment terminals in the U.S. will be converted to accept more secure smart credit and debit cards and NFC-ready smartphones by the end of 2015, according to financial officials working to support the conversion.

    Written by Matt Hamblen28 Jan. 15 06:41
  • Open authentication spec from FIDO Alliance moves beyond passwords

    An open industry alliance of 150 members that includes many of the world's biggest vendors -- but notably, not Apple -- released specifications Tuesday that promise to secure online communications without using passwords.

    Written by Matt Hamblen10 Dec. 14 08:49
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